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Sovereign Suites, Nairobi - Sun Africa Hotels
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Limuru Road,, Limuru, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Limuru
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“I really wanted to give this 5 stars.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The hotel building is amazing. The staff at the hotel are really friendly. The hotel is the former house of the head of the secret service and feels like a European castle. I really wanted to give this place five stars, but I think they are trying to over promise and they are under-delivering.

The food and wine menu look amazing, (it talked of foams, lemon grass brulees, bottles of bordeaux however much of it is was not available and our eggs at breakfast were not cooked and inedible. There was no hot water on the first night, and the television didn't work. We booked and paid through Agoda then got to the hotel and were told we had an extra charge that was unexpected. We asked for directions from the hotel, but they were misleading and it was extremely difficult to find.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was probably one of the most splendid hotels I have ever been too. It truly is palatial!!!
The hotel is magnificent, just breathtaking to look at, the suites are gorgeous, clean and massive you feel like royalty. The food is also sublime; our breakfast was just exquisite, well cooked and a fantastic selection. The service was also very good; the hotel staff were attentive and eager to please. There is nothing i can say that will do it justice, for the price you pay, you get an amazing experience, and the experience felt like I was living in my very own palace. Extremely serene, the ambiance is perfect and situated in gorgeous grounds. A must is having breakfast outside on the balcony and taking in the view.

There is very little you can fault Sovereign Suites with, for me it is the only place I would stay in Nairobi, but the only negative thing is that it is far from the city centre. About a 30- 40 minute drive by taxi, and for anyone who has stayed in Nairobi you will find for a tourist, taxis do not come cheap. It is also difficult for taxi's to find the place, as it is situated on a very long road which caused a lot of confusion for the drivers. Feedback I would give to the hotel is to try and get the destination more referenced to local taxis.

Other than this- absolutely fantastic, please don’t hesitate to book this hotel it truly is gorgeous and honestly worth what you pay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The hotel provides a serene environment for a business trip! The suites are cleaned on a daily basis with fresh towels starched meticulously. The artistry in the hotel, no words can describe it. The rooms are warm and are equipped with everything one can require. The food is amazing! Never had any discomfort. Thanks. Will definitely come back!

Room Tip: Corner Suites are large
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The hotel provides serene location, near Nairobi but away from the hustle and bustle that is excellent for seminars, workshops and business meetings.

The rooms, food, hospitality and ambience is excellent.

Room Tip: All rooms were spacious but some have additional facilities
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This place is no less than palatial! The artistry is incredible, from the handcarved doors to the exquisite room appointments. It's worth every minute of the very long and slightly confusing drive (Limaru Rd but tell your drive a few km past St. Paul University). I would come back again and stay for weeks!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were allocated this hotel as a stop over between flying to Nairobi and heading out on safari. It could not have been more perfect. Absolute luxury with full spa bathrooms in every room, huge suites with very comfortable beds and good bed linen meaning we all had a great nights sleep following a night of travelling and were refreshed again for a week of safari.This hotel is also set outside of town which for us was another benefit. A short trip in got us to Carnivores for lunch and then the giraffe sanctuary but after we came away from the noise and dust, congestion and smoke for a refreshing over-nighter. The food was exceptional but take time to read the descriptions of the dishes rather than assume from the titles - this is not a criticism it was beautiful food. Finally and most importantly, the staff were exceptionally attentive and you really did feel like you were their sole concern.

Room Tip: We had three rooms, one ground floor and two first floor, all were stunning. The whole hotel is ser...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Awesomenessssssssssss....... It is a beautiful, Serene, Colonial masterpiece all Suite Hotel.... Each and every time you feel that all the staff working there are there only for you....so personalized, So luxurious and exceeding all expectationssss.

Bravo Rahul Sood (Group MD - Sun Africa Resorts) for managing this masterpiece, hidden treasure.

Grand piano, Wooden Colonial Stair cases, Marble fountains both inside and outside resort...Hotel Manager Linda is a thorough professional person and will make sure all your demands are met even before you utter out the full list.

It is a drive away from the city centre and the weather is to die for....

Menu is awesome and the Beef Curry and Thai Mango Salad were my favorite in my 3 stays of 3 days each in the same holiday period.

Suites are massive, luxurious and superb, no words can do much justice to the place...

Once in Nairobi, Sovereign Suites is a must must, if you cannot stay there for any reason, please visit at-least for an awesome lunch or dinner, mark our words, you will love it...

Walking distance in the resort itself, there is massive tea plantation, a lake for fishing and boating....

Awesome service, awesome staff and a must visit place...

We both enjoyed a lot .....

Love and Prayers

Rohit and Sandra Beri

Room Tip: 301 is the best suite....
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Sovereign Suites, Nairobi - Sun Africa Hotels

Address: Limuru Road,, Limuru, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Central Province > Limuru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Limuru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sovereign Suites, Nairobi - Sun Africa Hotels 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience true luxury and relaxation in the heart of Africa at Sovereign Suites. This five-star Kenya boutique hotel features just 14 suites, ensuring that each guest will have personalized service and feel completely at home. Set on six private, well-manicured acres of land, the property features a large lake and possible animal sightings in the morning. Sovereign Suites is an aristocratic Colonial Building on 6 acre land with two acre private fish dam surrounded by lush Tea and flower farms. The hotel marks the debut of a new luxury hotel under the Preferred Hotels - Boutique Hotel ... more   less 
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