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Hemingways Nairobi

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mountain View
Park View
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Only a quick visit on an overnight stop Staff very friendly and helpful couldn’t do enough to be of service Room excellent very big nice decor great facilities Breakfast was delicious plenty of choice all good
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Response from RichardK4313, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded yesterday
Dear jane1212604 We appreciate your time to give us a feedback after your recent stay with us and we are pleased to hear that you found our staff friendly and helpful, room excellent and breakfast delicious . Best regards , Richard K.
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We stayed in Hemingway’s for two nights before heading to the Masai Mara. We were there with a group of 11 ranging from 11 yrs old to 80. The rooms are large and very well appointed with beautiful and spacious bathrooms. The bedding is very nice and the balconies are spacious
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Response from RichardK4313, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded yesterday
Dear Trek603464, Its gratifying to hear that your group enjoyed their stay with us and found the service great, breakfast outstanding and our rooms spacious and well appointed. We have also noted that you enjoyed the performance by the boys choir and we appreciate your recommendation. Kind regards , Richard K,.
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Fabulous dining experience. The ambience was calm and serene for an evening out. The lighting and the seating arrangement made it easy for the conversations to flow all round. The food and the service from the staff was fantastic...plenty of selections for the foodie in you. I
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Response from RichardK4313, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded yesterday
Dear Robert M, We appreciate your feed back and recommendation and pleased that you had great dining experience and you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We look forward to hosting you again. best regards . Richard K
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This was a delightful visit. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was good and in general we had a great time. We stayed here for two days prior to going out to the safari camps and again on the return trip prior to going to the airport for the trip home.
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First stop in Kenya was Nairobi and I stayed at the Hemingways. As soon as you go through the doors, you enter a different world. The staircase is beautifull, the views amazing. Very silent. The rooms are named after a person, I was at the Meryl Streep Suite in the Hollywood
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Response from RichardK4313, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mia10T Thank you for your feedback and its gratifying to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and you found the service impeccable during your recent stay with us. We also appreciate your recommendation. Kind regards , Richard K.
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Is there gym
No there is not.
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There is a small exercise room with tread mills, stationary bikes, etc. I found it suited to my needs -- a 30 minute trot on the treadmill to help ward off jet lag. Follow the signs to the Spa and the attendant will let you in.
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yes, you can use the tap to brush teeth. for drinking i used the bottled water. there is a fitness center. for the spa I believe you need to pay for services. If its not too busy they will allow late check out (sometimes)
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Bottled water is complimentary, all you want. The spa is for massages etc. So you will pay for the services.
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When I was there check out was officially 10 am but they were flexible with us. I’m sure they can accommodate but assuming you’re flying there, the way the flights work is they leave at 11 from the airstrip, don’t really have any flights that leave later from what I saw. So unless you drive there yourself (the manager didn’t recommend), you’ll probably have an 11 flight and won’t need to check out late. Would also recommend booking through a travel agent. We tried booking our trip direct ourselves and the logistics were a pain to try and figure out
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"Rooms closer to the main house easier to get to."
"Choose a room facing the sunset... Nairobi sunset is divine..."
"all rooms are good, but I prefer the second floor - view is better"
"I think they are all the same, some closer to the main building, some a bit farer, loop downside"
"I imagine all rooms are luxurious."
$362 - $1,530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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