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Sankara Nairobi

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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at many upmarket hotels in Nairobi over the years but, I've found my new favorite. Check in was smooth, the staff remembered your name and preference from news papers to milk with your coffee, rooms well laid out with work desk, nice amenities such as bath robes that you would really wear, bath products of excellent quality the... More 

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Tintinbluelotus, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 3rd January 2014. We are very delighted that you enjoyed the facilities in our hotel. We do look forward to welcoming you back at Sankara Nairobi very soon. Thank you for choosing the Sankara to be your home away from home during your visit to Nairobi. With... More 

zürich
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87 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

we stayed there for 3 nights. it was very clean, the staff was very friendly, and the breakfast buffet was great. but it was overprice. we thought it was 170 $ but we had to pay a lot of taxes so the price was per night 220$ per night and this was way to mutch

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Muriel33, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 3rd January 2014. We are very pleased to note that you enjoyed the facilities and our buffet breakfast in our hotel. Our rates offered are usually based on room only excluding 28% taxes, which are statutory. However for the festive period we do have a promotional rate... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I have used this hotel many times, and I'm still a fan. The rooms are well presented, great linen and very clean. The hotel offers great restaurants with a good variety of food. Absolutely love the champagne bar and the spa on the top floor.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I found Sankara , Nairobi to be the best place in the heart of Nairobi, Excellent cuisine with comfortable rooms with very courteous staff are the value added when staying in this hotel. You are also secure in your stay with your personal belongings as all the lifts have access cards to the floor you stay. All Malls are nearby.... More 

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Colonelgopi, Thank you for your gracious comments on your most recent stay with us! We are in the process of strengthening our already stringent security measures to ensure the safety of our guests; and we are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon. With Kind Regards, Moshi Perera, General Manager More 

Vienna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I stayed there for 2 days in November 2013. The hotel was what you would expect for this standard. Rooms were of a good size, modern, clean and had good facilities. The only small issue I would have with the hotel is dining options are a little limited. The choices were a run of the mill Asian restaurant or a... More 

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Sliabh, Thank you for your review dated 3rd December 2013. We are currently developing more on food dining options. For the moment, we do have Artisan restaurant which offers a lar carte and buffet option; Muhibbah an Asian restaurant as mentioned, and also Sarabi on our rooftop which offers al-fresco meals during the day and tapas style in the... More 

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We recently made two brief stays at the Sankara, just a few days apart. The two stays felt so incredibly different, you would think we were in two different hotels. For our first visit, my husband and I arrived at the Sankara very late on a Saturday evening after over 18 hours of travel from NYC. Our first impression was... More 

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear DianeDowntown, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 25th November 2013. We sincerely regret the shortfalls that you experienced during your second stay with us; first impressions are as important as last impressions. The balcony is a special feature in only a few of our rooms and it is unfortunate the knob malfunctioned. This is... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

If you're in Nairobi for business, then priority-one should be picking a hotel near your business. Otherwise expect to spend a long, long time in standstill traffic (dodging khat-chewing matatu drivers). You can easily spend an hour or two getting to JKIA from the Sankara Hotel during rush hour, or 45 minutes to downtown Nairobi. The hotel was cozy and... More 

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Annecy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

An oasis of comfort in the city. The roof top pool with a window to the pavement is quite unique. Very friendly and helpful staff. Security is taken seriously which is good. I'll be back!The cost is high, but not easy to find really good hotels.

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Thank James W
Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear James W, Thank you for your kind comments. Thank you for choosing the Sankara as your home away from home; and we look forward to welcome you back! With Kind Regards, Moshi Perera, General Manager More 

Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I really like this property, with great dinning, a convenient location and an awesome roof pool bar, this is still my go-to-place to stay in Nairobi even with all the new hotels coming on circuit. It reminds me of many of modern boutique hotels in New York City.

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Sankara N, Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear RafiquesRoad, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 14th November 2013. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the facilities in our hotel. Thank you for choosing the Sankara to be your home away from home; and we do look forward to welcoming you back at Sankara Nairobi very soon to enjoy a little bit... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have been to Africa and Nairobi in particular several times and have stayed at most of the "Famous" hotels so decided to try this one based upon its spa and my companion's thoughts. As other people have commented be prepared for nasty traffic - nothing in the US compares to center Nairobi traffic at rush hour. Not the hotel's... More 

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Charles R, Thank you for your feedback. We are still a young hotel by comparison to the longer established hotels in Nairobi; and the experience we try to create is more in keeping with the new vibrant Africa. We are sorry we did not live up to your expectations and hope that you will come back to the Sankara... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sankara Nairobi

Address: Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $227 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sankara Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 156
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#4 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#7 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
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