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“Sankara Hotel, Nairobi” 5 of 5 stars
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Sankara Nairobi
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #13 of 122 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Sankara Hotel, Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on a business trip. First class experience - delightful superior room, very friendly, helpful & enthusiastic service, plus delightful ambiance.

Restaurant food is high quality & reasonable value.

If visiting the City, I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: My budget was for a "standard room" (superior) which was on 3rd floor excellent and entire...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai, India
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107 reviews 107 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The new Sankara hotel is excellent. great rooms, good WiFi, lovely baths and centrally located. The room service was quick and helpful, the front desk helped me when i wanted them to accept a courier on my behalf when i was not going to be in Nairobi!
All the rooms are non-smoking, so smokers be warned!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The Sankara Nairobi is breath of fresh air amid the older hotels in Nairobi. The positives of this hotel are definitely that everything is new and planned with a lot of light and air. The rooms are what you would expect but the small touches like fresh flowers, fruit and cute little stone animals by your bedside (great souvenirs) make a huge difference.
The service is excellent - especially if you have custom requests (like we did). The choice of restaurants is ok but the rooftop by the pool dining experience is a must do if your're spending an evening in the hotel. The swimming pool is lovely and meeting facilities are perfect to host. The only thing missing is a view, the best ones are that of the pool, but I guess that cant be helped.

Room Tip: Pick the ones at the far side of the pool - though its a bit of a walk, its a much better view yet y...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

After two weeks in the African bush, we were welcomed to the Sankara and it was a wonderful place to rest up before a long trip home. The food was excellent and they do an outstanding job of trying to accommodate a wide range of travelers from around the world. Quality and service were perfect. The rooms were spacious and comfortable! A real treat was there gift shop, which had a very small but excellent collection of African gifts and collectables - not your typical items that you see everywhere. It was a great place to pick up some last minute mementos of our trip.
Their spa, workout facility and lounge are all exceptional.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I stayed in Sankara hotel Nairobi for 1 week,

It was a great stay, especially the food, also you have a pool and a bar in the roof.

The rooms are very clean, All the rooms non smoking

West-gate mall is not very far from this hotel,

Room Tip: higher floors have better view
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Best Hotel to stay in Nairobi. Good is delicius. The bed and linens of top quality and the glass between bath and bed is a fun touch, if you are so inclined can soak and watch TV at the same time with sound piped in! Wi Fi is free all over and the breakfast buffet outstanding! The staff were wonderfully helpful and attentive

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Bern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We recently spent 3 nights at the Sankara, a welcome, tranquil place after many days of driving! The rooms are superb, nothing has been forgotten when it comes to guest comfort! The bed and linens of top quality and the glass between bath and bed is a fun touch, if you are so inclined can soak and watch TV at the same time with sound piped in! Wi Fi is free all over and the breakfast buffet outstanding! The staff were wonderfully helpful and attentive!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sankara Nairobi

Address: Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#9 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#12 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sankara Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa. ... more   less 
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