We attended a wedding in Nairobi in February and stayed our first couple of nights at the Stanley.
They sent a complimentary shuttle to collect us at the airport. After passing through the security set up at the entrance, we stepped into a lobby that was all classic polished wood and brass. Very welcoming staff, and the formality of checking in was quickly completed.
Rooms very comfortable with all the usual amenities, and a security guard was stationed in the lobby of every floor. The only very minor niggle was when I continually tripped over the door stop situated in front of the hot drinks tray. my own fault for forgetting it was there, but not well positioned. You can tell from the fact that I mentioned it, that I could not find any fault with anything else.
The rooftop pool was a joy to sit around, or in as you choose. We were there on Valentine's day, and this is quite a celebrated event in Kenya, so the setting up process around the pool started quite early, which was a slight intrusion in to the serenity of our after travel day. When we ventured up again that evening we could see the transformation that had taken place. Amazingly decorated and lit, for the evening's party. We dined in the restaurant downstairs and enjoyed a Valentine dinner with even a red rose given to every female on the table.
The breakfast buffet was extensive with the usual cook to order eggs and omelettes, Slightly strange to find on the first morning, that the baked beans were mixed with peppers!
Staff all very friendly and efficient. All in all, I would go back there whenever I am in Nairobi.
Excellent hotel experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kenya’s first luxury hotel, Sarova Stanley opened its elegant doors in 1902. Since then, it has been making history- hosting royal safaris and legendary personalities such as Edward Prince of Wales and Ernest Hemingway. Today, as the hotel enters its second century, it continues to maintain its unique heritage and provides state-of-the-art services and facilities for business and leisure travelers. All guestrooms are a blend of luxurious Victorian grandeur and modern comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sarova Stanley Hotel Nairobi
- Sarova Stanley Nairobi