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Tribe Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Limuru Road | The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi 00621, Kenya (Highridge)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
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charleston, sc
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“Kaya Massage at Kaya Spa/Tribe Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Fantastic massage - excellent attention to detail. Ask for Walter. One of the most skilled masseuses I have had anywhere in the world. Excellent service. Clean, calm surroundings. Lovely artwork. Tea, fruit, and aromatic spa products. Worth the money!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Our family spent a few nights at the hotel and enjoyed our experience mainly because of the excellent service by each of staff in this hotel. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and welcome. The breakfast was a meal the whole family looked forward to before making our way out for sigtseeing. High level of security that was not expected but welcome. The gym has good machines and with a very helpful trainer. Open 24 hours.
We will be back!

Room Tip: Higher ther floor better the views!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I stayed here for a week on a recent visit to Nairobi and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It is a very safe hotel with excellent customer service. The rooms are more than adequate and the art displayed throughout the hotel is stunning. It is also conveniently located right across the village center mall which is full of several shops and eating places. Make sure you check out the Masai market which comes every Friday on the mall parking lot.

The hotel is able to arrange various day trips to various safaris in and around Nairobi.

It would be great if each room had an iron. Having said that, one was immediately provided for me upon request.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank agyasi
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Located adjacent to an upscale shopping mall - African style - we found The Tribe Hotel to be comfortable, convenient and safe. The staff was very helpful in making recommendations, and even found a tour guide/driver for us for a one day photography safari. The mall features vendors selling their own products in the open air as well as restaurants, a food court and other shopping. Our room was quite large and modern, and it was cleaned and maintained well during our stay. Breakfast was served with both buffet options and custom orders. We usually opted for fresh fruit and a cooked entree. We were here for over two weeks, and would return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Our colleagues who were close to the restaurant/bar had a problem with noise. Although the staff tol...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank SoFudie
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is another excellent place to stay in while in Nairobi. Do not miss! The architecture, attitude, atmosphere, it all reflects the new Kenya, standing firm and proud! Make sure to be a part of, it if only for a night. Quite an unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank StickyLicky
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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I always base my opinion on hotels as regards value for money. I recently stopped over for one night at the Tribe Hotel and thought it was the worst value for money I’ve ever experienced. $315 for one night without breakfast, windows not sufficient to keep out the noise, all night long, of the busy Limuru Road adjacent to the hotel, hotel employees knocking on the door believing I was someone else and on checking out, in answer to the usual “did you sleep well?” I said that I’d actually been quite ill and therefore couldn’t honestly say I’d slept well, to which I got the customary big smile and the reply “glad you’re feeling better now (I never said that) and that you enjoyed your stay (or that!) and we look forward to seeing you again soon.” Seriously!! However, as this is the first negative review I’ve written anywhere of any hotel (and that makes me feel a little uncomfortable) I’d like to emphasise that I don’t consider Tribe to be a terrible hotel, rather just terrible value for money. The restaurant, although the menu is rather limited, in my opinion serves well thought-out and well executed dishes made with quality ingredients. The service there seems both more professional and more genuinely friendly and, in total contrast to the hotel, it is good value for money compared to all the other hotel restaurants in Nairobi I’ve experienced to date.

Room Tip: Ask for a room as far as possible from the adjacent Limuru Road.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I stayed at the Tribe hotel for a total of three (3) nights and I really have to honor the hotel with top marks, especially when considering that it is located in Nairobi! In fact it is located in the Gigiri area (Diplomatic district) that is nice and safe if a bit far from the center. It is truly a boutique hotel with very good contemporary design, tasteful African art pieces, excellent food and top notch bathroom amenities (Damiana). My only warning would be that if you travel with someone with whom you are not intimate, be aware that the bathroom is not really separated from the bedroom and therefore "noises" cannot be isolated... The staff is attentive and helpful thus offering an excellent service. If in Nairobi again, I shall definitely stay at the Tribe hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Tribe Hotel
Address: Limuru Road | The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Highridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#12 Family Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tribe Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set apart from the crowded city centre and a modern contrast to a city of colonially-inspired getaways, Tribe Hotel located in the lush suburbs of the city echoes nothing but the ultimate in luxury and tranquility. It’s sleek architecture and crisp lines are sure to set forth a brand new experience in hotel accommodation. Drawing inspiration from its African heritage, the interior of the hotel boasts exquisite art, crafts and furnishings handpicked from the farthest corners of the continent. Each of the 137 rooms is carefully designed to whisk you away from the average mundane hotel room into a world of chic and hip design with an emphasis on detail and luxury. An ideal destination for those craving increased intimacy and comfort with an added dose of personal service. From free high speed internet access, complimentary mini bars, luxury airport transfers, warm welcomes to express check in and check-out facilities, you can be sure that Tribe understands the individual needs of just about any traveler! Adjacent to the hotel is The Village Market, the largest shopping and recreational complex in Eastern Africa, and Nairobi’s premier retail and cultural destination. With over 150 shops and services, set within flowing rivers and waterfalls. It is also home to the weekly Maasai Market which hosts 350 artists for a colorful display of crafts, paintings, beadworks and fabrics every Friday. Bringing a whole new pampering experience to Nairobi is the hotel’s Kaya Spa. Using carefully selected products, Kaya’s uniquely developed treatments are designed to harmonize both the body and mind. The six treatment rooms infuse a sense of tranquility through inspiring design and decor that is sure to contribute to the relaxation and re-invigoration of your entire spa experience. Tribe’s signature restaurant recently launched a brand new menu carefully designed by the Executive Chef and his team. Inspired by the open flame grill, the menu is a tribute to local farmers; paying homage to crisp flavors and fresh, organic ingredients. The Jiko team has also reinvented Tribe’s famous Sunday brunch; the perfectly constructed menu features an extended dessert buffet, unlimited breezy cocktails, amongst an array of other feasts for the entire family. Jiko authentically holds true to the glamour of the hotel while offering guests the delights of whimsy and fantasy through a playful approach to presentation. Located on the lobby level of the hotel, Suite 101, the new pastry offering at Tribe, is a place where you can come at anytime of the day. Using only the finest ingredients, the pastry shop offers an array of hot and cold treats ranging from custom and novelty cakes, decadent French macaroons, designer cupcakes, homemade chocolates and ice creams to bespoke sandwiches made using daily freshly baked bread. Whether it be for some intimate time alone with a tall mug of chai tea latte and a deliciously delectable pastry or a high tea with friends, Suite 101 is definitely a must try for any sweet tooth! Tribe’s serene, charming and charismatic surroundings undoubtedly place it among the most striking, and luxurious boutique properties on the African continent, guaranteeing to meet and exceed the needs of any guest from jet setting celebrities to time constrained business travelers looking to add an urban flair to their Kenya-getaways! ... more   less 
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Tribe The Village Market Hotel

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