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Sarova Stanley

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#8 of 164 Hotels in Nairobi
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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for one night in February 2017. Got this hotel after searching online and reading comments that other travelers who stayed here wrote. I am glad I chose it. The hotel is located in the heart of the city which makes easy to go around, find restaurants, and do some shopping.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stanley is a great place to stay in downtown Nairobi. It is a gorgeous old building and has boutique shops, a pool, exercise room, and a fantastic Thai restaurant. They have an amazing restaurant that is spacious with indoor and enclosed patio dining. They serve meals throughout the day and a breakfast buffet with hot vegetable options, Indian food,...

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Budapest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently stayed in this hotel which actually is the oldest hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Centrally located, so if you have business in the city everything easily reachable. The hotel it self has a very old, dark depressing design but it was the usual African way....however the World changed a bit... The service of this hotel a little bit two...

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Nahariya, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago

CBD located, close to the main business areas of Nairobi Hotel is clean to perfection, warm and helpful staff, big rooms compare to any other hotels I've stayed. Room is truly equipped and clean. Rich breakfast buffet and really nice and handful staff I'm travelling often to Nairobi and always happy to come back

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small bathrooms. Security is excessive and uncomfortable.It is one thing to keep prostitutes out, another one is to hassle visitors at 07.00 am in the morning. The hotel resembles a police control post. Services are generally friendly. Excellent Concierge services !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

City Centre hotels are always a hit and miss, but the Sarova Stanley rates as a hit. Marketed as an old worlde hotel(since 1902) it does have an old world feel, and with loads of dark wood, does make you feel a bit like the 50's - which in Kenya was an interesting time. The staff - without exception -...

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flew in to Nairobi for a 2 week Safari and stayed for a night on front and back end at the Sarova Stanley. We love everything about this charming hotel. Restaurants, lounge, pool. They gave us a wonderful tour explaining the extensive history with many famous people that have stayed there in the past.

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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and patronage of Sarova Stanley and for the honor of making us your preferred hospitality partner during your recent visit to Nairobi. We are delighted to learn that you had a wonderful stay whilst with us and that our guided heritage tour added value and enhanced your overall safari. As we look forward...

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Stayed at the Sarova Stanley on front end and back end of our two week Safari in Kenya. Loved the ambiance of history and charm from the lobby to the rooms, restaurants and pool and workout area. Take the hotel tour and see where Hemingway stayed before going off on Safari, Karen Blixin author of Out of Africa and many...

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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and patronage of Sarova Stanley and for the time taken to share your experience with us. We are glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to join us for our guided heritage tour. Of most important to us is to learn that this enhanced your...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When attending conferences and meetings at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre I try to stay at the Stanley as the hotel is within walking distance. Walking is safe, a good exercise too and gives a much better impression of down town Nairobi and its CBD. I regularly get my room on the 7th floor looking at the Kimathi Street /...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for a first experience in Nariobi. In Kenya. In SE Africa. A good pre-start to a Safari excursion. Loved its slight feel of antiquity. Of genteelness. The whisper of a nostalgic past. The thick carpeted floor. The lob of the ceiling fans. The homey comfort of our room. The clip down the staircase into the lobby. Into the Thorn...

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Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and patronage of Sarova Stanley and for making us your preferred hospitality partner during your recent concluded maiden trip in Nairobi Kenya. We are happy to note that you were able to sample a number of our outlets and that most significantly that you connected with our heritage character. It is always our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Exchange Bar
Exchange Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Sarova Stanley

Address: Corner of Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street | PO Box 30680, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: £130 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Stanley 5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Sarova Stanley Hotel Nairobi
Sarova Stanley Nairobi
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#2 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#3 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
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“The hotel can arrange for ground transportation, if needed.”
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“Avoid 517 if you want good wifi and privacy”
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“The higher a floor the better and if budget allows, take one of their classic themed suites”
 of 5 bubbles Safariafficionado, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Depends if you want to view life in Nairobi or the quiet courtyard - both great!”
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