I had an unexpectedly wonderful stay at The Stanley. The word on the street was that it was an acceptable hotel. It is far better than that. The place is efficient, clean, well-run, good immaculately clean rooms, free wireless that worked almost all of the time. The staff were simply magnificient and easily the most friendly and helpful of any hotel I have stayed at for work. When there were small things I asked for they always helped. For example the internet wasn't working in the room at 10pm, and the business centre stayed open for me for an hour to get some late night work done and then refused to charge me and brought me a coffee!!!
Who would have thought this level of service was available in the centre of Nairobi. The restaurant, bar and poolside bars are all lovely and genuinely friendly.
Tell all your friends - this is the place to stay in Nairobi. The opposite of the anodyne soul-less generic business brands.