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“Outstanding Boutique Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hemingways Nairobi

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Hemingways Nairobi
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #12 of 100 hotels in Nairobi
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5 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply magical stay.

Amazing accommodation, food and attentive staff...nothing to fault - perfect.

Near elephant orphanage too :)

Wonderful experience which I'd recommend to anyway visiting the city - quite and away from the madness :)

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear ColinPayne

Thanks for the great feedback from your recent stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Regards

Simon H
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Living locally to this hotel we have not stayed but have eaten at the restaurant and used the spa on several occasions since it opened. The food has always been excellent, particularly the "Crab & Prawn" evenings. The atmosphere in the spa is welcoming, very relaxing and the treatments of a first class standard. We would certainly recommend a visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear Jan781947

It is fantastic that we are getting support from the local community. The Prawn and Crab menu has indeed been a resounding success; we look forward to seeing you again.

Regards

Simon H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place and a great retreat and getaway for the weary traveller or hard working Nairobi people. It is one of those places you relax into as arrive at the lovely setting and gardens. The staff are attentive and professional and the food is superb, especially the squid and pomegranate. The spa is the best in Nairobi. Booking essential even in the off season !!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear wyatt_jeremy

I am delighted you enjoy all Hemingways Nairobi has to offer and we are grateful for the support. We look forward to your next visit.

Regards

Simon H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hemingway, Nairobi was in an absolutely beautiful setting. Newly built with a excellent staff and food as well. It is well located in one of the more prestigious areas of Nairobi. It was extremely well appointed with a beautiful pool and lobby. This is a great place to begin your African journey.

Room Tip: Any room, as they have a limited number, would be great.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is the worst. The management (especially in the spa) is terribly rude. The food is terrible, especially for the price. The atmosphere is stuffy and has a strange chlorine smell. I would recommend Talisman nearby for great food, the Sankara spa, and the Karen Blixen coffee cottages to stay. DO not got here.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently used Hemingways as a base for our wedding in Karen. We had 16 people in the party and stayed at Hemingways for approximately one week. The entire group is unanimous in their praise for both the facility and the staff. Everyone said they would plan to stay there on their next visit to Nairobi.
Since the hotel was our base, we enjoyed many first rate meals in the dining room and held the rehearsal dinner there as well. The rooms are very large and nicely appointed with balconies overlooking the meticulously manicured grounds. I cannot overstate the attentiveness of the entire staff. The butler service was exceptional. The spa service was excellent.

The location is convenient to both airports, the Giraffe Center, Sheldrick Center and great restaurants.

We have stayed at many top rated hotels in Narobi on previous trips. Hemingways is a level above. Hemingways is our home away from home in Nairobi.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the reception area and dining room for a shorter walk.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stay away. The people here are super rude, the food terrible, and the atmosphere very hoity and overrated. There are many nicer places to stay, eat, or get a spa treatment without dealing with how rude they are for sub-par quality.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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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 #12 of 100 hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hemingways Nairobi 5*
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