"I'll meet you at the Stanley" is a phrase that is well known among travelers to Nairobi. I've just returned from a trip to East Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. We stayed at the Stanley twice...once on the way into Kenya and then again for a night before our flight home. 12 years ago we also had the opportunity to stay in the historic hotel, whose guests included Earnest Hemingway, Hollywood stars, royalty from all over the world, and folks like us who want to enjoy the hospitality that the hotel is noted for. The Stanley boasts a few restaurants, The Thorn Tree Cafe and Thai Chi are the two that we visited. We had Breakfast at the Thorn Tree....a fantastic buffet, and dinner at Thai Chi...some of the best Thai food that I've ever had. We also had drinks in the same bar that Earnest Hemingway drank at...
Our room was very comfortable with a king bed. The newly renovated and upgraded hotel is better than ever. Classic and elegant without being stuffy. A very friendly and attentive staff. Say hello to Dominic when you get there...tell him Peter sent you.
- 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