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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arranged for a team to stay here in June for a work thing, they all checked out after the first night; old rooms, some without hot water in the biting Nanyuki chill, very slow service, poor internet connectivity, unappetizing meals, and the bar only cares to serve white folks. In a nutshell - great disappointment!!

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Thank ndanua
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Sportie for 5 days in April while in Nanyuki for work. It was a blind selection as the other hotel we had wanted was fully booked during that period. It's a decent facility with expansive grounds that also seem popular with weddings. Please insist to get the rooms with wooden floor & ceiling cos the place gets... More 

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Thank Poiśon I
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Was there for a 2 day workshop and really enjoyed the stay, especially in the new building, it is well organized. You should upgrade all the buildings though....my colleagues who came earlier were given the old buildings and they had a bad experience. Otherwise Keep it up

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Thank hillarykorir
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Stuck in Nanyuki for the night and we required gated parking. We chose the Sportsman based on colleague's experiences in the past. We didn't have very good internet so we called and were quoted 6750 KSH for a double. When we got there we realized it was 9100 KSH. The front staff seemed barely awake checking us in. The room... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Was there for a meeting and after all the hype I have heard over the years, was really looking forward to it, but i was greatly disappointed. The meeting rooms have no windows - well they have but they are way up that only a giraffe could open it, and believe me a room with over 20 people definitely needs... More 

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Thank ech0mike
Nairobi Region, Kenya
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

My family and our friends booked the hotel cottages for two nights check in on 30th April and check out on 2nd May 2016.The booking went on smoothly and James was very helpful on this sector. Our nightmare started on the first night,at around 4am there was a lot of noise from people banging the doors and windows and hurling... More 

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Thank Kui K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This was a last minute choice on our way to Samburu and overall the experience was average for a hotel with such a potential for being a great hotel. The rooms seemed to have a recent innovation which made it very comfortable for a family stay. Downside was the lethargic attitude by staff during breakfast. Hotel has great surroundings and... More 

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Thank George K
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This is one of my worst hotel experience. There were four of us, and we booked the place last minute instead of driving to Nairobi at night. When we got in, there was the loudest music ever... We asked when it dies down, we were told it should at about midnight... We were pretty tired as we had drove from... More 

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Thank Disappointed_Danny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I came to the sportsman arms rather abruptly as I was attending a friends wedding in Nanyuki and needed a place to sleep within short notice. On arrival, the staff was very friendly and accommodating to the relatively late check in. The night guards also offered to clean my car in the morning :-) I was pleasantly surprised by the... More 

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Thank Robert K
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have stayed there many times over the years. Could do better with a couple of things. Upgrade the old rooms-they are stuffy and the old carpet smell is overwhelming. The bar and dimly lit disco attracts the wrong crowd. Have witnessed a couple of bar brawls. Nothing outstanding really.

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Sportsman's Arms Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 3, Nanyuki, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County > Nanyuki
Price Range: $81 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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