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Hemingways Nairobi

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Nairobi is awash with nice places, but I think Hemingways in Karen takes the crown! That I haven't been here until today is unforgivable. Hiding here for a business lunch and needing to recuperate from travel, feel the breeze in their restaurant, enjoy the water falls, the breeze and exquisite service, you feel rejuvenated. I ate Norwegian Salmon with potatos...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Top class hotel that has everything you could want. Rooms are excellent and service is very very good. Food is excellent, with heaps of variety. This hotel does have everything one could want, wether for Business or pleasure!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is very classy, food is great, rooms are very luxurious and spacious. I enjoyed the garden view with the relaxing fresh atmosphere. the pub on the second floor is a very nice place to have a drink! I strongly recommend this hotel!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very clean room. State of the art decoration with enough space. Excellent bathroom with lots of space. Beautiful garden overlooking the hills with a brilliant sunset every evening. The lobby is no ordinary hotel reception. I has a huge lobby with lots of fresh air. Excellent service from the staff and great breakfast with fresh food.

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Taunton
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night before going on safari and really wished we had stayed for two so that we could really enjoy the hotel and its surroundings. We were allocated to the Robert Redford suite which was amazing what a wonderful way to start an African holiday. The room was huge, the bed really comfortable and the bathroom...

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izeult
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the moment we were collected at the international airport to the time we left, we just thought very very highly of the Hemingways Nairobi property. From the thoughtful information provided by Rodgers our driver to everything in between we couldn't say enough good things. The food, the room, the people - all amazing and that fabulous view out over...

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent most of February, 2017 in Africa. If possible, we always like to start and end our vacations at really nice hotels or resorts. At the beginning it's to get adjusted to the new destination and recover from any jet lag. We started our trip in Egypt with a three day stay at the fabulous Mena...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chose to stay here as a result of all the noise I had previously experienced at other hotels that are more central. Location - for me this was ideal, a new bypass makes it much easier to and from Airport and the surroundings are more sub-urban but much more tranquil and quiet whilst not too far from city centre...

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Mark M Thank you for your detailed review and we are glad that your experience with us was fantastic. Margaret and Stephen are indeed great assets to the team and I will pass on the feedback to them. We have noted your comments on the restaurant menu selection and will look into it. I would very much appreciate it...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hemingways Nairobi, Is indeed a breath of fresh air literally, found in the green suburbs of the historic neighborhood of Karen, in the heart of 'Out Of Africa' overlooking the Ngong Hills. The food is great, the landscaping is impeccable. The decor is colonial opulence... marble tiled bathrooms and polished brass fittings and the best part, the trees all around!...

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear GreenAngel2014 As you describe we are indeed a very special property. Thank you for the great review and we are glad you enjoyed the experience. Regards Simon H

Tiverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hemingway in Nairobi is a real delight, set in the countryside the hotel exudes peace and quiet encouraging on me to relax whilst listening to the sounds of running water and birds as one looks out towards the the Ngong hills that are, according to local legend apparently the knuckles of a giant defeated by smaller people. The hotel bedrooms...

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear HCSACT Thank you for your detailed and glowing review. We are extremely proud of all the hotel has to offer and are delighted you enjoyed it too. Best regards Simon H

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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* 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hemingways Nairobi

Address: Langata Road | Karen Office Park, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $346 - $683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hemingways Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 45
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#9 Family Hotel in Nairobi
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“They are all lovely but one with a view of the Ngong hills just makes it”
 of 5 bubbles Satisfied1, 6 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor for a better view.”
  • Rider Haggard Suite
  • Rider Haggard and Drawing
  • Elephant Photo
  • Pop Up TV
  • Bathroom
  • View from Rider Haggard Suite
  • Four Poster Bed
 of 5 bubbles maritimeexplorer, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a room within walking distance of the main reception.”
 of 5 bubbles GreenAngel2014, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms are very good with amazing views of the landscaped gardens. All rooms are quite at night, security is very good”
 of 5 bubbles christophern384, 1 week ago | Read review
“Room location does not matter as they transport via golf buggies and you will welcome the morning stroll!”
 of 5 bubbles Sally22102014, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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