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“Good new hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sankara Nairobi

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Sankara Nairobi
Ranked #11 of 162 Hotels in Nairobi
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Good new hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

The Sankara Nairobi is breath of fresh air amid the older hotels in Nairobi. The positives of this hotel are definitely that everything is new and planned with a lot of light and air. The rooms are what you would expect but the small touches like fresh flowers, fruit and cute little stone animals by your bedside (great souvenirs) make a huge difference.
The service is excellent - especially if you have custom requests (like we did). The choice of restaurants is ok but the rooftop by the pool dining experience is a must do if your're spending an evening in the hotel. The swimming pool is lovely and meeting facilities are perfect to host. The only thing missing is a view, the best ones are that of the pool, but I guess that cant be helped.

Room Tip: Pick the ones at the far side of the pool - though its a bit of a walk, its a much better view yet y...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

After two weeks in the African bush, we were welcomed to the Sankara and it was a wonderful place to rest up before a long trip home. The food was excellent and they do an outstanding job of trying to accommodate a wide range of travelers from around the world. Quality and service were perfect. The rooms were spacious and comfortable! A real treat was there gift shop, which had a very small but excellent collection of African gifts and collectables - not your typical items that you see everywhere. It was a great place to pick up some last minute mementos of our trip.
Their spa, workout facility and lounge are all exceptional.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

I stayed in Sankara hotel Nairobi for 1 week,

It was a great stay, especially the food, also you have a pool and a bar in the roof.

The rooms are very clean, All the rooms non smoking

West-gate mall is not very far from this hotel,

Room Tip: higher floors have better view
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Best Hotel to stay in Nairobi. Good is delicius. The bed and linens of top quality and the glass between bath and bed is a fun touch, if you are so inclined can soak and watch TV at the same time with sound piped in! Wi Fi is free all over and the breakfast buffet outstanding! The staff were wonderfully helpful and attentive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

We recently spent 3 nights at the Sankara, a welcome, tranquil place after many days of driving! The rooms are superb, nothing has been forgotten when it comes to guest comfort! The bed and linens of top quality and the glass between bath and bed is a fun touch, if you are so inclined can soak and watch TV at the same time with sound piped in! Wi Fi is free all over and the breakfast buffet outstanding! The staff were wonderfully helpful and attentive!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sankara Nairobi

Property: Sankara Nairobi
Address: Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#7 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,392 - ₹ 18,043
Hotel Class:5 star — Sankara Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa. ... more   less 
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