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Hemingways Nairobi

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A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hemingways Nairobi has a sophisticated and tranquil ambiance. Set between Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways Nairobi is an exclusive 5* luxury boutique hotel located in the peaceful suburb of Karen far from the bustle of central Nairobi. An all-suite property providing full butler service, a brasserie, a sunset bar and lounge and a spa, this plantation style property is perfectly placed for trips to Nairobi National Park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the capital. Each of the 45 suites is a generous size with en-suite bathrooms with walk-in closets, personalised mini bars, and a private terrace with magnificent views of the iconic Ngong Hills.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Room service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Park View
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We stayed at Hemingway Nairobi for just the one night after visiting their other two Hemingway hotels and prior to our flight home. We arrived at 6.30 in the evening and was amazed by what a grand and magnificent hotel it is. The hotel, suites and gardens are absolutely
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A couple of days ago, I stayed at the Hemingway’s and it was just magical. The rooms are super spacious with beautiful decoration, super clean and well set up. The views from the balcony are amazing as well. I loved the whole interior design of the bathroom, just gorgeous. We
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We arrived quite late into Nairobi and so it was probably around 11 pm by the time we checked in. It was a beautiful room (Lugard - named after a British African explorer) with a huge bed, a sofa, widescreen TV, enormous bathroom and balcony. Very well equipped with mini bar
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We are just finishing a 2 night stay here at Hemingways on our way to our safari. It is truly a 5 star experience. Everyone from the front desk to George, the concierge, were fantastic and personal. He arranged our pick up and tours to the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Sanctuary
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Response from RichardK4313, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded 1 week ago
Dear HolaNyc, Thank you for having chosen to stay with us and are pleased to hear that everyone in our team were fantastic and personal . We have also noted that you liked our menu offerings and we appreciate your recommendation for where one should stay while they are in Nairobi. Kind regards , Richard K.
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Such a peaceful nice hidden gem. I enjoyed the Sunday lunch listening to live music. The food did not disappoint and the staff were on their toes ready to help when needed. It was a lovely first visit.
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Response from RichardK4313, Manager at Hemingways Nairobi
Responded 1 week ago
Dear sibusisiwet2017 It's gratifying to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday brunch and our staff were available for any assistant required. Come again, Best regards , Richard K.
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Is there gym
No there is not.
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Is there gym or fitness centre in the hotel?
There is a small exercise room with tread mills, stationary bikes, etc. I found it suited to my needs -- a 30 minute trot on the treadmill to help ward off jet lag. Follow the signs to the Spa and the attendant will let you in.
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Can you use tap water to brush your teeth?
yes, you can use the tap to brush teeth. for drinking i used the bottled water. there is a fitness center. for the spa I believe you need to pay for services. If its not too busy they will allow late check out (sometimes)
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Bottled water is complimentary, all you want. The spa is for massages etc. So you will pay for the services.
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What is the check out time? Is late check out allowed?
When I was there check out was officially 10 am but they were flexible with us. I’m sure they can accommodate but assuming you’re flying there, the way the flights work is they leave at 11 from the airstrip, don’t really have any flights that leave later from what I saw. So unless you drive there yourself (the manager didn’t recommend), you’ll probably have an 11 flight and won’t need to check out late. Would also recommend booking through a travel agent. We tried booking our trip direct ourselves and the logistics were a pain to try and figure out
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"Our room, Lugard, was perfect."
"Hepburn Suite"
"Rooms are great with nice decor."
"Get the rooms on the first floor."
"Rooms closer to the main house easier to get to."
US$366 - US$729 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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