I liked this hotel, especially the friendly attitude of the staff. I got a warm smile and welcome greeting from Ivy at the check in desk and again at the bar that evening.
One of the hotel drivers (Ben) even returned some change to me via the helpful concierge desk as I only had 1000 shilling notes. Very good service.
It's an old hotel in central Nairobi with colonial charm. My room was large and comfy. The shower was a bit dated but all was fine.
Breakfast was good. The fifth floor swimming pool/ restaurant looked nice, though I didn't use either.
I recommend the first floor bar.
All in all a good hotel - and much better value than some of the other large chains in Nairobi. Other hotels could learn from this one about the difference a friendly welcome on arrival makes after a draining long haul flight.
- 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