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“Gotta love the Sankara.” 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 #16 of 145 Hotels in Nairobi
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gotta love the Sankara.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

This was my first stay at the Sankara. Like others, I arrives late, had a cry friendly, efficient check in, and nice assistance to my room. The room was lovely, clean with a nice closet/wardrobe with a safe, ironing board and iron, and really nice clothes hangers. There was a space to lay out luggage in addition to a separate luggage wrack ( nice for couples). The bed was big and comfy. I really likes the bedside lamp and separate reading light. The desk space was great with three plug outlets and a good overhead lamp. Plus it was next to the window/balcony. The staff were all very nice and very accommodating. Yes, the traffic is a challenge, but hey! Welcome to Nairobi! The decor is sort of Modern Africa, and I like it a lot. I will definitely come back to this hotel. Thank you so much. Sankara management and Staff! BTW, love the little figurines! Much better than mints.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank AzEmh1960
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Dear AzEmh1960,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and your most gracious comments about our hotel after your most recent stay with us.

We do look forward to welcoming you back very soon to enjoy the authentic flavor of the new Africa and continue your collection of the "Sankara Seven" turndown gift to add to your collection, we have 28 different hand crafted animals in total.

With Warm Regards,


Moshi Perera, General Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

great location, very good service, beautiful room, trendy bar and great food but some make your stay even better... Nelson at the restaurant will always make you feel home, the front desk renaldo will sort out all your issue with a big smile... Really I have to say that even me the demanding hotel diva I have nit much to say... very very good :) breakfast buffet is also very good...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Akabeli2014
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Akabeli2014,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for your wonderful remarks.

Both Nelson and Renaldo will be delighted to note that you enjoyed their hospitality during your most recent stay with us!

Thank you for choosing the Sankara as your home away from home; and we do look forward to welcoming you back very soon to experience their personalized services.

With Warm Regards,


Moshi Perera, General Manager
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Mclean, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

If on business in Nairobi this hotel would be a perfectly good choice. Has all the modern amenities you would find in a five star property. Perfectly comfortable beds and super clean bathrooms. Terrific customer care and attention to detail.
The breakfast offerings a must try and the roof top bar for end of day relaxation. If you are on your way to Nairobi and decide to stay at the Sankara make sure the hotel car service picks you up from the airport. Clean, affordable and most practical.Traffic can be a disaster in Nairobi and the regular taxis even worse.
Best of all try the spa at the Sankara. World class!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank BobbyBatman
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear BobbyBatman,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 25th January 2014.

We are always pleased to hear from our guests; and delighted that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us.

We do look forward to welcoming you back at Sankara Nairobi very soon, to enjoy the authentic flavor of the new Africa!

With Warm Regards,



Moshi Perera, General Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

A very nice hotel in central Nairobi, with great rooms and all the modern facilities that the traveler could want or need for. Breakfast is a real treat with a wide variety at the buffet. I have to make special mention of an outstanding member of staff at the rooftop pool bar…barman Randy. Randy is a real gem of a character and made our stay at the Sankara very, very memorable! He mixes a great Whisky Sour (ask for the special Drambue and ‘iceball’ version) and we spent every evening until the ‘wee hours’ enjoying his hospitality at the bar! Will definitely be returning on our next visit to Kenya!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ampickeri
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear ampickeri,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for your wonderful remarks.

Randu will be delighted to note that you enjoyed his bar-tending skills in mixing the best whisky Sour in town.

Thank you for choosing the Sankara as your home away from home; and we do look forward to welcoming you back very soon to savour more of Randu's mixology.

With Warm Regards,


Moshi Perera, General Manager
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wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

From walking in to walking out I had no complaints , food good service great Gym good. The staff should be commended on their service ethos which reflects on the management of the hotel.
The really nice touch are the figures left on your pillow instead of chocolates 'class'

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank blacktorch
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear blacktorch,

Thank you for your very kind words describing the Sankara facilities and services.

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us and your words serve as an inspiration for the team to strive to improve on the service delivery further.


We hope you travels will bring you to Nairobi again soon, as we are looking forward to welcoming you back!

With Kind Regards,


Moshi Perera, General Manager
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I have been travelling to Nairobi since 1998 and have stayed at many hotels in the city. This is by far the best. Its modern and finished to an excellent standard. The rooms have free wifi, flat screen TV, mini bar, air conditioning and huge comfortable beds. There is just nothing to fault. Check in was a pleasure and there was a nice welcome bowl of fruit in the room to greet me. The decor is superb throughout the hotel and its finished to a very high standard. Breakfast is a splendid buffet and you can choose to sit inside or outside. The price is about the same as many of the other hotels and this one knocks spots off them so I would highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Graham D,

We are humbled by your most gracious comments on your most recent stay with us!

Thank you so much for the kind words which will be a source of further inspiration for our team.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us; and we are looking forward to hosting you again in your next visit to Nairobi!

With Kind Regards


Moshi Perera, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

It was just an amazing hotel!! Very clean and the staff was very nice! The chef was great and prepared good food. The rooms were nice and clean and I loved the modern feel with the bathroom. The pool was amazing, with a nice view of the city in the infinity pool! I had a great time!

Stayed October 2013
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Princesslsana,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 8th January 2014.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us; and had a great time at our hotel!

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

With Kind Regards


Moshi Perera, General Manager
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#15 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):
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