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Sarova Stanley

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 17 December 2014

I stayed at the hotel for almost two months and I had a really great time. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I particularly talked a lot with Steve and Boaz, and they shared good stories and some Kiswahili words. Steve also did an amazingly good job to get my friend on a flight...

1Thank Miriam1414
Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

The grand old lady of Nairobi ! Musky dark and aged ! Yet clean and pleasantly welcome ! Lovely hotel ! Rustic and relaxing a deserving break from the hustle and bustle outside . Rooms was clean ! The food in the Chinese restaurant was good and the staff makes it extra special as we celebrated a birthday as well...

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Tsavo National Park- Voi
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This is my second night in Sarova Stanley hotel. It is great to be here rooms are excellent , food in Thorn tree Restaurant is amazing , stuff very friendly and quite honest people. One of the supervisor named Nahashon made our staying super and he is quite helpful and very knowledgeable . Food priced fairly .

1Thank Okeno
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We stayed at the stanley on the first day of our honeymoon and The hotel is modern but retains its character of the colonial days, the rooms were very clean and each member of the staff was quite friendly. I must admit at first it was a bit scary to go through the ex ray machine through the hotel it...

1Thank Klaus B
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We arrived late at night after a tiresome flight. The grand luxurious reception immediately made us feel calm and relaxed. We were received by a friendly receptionist for a smooth check-in. We were settled into our room within fifteen minutes after arriving. Every single member of the staff was friendly and welcoming, so you feel appreciated as a guest. Our...

1Thank Marianne V
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

I found this hotel like all on here and have to say it was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The location was perfect, rooms very well appointed and had the best massage I have ever had - now I'm not kidding it was actually that good. The Swedish one followed by a nice sauna and steam after 6 days...

1Thank paulos1
London, England
Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Sarova Stanley for the first three nights of our honeymoon whilst we waited to join our safari, we wished we hadn't as we felt unsafe and exploited. To cut to the chase with regards to the title of my review. We used the hotel taxi (as suggested by concierge) to visit a local restaraunt . We...

2Thank ZoeLondon_England
Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We consider your feedback a great tool for improvement. I have noted with a lot of concern your frustration with taxi services during your stay with us and I wish to apologize for the inconveniences caused. This should have not happen and it is even more unfortunate that it did during such a...

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Its in the year 2014 that i made my first approach at the Sarova Stanley Hotel. I came at the hotel for a product launch and what i saw mesmerized me. The security detail, the waiters and waitresses were polite, respectful to everyone. The facilities in the Hotel were just amazing, for once i thought i was in Dubai in...

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

Well appointed hotel, nice rooms, very clean. Hotel has great facilities and wonderful staff, so friendly. Breakfast serves on the fifth floor by the pool. Great way to start the day. Not very cheap but is worth it. They have a few restaurants inside, the Thorn Tree downstairs in reception is open 24/7 which is great if you arrive late...

1Thank MarkAllsopp
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay. We we're a little under the weather and didn't get to check out all of the amenities. There was nobody in the pool and no one using the sauna and steam room. Tailor and Pharmacy nearby. We didnt have time to explore the nearby area but if you need a clean and safe place to stay...

2Thank Levi L

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  • 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
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Exchange Bar
Exchange Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: €153 - €236 (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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“Depends if you want to view life in Nairobi or the quiet courtyard - both great!”
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