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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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dubai
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“staying with the family.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

staying in this beautiful boutique hotel is nothing like staying anywhere else in busy Nairobi. I was been to Nairobi many times but my first time stay at this hotel truly left me with a lasting impression. Beutiful location very close to various forgien missions and UN office, sorrounded by lush trees and bang next to a village market that hosts one of the biggest craft fairs in nairobi every friday, having a super market and shopping experience nxt door makes it all the more convenient, the rooms are beautiful and modern and the chef will be happy to cook up anything you fancy if you missing a taste of home but what stuck with me was the genuine warmth and hospitalityof the staff. I experienced it first hand when I needed immediate care following early pregnancy complications during my stay. I felt as if I was being looked after my family , everything was seamless and they went beyong the call of duty to ensure my well being. I would highly recommend this hotel for a family holiday as well as business.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

I stayed for six weeks July/August 2010 during my very first trip to Africa and Nairobi. I must say; I would love to return to the Tribe again someday. Never felt so good in my life, never slept so good and never felt more secure surrounded by an excellent Tribe staff. Everyone was so kind and most friendly. Apprieciated the gift upon leaving and really do hope to return again someday. Thank you so much, everyone at the Tribe for great customer service and the unique atmosphere. Note: Also enjoyed the evening walks to the Villiage Marketplace. Great places to eat and shop. Nice bookstore, movie theater and bowling alley. Plus Jim Cab taxi at the gate. Relax and enjoy, don't worry about so much about security, it's Africa and the people are wonderful. Take time to talk to everyone you meet and just be yourself. Thank you Tribe...I hope you read this. Kevin

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank cyberlight14
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

Good things first:
The hotel looks great, is trendy with a very nice pool area.
Lucy, the breakfast waitress was always very nice and kind. Made us feel good every morning with her big smile. Keep it up Lucy. You are the best!
The door men are very friendly and always welcome you with a big smile
The hotel manager, Mark, is great! Has an open ear for the customers needs
Not so good:
Restaurant service - especially the grumpy lady at the entrance in the morning. She always looked like she was forced to be there....smile please. Any special wishes like pancakes took almost an hour to prepare!!
The TV channels need improvement - only afew channels available

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank kakilbi
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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

The Tribe Hotel is not near the centre of town but very near the UN and main embasseys. I "boutique hote" ( I do hate that label) with quirkey design features and interessing touches to the rooms and environment. I has a standard room which was very nice- comfortable bed, sound proof from hotel noise and other rooms, free Wifi which worked very well - and best for of all, good ground coffee and a cafetaire instead of the usual instant coffee, good qulaity tea and a mni bar that all items are free for the first use.
First calls service from everyone including sorting out my ticket, arranging taxis and transport to the airport.
The pool is more for lounging around in, but as I was working, that was not an issue. A well equiped Gym is alos avaiable.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Rafiki99
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

Our tour operator booked us in here for an overnight transit stay and we can't understand why? It took two hours to get there due to the traffic. The tour operator must have been aware of that because Nairobi traffic is notorious. After 9 hours travelling another two was ridiculous for an overnight with a very early flight the next morning. Left at 6:30am and that only took 45 minutes by beating the rush hour.
We didn't use much of the facilities in the hotel but can recommend the pizza bar in the village mall.
The rooms were good with large beds and tea making facilities. However, no milk for tea and when we asked for some from room service we were charged £1.50. Never before in 30 years travelling have we been charged for milk!
The breakfast was excellent (though we were rushing to make our connection).
Definitely a hotel catering for business people on expenses.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Polybin
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

Tribe is the perfect blend of local and modern, boutique and authentic, luxury and laid back. The service is outstanding. The food and cocktails are perfection. The decor is drop-dead. Whether you're at the pool, the bar, the gym, or in your room, there is no forgetting you're in Africa, surrounded by the classiest statutes and carvings, a tribal edge with all the amenities. There is great shopping a few safe steps from the hotel and a concierge service happy to help you arrange anything from a day excursion to the rift valley to a 10 day safari on the Mara. With Tribe is the perfect place to rest your head in between. I wasn't there for business, but a perfect place to stay for business travelers who are looking for NY or London connection capabilities right in the heart of east Africa. Don''t miss it.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank sharonmaya
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

Service very poor and slow, food atrocious , so bad we did not have to pay, could not use pool or sit by pool due to as external event.Second stay, no hot water ( not told on arrival), room not clean and bedding smelt of perfume ( had to change rooms at 11.00pm), ask for light meal and was told to go across road to shopping mall etc etc.
Also too far fromm airport , 1.5-2.0 hours in rush our.
Only good part, we got full refund for second night with no arguement.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank David G
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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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