My wife and I stayed at the Sarova Stanley for one night at the end of our Heritage Flying Safari and before travelling onto Mauritius.
This is a fantastic hotel. It is steeped in history and exudes class and character. All the staff were very friendly and helpful on arrival and throughout our short stay. Our room was clean, spacious and had its own safe. There was WiFI throughout the hotel too.
We arrived at midday and popped to the nearby Masai Market in the afternoon. It was only a five minute walk from the hotel and was a fantastic experience. We bought two wooden Masai warriors and a painting. Make sure you haggle with the sellers. They wanted us to pay 40,000 Kenyan Shillings for the items we selected...we walked away paying 7,000. Unfortunately, as a tourist you stand out from the crowd. Just make sure you lave all your valuables in the hotel safe.
We ate in the hotel's Thai Restaurant in the evening. If you like Thai, then you will love this place. We thought it was one of the best Thai meals we have ever had. Great selection of food, lovely atmosphere and brilliant service.
Breakfast at the hotel was delicious with plenty of choice and variety. We used the gym and went spinning in the studio whilst we were there too. The facilities were very good. The pool looked nice too.
Nairobi isn't really a place you would visit in its own right, but if you are staying there, then this is the hotel to go for. We would certainly stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kenya’s first luxury hotel, Sarova Stanley opened its elegant doors in 1902. Since then, it has been making history- hosting royal safaris and legendary personalities such as Edward Prince of Wales and Ernest Hemingway. Today, as the hotel enters its second century, it continues to maintain its unique heritage and provides state-of-the-art services and facilities for business and leisure travelers. All guestrooms are a blend of luxurious Victorian grandeur and modern comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sarova Stanley Hotel Nairobi
- Sarova Stanley Nairobi