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Sankara Nairobi
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #12 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a great hotel, spacious room and excellent facilities. The restaurant prepares some awesome food and breakfast offers a wide variaty. I would recommend the hotel to any traveller. Friendly and very helpfull staff. Sankara would see me again when i travel to Kenya.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • 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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Wow. Was I blown away after entering the hotel. There is still some construction work going on outside but the inside is fantastic. Spent a few nights and enjoyed the experience. Great service, lovely food, very clean and comfortable rooms. Wifi available and ash to log in. Great staff, always willing to help. The breakfast selection was very nice and well cooked and tasty. The mushrooms are to die for.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Kampala, Uganda
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

This hotel pays attention to detail; free wifi in the rooms, classy interior design, great service, great restaurants, good location, and a nice rooftop bar/lounge/pool area.

Weekend rates are excellent value for money. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a great new hotel in Nairobi if you are staying for more than 1 night...The hotel was clean and modern and had great facilities. Very comfortable bed and room and quiet. The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choices. Staff very warm and welcoming and very helpful.

If you are only in Nairobi for a stop over of 1 night then please beware that traffic is so bad in Nairobi and between the airport and this hotel are 5 major roundabouts (one more roundabout than some other city hotels) which during peak-hour traffic can mean a trip between the hotel and the airport can take over 1.5 hours instead of 20 minutes in non-peak time. Other than the location from airport, I would thoroughly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Gujarat
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed at the Sankara Hotel for 2 nights.The rooms were modern and very good.The rooftop bar/pool area is very enjoyable. The breakfast are very generous and good. Restaurants superb.
Overall, was an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lagos, Nigeria
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed here only one night before safari and one night after but my kids loved it! Rooms are so beautiful and comfortable, and staff very friendly..my only suggestion would be to have some children channels on tv....you had to buy movies because they have nothing for my kids to watch...
Love it! (Also so close to shopping malls in case you need something)
They also have a terrace bar by the pool on the 7 th floor, so nice at night

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

After a long drive from the airport in chaotic traffic, and having got into the lobby having gone through airport style security it was relaxing to be in a safe and comfortable hotel. Check in was efficient and it was a few minutes before I was in my room. The bed was large and inviting. The bathroom layout was unusual but excellent with both shower and bath. The room was quiet and secure. Bed, duvet and pillows super comfortable. Roof top bar was a great place to relax after work. Tapas snacks were perfect. I would recommend the coffee bar on the first floor for excellent Kenyan coffee in a cafetiere. Great pastries too. Only complaint was the carpet in my room was dirty. Top tip? Go for the highest floor, the views are amazing.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#14 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sankara Nairobi 5*
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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