We stayed at the Stanley twice in August 2012 as part of our Safari trip in Kenya. We found the hotel to be immaculately clean, with lovely attentative staff. The Thai restraunt was fabulous and we ate there most nights of our two stays. I loved reading about the history of the place and am pleased I have stayed in such a place with so much character and charm. The only complaint I would have would be for the smokers. My husband is a smoker, and he finds going outside for a cigarette not a problem, but to exclude smokers completely from the pool area I did find a bit wrong. Being a non smoker myself, I did feel they ought to be allowed at least a small area upon that floor where they could have a cigarette. But all in all a good stay and would recommend it to anyone.