First if you have never been to NBO before this may not be the place for you, however if you have been here before, are coming for business, or simply prefer modern Wyndham style accommodations then this is a great spot to consider. I say this simply because it is so modern that it does not have some of the old school quaintness (that a first-time visitor may want to experience) of some other more traditional "safari" hotels in NBO have.
As far as the hotel it is wonderfully located in Westlands, near (walking distance) to some of the best restaurants in NBO, and great shopping (Sarit Center,Triangle Market, Spinners Web). The downside of the location is that it is a big traffic bottleneck. This can be problematic if you are trying to get out of this area between 700-900am or 330-800pm (or anytime Friday nights). Good to keep in mind depending on your flight connections. Not a reason not to stay here just something to keep in mind when planning.
The hotel is well appointed with free WiFi, clean spacious rooms, complementary bottled water (2/room/day), rooftop pool and bar (also a Champagne bar), great buffet breakfast (included), decent buffet dinner (about US$35/person), ample parking, helpful / attentive staff, in room safe, day rooms available (1100 am to 700pm), spa, exercise room, and secure setting. I am a frequent visitor of Kenya and this is definitely a wonderful spot to stay and very comfortable especially given the proximity of many good restaurants.
One other nice detail was that the nightly turn down service delivers a small zawadi or gift, to your bedside. It is basically a small animal carving (see photos) about the size of a Zuni fetish. If you stay 7 nights you can collect the whole set.
Overall I would highly recommend a stay here if you are visiting Kenya.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sankara Nairobi Hotel Nairobi