THE TOP HOTELS
in Nairobi - Kenya
Crowne Plaza Hotel
If you are a business or company looking forward to having an out of office meeting, conference or just rather to please your client(s) then I suggest you visit Crowne.
Located off Kilimanjaro road in Upper Hill area which also doubles up as Nairobi’s newest financial hub and surrounded by top notch architectural buildings emanating from all types of multi national companies, several Bank regional headquarters not forgetting Diplomatic mission and several hospitals.
Clearly Crowne Plaza is the place to be for any business conglomerate.
It’s location is also very precise, less traffic and close proximity to JKIA which would only take a 30 min drive in heavy traffic and 15 min ride in moderate traffic, what’s more for an out in the wild game drive to the famous Nairobi National park it would only take a 10 min drive from Crowne Plaza.
Better yet they provide the necessary transport ranging from sedans to off road vehicles and give discounts to their clients. More-over they also provide a tour guide who comes at quite an affordable rate. And when you check into this hotel it’s more like a one stop shop….
Coming back to the hotel, it ha 8 well spaced conference/board rooms that come with the following facilities
· Digital projector
· DVD Player
· Cable Modem
· 35mm side projector
· Flip[ Chart and Markers
· Group and event packages
· Stage lights
· Laser Projector
· White board
Just to list a few.
Their meeting rooms can also be arranged in the clients specifics that fall in these criteria
Ø Classroom style
Ø Hollow square style
Ø Reception style
Ø Theatre style
Ø U-shaped style
Ø Cabaret style
Ø Board room style
Ø Banquet style
In addition to this list they have 10 Sales and meeting professional’s onsite. In addition if your company would love to hold a Banquet for your business clients and customers don’t get worried their well polished ball rooms can accommodate up to 300 guests.
On the information edge, their rooms are all equipped with fast wireless connection and all the while you’ll still be connected to the outside world. Crowne Plaza also boasts of 162 luxurious rooms well spacious and is suited to please that out of town client that needs to be accommodated.
Some of the facilities that come with room booking include
· Cable/Satellite TV
· Sound system
· High end video equipment
· Video Rental
· Fast wireless connection
· Coffee maker
· Mini bar
· Mini refrigerator
· Free morning news paper
· Work space/desk
· Air Con
Crowne Plaza Business Center
If you are either done with your board room meeting or just staying in the room the whole day doesn’t go down with you, you could easily take a stroll and get to the business Centre which offers the following;
v Ultra modern fitness canter
v Double storey bar
v Gift shop
v Forex exchange
v Beauty Salon
v Same day Laundry facility
v A host of restaurants
Either you are a company or individual looking for the out of office business facility and Tranquility; I encourage you to check out Crowne Plaza Hotel….
Side note: The two restaurants found at the Crowne one serves Formal meals and Alacarte, the other serves buffets mostly but also does formal meals under request. Food is always billed in US dollar form and the local currency changes with the strength or weakness of the dollar.
Every evening there is a pianist who offers entertainment and a live band that plays during the weekends.
For bookings you could call 18772 CROWNE (18772276963)
Front desk 254-20-2746000 Fax: 254-20-2746100
For more Info about the hotel please visit their site on www.crowneplazahotels.com
Tribe as the word suggests is a mixture of both traditional African and Contemporary esthetics that form an award wining fusion. Tribe Hotel promises to be an escape from the mundane hotel room and brings you into a world of hip, chic design with an emphasis on detail and luxury.
The hotel's many suites extend this level of luxury and are unrivalled in their sense of elegance and class. Every room is a testament of world class comfort and functionality while offering a cultural journey through hand-picked arts, crafts and furnishings from the farthest corners of Africa. This experience is accentuated only by the hotel's public spaces with design elements at every glance.
Built inside the village market a world classy shopping mall and recreation complex, off limuru road in the Gigiri area of Nairobi that hosts a wide array of diplomatic missions like the;
· United Nations
· United States Embassy
· The Canadian High Commission
And many more missions and Non-governmental Organizations are also situated in the Gigiri area, not to mention a conglomerate of Top notch estates reserved for the well to do in society.
The hotel offers modern facilities and personal services including;
v Wireless internet access,
v a business center and meeting rooms,
v a wellness spa,
v Individualized travel services and a well-versed concierge.
The design is HIP and chic, with an emphasis on luxury and design elements. Rooms feature;
1. Large LCD TVs,
2. high-speed internet connectivity
3. open-plan bathrooms with high pressure showers
4. Mood lighting and floor to ceiling mirrors.
Epic; the in-house restaurant serves Continental cuisine with an exquisite African Fusion. It is open daily for lunch and dinner from 10:00hrs am to 10:30hrs pm. Meals served here are Buffets And Alacarte that range from 18-30 dollars a plate depending on what you’re having.
The bar; has a 26 seated capacity and the lounge area seats approximately 40 persons. The entertainment offered here is piped music only.
The conferencing facilities consist of;
a) Four boardrooms which consists of two rooms which can accommodate 20 persons.
b) Two 6 seated boardrooms, each with quality equipment on hand such as:
i. Wireless internet access
iii. Flipchart and Audio Visual equipment via LCD displays.
Tribe Hotel boasts of 142 rooms that consist of;
1. !00 Deluxe rooms
2. 4 Superior rooms
3. 5 Junior Suites
4. 5 Loft-Business Suites
5. 1 Ambassadorial Suite
6. 1 Presidential Suite
7. 1 Penthouse
8. 4 Single Apartments
9. 1 Double Apartment
10. 20 standard rooms
All rooms come with;
a) Large LCD TV's
b) Three phones
c) High speed internet connectivity
d) Open Plan bathrooms with high pressure showers
e) Mood lighting and floor to ceiling mirrors
f) Wireless Internet Connectivity
Tribe Hotel rates are as follows;
DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON SHARING SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT PER NIGHT
DELUXE & PARAPLEGIC - B & B
01-Jan-10 31-Oct-10 135 USD 115 USD
01-Nov-10 31-Oct-11 135 USD 125 USD
SUPERIOR - B & B
01-Jan-10 31-Oct-10 160 USD 140 USD
01-Nov-10 31-Oct-11 160 USD 150 USD
JUNIOR SUITE - B & B
01-Jan-10 31-Oct-10 210 USD 190 USD
01-Nov-10 31-Oct-11 210 USD 200 USD
LOFTED BUSINESS SUITE - B & B
01-Jan-10 31-Oct-10 230 USD 210 USD
01-Nov-10 31-Oct-11 230 USD 220 USD
AMBASSADORRIAL SUITE - B & B
01-Jan-10 31-Oct-10355 USD 335 USD
01-Nov-10 31-Oct-11355 USD 345 USD
PENT HOUSE - B & B
01-Jan-10 31-Oct-10 420 USD 395 USD
01-Nov-10 31-Oct-11 420 USD 405 USD
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE - B & B
01-Jan-10 31-Oct-10 545 USD 520 USD
01-Nov-10 31-Oct-11 770 USD 550 USD
TOWN HOTELS: PRICE (IN US$) INCLUDES BED & BREAKFAST ONLY.
Children: Less than 12yrs (maximum 1) sharing 1 bedroom with 2 adults stay and eat breakfast FREE. Bedrooms that cannot accommodate sharing with adults, 2 rooms need to be booked taking the SRS to the room with 2 children.
For more information please contact Tribe on
Seen as a favorite for the American Diplomatic officials, the current Secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the Vice President Joe Biden prefer staying here when they visit Kenya.
Hotel Intercontinental, is a five-star icon in the city Centre, and has for years been an oasis of luxury for business travelers as well as those who want to experience the wonders of Africa.
Hotel Intercontinental is located in downtown Nairobi within the Central Business district, bordering Uhuru highway and next to Parliament and the Jomo Kenyatta mausoleum. Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 18 km away from the hotel.
There are 369 rooms at the Intercontinental and they include;
§ !6 suites
§ 9 apartments
§ 80 connecting rooms
§ 40 non-smoking rooms
§ 10 rooms with Handicap access
§ 30 Club rooms
§ 1 club inter-continental Suite with Club Lounge
All these rooms are fitted with;
v TV with a wide range of cable connections
v Mini bar
v In-room video check out
v Direct line phones
v Dual voltage power points
v Valet services
v Connected and wireless internet services
v 24-hour room service
Club members enjoy services like;
i. Fax and a safe in each room
ii. Full access to the Club Lounge foe Club floor guests
iii. Buffet breakfast
iv. Access to fitness Centre
The Business Centre offers;
a. Secretarial services
b. Internet services
c. Complimentary access to health Centre
There are a variety of dining options to select from;
Pool Terrace restaurant serves;
o Local Cuisines
o International Cuisines
o Italian Cuisines
Opens from 6am to 10:30pm, situated in the ground floor and seats 100 guests
Le Mistral restaurant serves
o Formal dining
o Mediterranean Cuisines
Open from 12:30pm-2:30pm and then again from 7:00pm-10:30pm it is situated also on the ground floor and seats 38 guests, it is always closed on the weekends.
Entertainment if offered in the safari bar that plays live music and is open from 5pm till 1am and serves light snacks as well as drinks.
The lower ground floor consists of;
v Health Club
v 15 meter outdoor swimming pool
v Turkish bath with massage
v Jogging track
v Tennis courts
v Golf course
N/b; Rooms start from 350 US Dollars, and meal prices start from 20 US Dollars a plate
Arguable one of the most Oldest Hotels in the African Continent, and also an Elder to the London Ritz is the awesome Norfolk hotel that opened its’ doors in 25 December 1904.
The secret that keeps them open for over a century and still going on is its high standard of service, luxurious style and of course hospitability and Comfort.
Get this were it not for the Norfolk being in place back then, Kenya wouldn’t have been considered to be a British colony and Nairobi then wouldn’t have become a capital. Norfolk became the only civilization for wealthy Game hunters and adventurous who wanted to escape harsh winter conditions back in England and this was the only place they would have found best accommodation in Bush country.
Norfolk is known for hosting Former British Premier Winston Churchill and after 25 years of ruling the United States, the 26th President Theodore Roosevelt opted to stay at the Norfolk and enjoy hunting in bush country…
Located on Harry Thuku road in the prime proximity of The Central Police station, The University of Nairobi, The Kenya National Theatre, And easy access to both the Central Park and Jeevanjee Gardens. Norfolk is definitely the place to be if you want quiet and Serenity.
This 5.0 star Hotel has 165 Guest rooms that come in the following order;
Deluxe rooms; Luxuriously furnished with plush carpeting, these non-smoking Deluxe Rooms feature a veranda, a working desk with HSIA, as an in room digital safe. The rooms fashion a private en-suite marble bathroom with either a 4-piece or 3-piece. With a choice of either king bedded or twin bedded, the rooms leave guests with unforgettable memories.
· Bed type: One King, One Queen or Two Twin Beds
· Location: Acacia/Mugumo/Kijabe/Delamare Wings
· View: Main: Courtyard or Fountain Gardens
· Size: 30 sq. meters
Fairmont Room; Luxuriously furnished with plush carpeting, the non-smoking Fairmont Rooms offer HSIA, a working desk and a private en-suite marble bathroom with a 3-piece bath. All rooms come with an in room digital safe.
· Location: Delamare/Karura and Kijabe Wings
· View: Limited Courtyard View or Fountain Garden View
· Size: 26 - 30 Sq. meters
Moderate Room; Moderate Rooms offer great value in a luxury hotel. These historic rooms in the Karura wing offer HSIA, reading desk, flat screen televisions and a private en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower. All rooms renovated with plush unique finishing with an intimate feel.
· Location: Karura
· View: Limited Courtyard View or Harry Thuku Road
· Size: 26 sq. meters
SUITES AND SPECIALTY ROOMS
Junior Suites; are spacious open-concept accommodations with HSIA, and a 4-piece en-suite marble bathroom with a separate shower stall. Each Junior Suite has a separate seating area, desk, and an in-room safe. All suites are luxuriously furnished, have plush carpeting and deep velour soft furnishings.
Bed Type: One King or One Queen Bed
Location: Kijabe / Karura
View: Limited Courtyard View or Fountain Garden View
Size: 34 sq. meters
The Duplex Suites; are split level accommodations with each suite offering a private en-suite 4-piece bathroom with a separate shower stall. The guest bedroom is located upstairs, with reading desk and small sitting area.
The sitting room is located downstairs and offers a dining table as well as a delightful bay seating area overlooking the Fountain Gardens. Additional amenities include in-room safe reading desk. All suites are luxuriously furnished, have plush carpeting and deep velour soft furnishings.
Location: Mugumo Wing
Bed Type: One King
Location: Mugumo Wing
View: Fountain Garden View
Size: 60 sq. meters
Signature Suites; the lavish 9 signature suites are very spacious luxuriously furnished accommodations with plush carpeting and deep velour upholstered furniture. They offer one King bed, HSIA, a large en-suite bathroom with a separate shower stall, a separate sitting room and a separate changing room. They also have an in-room safe and trouser press, and in addition to the regular bathroom the suites also offer cotton balls and weight scales. Each individual suite carries with it a characteristic Kenyan historic significance, as they are each themed from influential makers in colonial Kenya
Bed Type: King Bed
Location: Acacia Wing
View: Courtyard: View
Size: 76 sq. meters
Karura Suite; these only two of a kind suite are located in the historic Karura wing and aptly named after Sarah and Abraham Block who are part of the founders of our105 year old hotel. With a breathtaking elevated view of the courtyard, the two suites boast of very large terraces. With a separate sitting lounge from the bedroom the suite offers HSIA, in room digital safe 32” flat screen televisions for comfort. The 2008 renovated suites have a plush unmistakable finish, queen beds and spacious 4-piece bathroom.
Bed Type: One Queen Bed
Location: Karura Wing
View: Elevated Courtyard View
Size: 46 sq. meters
Freebies when you book any room include Common Amenities offered;
Electrical mosquito repellent
Safety deposit boxes
Telephone (direct dial)
Television with satellite
115/240 v shaving sockets
Toiletries including shampoo, body lotion, bath and shower gel, insecticide
Washbasin with hot and cold running water
Amenities on Request
The following amenities may be available in selected guest rooms.
Connecting Rooms -- in the Delamare Wing
Shoeshine - Guest shoes are cleaned free of charge
Norfolk also has restaurants like;
1. The Ibis Grill
2. The Lord Delamare Restaurant
Both Restaurants offer different buffet themes for their lunches and Alacarte for their evening meals, and ranges between 50-95 dollars a plate.
The bars include;
1. The Lord Delamare Terrace and Bar
2. Pool side Patio
3. Cocktail Lounge
Recreation facilities include;
a. The garden and aviaries
b. Heated swimming pool
c. Health club equipped with gym, saunas, steam rooms
d. Aerobic and massage facilities
e. Conference facilities with capacity of up to 255 people
Side note; surprisingly this is one hotel which accommodation prices don’t change with the seasonal (high, low) changes. And their rates are inclusive of Bed and breakfast.
Prices in US $ for a nights stay;
Single room- 220
Double Room- 250
Triple Room- 350.
Entertainment that is usually offered is piped music, but live bands and sometimes a pianist are invited to play on special occasions.
For more information please contact the Norfolk on
1(888)451-7070 Toll free for international callers
Ole Sereni Hotel
The title of the hotel is taken from the Maasai name for the area meaning 'place of tranquility'. Ole-Sereni captures the essence of Nairobi, which is the only city in the world that boasts a natural game park within its precincts. The hotel offers its guests views of animals in their natural surroundings at the waterhole in the park from the restaurants, bar, swimming pool and other parts of the hotel.
As 'The City Hotel by the Game Park', Ole-Sereni combines the best features of a modern City Hotel and a traditional wildlife lodge where guests can enjoy nature's tranquility from a very close range.
Ole-Sereni is strategically positioned close to the Airport located just off Mombasa road and near the city center, the hotel offering world-class facilities and personalized services to business as well as leisure travelers. The hotel also enjoys proximity to the central business district, international organizations, financial institutions, government offices and the industrial areas of Nairobi.
Hotel Facilities Include:
§ Air conditioning,
§ Fitness facilities
§ in hotel, Swimming pool
§ outdoor, Wheelchair accessible
§ Valet parking
§ Hair salon
§ Concierge services
§ Gift shops or newsstand
§ Shopping on site
§ Total number of rooms (134), Number of floors (3), Number of buildings/towers (1),
§ Multiple conference/meeting rooms
The Hotel has 134 rooms that are;
a) Superior rooms
b) Deluxe rooms
c) Club rooms
d) Suite rooms
Amenities offered in the rooms include;
ü Audio-visual equipment
ü Wake-up calls,
ü Complimentary newspaper
ü Coffee/tea maker
ü Daily housekeeping
ü Private bathroom
ü Hair dryer
ü In-room safe Room service (24 hours),
ü Designer toiletries,
ü Premium bedding,
ü Separate sitting area, ,
ü Bathroom phone
ü Iron/ironing board (on request)
Business services offers include;
v Air-conditioned public areas,
v Barbecue grill(s)
v Coffee in lobby
v Tour assistance
v Spa tub
v Arcade/game room
v Complimentary breakfast
v Coffee shop or café
v Health club
v Parking (free)
v Self parking,
v Multilingual staff
v Complimentary newspapers in lobby
v Turndown service
v Complimentary bottled water
v 24-hour front desk
v Security guard
v Banquet facilities
v Direct-dial phone
Other Facilities are;
1. Beauty services
2. Full-service health spa
3. Massage - spa treatment room(s)
4. Multiple small meeting rooms
5. Steam room
7. Electronic/magnetic keys
8. Makeup/shaving mirror
9. Express check- in
10. Shower/tub combination
11. Technology support staff
12. Ergonomic chair
13. Grocery/convenience store
14. Media library
15. Wireless (high-speed) Internet access
16. Satellite television service,
17. Flat-panel television, High-definition television
There are 4 restaurants namely;
A. Big Five restaurant
B. Water-hole snack bar
C. Ngong pool bar
D. Eagle grill room
Conference & Meeting
Not just a family retreat, the hotel also takes care of your business needs. Their conference rooms are available in a range of sizes –
I. large conference rooms
II. medium sized meeting rooms
III. smaller boardrooms
All fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
The Pride Conference Center
This is the main conference center, with a capacity to host 500 people. It can also be divided into different combinations of 5 individual rooms namely;
c) Jones and
d) Makora (so names after the 'Lone Tree Pride' of the national park),
e) Solo (one of Jonathan Scott's cubs).
Features of our conference rooms are:
o 55 decibels sound proof foldable partitioning
o Cork tiles (to ensure warmth and enhanced sound proofing)
o Well manicured garden for coffee breaks
o Baby Sitters available on request
o Conference help desk
1. LCD Projectors
2. Drop-down Projection Screens
3. Overhead Projectors
4. In - built Public Address System
5. C LCD TV sets
6. CD, Video and DVD Players
7. Cabled internet, telephone and fax
8. Wi-Fi hot spots within the room
9. Video conferencing
10. Audio conferencing
11. Other conference room facilities
The hotel also has 3 additional meeting rooms with a capacity of 40 to 60 people each, plus 1 large fully equipped boardroom and 4 smaller meeting rooms for up to 12 people.
The conference and banqueting menus will cater for your meeting requirements for food and beverage
Large Business Center fully equipped with high speed internet, photocopies services, fax and lamination manned by a professional secretarial team and has an area set aside for use as secretariat during conferencing.
Meals prices start from 15 US Dollars, entertainment is usually piped music but some restaurants play live bands and a resident Dj plays during the weekends.
Switch board: Tel. +254 20 3901000/+254-20-5036000
The Panari Hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel designed to provide maximum comfort for business travellers enrooted to different destinations or those seeking leisure in Kenya.
The hotel offers a magnificent wildlife view in the adjacent Nairobi National Park and an exceptional personalized guest service incorporated with home-style luxury.
The Panari Hotel forms part of the Panari Sky Centre, a state-of-the-art architectural gemstone comprising of;
I. Ice skating rink
II. Shopping mall
III. Cinema theatre
IV. Food courts catering for the varied exotic tastes
Located in Nairobi, Panari Hotel is near the airport and close to Nairobi City Stadium and Nyayo National Stadium. Additional area points of interest include Strathmore University and Nairobi Railway Museum.
Accommodation: The hotel has 136 luxurious rooms comprising of;
· Standard Double rooms,
· Superior Rooms,
· Deluxe Rooms
· Royal Jade Suite.
· The wall to wall windows offer incredible views of the Nairobi National park.
· All rooms are decorated with lavish textures and exuberant colors
Each room features:
§ Satellite television and an internet connected activity desk.
§ High Speed Internet access, data port, facilities for facsimile, voice mail
§ Spacious bathroom with separate bath and shower
§ 16 Channel International Satellite TV
§ Air conditioning
§ Direct dial telephone
Recreation: The Facilities and Activities:
Ø Conferencing and Banqueting facilities
Ø 24 hours security
Ø CCTV cameras covering all floors and public areas
Ø Indoor heated swimming Pool
Ø Sauna and Steam Rooms
Ø Massage parlors
Ø Ice skating rink
Ø Boutique shops
Ø Bureau de change
Ø Movie theatres
Ø Coffee shops
Ø Secure parking
Ø The fitness center is well-stocked with weight and cardio equipment
Ø Crystal bar
Ø Business center with Internet, Facsimile
Ø ►The Nairobi National Park is nearby.
A. Rates are based on Bed and Breakfast (B&B) and are inclusive of taxes
B. CHILD RATE; Based on travel within the high season. based on one child under the age of 12 sharing the specified room with adult/s. Children under the age of 4 are free of charge
The Panari Hotel houses eight banqueting rooms with capacity ranging between minimum 40 people and maximum 1000 people. KShs 2900 per person per day is charged for the following benefits:
1.Conference room hire
2.Early morning tea only
3.Mid morning and afternoon tea/coffee with assorted pastries and sandwiches
4.Buffet lunch with a soft drink
5. Mints and two mineral waters
6.Writing pads and pen, one flipchart , marker pens and a screen
7. Free use of parking for participants (capacity 450 cars).
The Panari Hotel's extensive conference, meeting and function rooms on the first floor are equipped with the latest facilities and can accommodate from 40 to 700 guests.
The central atrium, with its high curved glass roof on columns and an imposing water feature, uplifts the surrounding restaurant, function, meeting and shopping outlets. It was constructed with flexibility in mind.
Entertainment offered is in the club and meal prices vary from the different restaurants.
Safari Park Hotel
Set in what was once a British Army officer’s retreat during the Colonial period in Kenya. Now is the Beautiful Safari Park Hotel that sits on sprawling 64-acre grounds, Safari Park Hotel combines intrigue of African architecture and Art with an infrastructure on the cutting edge of technology.
Safari Park Hotel Nairobi, located just off the Thika Highway near the Moi International Sports Center at Kasarani, is one of the popular Nairobi Hotels. Thika Highway leads directly to Mount Kenya so the hotel is a great spot for adventurers seeking to climb the highest of the mountains in Kenya and second tallest mountain in all of Africa.
The hotel has 205 spacious rooms all of which are furnished with;
· Hardwood poster beds and hand-carved furniture.
· Exhibit safari-themed decor.
· The rooms have large windows
· Many have verandas from which guests can take in the hotel's well-kept gardens.
The rooms are equipped with;
§ a reading desk and chair
§ Electronic in-room safe to help you secure your valuables such as money and passports.
§ Satellite TV to keep you entertained while indoors.
§ Each room is also equipped with tea and coffee making facilities
§ A refrigerated mini-bar
§ Mosquito nets to keep mosquitoes at bay.
§ Cabled internet and Wi-Fi enable guests to keep abreast with business and international developments from the comfort of their rooms.
Services and Amenities
The Safari Park Hotel Nairobi's services and amenities cater to both the business and leisure needs of the guests. Safari Park offers;
v well over 20 conference, meeting venues
v banquet venues with capacities ranging from 4 to 1200 delegates
The hotel's business center is fully equipped with;
i. Photocopy services
ii. Fax services
iii. Offers secretarial services
iv. Internet services.
Safari Park's restaurants offer 5 dining options that ensure that guests' culinary preferences are catered for.
Café Kigwa; is a cross between a New York deli and Paris café
La Piazzetta; offers Italian cuisine notably pasta and pizza.
Winners Pavilions; specializes in Chinese cuisine,
Chiyo; offers a Japanese menu including some tempting sashimi and sushi choices.
Nyama Choma Ranch; when the carnivore in you beckons head here in this restaurant which is famous for its flame-grilled beef, pork, goat, ostrich or crocodile meat.
N/b; you don't even have to leave the Safari Park hotel Nairobi to find amazing entertainment options. You can enjoy the mesmerizing Safari Cats dancing and acrobatics show or groove the night away at Cats Club Discotheque or just unwind at the Piano Bar. Meals price range start from 20-39 dollars a plate.
A fitness center that includes;
1. a modern gymnasium
2. aerobics studio
3. large swimming pool
5. sauna and steam facilities
6. 2 squash courts
7. 3 floodlit tennis courts and
8. 2.2 km jogging track.
The hotel also offers taekwondo and salsa classes all of which ensure that you keep fit during your stay at the hotel.
Tel: (254-20) 3633000, 0722205683, 0733333713
Fax: (254-20) 3633919, 8561584
Sankara is the newest kid on the 5.0 star blocks, and reaching new heights in contemporary luxury, the combines’ international five star standards with personalized service and an authentic new African flavor.
The quietude of the spacious hotel rooms, rooftop pool and world-class spa creates an ideal setting for guests to relax while enjoying a tempting choice of dining areas and meeting spaces.
Sankara is all about personal service. An online preference planner, and en-route check-in from the airport courtesy car, mean guests can be welcomed by name to a hotel that will be uniquely their own: minibar stocked to their wishes, spa treatments and restaurant tables reserved, meeting rooms and events tailored to their requirements.
Sankara Hotel is at the heart of Westlands and at the Centre of city life. With excellent transport links and an array of shops, bars, restaurants and major businesses nearby, you will find Sankara Hotel ideally located for all your leisure and business needs.
The Hotel’s meeting facilities have been purposely designed with functionality in mind. They have a capacity 200 people that can alternatively be adjusted into mid-sized rooms for 30-60 guests.
The state-of-the art meeting rooms consist;
1. The latest AV technology
2. Wireless internet connections.
3. State of the art Boardrooms
4. Personalized Event planning
5. Natural Light and adjoining outdoor terrace
6. Three first floor meeting rooms for up to 220 guests.
Sankara Hotel also has a business Centre that offers a wide array of interesting services like;
§ CD / DVD library
§ Private dining room
§ Non-smoking rooms
§ Valet and self-parking
§ 24 hour in-room dining
§ One hour pressing service
§ 24 hour multilingual concierge
§ 24 hour laundry and dry-cleaning
§ Baby-sitting by prior appointment
§ Restaurants, lounge and supper club
§ Airport pick-up and limousine service
Other services also include;
§ Secretarial service
§ 24 hour business services
§ Cellular phone rechargers
§ Computers - PC and Mac
§ State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment
§ Complimentary wired or wireless internet access in meeting rooms, as well as Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the hotel
Sankara also has a Club Lounge that offers;
v Concierge service
v 24 hour butler service
v Restaurant reservations
v Flight detail confirmation
v Mobile phone recharging stations
v Two state-of-the-art boardrooms
v Car pick up or rental co-ordination
v Dedicated zones for work and relaxation
v Laundry/dry cleaning pick-up and delivery
v Spa discounts and complimentary neck massage
v Use of Club Lounge for early arrival and late check-out
v Complimentary pressing of clothes and daily shoe polishing
v Guaranteed access to Sarabi, Rooftop Pool and Supper Club
Sankara also has a spa known as the Angsana which is open between 8am-9pm, it offers the following;
ü Relaxation lounge
ü Two rain mist rooms
ü Seven treatment rooms
ü Treatments with natural ingredients
Their Gym which is open between 6am-10pm and hold;
o Rooftop Pool
o Turkish steam room
o Latest technology and equipment by Techno gym
Sankara Hotel Nairobi has 156 contemporary hotel rooms and suites of which
1. 7 Junior Suites
2. 2 Executive Suites
3. 65 Rooms are deluxe Rooms
4. 82 Rooms are Superior Rooms
The rooms are fully equipped with
a. Ergonomically designed desk and chair
b. Complimentary high speed internet access
c. LCD flat screen TV, DVD player and surround sound
d. Marble bathrooms with walk-in rain showers and separate baths
e. Plug and play panel (allows for seamless connection of audiovisual and technological devices to the TV)
Sankara boasts of restaurants that offer some of the best delicacies are listed bellow
The Gallery - Fine Food & Wine
Enjoy our gourmet delicatessen and Nairobi's finest wine bar.
Open from 6am to 11pm
The best in global cuisine, delivered to the highest standards.
Open from 6am to 11pm
Tempting scrumptious flavors fro South East Asian continent.
Open from 12pm to 11pm
Sarabi, Rooftop Pool and Supper Club
Offering healthy fruit juices and light spa cuisine by day; transforming into Nairobi's premier lifestyle restaurant and bar by night.
Open from 7am to 1 am
N/b; the restaurants main menus include theme buffets and Alacarte that range from 18 -29 US dollars
Entertainment offered is piped music during weekdays and a resident Dj on the weekends.
Hotel Rate for accommodation is listed bellow
Dates/Room Type Standard Single Standard Double Standard Triple
02-Jan-2011 to 30-Jun-2011 US$ 234 US$ 272 US$ 548
01-Jul-2011 to 31-Oct-2011 US$ 267 US$ 299 US$ 600
01-Nov-2011 to 01-Jan-2012 US$ 234 US$ 272 US$ 548
Side note; Meals are served at specified restaurants
· Additional Buffet Breakfast 25 US Dollars per person inclusive of taxes
· Day room rate (subject to room availability) is at 75% of applicable rates
· Rates are applicable only for ‘Tour-Travel’ segments (i.e. leisure clientele only)
· Extra bed for triple occupancy only applicable in Suites at 75 US Dollars supplement
· A maximum of two adults are permitted per room with the exception of the executive suites
· Rates are inclusive of buffet breakfast, statutory 16% VAT, 2% Training Levy & 10% service charge
Booking & Reservations for Nairobi Sankara Hotel - Kenya
Phone: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
Cell : 0721242711
Kofi Anan the immediate former UN secretary General favors the Nairobi Serena as his favorite place of stay whenever he lands in Nairobi.
Righteously famed for its superlative standards of efficiency, service and hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and the proud flagship of the Serena Hotels’ fleet of world-class hotels.
Considered by many to be Nairobi’s finest hotel, the Serena stands amidst lush tropical gardens with panoramic views over Nairobi’s Central Park and the glittering downtown skyline. Despite its pivotal central location, the Serena also remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most vibrant capital cities .Established in the mid-1970s, The Serena Group was launched with a simple but challenging goal; to become the leading hotel group in East Africa. Today this goal has become a reality.
Set amongst the lush-green abundance of extensive tropical gardens, looking out over the gentle green avenues of Central Park and commanding a panoramic view over the glittering towers of downtown Nairobi, the Serena Hotel enjoys one of the finest locations in the city. Sensitively constructed from ecologically sympathetic materials, the interior décor of the hotel reflects a kaleidoscope of cultural influences blending Moroccan mystique and a breadth of African heritage into one elegant and harmonious whole.
Located in central Nairobi, Nairobi Serena Hotel is shaded by jacaranda, bougainvillea, and acacia trees of Central (Uhuru) Park, National Assembly Building, and Parliament Building. Additional points of interest include City Hall and City Square.
Serena hotel Business Centre
a. Not to lose touch with the business world, Serena state-of-the-art Business Centre is manned by a team of professionals offering a comprehensive selection of global connectivity, business back up and travel advice.
b. The Business Centre can also help with; printing, equipment hire, event planning and all aspects of commercial presentation.
· Secretarial, word processing and layout services
· Photocopying, printing and document presentation services
· Internet, E-Mail and Facsimile services
· Conference and event management
· Audio visual services
· Stationery, packaging and courier services
· Travel Desk
Banqueting and Business Events
The Nairobi Serena is experienced in organizing world-class conferences with;
1. State-of-the-art technical back-up
2. Excellent catering
3. luxury sports & leisure facilities
4. First class accommodation.
Serena also ensures that at the end of a hard day’s business, you won’t be stressed out and stuck in a traffic jam, but slipping into their:
i. Heated pool
ii. letting off steam in the Turkish bath
iii. Sweating it out in the sauna
iv. Winding down in the bar before a sumptuous supper in one of their flag-ship restaurants.
Other Facilities include:
v State-of-the-art presentation facilities
v Full conference organization service
v A choice of imaginative incentive packages
v A range of event-tailored accommodation packages
Serena Restaurants consist of;
Café Maghreb - a visual and culinary feast
The relaxed and informal Moroccan-styled all-day café, which takes its inspiration from the Swahili word Maghreb meaning “west of the setting sun”, features a vibrant décor that reflects the jewel-hued stalls and bright-polished coffee pots of the Kasbah. As for the menu, it is international in style, reflects the best of eastern and western cuisine and features a globetrotting selection of themed menus throughout the week. It also allows for al fresco dining with views over the shimmering waters of the pool.
Evoking Ethiopia - The Aksum Bar
Taking the ancient Ethiopian town of Aksum as its mystical muse, this spacious and innovatively designed bar opens onto lush gardens where evening cocktails and Sunday brunch are served. The décor blends brilliantly eclectic Ethiopian wall hangings, fascinating ethnic crafts and a whimsical umbrella-hung ceiling with the calm modern-day sophistication of a world-class hotel. As well as a broad range of international labels, fine wines and fresh juices, the Aksum Bar also offers a world-class cocktail line-up.
The Pool Bar - An Oasis in the heart of the City
For a more relaxed, sun and sky ambiance why not try our al fresco Pool Bar, which offers all the cool of an oasis, in the heart of the city. Looking out over the shimmering blue waters of their heated pool, shaded by the rustling palms of the tropical gardens the Pool Bar décor suggests the brilliant white arches, sparkling mosaics and fountained courts of a sultan’s palace. As for the menu, it features an all-day selection of hot and cold snacks, ice cream sundaes, mid-morning pastries and spicy evening appetizers whilst the drinks line-up includes an international cocktail selection, a range of fine wines and spirits, Italian-style coffee, herbal teas and a broad selection of fruit cocktails and chilled juices.
The Bambara Lounge
Named after the Bambara tribe of Mali and decorated to a West African theme that majors on hand-carved Camphor wood panels, each depicting an African legend, the Bambara Lounge offers 24 hour service to resident hotel guests only.
The magic of the Mandhari Restaurant
Known for its’ excellent atmosphere and exquisite cuisine. The uniquely situated ‘Mandhari’ restaurant enjoys panoramic views over the bright lights of the city and the gentle green lawns of Nairobi Central Park. It also offers an open-air dining terrace overlooking the pool, a frescoed dining room, gentle piano music and impeccable service. Famous for the delicacy of its cuisine naturelle the ‘Mandhari’ menu choices include; Indian Ocean seafood, wild game, fresh-caught river fish and some inspirational oriental, vegetarian and Swahili dishes.
N/b: The restaurant served meals range between 20-50 US Dollars
Entertainment offered also ranges from piped music to live bands and sometimes a resident Dj depending on the occasion.
Serena Hotel has 184 Guest rooms that are classified as;
§ 1 Presidential Suite
§ 1 Bateleur Suite
§ 3 Garden Suites
§ 5 Business Suites 5
§ 6 Executive Suites 6
§ 5 Superior rooms 5
§ Standard bedrooms with 92 (Queen-size beds)
§ Standard bedrooms with 71 (twin beds)
§ 8 inter-connecting rooms
§ 66 non-smoking rooms
All the rooms have been individually interior designed along Pan African themes.
Tel: (+254) 20313800
Fax: (+254) 202725184 or 202725250
From the day it opened its doors in 1902 it has been making history hosting royal safaris and a long line of living legends. The beginnings of a hotel from wooden and tin buildings in 1902 on Victoria Street ( Tom Mboya Street) to a larger premises on Government road after the Great Fire in 1905; now known as Moi Avenue.
In 1928, The New Stanley was the venue for a glittering ball for the Royal highness, The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Gloucester. During this period, there was a weeklong public celebration in Nairobi.
Princess Elizabeth and the duke of Edinburgh in 1952 were at Sarova Stanley for a function.
Located on the corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue, in the heart of Central Business District of Nairobi, Sarova Stanley is surrounded by an array of well lit streets that house anything from shops, banks, clubs, restaurants and a bevy of office buildings.
The Windsor Suite
Located on the eighth floor, our penthouse suite 'The Windsor' was so named to commemorate the attendance at a ball in the hotel in l928 of the Prince of Wales (who later and briefly became King Edward VIII) and the Duke of Gloucester. It comprises a beautifully furnished bedroom and expansive sitting room with its own private terrace which makes it an ideal venue for high-profile cocktail and dinner parties.
The Stanley Suite
This Suite, which also serves as the Presidential Suite, is named after the explorer. Henry Morton Stanley, as was, no doubt, the hotel itself. It includes a spacious sitting room with dining area, powder room, large bedroom with dressing room and a well-appointed bathroom with Jacuzzi. Decorated in shades of green with period furniture pieces, antiques and old etchings, the suite exemplifies heritage elegance.
The Karen Blixen Suite
This suite commemorates the Baroness Blixen, Nairobi resident between 1914 and 1931, author of Out Of Africa and Shadows on the Grass who frequently lunched at The Stanley. The suite comprising a spacious sitting room, large bedroom, powder room and bathroom with Jacuzzi, is decorated with photos spanning Karen Blixen's life in Kenya and reproductions of her famous paintings Juma and The Kikuyu Girl.
The Lamu Suite
This Suite is named after the exquisite Swahili/Arabic archipelago and island of Lamu, off the Kenyan coast. The suite's decor is reminiscent of the island's romantic
Ambience, boasting a four poster bed, antique Lamu style furniture including a Planter's recliner, Lamu chests and Persian rugs. The Suite has a spacious sitting room, powder room, large bedroom and a luxurious bathroom with his and hers counter sink and Jacuzzi. The Lamu Suite is especially popular with Honeymooners.
Double Suites (3)
The Stanley has three double suites, each with two bedrooms connected through a common sitting room all overlooking the Atrium. Ideal for families and those who like a little extra space, the suites are well appointed with elegant furnishing but with all modern facilities and services. These are:
The Connaught Suite; is named so to commemorate the first visit of a British royal family to Kenya - the Duke and Duchess of Connaught in March l9O6.
The Tate Suite; is a fitting tribute to Mayence and Fred Tate, the founders of not only the hotel but also the country's hotel industry.
The Delamare Suite; pays homage to Hugh the Third Baron Delamare, a colorful Unconventional pioneer and social leader who was a significant figure in the development of modern Kenya.
Executive Suites (16)
Executive Suites feature spacious bedrooms with separate dressing area, en-suite lounge with powder room and well-appointed bathrooms. The decor reflects classical elegance with a contemporary touch. These suites make for an ideal home away from home and are particularly popular among regular and long-staying guests.
· All the suites at Sarova Stanley feature the following facilities and services:
· An outdoor or atrium view,
· Air-conditioning, black-out curtains, sound-proofing
· 42 inch flat-screen televisions with Satellite TV
· Tea/coffee facilities, mini-bar, safe-deposit box
· Room amenities such as fresh fruits, fresh flowers, cookies and chocolates
· Direct dial telephone with VOIP, wireless internet connectivity
· Private bath, shower and WC, magnifying mirrors, hair dryers
· Private dressing area with spacious wardrobes
· Voltage of 240 volts 50 cycle razor outlets, operating on both 220 and 240 volts.
Guest rooms at Sarova Stanley offer a blend of Victorian elegance and comfort, combined with all the practical, executive amenities of the modern age. In addition to the Suites, there are two categories of guest rooms all of which feature:
1. An outdoor or atrium view,
2. Air-conditioning, black-out curtains, sound-proofing,
3. Satellite TV,
4. tea/coffee facilities,
6. safe-deposit box
7. Direct dial telephone with VOIP, wireless internet connectivity.
8. Private bath, shower and WC, hair dryers
9. Voltage of 240 volts and 50 cycle razor outlets operating on both 220 and 240 volts.
Club Rooms (32)
Club Rooms offer a very comfortable stay featuring elegant interiors and amenities such as a fresh fruit basket on arrival, a floral arrangement in the bedroom, fluffy white terry toweling robes and slippers, daily newspapers, free internet access and 42 inch flat-screen televisions. Club room guests also enjoy evening canapé’s on the house followed by aromatic candles and chocolates for Turn Down service.
Deluxe Rooms (160)
Deluxe rooms at Sarova Stanley offer the rare luxury of space, the largest in their category in the city, having been built at a time when space was never a constraint. The rooms are done up in classical style with chintz furnishings and plush carpeting.
Thorn Tree Café
The Thorn Tree Cafe is a legendary open-air, bistro style pavement cafe and is most famous for its message board located at the center of the restaurant. Legend purports that the Thorn tree cafe - named for a single centrally situated Acacia tree - became a makeshift post box for travelers who left mail pinned onto its trunk. 'Tree mail' endures despite email and the Thorn tree Cafe flourishes as the crossroads of Africa.
From time immemorial the cafe has been the perfect meeting place for friends and offers a remarkable dining experience in the central business district. It has a deli counter, serves pizzas from a wood-fired oven, fresh juices, beers, the widest range of coffees and a varied menu which includes popular continental and nouvelle dishes.
A small piece of Thailand in Nairobi, Thai Chi has been awarded as the most authentic Thai restaurant in East Africa. With its traditional Thai decor and delectable Thai specialties prepared by experienced chefs from Thailand, Thai Chi is one of Nairobi's most elegant dining establishments. Please view 'Thai Chi Polite Notice'.
The Exchange Bar
History comes to life at The Exchange Bar, once the site of Nairobi's first Stock Exchange, from 1954 until 1991. In 1922, The Long Bar, the Stanley's precursor to The Exchange Bar, famously took delivery of the first ever order from the newly formed Kenya Breweries, makers of such famous local brews as Tusker and Pilsner, and now the largest brewery in the country.
The Exchange Bar retains the feel of a traditional English Gentleman's club with its decor while exuding a casual elegance and warm atmosphere that provides a lively meeting place for people from all walks of life. A perfect place to enjoy a single malt and fine cigar or sensational cocktails accompanied with a variety of bar snacks.
The Exchange Bar stocks all major international newspapers and in keeping with its origins there is also a Reuter’s screen with the latest news and movements from major stock exchanges of the world.
Pool Deck Restaurant
The Pool Deck Restaurant on the fifth floor is a little bit of the coast in the heart of the city. It's a light, bright, buffet style restaurant with al fresco dining by the swimming pool. It serves Kenyan specialties as well as popular continental and Asian dishes. On Sundays there is a special Barbeque Lunch (12.30pm - 3pm).
In-Room Dining; The hotel offers 24-hours room service with a special In-Room Dining menu. And meal prices range from 20 UD Dollars and the only entertainment offered is piped music.
Sarova Stanley has an open-air heated swimming pool on the fifth floor where you can relax with a swim and lounge by the pool-side with a drink and food from the Pool Deck restaurant.
The Stanley Health Club
Situated on the fifth floor, adjoining the swimming pool, The Stanley Health Club includes a gymnasium and exercise studio. You'll also find respite from the outside world in our spacious sauna, steam and relaxation rooms.
For the fitness minded, the gymnasium offers a range of state of the art exercise equipment including cross trainers, exercise cycles, free weights, multi gym, rowing machines and treadmills, free of charge to guests. There are also highly qualified instructors on duty at all times to assist you in your workout.
Yoga and Aerobics
If pumping weights and exercise machines are not your speed, separate from the main gymnasium is a studio for yoga and aerobics classes, led by enthusiastic and experienced instructors.
Chakacha African belly dancing
This is a rare opportunity to learn the traditional art of sensual Kenyan belly dancing from a famous local practitioner who takes classes at Sarova Stanley.
Tel: +254 20 275 7000/316377
Fax: +254 20 2229388/ 2249757