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Tribe Hotel
Ranked #9 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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50 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“One of the best in the region!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Great boutique hotel in Nairobi, exceptional staff, comfortable ambiance, with a fresh Kenyan feel. Nice swimming pool and gym area. Amazing food, beautifully served and not badly prices.
The rooms have all the comforts, nicely styled, spacious and comfortable sleeping.
Adjacent shopping complex with restaurants, curious shops, banks and supermarkets.
The area of Gigiri is also very quiet and secure, most of the embassies and ambassadors residences are in this area, hence suitable to take a walk around and take in a bit of the neighborhood.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Staying at the Tribe is like staying in a little calm bubble inside of the congested and bustling city of Nairobi. It is very near to the United Nations officies and the Embassy district in Gigiri. The hotel is nicely decorated with a lot of African art works, nice and comfortable rooms and attentive service. Breakfast buffet is good with a mix of continental and African foods. The hotel is located next to the Mall "Village Market" and there is no need to have lunch or dinner at the hotel since there are plenty of good restaurants and cafes within five minutes walk. The gym is nice but small. Only one threadmill so sometimes there is a wait. The pool is also small but the area is nice with a variety of seating arrangements. Internet is free but you need to reconnect too often.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Annikika
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Amman, Jordan
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477 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is by far the best hotel I have stayed in in Africa. From the moment you arrive, the friendliness and professionalism of the staff is just unreal. Everyone greats you with a smile and they all make sure your need are met. I have stayed there several times for both business and tourism trips and they have all been excellent. The facilities at the hotel are amazing as well, the gym was very clean and great equipment as well as an out of this world boxing area. The spa was fantastic and an out of this world experience. The food at the hotel is also great, from the burger to the steak, sushi and pasta, all of which were world class.
Location wise is great depending on what your plans are, Its a bit far from the city center, so traffic can at times be a problem, but right next to the hotel you have the Village Market which is a great mall, and they have an amazing market on Friday which is a must for every visitor.

I can continue to go on forever here, I cant wait to go back and see everyone at Tribe and stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kmiqdadi
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Washington DC
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mithlondir
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank cheerioshiro
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BKK
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank froufrouBkk
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nairobi
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ruhar
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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
#9 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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