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“Luxurious and thoughtfully designed” 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 #10 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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“Luxurious and thoughtfully designed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are coming for work or play, you can put your mind at rest at the Hemingways. Rooms are not only luxurious but have thoughtful design touches: lots of storage, comfortable sofa and lounging chairs, a serious desk for working, well-placed plug sockets, fresh flowers, plenty of free bottled water and drinks in the mini-bar, and much faster internet than is usual in Kenya (or most hotels anywhere). Prices for food etc are high of course - but you get what you pay for, including splendid steaks and a marvellous breakfast on the terrace. Staff are well trained and not at all obsequious, which is also a relief.

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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My organization had a 2 day meeting in Nairobi and we selected the Hemingways Hotel after having compared prices from other hotels in Nairobi. Compared to a few other hotels (Safari Hotel, Tribe, Sankara), Hemingways did offer us the best price and their facilities and services was top notch.

I must say, Hemingways Hotel is one of the best hotels i've stayed in the world (and i travel alot for work). It is also part of the Small Luxury Hotel group and did meet my expectations.

Each and every rooms were very big and esp. their bathroom, complete with a bathtub, walk-in closet, and shower. All had a balcony looking over the gardens. Impeccable.

Breakfast and food at their restaurant was great. Loved their cappuccino.

Our meeting also went well, only problem was that they forgot to attach the laptop power adaptor so we had a slight power outage from the laptop when the battery ran out during our meeting.

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Overall, very good experience for leisure and business. Recommended.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible service. An hour between courses! Food very ordinary at high prices. Drinks bill extraordinarily high. Did we really drink all that?!
There is little special about this place. Steaks supposed to be extraordinary! Were they? I did not have one and those that did certainly didn't rave about them... Vegetable poor - beans tough and not prepared.

Stayed May 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hemingways is situated in Karen and leaves quite an impression on you. The exterior is an unusual mint green. Once inside, it completely transports you into a gatsby/ colonial era. Brilliant interior/exterior. Delicious food n presentation.

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite weekend destination for lunch or dinner.
They have the best steaks in town and an extremely beautiful boutique hotel.
The view of the Gong Hills offers an amazing backdrop!

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Excellent surroundings, excellent service, very average quality food. It was a one day excursion, interesting and if the quality of food was up to standard it may have earned full marks. The green surroundings and layout of the Brasserie make all the difference.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Stavros C

Many thanks for your feedback. Whilst we are delighted that you enjoyed most aspects of your visit we will also endeavor to exceed your expectations in regards to the food. I would be most grateful if you would give us another visit. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Many thanks

Regards

Simon H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I thought that I was dreaming. You will have to come and experience this for yourself. The brochure pictures are not altered in any way what you see is what you get. You will want for nothing. Five stars all round.

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, 4 weeks ago
Dear HelenS7

Thank you for your fantastic feedback. It is our absolute pleasure to read this and we hope to see you again at Hemingways Nairobi.

Regards

Simon H
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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 #10 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hemingways Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 45
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