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“A very pleasant stay in Africa” 5 of 5 stars
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Sarova Stanley
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner of Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street | PO Box 30680, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
“A very pleasant stay in Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was stranded by air travel disruption at Nairobi, Kenya. Thus, I was not in very good mood when I was transported from the airport to the hotel. I stayed there two nights. The stay was more than enough to turn my mood from the negative side to the positive side. The staffs there were very courteous and hospitable. The place was beautiful, filled with variety of old days memories. The room was clean and up to the standard. The security there was a bit tight, but it was also understandable in the light of the tragedy happened in that country last year. Thank you all at the hotel for making my stay there perfect.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

I am glad to read that your stay at Sarova Stanley pleasantly transformed an inconvenience into an enriching and calming experience. We are delighted you took home pleasant memory from the experience.

We were glad to have hosted you and look forward to your return visit.

Warm regards,
Paolo Marro.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old world charm. Hiccup on arrival as they couldn't find our booking but quickly rectified ( thankfully as the cab ride from the airport took two hours) . A truly beautiful place to stay and I wish we had stayed another night. The Exchange bar was probably the nicest I have been in - lots of leather and friendly staff. Thank you for a great stay

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback.

We were happy to have shared our heritage and refreshing hospitality, and since you mentioned the Exchange bar, I would also like to share with you that this venue is not only part of our history, it is also part of Nairobi heritage; it was in fact this bar the venue of the first Stock Exchange Market of the city and this is only one of the historical curiosities attached to this venue.

We are looking forward to hosting you again and share more snippets of the hotel history and heritage.

Warm regards,
Paolo Marro.
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely two night stay at this hotel before we set off on Safari. Staff were all very friendly and accommodating.
One experience to share was that we put all our valuables in the room safe. Somehow we then managed to leave the safe open during the day. On our return a letter from the security staff told us of our indiscretion but much to our relief the maid had called security who then made everything safe and ensured on our return that all our items (money, tickets, credit cards and cash) were present and accounted for. Excellent service.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter but the view is not very inspiring.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor.

I am delighted to read about your experience with our safety measures and we thank you for appreciating the integrity of our team members. Your review has been shared with the team which was truly motivated by your comments.

It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to hosting you again in future.

Warm regards,
Paolo Marro.
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have traveled extensively in Kenya and this hotel is by far the best place I have stayed. Great customer service, wonderful food, relaxing ambiance, heated outdoor pool, and spa/gym area. An excellent value for the price. Very luxurious compared to how much you pay, especially compared to other hotels. The hotel is also in close walking proximity to a number of downtown Nairobi attractions. This place is definitely worth your stay!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

We were humbled by your kind words and thank you for pointing out some among our most outstanding areas and services; the team’s hospitality, food, relaxing ambiance, heated swimming pool and fitness facilities.

We appreciate your sentiments and we are looking forward to hosting you again.

Warm regards,
Paolo Marro.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Nairobi for a safari that was due to start the next day. We'd been booked into the Safari Park Hotel but our driver informed us of a last minute upgrade to downtown Nairobi at the Sarova Stanley. Looking at our surroundings I was somehow not convinced this would be an upgrade but we were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived and checked in. The staff was exceptionally nice and the concierge went above and beyond to help us find the kind of plug adaptor we needed, offering to go get it himself. He also tracked down the camera case my granddaughter left in the car we'd arrived in and we got it back that night. It is an historic hotel which we found very interesting. The beds and bedding were very comfortable, the room immaculate. My granddaughter loved the pool which was on the 5th floor and open to the outside! Breakfast the next morning was loaded with options and once again, very friendly service. We were totally charmed by this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and for your high rating.

It was our pleasure to host you at Sarova Stanley. We were glad to read about your feedback on our hospitality and heritage which has charmed you.

We look forward to welcoming you back at your next visit.

Warm regards,
Paolo Marro.
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London, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Stanley would always be my first choice when visiting Nairobi. It is a charming hotel located right in the centre of town. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are nicely appointed, clean and comfortable. The rooftop pool is definitely one of the highlights. I look forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback on Sarova Stanley.

I am delighted to read you were well taken care of and that we will always be your first choice in Nairobi. Your review has been shared with the team which was truly motivated by your comments.

It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to hosting you again in future.

Warm regards,
Paolo Marro.
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was amazing ..especially breakfast.
Great service day time poor service at night.
Very clean rooms loved it.
Good security checks.
Good receptionist very friendly.
Clean bathroom .
Thanks for having a showercup in the rooms since 1st night I was there had forgotten my shower cup.
I loved the safe box and fridge too wow all varieties.
Very silent rooms minimal noises despite it being in town centre Nairobi.
See you soon again...

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience with us, and that you enjoyed the experience and the team’s hospitality.

We hope to have another chance to host you in future.

Warm regards,
Paolo Marro
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Address: Corner of Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street | PO Box 30680, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#4 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#9 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Stanley 5*
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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