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Tribe Hotel
Ranked #8 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great location for business in Gigiri”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Very good hotel with excellent service. Best security in town with their own compound and a very large standoff. Excellent location is working with the UN and embassies in Gigiri - walking distance. Adjacent to the Village Market which offers convenience for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Rather far from the airport, so plan accordingly as Nairobi traffic can be horrendous.

Quite busy as is popular both with guests and day visitors. Smallish pool which doesn't seem to get much use; it is overlooked by the restaurant, and there are few lounge areas.

Breakfast is not included and is ok, but pricey.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

I read the reviews on this page and wonder whether I stayed at the same hotel. Although a bit far, the location is great. The hotel is located close to a large mall, with some options for restaurants and entertainment.

We stayed for 5 nights, after 2 sleepless nights, due to what sounded like a broken water pump above our room, we asked to change rooms. Both rooms were nicely designed, although on the small side and clean. The breakfast buffet good with many options. The service at the hotel was a hit and miss (I have written a separate review for that) and we sometimes felt that there was biased treatment towards caucasian guests.

The gym was ok with adequate machines however the hotel is lacking a proper pool area, it accommodates 6 lounge chairs at best and it the pool itself its quite small.

Overall I think its quite over priced for what you get.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank cheerioshiro
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BKK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Stayed here on business, and loved it. The rooms are beautifully and tastefully done. It feels modern and comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was excellent. The spa is fantastic, but book ahead. The hotel is located next to a shopping plaza, so you can walk around there in the evening. Overall, I would definitely stay here again when traveling through nairobi. Excellent place!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

After much thought we decided to go for this hotel. It did not let us down one bit. Such a great hotel with amazing decor and a lovely serene ambiance. The room we stayed in was extremely comfortable. Service of the staff was great too. Would definitely go back there again.

Room Tip: Junior suite has a great view of the pool area
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ruhar
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Manila
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Its an artist hotel fit for the art crowd. Its architecture is exceptional. The decor can be used in the art scene and the rooms are comfortable. The market is just beside it where you can dine and buy your souvenir before going home.

Room Tip: just make sure your rooms are in the main building........
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank gorichville
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addis ababa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

An Amazing hotel in every aspect ... Its like a modern musuem , with high quality furniture and paintings ... They call it the " honey moon " hotel because many choose itt for their honey moon .. Location is perfect as its connected to the village market which is considered one off the most famous malls in Nairoobi , that has a water park and a movie theatre , plus a huge outdoors food courts , and many quality restaurants !!!
Staff are friendly (as all Kenyans are) .. It has a nice swimmimg pool and a gym .. On the 4 th floor there is an outdoor bar that also serves Hookas !! Food is excellent there , but we still prefer to have our meals at the Village Market !!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank mimiAA
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Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed in Tribe hotel during an African trip, with a group of 22 people.
Hotel- a 5 stars look, very nice interior and fabulous paintings and statues. The food was delicious and the breakfast varied.
Unfortunately the check-in was performed in 3 hours! We booked the rooms in advance and payed for it, unfortunately we found out that 7 rooms were not available; some of my colleagues were forced to find another logement around.
Finally the problem was resolved with our embassy help.
Me and my husband received the last available room , on the ground floor and a broken window.
I did not felt very comfortable with the situation and asked for another one, than we find out that the hotel was fully overbooked for that night.
But the next day we received another 5 floor room, witch was better than the first one, so they solved the problem the next day.We felt very secure at the Tribe, a very important issue in Africa.
Kenya has wonderful attractions and fabulous landscapes and definitely worth a visit!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 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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1 Thank IIoana
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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
#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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