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“Barry at Hemingways prepares some GREAT food.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hemingways Nairobi
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #9 of 126 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Freetown, Sierra Leone
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33 reviews
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“Barry at Hemingways prepares some GREAT food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I just had the pleasure of enjoying the food at Hemingways, in Karen, Nairobi, courtesy of an invite from a friend. Beautiful place, gorgeous entry, the dining room decor is a bit cool and although i understand the theme, Im not convinced,a nd i think the posters detract. However, no matter, I can honestly say the food was on another level, absolutely fantastic.

For the first time in a long time, and a definite first for me in Africa, for a starter I tried the Steak tartar, which was seriously worth the visit on its own, absolutely divine, delicious, fantastic (add in any superlative of your choice etc etc!). Following that the Tri Tib steak main course was sublime and cooked to perfection, a great steak. For dessert I had really wanted to then try the Baked cheese cake, but shared the Tart Tatin dessert with my friend, good, but maybe not up to the same level as the starter and main course, still very good, and no complaints at all. But theres no option, I will just have to go back and soon and try the cheese cake. So congrats Barry, I figure reaching perfection with 2 out of 3 dishes is pretty good going, well worth a visit, maybe a Michelin star soon for Kenya?

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were lucky enough to be invited to the "Soft Opening" of the 5 star Hemingways hotel in Nairobi. Situated in the suburb of Karen, approx 30 minute drive from the airport. A beautiful area fitting for this magnificent hotel.

The hotel boasts 45 suites, all with wonderful views of the Ngong Hills and rolling landscapes. The staff are attentive and look out for all needs.

Beautiful luxury decor through out the hotel, wonderful cuisine, a hotel experience not to be missed whilst visiting Kenya.
Chris & Bev Bennett

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hemingways Nairobi

Address: Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 126 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hemingways Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 45
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