I decided last minute to spend my last week in Africa in Nairobi not knowing that my stay coincided with a huge UN conference, and it seemed that all highly rater, lower priced hotels were fully booked. Then I found The Emory. Won't even look at other hotels if I return to Nairobi. The Emory is relatively new, the "spa" is still just a closet so don't go expecting that, but the rooms are large, nicely decorated, kept spotless, and the water pressure in the rain shower will soothe any tension you may have after navigating Nairobi traffic (which I do not recommend you do under any circumstances). The hotel is a 20 - 90 minute $5.00 or less Uber ride to the Kenya National Museums, etc. Yes, 20 - 90 minutes. Lots of time for delightful conversations with Uber drivers.... There are a few restaurants within walking distance from the Emory, but I was happy in the hotel which is actually unusual for me - I tend to like exploring. But I was comfortable, the bar uses bottled water for ice, and the chef during my stay was fantastic - tandoori chicken was the best ever (and I live in a foodie town). The owner of the hotel also runs hospitality colleges, an Uber driver told me, and has written a book entitled "Empowering The Youth through Training" which was on display. The same Uber driver also told me that the jobs created by tourism have greatly reduced the "need" for crime as a money maker.... So, stay in a comfortable, affordable hotel; eat and drink very well; and help the youth of Nairobi train for careers. What could be better? I'm sure the spa will open eventually - until then take an Uber to The Serenity Spa near the Village Market....…
Somewhat hidden away in up market Kiloleshwa, the Emory was new to me but I will be back. A great deal of care went into the design of this place. Half a dozen meeting rooms give good business options. The bedrooms offer excellent value - c$70 ex breakfast. And there is a lovely 7th floor bar with fantastic views across the city. The dining room is on the ground floor but meals can be served in the 7th floor bar. The food was not at all bad, though nothing exceptional. In fact, the food is like everything else about this hotel - a good standard at mid-range prices. The roof top bar and location tip the Emory over into being a top choice.
I travel to Nairobi regularly for work and used to have to stay at a nearby executive apartment building that I hated-because it was within walking distance to my office. So thrilled the Emory was recently built. The Emory is a really nice hotel and super comfy. Great bedding, a very nice bathroom, and it just gives you the comfort you're hoping for. They have a decent restaurant, a rooftop bar, and they're in the process of building a spa. Very happy to stay here!
I spent almost ten days in Emory Hotel, its very amazing. Staff are welcoming and supportive, its very secure, the rooms are completely exceptional, they are very clean, luxurious and calm, the building and all the amenities are new, at your bed you will see the view of Nairobi skyscrapers and green forests. I am recommending everyone to come and enjoy in this Hotel.
Very friendly and accommodating staff. The location of the hotel is marvelous in a very quiet area. We loved the period setting and the light, spacious, spotless and comfortable room. The cleaners always went out of their way for our comfort.We liked the peace and quiet of the room. The breakfast was served in a beautiful dining room, loved the omelettes!! We had a very nice stay and will be back!