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“Great Hotel”
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Sankara Nairobi
Ranked #10 of 164 Hotels in Nairobi
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Lagos, Nigeria
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Have stayed here more than five times in last one year and can say that this is one of the best hotels in Nairobi. Doesnt matter whether u r travelling for business or on a holiday, hotel offers you a new property, good housekeeping and service, nice restaurants, nice pool and gym.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I had the opportunity of staying at the Sankara Nairobi recently. I was greeted by very friendly staff on checking in, which was a very smooth process as well. The room and bathroom were very clean and bed was very comfortable. The animal figurines made of soap stone as a complimentary gift during turn down everyday is very unique indeed. My stay at the hotel was short but I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. I would definitely return myself.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Mountain View, California
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is pretty nice and makes great use of it's small space. The decor is fabulous and high quality fittings were used. Natural wood keeps the rooms feeling light, yet cosy.
Room Service is fast and courteous. My one complaint was the security scanner visit everytime one entered the hotel.
Also service staff is courteous but not necessarily the friendliest.
Overall decent service though

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank tjsmart
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Nungwi, Tanzania
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

I recently enjoyed a three night stay at this terrific city property. The rooms are modern, comfortable and very clean. The breakfast buffet is amazing and the staff throughout are exceptional! They are attentive without being intrusive, kind without being "smarmy" and absolutely nothing was too much trouble.

The room was quiet, the internet service was free, easy to connect and surprisingly fast. The bed was very comfortable, I'm only sorry that I didn't take the time to try out the "Pillow Menu" which included some very exotic choices!

We were attending a function at the Sarit Center and the location next door could not be more convenient. Unfortunately the current construction meant that you had to walk around the block, but once that is done, the location for this purpose will be terrific.

The boutique is terrific, carrying some unusual items and everything locally crafted. I was impressed that the woman on duty knew the source of so many of their products and was proud to discuss them with me. They carry a number of items made by the less fortunate with the proceeds going back to the group. Not only great products, but excellent community involvement!

My only disappointment was with the room service dinner. The bread on the bottom of the club sandwich was wet and the creme brulee unfortunately awful. I think that my disappointment was compounded by the fact that breakfast had been so wonderful, I expected a fantastic dinner and it really wasn't.

Even with the room service problem, I would happily stay at the Sankara again. The hotel is lovely, but the exceptional service from the staff is what makes it really special.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a great hotel, spacious room and excellent facilities. The restaurant prepares some awesome food and breakfast offers a wide variaty. I would recommend the hotel to any traveller. Friendly and very helpfull staff. Sankara would see me again when i travel to Kenya.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Ja'nel E
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Kampala
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Wow. Was I blown away after entering the hotel. There is still some construction work going on outside but the inside is fantastic. Spent a few nights and enjoyed the experience. Great service, lovely food, very clean and comfortable rooms. Wifi available and ash to log in. Great staff, always willing to help. The breakfast selection was very nice and well cooked and tasty. The mushrooms are to die for.

Room Tip: Nice and airy room on the first floor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Kampala, Uganda
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012

This hotel pays attention to detail; free wifi in the rooms, classy interior design, great service, great restaurants, good location, and a nice rooftop bar/lounge/pool area.

Weekend rates are excellent value for money. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Sankara Nairobi
Address: Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#7 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sankara Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa. ... more   less 
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