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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel; very friendly and helpful staff. Had a mixed up on information about the pool hours but sorted out eventually. Duty manager Lucy Njoki was very helpful and accommodating. Sarah on the front desk was extremely helpful as well.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most interesting thing about the hotel was its history, and it's wonderful to have that shared in the documentation in the room. The hotel has grown and changed along with the city. It is a lovely hotel, but a bit old fashioned, so things like finding electrical outlets in the room can be a bit of a challenge. Service... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights before going on safari, and then one night before flying out. The hotel is really lovely, and has managed to retain many of the unique colonial touches (including a punkah in the bar) while providing comfort and modern facilities. The rooms are very large and comfortable, again with touches like stunning mouldings around the ceiling,... More 

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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sarova Stanley is ideally situated in the centre of Nairobi, for such an old Hotel it is in remarkably good condition and retains some of the old style. The staff are excellent and do there very best to make you feel at home, the rooms were clean with all the amenities that you would expect, The Hotel has an... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel is in the old English style. The rooms, while becoming a little dated are still in good shape for a very old hotel in the heart of Nairobi. The staff are friendly enough and helpful. Traffic for the valet drop off is quite bad at times. The downstairs restaurant is open 24 hrs and the breakfast buffet is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good hotel with great staff in the middle of Nairobi. The building itself is historic but the rooms are nice and clean. We asked for a cot for our 2 year old no problems. Their pool isn't that great... wasn't clean when we wanted to use it... but to be fair they were cleaning it.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stay here before starting our safaris since we fly into Nairobi. When I was researching my very first safari years ago I was fascinated by the history of this hotel. It is beautiful inside and has a quaint courtyard. They have a nice bar area and the staff is excellent. Many safari groups, even if you are going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have done a fair amount of traveling through Eastern Africa and other than Zanzibar this is my favorite spot. The gentleman at the door and his classic outfit with the big top hat, only outdone by the outrageous smile is just the most comforting then when you arrive. Each trip it was much the same and a sign of... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second stay at the hotel. Located in the middle of the city, the Stanley is still the best hotel in Nairobi. The staff are still extremely friendly and warm. The rooms are huge, comfortable and clean. What I love about the hotel is the "African colonial" charm. You can walk around the hotel for hours if you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel centrally located in the heart of the city within walking distance of many city sites. It was ideal for showing friends around the city. The room was very comfortable, expansive, well-maintained and quiet - the staff pleasant and the breakfast buffet splendid. One gets a feel for a luxurious bye-gone era while staying at this hotel. Highly... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Exchange Bar
Exchange Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • 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
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $154 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Stanley 5*
Number of rooms: 217
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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
#7 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
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