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Tribe Hotel
Ranked #7 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
nairobi
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Fantastic rooms. Great service. Loved their food. Nice pool area although kind of tight. The only complaint is the price. On the very high side. They cater to diplomats who dont care if overcharged. Great location in Village Market shopping area and very good security.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank andrew s
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London, Canada
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The Tribe is a shi shi hotel in a beautiful residential area of Nairobi. It is located beside a small upscale outdoor mall. The decor is modern, clean and upscale. The room was lovely and service impeccable. We enjoyed a quiet intimate dinner on the pool deck under the stars. Two of the neighbouring tables were located on a small finger of decking that reached out into the pool. I wondered aloud if anyone ever got up from the table, took a misstep and landed in the water. Sure enough, before we concluded our meal someone stood up from the aforementioned table and stepped back into the pool! Be warned, if you want to stay on the safe side but eat under the stars ask for a table at poolside, not inside :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank KathyV46
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nairobi
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The rooms are small, trendy and clean. The hotel is away from the city center and a 5 minute walk to a large outdoor shopping center. The mall has several dining options- fast food and sit down.

I was hoping to enjoy a day at the spa, but couldn't even bear to sit in the changing/relaxation area due to the smell of mold.

The receptionist admitted that they had a problem with water seeping in- in the changing rooms but not in the massage areas.

I do wish they offered this explanation during booking so that I could have booked an appointment elsewhere.
It is also a health concern for some of us that have severe allergies.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank layla a
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NAIROBI
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel have a unique taste and look with amazing arithtecture made with Africa history in mind
The food was truly african taste
The training room are modern and designed with African tough
The location is good with green surrounding environment

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank CHARAGUS
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Tribe hotel isn't really in downtown Nairobi which makes for a long drive from the airport but its co-location with Village Market makes up for that. The hotel is modern with an interesting design in the common areas as well as the rooms. Wireless internet access is so-so but included in the room rate. The breakfast buffet, while not as varied as the Serena Hotel breakfast, is very good, especially the cooked-to-order omelets. I will return to the Tribe is given a chance.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Where do I begin? I came to Tribe after staying in a horrible hotel in Kampala. When I arrived at the plush, green Tribe, I knew my luck had taken a turn in the right direction! The staff were extremely attentive and friendly, the rooms were impeccable, the lobby and other "common areas" were trendy and fun. The Nest on the room is a super fun lounge equipped with a nice view of the pool at night and shisha! The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Breakfast is included (HUGE bonus) and they have everything from omelettes to order, lovely French breads, and fresh fruits. Some of the highlights were--Dawa (a honey-vodka drink), my hair cut (ask for George), meeting Joyce (in the Kaya spa), the vegetable ravioli in sage butter sauce, and chatting with Mary (concierge who hooked me up with a great trip to the national park, giraffe center, and baby elephant orphanage). In short, STAY HERE! I told the staff... it's one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in!

Room Tip: Rooms that face the pool can be noisy. Higher floors = great view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Tiffany G
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Phoenix
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I've been to most every hotel in Nairobi, they are all have some issue (mostly cleanliness & service). This is great business hotel (yes the internet works great) and a great safari transition hotel. Don't stay at the Norfolk or some cheap hotel on the outskirts - demand from your tour operator the Tribe.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Tribe Hotel

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
#7 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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