My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Sankara in December before and after our safari. It was a wonderful start and finish to our journey. The rooms are spacious, comfy beds and massive washrooms (with great bath products which are handy to take along on safari). The service was fantastic we had a small issue with our wake up call not working which delayed us for our flight outbound to safari but the Sankara made up for it when we returned as they upgraded us to a suite. The restaurants are very good. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet every morning which had everything you could want! Good veggie options, fruits, waffles, eggs, cold cuts and cheese, fresh pastries, hot food dishes. We also dined twice at the Thai restaurant which was delicious. There's a nice cafe in the hotel and amazing pool bar on the roof top. The location is ideal. In the middle of the westlands within walking distance to the Sarit Centre (shopping) and Westgate Mall. If you're looking for crafts and souvenirs venture into the shops across Sankara on the street. It looks a little shady but it's a cool experience and you are guaranteed to find good deals on carvings. Just be cautious with your wallet and purse and mind your surroundings...as you would anywhere. There are a number of restaurants and bars close by. We tried Open House (indian) which is literally 3 min from the hotel. The food was amazing! Also nairobi is not the safest city which you probably already know if you're planning a trip there. So don't be alarmed as the Sankara will scan all vehicles before entering the premises and check your bags every time you enter the hotel. Annoying at times but reassuring for guests. Overall I would highly recommend Sankara if you're looking to get a little spoiled and enjoy luxury and comfort in Nairobi.