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Hemingways Nairobi

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Hemingways has a beautiful hotel and amazing hospitality. We liked the lawns and the architecture of the hotel that gave us an opportunity to capture memorable photos. We met up for lunch that extended to having afternoon tea over the holidays and had good experience being served and enjoyed the food although a bit pricey. Its a shame though that... More 

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

Dear Ndiba I am glad you enjoyed the lunch and afternoon tea; I suggest next time you stay a night and enjoy the spa and pool to really relax. Best regards Simon H More 

Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Flew in from US and got the royal treatment at this terrific place. Driver picked us up despite late arrival as it is a bit of a drive to get there. Room was utterly fantastic-large, clean and glorious bath. Kitchen stayed open late for us as we enjoyed the water fountains and pool side dining. Sadly only stayed one night... More 

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

Dear DewDenver Please do come back ASAP! We will be delighted to have you stay again. Best regards Simon H More 

Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Delighted to have arrived in Kenya. At last. First time visiting Hemingways, a sister property of Ol Seki and Watamu. Had a most tasty, perfect steak last night. Everyone here seems to have that fine-tuned balance of friendliness and professionalism so that you get to experience not only the place but the people. Luscious grounds are perfect for that morning... More 

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

Dear IrishSafariGal We do place a lot of emphasis in getting the right balance with our team and are glad it was evident to you. We are glad you enjoyed the restaurant and hope to host you again soon. Best regards Simon H More 

Nairobi Region, Kenya
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We had afternoon tea here as a family of 5. The food was lovely and the service exceptional. If we could afford it we would definitely spend a night at this hotel, it is awesome! It's a shame though that diner quests or those having afternoon tea cannot use the swimming pool.

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

Dear Ken B I am glad you enjoyed our food and service and hope you have the opportunity to stay the night and enjoy the rest that Hemingways Nairobi has to offer. Regards Simon H More 

So Cal
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

This property is amazing, the best room I have ever stayed in. Granted we arrived from a 2 week safari in Tanzania, and 3 nights melting in Zanzibar so the temperature alone was a blessing. However the shower was heavenly, pillows like clouds, and the service flawless. The location was close to the Sheldrick which is the reason we passed... More 

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

Dear SoCalChill_Axer Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our superlative rooms. Regards Simon H More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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128 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I stayed in this hotel as part of a training course and was very impressed by the overall quality of the property. It is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, overlooking mountains. The hotel is spread out and offers a serene atmosphere. The facilities and service is of a high standard. Room - 1/1; The room... More 

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

Dear cajithk We are indeed a fantastic choice for both business or leisure and are glad you experienced that. Thank you for your detailed feedback. Regards Simon H More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Rooms are beyond superlatives, scenery is just as good, setting is just sublime. Inspiring real-life quotes on the walls, decorated with real africana, each room as a character entirely of its own. Its clear that a lot of care and attention has gone into the design and building of this place.

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

Dear Sean G Our rooms are certainly the best available and we are glad you took note of the attention to detail. Do visit us again should the opportunity arise. Best regards Simon H More 

Denver, Colorado
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95 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Our room was a beautiful safari themed masterpiece! Very romantic with mosquito netting and a rose petal heart on the bed. Beautiful big room and bathroom. Room service and the restaurant were both excellent. Would absolutely come back.

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

Dear SeeAllYouCanSee We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Please do visit again. Regards Simon H More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I went for an afternoon tea session on the 29th December 2015 with my husband to Hemingways Nairobi. Nathan, welcomed us warmly and I must say he is a very pleasant man. The display of sandwiches and scones etc. came on a contraption which needs some changes. The middle tier kept falling off, much to the dismay of us and... More 

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2 Thank Archana P
Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Archana P We have noted your comments about your experience at Afternoon tea. I will look into it with a positive attitude following your candid feedback. Thank you for that. Regards Simon H More 

Kisumu
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited the hotel in 24th to check out on 25th. What was crazyly outstanding was the level of courteousness accorded to us from the security guards at the gate to the GM . The room was breathtaking...the meals were great and served with speed! The pool was gorgeous, clean but ice cold-i recommend heating it. All in all i... More 

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1 Thank CORNY C
Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear CORNY C Thank you so much for your kind sentiments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. It is always our pleasure to be of service. Best regards Simon H More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $324 - $595 (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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