We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Sarova Stanley

Travelers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Sarova Stanley
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,039 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 923: English reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the moment I entered the stanley the ambience,the fresh air and the warm welcome was an assurance that the night would be a lovely one.Moses took us straight to Thaichi and left us under the care of liuke(luke).This guy was part of the inspiration.Elegantly dressed,calm,friendly and most of all quality service rendered.My girlfriend went home happy after an awesome...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Zeks M
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We chose this hotel since we read interesting facts such as Hemingway staying here and Lonely Planet being birthed in its Cafe. We were not disappointed. Service was excellent. They upgraded us to a suite for free. The Victorian decor took us back in time. Everyone working here were very helpful and gave us tips on how to get around...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wanderwm
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed in the hotel for 1 night so there is not much to say. The service seemed ok and the food in a restaurant was good (compared to other places in Kenya), especially the breakfast. Wifi wasn't perfect but that's expected

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ilya P
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most remarkable staff ever! Everyone was eager to please and guarantee a safe and comfortable stay in the city as well as the hotel. The hotel's decor had an old-fashioned charm reminiscent of the 1950's.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Keisha L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Stanley is a great 5 star hotel located right in the heart of Nairobi. You are within safe walking distance to many shops, supermarkets, and even the Maasai market and city market. The Stanley offers a nice buffet breakfast each morning and freshly baked cookies in the lobby throughout the day. They have a rooftop heated pool with comfortable...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jordana L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always love going to the Stanley been doing it since I first visited Nairobi in 2005. Had great service yesterday and a very nice tasty meal at the side of the pool. If I was to provide some advise to the management the bar at the pool just needs a freshen up. A very simple rub down and varnish...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank thomascarter11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed one night in this beautiful hotel in the heart of Nairobi for our transfer to Mombasa. Though the gingerbread decorated elevator hallway didn't suit this historical building. But hey, at least the Christmas atmosphere was there 😆 Very friendly and helpful staff and the rooms were very spacious. The food served in room service was good and the large...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sander B
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at this hotel brings history back to the present. With close to 100 year in existence, the hotel has maintained the rustic and modern fusion of architecture. It's location is great within most of the facilities available like KICC

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pearladventure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old hotel! Friendly, smiley, helpful staff, and plenty of them. Everywhere always spotlessly clean & tidy. Standard hotel buffet style breakfast, nothing special but no complaints. We had a bit of a mix-up with check-in; we were arriving very early in the morning so we booked the previous night so that we could unpack and go to bed for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mr_Candid
Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and patronage of Sarova Stanley, and for the time taken to share your review with us. We are honored that you chose us as your preferred hospitality partner during you recent visit to Nairobi. Your review is important to us; it shines light on areas that we need to place additional attention on...

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great hotel where you can feel the history. Kids loved the ginger bread house they set up before Christmas. Food was great and the Chef lets you enjoy both the best in international cuisine as well as the local heritage. The place to stay in Nairobi.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank janekt523
Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and patronage of Sarova Stanley and for making us your hospitality partner during your recent visit to Nairobi. We are glad to note that you were able to relate with our heritage, since 1902, and more so that your family was able to carry with them memories of their time with us. We...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

391 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (332)
Viewed
Room/Suite (86)
Viewed
Bathroom (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (64)
Viewed
Dining (43)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (14)
Viewed
Other (93)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (59)
Viewed
Room/Suite (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (16)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nairobi hotels
Fairmont The Norfolk
#6 of 162 in Nairobi
893 reviews
Nairobi Serena Hotel
#3 of 162 in Nairobi
829 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Fairview Hotel
#5 of 162 in Nairobi
1,197 reviews
Hilton Nairobi
#28 of 162 in Nairobi
1,123 reviews
Nairobi Central Business District
Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Exchange Bar
Exchange Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kenya’s first luxury hotel, Sarova Stanley opened its elegant doors in 1902. Since then, it has been making history- hosting royal safaris and legendary personalities such as Edward Prince of Wales and Ernest Hemingway. Today, as the hotel enters its second century, it continues to maintain its unique heritage and provides state-of-the-art services and facilities for business and leisure travelers. All guestrooms are a blend of luxurious Victorian grandeur and modern comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sarova Stanley

Address: Corner of Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street | PO Box 30680, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $151 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Stanley 5*
Number of rooms: 217
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Jovago.com, HostelWorld, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your Sarova Stanley reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sarova Stanley Hotel Nairobi
Sarova Stanley Nairobi
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#3 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Sarova Stanley staff and other travelers.
7 questions
Ask a question
ca
ca
2 months ago
Bedfordshire
over a year ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Sarova Stanley staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“We stayed on the 5th floor and it was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles ciaobella79, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
“Corner suites are large and sunny”
 of 5 bubbles Ms_Omangi, Dec 7, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are scarce and I'd recommend getting one far from the traffic - high up.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidGwynneEvans, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the street can get loud in the early morning”
 of 5 bubbles 774ug, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
“Carpets do have dust not advisable for asthmatic travels”
 of 5 bubbles 728alexm, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay