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“Great reception and excellent wireless internet speed” 4 of 5 stars
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Tribe Hotel
Ranked #8 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“Great reception and excellent wireless internet speed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

service is great and very comfy. Relaxed while having a cold soft drink and browsing the internet.
Clean air supply and awesome outside environment.
location is good and looking forward for another relaxing moment at the tribe hotel

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nairobi has a reputation for being a little unsafe for the "mazoongu" traveller so I was really relieved when we arrived to see that security was very tight and once inside the big gates I felt extremely safe. The food in the restaurant was exceptional with chefs cooking meals in front of you to your taste. Lovely pool area and very modern decor throughout. Great if you are looking for the 5 star experience.

The hotel also has a couple of bars for you to enjoy and the staff a very helpful for arranging transport or tours etc. There is also a big Nakumart supermarket and boutique shops 100 metres away which is very convenient.

Rooms are beautiful but not very big. If you are travelling with family definitely look at a larger than standard room.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed one night at the tribe. When I checked in, they confirmed that the rate was for bed and breakfast, and I joked back, "bed only, I will be leaving before your serve breakfast". The receptionist offered to make sure that night cook would make me a breakfast to go. I take 15 early bird flights every year and no one has ever offered to give me breakfast to go.

I got a room on the ground floor (one floor below the reception) and it was a duplex. I thought that was pretty cool. Spacious room. Good internet.

I had the salmon at the restaurant by the pool. It was fresh and tasty. Service was good. I then went up to the bar called the nest, and that is where everyone was. it was very busy.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank AfricanHotelWarrior
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I've stayed several places in Nairobi and Tribe is my favorite. The rooms are modern and beautiful and the staff is there for you 24/7. I really love the indoor/outdoor concept. Perfect for Kenya. The Nest (hookah on the roof) is one of my favorite spots.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Thank Alyssakate83
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The staff is super and the amenities are very nice. It's a beautiful hotel and they focus on customer service. The location is adjacent to a major mall, with a great food court and some fantastic shops, so it's very convenient. The only drawbacks are the very slow Internet (strange in a country that prides itself as a major IT hub for Africa), and the apparent dislike for air conditioning below about 74 degrees--I had to ask on several occasions when the air conditioner seemed to refuse to cool the room.

Room Tip: The corner room I had was small, but sufficient--others (and I'm not sure how they laid them out...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank James T
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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a unique hotel. It's one of those boutique hotels that you would expect to find in the Alps or Colorado. The rooms are modern and the amenities are exceptional. I also received exceptional service. Note that I was also the very first paying guest in this hotel the day that it opened a few years back. It's improved considerably since.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank TravelingTartar
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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I have stayed at the Tribe Hotel on numerous occasions and they keep disappointing considering the costs of the rooms here. As one of the high end Nairobi hotels, I would think they would try to improve their property. The wifi still remain dismal, electrical outlets in the room are sparse and often out of order. The rooms are quickly getting worn but seems like updates are few and far between. The best staff there are the gentlemen at bell desk as they are attentive and seem to know the guests, which is more than I can say for the desk staff. The breakfast is average and the rest of the hotel food menu is unremarkable. I keep hoping they will improve but I haven't seen any indication that they will.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank TheMulv
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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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