Stayed one night after a week in Mombasa and a five night safari. We wanted someplace nice and also safe. It was both, as well as having great service. Our guide dropped us off after driving all day and arrived about 5 pm to a long line at reception, but were quickly noticed by Dominic and taken over to his "Ambassador" desk for a quick check-in. I guess we looked tired after the safari! The traffic was very bad in this area around the hotel.
We had booked through Hotels.com and had breakfast included. We were given a third floor room which had a queen bed and also a twin. The twin was great because it afforded us a place to sort and repack our luggage for the flights back home. The room was very large and well appointed. The whole hotel had a wonderfully attention-to-detail appearance. From the carved wood archways in the halls to the crown moldings in the bedroom.
Our flight did not leave until late the next day so when we checked out the hotel happily stored our luggage for us until we were ready to leave. We shopped and then hung out by the heated pool that afternoon. There was a large arts and craft market a few blocks away.
Everyone was very helpful and most accommodating. The only negative was the lack of wait staff during the breakfast buffet the next morning. We were seated in the patio section and there seemed to be only one young man and he was very busy pouring coffee. The food was good and there was a good variety.
We liked the idea of entering the hotel through a metal detector and having a guard on each floor for security. We would highly recommend this hotel.
- 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