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Hemingways Nairobi

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on a luxury safari trip to Kenya and South Africa and our travel agent booked us into Hemingway's. We arrived at about 8 at night and left at 8 in the morning so there's not a lot to report about the experience. It is about 45 minutes from the airport out in the suburbs. We are used to...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for parents anniversary dinner, every ones food was cooked to perfection and delicious. The anniversary cake was fresh and tasty. We had a great and happy waiter who served us well. This is a place to return again. The outside area and gym looked very nice.

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Terry M Apart from the amazing Brasserie restaurant that you and your family enjoyed we also have fantastic rooms and a truly special spa so we hope to see you again soon enjoying all the hotel and team have to to offer. Regards Simon H

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had lunch on the 29th December 2016 at Hemingways Nairobi, what a way to crown the year!! Fab food, excellent service, great atmosphere and true value for money. This is probably one of the best hotels I visited in 2016. Simply wonderful.

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Geoffrey L Delighted that you had a great festive lunch and hope your new year celebrations went well too! We had a very successful festive season with great entertainment and wonderful food and drinks and we hope you will join us for more of that this year! Regards Simon H

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat. We were in the Redford Suite. The room was beautifully decorated. Only regret was not having enough time to spend there as we were headed to Lewa Conservancy the next day. Great restaurant as well. The Karen Dowa cocktail was outstanding

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Colmena2013 The Karen Dawa is indeed one to write home about. Glad you like it along with the rest of the experience. Hopefully you will have the occasion to visit us again. Regards Simon H

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are breathtaking with a view of the gardens. It's very quiet so ideal for older people with no young kids.However, the food portions are quite small if you have a hearty appetite. Nonetheless a very lovely hotel with great ambience and I would visit again.

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear sandie m We hope you will visit again to enjoy the lovely gardens and the fantastic food along with all the hotel has to offer. Regards Simon H

Rapid city
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights after a long trip from the States. Wonderful relaxing time, staff well trained, good Spa service, rooms large and beautiful. Beds comfortable with excellent linens.Great place to start before "going out to the Bush.

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear 426Sandcreek We are indeed a fantastic way to start and end your African Safari. Delighted you enjoyed it. Regards Simon H

Parkgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special occasion before we left Kenya was luncheon at Hemingways Nairobi in mid-December 2016. For several beautiful hours, my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the elegant surroundings and delicious lunch on the terrace, as our family gave us a magnificent treat, The service and food were outstanding, and we were grateful for the opportunity to relax and savour a...

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Margaret Mary C What a great way to end your stay in Kenya! Thank you for the detailed feedback and we are glad we were able to make a special memory for you and your family. Best regards Simon H

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very nice reception, beautiful lobby, very nice rooms with all what you need. tranquil and pleasant garden and pool (could have a few more deckchairs?) dinner was nice and friendly service (though a bit slow...) the breakfast buffet is well stocked and the service attentive. the gym is small but it has all what you need (technogym stuff) all in...

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear SSchaerrer Hemingways Nairobi is indeed very unique in many ways and an exceptionally beautiful property as well. Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again. Regards Simon H

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights before heading to the Masai Mara. The staff were helpful and very friendly, in the way that Kenyans excel at. The restaurant was a tad expensive - especially for the plonk - but the breakfast made up for it. Good rooms as well, with nice walk-in type wardrobes and views across the parks. Very...

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear fresh1980 Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will visit again. We have recently launched a new menu in our Brasserie restaurant including a refreshed breakfast menu with fantastic favourites such as Eggs Benedict, home made pastries and freshly baked breads to name a few so we are glad you enjoyed...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a full buffet at The Hemingways, for a graduation party. The service was impeccable. There's something about smiling faces that light the experience at The Hemingways. Looking out to the beautiful Ngong Hills, the quiet and well sculptured lawns are ideal for a late afternoon lunch or dinner.

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Alvin G We are glad the graduation party went well and all had an enjoyable time. The views of the Ngong Hills from our upper terrace are indeed breathtaking and a fantastic spot for cocktail parties. Regards Simon H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hemingways Nairobi

Address: Mbagathi Ridge | Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $533 - $967 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hemingways Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 45
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#9 Family Hotel in Nairobi
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“Up stairs suites have high ceilings”
 of 5 bubbles AfriCali, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The closer you are to the lobby, the better as for walking”
 of 5 bubbles 924DonaldR, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best views would likely be upstairs, but downstairs certainly isn't lacking.”
 of 5 bubbles robertrB8604PY, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we like the Sheldrick Suite”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethSeattle_WA, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have a better view”
 of 5 bubbles TravelB_12, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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