Nairobi is a beautiful and ugly place all at the same time. I loved it! But if you've got to stay there stay at the Sankara. This is an oasis. The rooms are incredibly comfortable and well furnished. The bathrooms are nicely done as well. I even loved their hygiene products. Had room service and the food was delicious! The breakfast was a little strange for me. But I chalk that up to my limited African travel. Everyone else in my party was happy with the breakfast choices. My room was higher up in the hotel so I had a wonderful view. The hotel staff was knowledgeable and very friendly and helpful as well.
The hotel restaurant and bar on the top floor has some great late night food and the pool there adds some really nice atmosphere at night. Plus the view up there is really cool. The kids will love it.
There is great security (don't be alarmed but you must pass through a metal detector to enter the hotel.) Some might be put off by the security measures. But in this day and age, I found it comforting. It wasn't intrusive, just thorough. But by far, this is the place to stay in Nairobi! No question. You'll be glad you stayed here!