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“Welcome Home!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hemingways Nairobi
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #9 of 120 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Issaquah, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Welcome Home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I returned back to my second home last week. It was another Amazing experience. I stayed for 7 days and enjoyed each and every minute of my time at Hemingway's. This is one of the most stunning properties in Nairobi a true 5 Star Resort. It was my second time back and I am returning again in September. It is the only property that I have found where the pictures on the website are actually get when you arrive. What makes this property Amazing is the beautiful and impeccable grounds, lobby and most important the Staff and the service. If you want to feel like a princess or rock star this is the place to stay. The entire staff is warm, friendly and there to take care of you 24/7. It truly feels like home. The rooms are stunning with wonderful balconies however very private. The food fabulous love the risotto, butternut squash soup etc. all mouth watering and delicious. I can not say enough about Hemingway's it is by far the most Fantastic Place I have ever stayed at and will return again and again. There are plenty of things to do that are very close by. The Staff is more than willing to help plan your outings and arrange all your transportation needs. Over all Outstanding Property, Impeccable Staff just Stunning surroundings. Do yourself a favor and book your stay at Heminway's you will not be disappointed, in fact your will find it hard to leave.

Room Tip: There is not a bad room on the entire property.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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Long Island, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our family only spent 1 evening in this lovely hotel on a "forced overnight" awaiting a flight the next early morning. We didn't get to try any of the hotel's food or amenities and didn't have time for breakfast (and it was too early to even think about a breakfast box). That being said...this is a 5-star accommodation. Our room was wonderfully comfortable (very much appreciated after 9 days on safari) with the most luxurious bedding, bathroom, and furniture/TV. Staff was perfect as well. The outside facility and grounds which we only briefly saw also looked wonderful. Highly recommended.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Georgia Coast, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Nice place in all .. beautiful country need to be known allover the world such a beauty of Africa in it ..I like this trip and everything about it .. All is great .. I wish to back again .. With my friends to show them they beauty of nature

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great reception in the beautiful lobby, lush gardens throughout the property, excellent service 24/7 they do whatever it takes to accommodate your every need and outstanding cuisine . The personal butler made for the perfect stay.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The variety in the brunch is just awesome! Went with a group of about 15 friends, and everyone was served well and to their fill. Great service, professional staff right from the security staff at the gate. We were a little noisy and took lots of photos (it was a farewell gig) and no one gave us the side eye. Will definitely recommend and go back there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Great reception, great Ambiance, wow the battlers, the Rooms are amazing with a magnificent view of the lawn. cool staff whom by day two would call you by your name. Cant wait to do the Hemingway's 3Hotel tour in Nov 2014.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Dear Elvis M

We look forward to your next trip to all our fantastic properties. We are glad you enjoyed the service and all that Hemingways Nairobi has to offer.

Regards

Simon H
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are spending some time in Nairobi and want to spend some time visiting the sites in Karen then Hemmingways is a great option. Karen itself is lovely and away from the rush and traffic of downtown Natriobi. This can be a boon but if you need to be in the centre then travel can be an issue.

It is a new hotel with nice grounds and really nice rooms - the best Ive seen in Nairobi and in most other parts of the world. Each room is large and well appointed with a balcony overlooking the manicured lawns.

The bathroom was large and well arranged and the general standard of housekeeping and luxury could not be faulted.

Food was good also and the breakfast had good choice and was well presnted.

Room Tip: All the rooms overlook the lawns - they are quite spread out and some are far from the main lobby an...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Dear Safaribuff

Thanks for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed Hemingways Nairobi

Best Regards

Simon H
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Additional Information about Hemingways Nairobi

Address: Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 120 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hemingways Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 45
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