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Sarova Stanley
Ranked #6 of 170 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 26, 2006

Overall an oasis in the edgy city that is Nairobi. The security guard on every floor (not to mention the inspection of our arrival taxi's chassis with a mirror) certainly made us feel safe although somewhat unsettled! The staff were very helpful - arranging, for example, a dinner reservation (inc taxi) at Carnivore and other transport in a safe and efficient manner and at a fair price. The Thorntree cafe and poolside bar's eatery were, for Africa, excellent with a wide choice of food and drink. Rooms are comfy with in-room safe. Its definitely worth shopping around for rates on the internet as a few websites have far cheaper deals than the rack rate. Whilst we were wary of venturing outside in the hours of darkness, we had little hassle wandering around during the day (a trip up to the Kenyatta Conference Centre's roof is recommended).

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6  Thank Wizzer&chips
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Reviewed December 7, 2006

I cannot say enough about the Stanley. After spending 2 weeks on a medical mission in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, this was a breath of fresh air. We stayed for 3 nights and it was like coming home every night. We arrived with one piece of luggage missing and the concierge, Stephen, couldn't have been more helpful. We ultimately received our luggage after going out to the airport to search for it ourselves and, unfortunately, it had been pilfered, but we replaced the stolen items and carried on. We hated to leave the Stanley and would happily go back

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Elena459
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Reviewed September 29, 2006

I stayed at the Stanley for a week in September. I used my credit card only to pay the hotel bill and cash for everything else. Yet, when I returned to New York, I discovered that there were fraudulent charges of more than $1600 on my american express card. All these charges originated from Kenya and it was clear that the staff at the hotel had stolen my credit card details.

Be warned. If you must stay there, do it on a strictly cash basis or travellers cheques.

Stayed: September 2006
15  Thank ozlo
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Reviewed September 3, 2006

Good superior property in the center. Lots of (imperialist) history. In great shpae. Very secure. Great workout room. Nice pool on roof. Fantastic buffet breakfast. Had dinner on patio. Good, quick and surprisingly reasonable for hotel fair.

  • Stayed: August 2006
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6  Thank DancaTravel
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Reviewed September 2, 2006

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank majorstu
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Reviewed August 30, 2006

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7  Thank night_boat
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Reviewed June 9, 2006

  • Stayed: March 2006, traveled on business
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8  Thank Mumbaitrvlr
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Additional Information about Sarova Stanley

Address: Corner of Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street | PO Box 30680, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#3 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range: $109 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Stanley 5*
Number of rooms: 217
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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