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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a great facility here on the outskirts of the city of Nairobi.The environment is very quiet and you will only listen to the sounds of indigenous bird-life of Kenya.A serene place you will enjoy being family or group holidays and business connections.

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

Dear Wachira44 Thank you for your review. It is much appreciated. We are indeed a perfect venue for quiet and enjoyable holidays as you mention. Thank you for your support. Regards Simon H

Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The hotel was truly luxurious with amazing rooms and a truly special feel. A very beautiful location (sorry, having trouble loading the pictures), with a great staff and stunning rooms really makes the stress melt away. You'll love it here

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

Dear William B Our location is indeed very beautiful and in addition great attention to detail was put into all other aspects of the property. We are glad this is appreciated. Regards Simon H

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Hemingways from the 2nd to 5th May, it was a lovely experience. The suites are absolutely gorgeous, the gardens beautifully tended and the staff exceedingly helpful and friendly. I honestly cannot find a single fault with this hotel.

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

Dear Zaki M We are glad that your experience was fantastic in all aspects. Please do visit us again soon. Regards Simon H

Nanyuki, Kenya
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Best hotel in Kenya. Ticks all the boxes. I stay here regularly and the staff are super friendly and service is spot on. As far as in house, Stephen has been promoted to concierge and what a good move that was. You could not find a more welcoming man. He is a plus, plus, plus, and will do anything to...

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

Dear Mindy M Thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback. Stephen and Margaret are indeed both amazing. I will pass your kind comments to them and the team at large. It is fantastic to get such a glowing tribute from a regular and loyal guest such as yourself and we thank you for taking the time to write...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed June 7, 2016

We absolutely love Hemingways! The food, the service, the spa, the gorgeous park-like setting. It is expensive but when you feel like being properly pampered and taken care of this is the place to come. Even if you don't stay just coming for a cocktail on the deck is magical.

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

Dear ladyswashbuckler We are glad you enjoy all that Hemingways Nairobi has to offer. Thank you for your feedback. Regards Simon H

Reviewed June 5, 2016

I live in Nairobi with my three girls and the husband. Whenever my husband and I need a break and want a special treat we go to Hemingways. The location is great. Overlooking Ngong Hills. The grounds are amazing, well manicured garden. Beautiful to wake up, g out on the balcony and enjoy the fresh air and all the greenery...

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

Dear Aleksandra B We are delighted to be your retreat of choice. Thank you for your support and we hope to be of service again soon. Regards Simon H

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner. The ambiance was perfect right from the gate to the dinning area. We even took a little walk around the beautiful gardens. The josper steak she had was A-mazing - I didn't know one steak could be that great! I had some really fine Duck! Can't wait to get back there. It...

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

Dear Alex-The -Organist Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the experience. I will pass your recommendation to Phillip. Regards Simon H

Reviewed May 31, 2016

Right from the gate all the way to the waiters, the staff members are very friendly and professional. They had a very nice setup for our family dinner and the steak was A-Amazing. The service was also very good and fast.

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

Dear RuthNzioki We take great pride in our team and go to great efforts to achieve our high levels of service therefore it is always a pleasure when these efforts are recognized. Thank you and we look forward to being of service again. Regards Simon H

Houston
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Luxury, Opulence, Tranquility....Simply GORGEOUS!!! This hotel was amazing. I actually took a day off from sightseeing to have a relaxing day around the hotel, and enjoy the SPA and pool. I had a great massage and a wonderful leisurely breakfast. The staff was warm and so helpful. Our personal Butler...yes Butler was so accommodating, and helpful. From the moment we...

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

Dear discoqueen49 We are so glad you enjoyed your day in paradise. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again for more of the same! Regards Simon H

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 22, 2016

I stayed care of the owner as part of business trip. First class experience, amazing staff. A really excellent hotel to stay in while staying in Kenya. Enjoyed the best Josper steak I have ever had. The suite was unbelievable a proper 5 star hotel with well-manicured gardens. Be on the hotel balcony at sunset well worth it

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

Dear Nick T Delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the feedback. 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
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: Mbagathi Ridge | Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $353 - $681 (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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“upper floors facing the garden”
 of 5 bubbles jvop108, yesterday | Read review
“All seem well situated.”
 of 5 bubbles 920PaulM, 1 week ago | Read review
“Those furthest from the hotel are the quiter”
 of 5 bubbles GREENSEssex, 1 week ago | Read review
“Higher rooms have a sight of the gardens”
 of 5 bubbles kiariew, 1 week ago | Read review
“If you have trouble walking, ask for a room at the top of the hill near the reception area. Some rooms are way down the bottom of the hill.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolFourie, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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