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“Made a work trip as much pleasure as business.” 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 #14 of 132 Hotels in Nairobi
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11 reviews
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“Made a work trip as much pleasure as business.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was here on business in late January for about a week. My stay was absoluteley lovely at this hotel. The rooftop bar was a great place to unwind after a long day with a drink, good food, and some nights there even music! Folks from outside the hotel come to the roof just to have a good time, apparently. But it's very safe as you need a room key to get ot any of the other floors. Rooms were clean, service infallibly polite and helpful. Loved it here. A little oasis in a busy part of the city.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear KatieKirk312,

Thank you for your review; and we appreciate your candid feedback on our property after your most recent stay with us. We do look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Nairobi to enjoy a drink at our Sarabi pool bar taking in the stunning views of the Nairobi’s skyline while listening to our jazz band on Fridays/Saturdays and movie night on Sundays.

With Warm Regards
Moshi Perera, General Manager
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I stay in this hotel for almost a week when I attending a UN Conference in Nairobi. It was a pleasant hotel with good service. The breakfast is superb with both western & African cuisine. I was told they serve halal food before but not anymore during my stay. But, the best thing about this hotel which I will remember most is the tiny little souvenir they left at your bedside everyday. It was miniature of animals which nicely crafted. I have almost the entire collection which I think was the most valuable souvenir I will ever had from a hotel room

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ok, so the biggest factor in choosing a hotel in Nairobi is location to avoid traffic, but assuming Westlands is good for you, this is a great choice. Lives up to all standards of an international 5star hotel chain. Food is very good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stayed two nights with family. Very modern, clean and excellent rooms. Really luxurious hotel. No complains!! The swimming pool on the top is excellent. The bar at swimming pool is a must to visit. The staff is very good and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, September 16, 2014
Dear RSH611,

Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay with us and for choosing the Sankara as your home away from home. We do look forward to welcoming you back in your next visit.

With Warm Regards
Moshi Perera, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I like luxury and a lot of traveling but me being a local, Sankara was just the best bday gift i could have ever given my beautiful lovely girl. a night spent there was well spent with flowers on the door step on entry. i would not think i would go anywhere else than there. big beg,good atmosphere,good shower.they call themselves 5 star, how about i say 5 and a half

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, September 12, 2014
Dear Brayo M,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are happy to hear that you had a memorable experience at our hotel; and we do look forward to welcoming you back for more personalized services and special occasions in the future.

With Warm Regards
Moshi Perera, General Manager
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stayed while on business, room was great, clean, big soft bed withs lots of pillows. Wi-Fi was a touch slow and one night non-existent which when your trying to catch emails was a pain.
Rooftop pool bar was ok and staff always available menu was a bit limited though.
Breakfast has everything you'd want in a buffet.

Happily stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Dear GrahamG4,

Thank you for sharing taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and the buffet breakfast offerings. Please accept our apologies for the internet problems you experienced. We did experience a technical problem with our service providers which was being worked on at the time of your stay. We do hope that you will be back on your next visit to Nairobi and accord us another opportunity to restore your faith in us.

With Warm Regards

Moshi Perera, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

During our stay the food was consistently delicious and presented very well. The managers of both the patio bar and hotel restaurant personally greeted us each meal and the staff tended to our every need, with a smile. John and Joshua are both very good chefs and both very nice; if you have any questions about their food they will be happy to sit with you and talk when they have time. The food in this hotel is some of the best I have had in Kenya and I have traveled through this country for the last 5 months.

Overall, the staff at this hotel are friendly, helpful and welcoming. It's a throwback to a time when people cared about their customers.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#14 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):
Sankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa. ... more   less 
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