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Hemingways Nairobi

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi 00502 Kenya
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#1 of 2 hotels in Karen
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A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hemingways Nairobi has a sophisticated and tranquil ambiance. Set between Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways Nairobi is an exclusive 5 star luxury boutique hotel located in the peaceful suburb of Karen far from the bustle of central Nairobi. An all-suite property providing full butler service, a brasserie, a sunset bar and lounge and a spa, this plantation style property is perfectly placed for trips to Nairobi National Park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the capital. Each of the 45 suites is a generous size with en-suite bathrooms with walk-in closets, personalised mini bars, and a private terrace with magnificent views of the iconic Ngong Hills.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mbugua S wrote a review Yesterday
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Best, top notch👌 sangrias at the Balcony bar...the customer service is 100% legit very very professional... Nice view... Yummy well done food,they deliver beyond your expectations... Good vibes. Definitely it was an awesome experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Jayne Mbau wrote a review Oct 19
Nairobi Region, Kenya12 contributions6 helpful votes
Popped in for an evening drink and opted to have a cocktail. Ben was amazing and extremely help. After asking me what was my base drink, he proceed to surprise me. The first was a sweet sour cocktail with a passion fruit twist, followed by yet another surprise cocktail with an apple and cherry flirtatious twist. His cocktails are out if this works and coupled with such excellent customer service. Will be returning for more suprise cocktails.Thank you Ben.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Richard Kimenyi, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded 3 days ago
Dear JayneMbau, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed having cocktails in our bar and the cocktails were excellent and so was the service. We are lucky to have a talented mixologist like Ben who is so creative and enjoys his work. Come again and we appreciate your patronage . Kind regards . Richard K.
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Sally wrote a review Oct 17
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Beautiful hotel with friendly staff. The ambience is unmatched, the food was sumptuous. We really enjoyed our lunch with hubby and we definitely have to return in future. The Covid 19 precautions are top notch so no need to fear. Thank you Hemingways team!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Richard Kimenyi, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded 6 days ago
Dear salomew826 , It's very gratifying to hear that you and your husband found Hemingways Nairobi a beautiful hotel with friendly staff . We look forward to your next visit and we appreciate your support especially these difficult times . Kind regards , Richard K.
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David N wrote a review Oct 15
Bronxville, United States15 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely hotel - with a warm and welcoming staff. We spent two nights - one before an 8 day safari and one on the return. The dining room provided an excellent late night dinner on arrival and an equally good early dinner when we were headed back to the States. Very large comfortable rooms - clean and spacious. All Covid protocols were followed with requirements of spacing clearly posted, hand sanitizer in evidence, and the staff wearing masks at all times. The staff was particularly accommodating up grading our rooms. A very pleasant experience all round.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Richard Kimenyi, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded 6 days ago
Dear davidX7136EJ Thank you for your time in giving feedback after your recent stay with us and I am glad to hear that you found Hemingways Nairobi a Lovely Hotel with warm and welcoming staff . We appreciate your stay with us and it was our pleasure to be at your service , Kind regards , Richard K.
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E. C. wrote a review Oct 8
5 contributions
Hemingways Nairobi stands out in service from the concierge and the waiters especially Ben who is always serving with a smile and very passionate about his job. He has served us a couple of times and he is our favourite. The ambience is calming especially at night from the water fountain. The food is very well done. My favourite place.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Richard Kimenyi, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded 6 days ago
Dear , We appreciate your continuous patronage and royalty and it always our pleasure to be at your service , It's returning guests like yourself who are making this beautiful property survive during this difficult times and we don't take it for granted. We salute you and come more often . Kind regards , Richard K.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hemingways Nairobi
Which popular attractions are close to Hemingways Nairobi?
Nearby attractions include Escape Room Kenya (1.4 miles), Giraffe Centre (3.6 miles), and The Hub Karen (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hemingways Nairobi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hemingways Nairobi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hemingways Nairobi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hemingways Nairobi?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hemingways Nairobi?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Talisman Restaurant, Tamarind Restaurant, and Tamambo Karen Blixen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hemingways Nairobi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hemingways Nairobi have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hemingways Nairobi offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hemingways Nairobi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hemingways Nairobi offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hemingways Nairobi?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (0.6 miles).