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Sarova Stanley

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The hotel's facilities are certainly good enough. Nice gym and pool. Comfy room with great housekeeping. Reliable wi-fi - occasionally even fast-ish. But staff (especially Monica in security) is the draw here and really went out of their way to help me when I was foolish enough to leave a sport jacket a continent away and had a job interview...

1Thank peripateticwon
Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It’s indeed a joy to read about your experience whilst with us. We too realize that our most cherished pillar is our associates. To whom nothing is too much to ask. Ms. Monica was excited to read of your mention for what she considered to be just part of her everyday’s job. We all hope that the interview...

Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2015

After three days if NGO on the field inspections with Mildmay Uganda focusing on HIV community clinics and development work among vulnerable people and living in a basic hostel with limited resources like trickled water,one litre bottle of water and sparse food in incredible heat and very poor social conditions it was a luxury to arrive here.Dirty,exhausted and tired on...

3Thank John R
Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and patronage of the Sarova Stanley. We take pride to have had the opportunity to host you during your recent travels. It is nice to learn you were able to sample our range of products and services and we are glad to note that we met your expectations. It is through guest patronage...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Excellent service. I have my breakfast and dinner in the hotel almost every day during my 4 weeks stay in Nairobi. People are nice, friendly and very helpful. The beef in Kenya is very tasteful. Special thanks to Nani. I won't forget her smiling face.

1Thank JeffreyYau
Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and patronage of the Sarova Stanley. We are honored to have had thepleasure of starting your day by serving your breakfast as well as closing the same by setting and serving your dinner table during your month stay in Nairobi. We look forward to your future visits and hope to share more of...

United States
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Not only did I experience a couple issues here, Sarova Stanley is just not for me - and that's how I have to do my rating. I'll start with the positives: ***PROS*** Very clean and comfortable, which is particularly valuable in Nairobi CBD; extremely attentive service; covered the cost of a misunderstanding we had (see below); multiple strong dining options...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hospitality partner and for the time taken to share on your experience. We also thank you for the opportunity you gave us to review on your concerns whilst you were still with us. This review is important to us as it acts as our yardstick of our performance highlighting areas...

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I like the Sarova, stayed there a few times now. It has an old world feel about it, to the soft comfy reception area and old photos, to the friendly staff who are more than happy to cater for your needs. The layout is nice and doesn't have the generic hotel feel about it. The rooms are more than adequate...

1Thank Darren S
Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your patronage of Sarova Stanley and for your time taken in writing this review. I have to admit; it feels as though I am hearing one of my own team members speak when I read your review. You had nailed the facts so precisely. One can only experience it to understand it. There are a...

Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2015

The Stanley has it all,the ambiance, hospitality and it oozes quality and old colonial charm from the moment you enter. Relaxing having a coffee, tea or a beer seems to be the right thing to do to take in the atmosphere, the history and the charm of the place. Nairobi was a stop over on our way to Rusinga Island...

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

Dear Guest, It’s an honor to have had the pleasure of hosting you on both occasions. You are absolutely right on your comment on our staff. They are one of our greatest asset, the reason we are able to maintain our old colonial charm and package it into a gem to share with the rest of the world. Thank you...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

One of the high end hotels I have visited in Nairobi. Had business dinner, enjoyed arrowroot tart, papaya with granadilla pulp. Buffet with lots of veggies and salads to suit all and pricky eaters. The Chef is on site to explain the dishes. Would like to stay over to experience more hospitality. Central location with lots of entertainment around. I...

2Thank Koki80
Paolo M, General Manager at Sarova Stanley, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and patronage of Sarova Stanley, as well, for your time taken to share your experience with us. We are glad to have been your choice of venue for your business dinner. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2015

A lovely welcome, great room, privacy and sense of distance from the street. Very helpful and flexible staff. Fast check out. Plus a great Thai restaurant and really fabulous breakfast. The muesli will forever be remembered!

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

We are honored that you decided to stay with us and pleased to note we met your expectations and contributed in creating good memories of your stay. We hope we will get another opportunity to serve you with our Muesli in the near future. Until then, we thank you for your time to review us and wish you good health.

Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

If you like a hotel with character and history don't look any further. It is centrally located and rooms are specious. Yes, the rooms could have been more modern, the lifts could have been faster etc etc but you would not get the charm and the ambience of the old colonial world. The concierge was excellent and so was the...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sarova Stanley as your hospitality partner. We are glad to note that we were able to meet your expectations and serve your reason of travel. Indeed, our Heritage has adorned us with a number of reasons to be proud about, our location, perfectly nestled in the heart of the city and hence walking distance...

Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

Have had a wonderful stay at the sarova stanley. A very well presented hotel. All staff were wonderful and friendly. The pool side resturant made delicious dishes and is recommended over the thorn tree cafe for price and flavor. The buffet breakfast offered a mix of fruits, cereals, pancakes, an egg omlete bar, english style breakfast and others I've yet...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and patronage of Sarova Stanley, as well as, for your time takes to review us. We feel honored to have been your choice of hotel in Nairobi and we look forward to hosting you again in your future visits.

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Exchange Bar
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Internet
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $192 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sarova Stanley 5*
Number of rooms: 217
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#5 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
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“Ask for a room with good WiFi signal and a double bed.”
WillemS320, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the streets have nice views but noisy, inside rooms are quitter, corner rooms are preferable.”
charalambosk2015, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The right side of the hotel offers good view to the activities on the CBD -Street”
ChristianMedupin, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“high room for a better view. Make sure there is no construction going on.”
peterfF9940GL, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors will be quieter, if street noise troubles you.”
A6375PUpaulr, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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