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Hemingways Nairobi

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi 00502 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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#1 of 3 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
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Pauline O wrote a review Jun 12
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I had a beautiful day at Hemmingways in karen. My day started with a spa treatment which was relaxing and very therapeutic. We had lunch at the garden, the food was delicious and arrived in good time. There was a complimentary basket of warm bread as we waited for our meal. We ended our day at the bar upstairs sipping on wine while taking In the breathtaking view and an amazing sunset later on. The bar staff led by Ben are very warm and efficient. Special shout out to Eunice our waitress, such a sweet girl. I definitely look forward to my next visit ☺️.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
clarah N wrote a review Jun 12
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The service was excellent.Good ambiance and The mixologist did his magic. I loved the service from Ben he did such an amazing work for us to be comfortable and enjoy our day. We are definitely coming back
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
sharitah o wrote a review Jun 12
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I had an amazing service at the Hemingways bar .I had the best cocktails with an amazing view . Truly worth your time. Also special thanks to Ben who served my friend and I. Pay a visit next time you're considering good time.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Faith J wrote a review Jun 7
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Great food, ambience, drinks. Ben was great and curated excellent drinks. The food was quite good and fresh. We will keep coming back. Relaxing place to unwind for sundowner cocktails and a good meal.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Bree N wrote a review Jun 5
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It was my first time at Hemmingways and the bar experience was excellent. The cocktails were fantastic. Ben the mixologist is extremely talented and creative with the cocktails. Not forgetting the ambienvw 👌🏾 I will definitely be back. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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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, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the 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).