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“Sankara Sanka” 4 of 5 stars
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Sankara Nairobi
Ranked #10 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
“Sankara Sanka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

In the heart of Westlands is a GEM that is magnificent. Great Food, Excellent Rooftop lounge for those evening sun downers. If you're in the mood for just a glass of wine you have a wide selection of wines from South Africa, France and Spain.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank jtonius
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Sandton, South Africa
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I've stayed in a bunch of hotels, and I haven't seen anything that can match Sankara. From the elegance, to the cleanliness and friendly level of service (they even changed the beds in my room at my request with a smile), to the rooftop bar from which you see the whole of Westlands plus, to the initial welcome when you first get dropped off, to the breakfast quality, there was nothing about Sankara that didn't blow me away.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Colin A
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Pune, India
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a relatively new hotel. The rooms and the facilities are very good. The staff is courteous.

The hotel is in the market area, so there are a few eating joints nearby. The west gate mall is also not too far. If you need to travel to main business zone around westlands, it is more convenient that Intercontinental.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I stayed in Sankara Hotel in September 2013, and really enjoyed the experience. The hotel is very well situated, within the Westlands Area. The room was extremely comfortable and spacious. the food at the Sankara is lovely and really tasty. They have a good selection for breakfast and the service was exceptional. My only complaint was that for the club rooms you have to checkin on the 7th floor, so you have to drag your luggage to the 7th floor when you arrive and when you checkout. I would defenitely recommend this hotel to anyone coming to this side of Nairobi.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ElleVee288
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Sankara N, Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear ElleVee288,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 31st October 2013.

We are always happy to hear from our guests and more so with your gracious compliments about our location, food and the facilities.

Thank you for choosing the Sankara as your home away from home; and we do look forward to welcoming you back at Sankara Nairobi very soon.

With Kind Regards



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Nairobi, Kenya
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79 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Recently used the conference facility and few things to improve on
-they should never advertise on ground floor which company has conference on the day as I think it's not good for all public to know
-service from staff needs a lot of improvements as staff morals are questionable and the zeal with which they serve
-my guests who were from overseas for a meeting were charged for the conference arranged by us and it was very embarrassing when I came to know that my guests were charged
It was a very important deal and the guest felt as if I was too cheap till I had to ask hotel to sort
Worst was that no senior person came to apologize though got refund back but damage was not repair able with my customers

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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388 reviews
193 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The service, comfort, quality, location and food make this the ‘hotel of choice’ when we travel to Nairobi. I have used this hotel various times and strongly recommend it. The design if the hotel is modern (designed for business persons) and the attention to detail is top rate. The hotel is very safe and a good location for Nairobi. The breakfast buffet is excellent and they have is a special coffee shop called The Gallery (1st floor) where Jesse won the International Coffee Award. Do get a cup of Kenya coffee from Jesse while there. Overall Excellent.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank fdoamerica
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Sankara N, Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear fdoamerica,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 27th October 2013.

We are always pleased to hear from our guests and more so with your gracious compliments about our food, service, ambience, and the facilities as well as the contemporary design of the hotel.

Jessie will be delighted note that you enjoyed his barrister skills in preparing the Kenyan brewed coffee being the highlight of your stay.

Thank you for choosing the Sankara as your home away from home; and we do look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

With Kind Regards,



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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

On business in Nairobi and went for dinner at the Sankara Hotel's Savour restaurant. FANTASTIC! My colleagues had the buffet which was brilliant. The variety and choice was excellent. I had the Kenyaen Experience, which consists of two courses.

Starter was a magnificent tuna, mango and avo tartar, and for mains I choose the cow liver and toasted bruschetta. Both very yummy.

Would definitely be back.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Sankara N, Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear ElizenV,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 26th October 2013.

We are always pleased to hear from our guests and more so with your gracious compliments about our food and the facilities.

We are happy to note that you enjoyed our Artisan’s extensive buffet offerings.

We make no compromises in providing an experience our guests will want to remember!

We do look forward to welcoming you back at Sankara Nairobi very soon.

With Kind Regards,



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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 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Luxury 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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