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Hamar, Norway
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Friendly and good service. Centrally located next ti Nanyuki Sports Club, an old english country club, now run by Kenyans.. Just a short kilometer to town,with all facilities available both for tourists and locals.

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Sportsmans Arms H, IT / Marketing Suppport at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Dieset, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you in the near future. Have a good day - James M.

Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I stayed at the Sportsman's Arms for a business trip. With a limited accommodation budget, I did not expect the accommodations to be luxurious. However, the room I had was enough to have me raising my eyebrows. The room had wallpaper that had peeled showing holes in the wall. I can easily believe, from the level of dirt on the...

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Sportsmans Arms H, IT / Marketing Support at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Maria, Trust you are well. We apologize for any inconveniences faced during your visit to the hotel. Kindly be assured that the management is currently running a project to refurbish all its old facilities to ensure uniform comfort for all its clients. We look forward to hosting you in the near future and hope that you will enjoy...

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Disgraceful service, the staff are rude all they care about is money, we got charged 500ksh to go to there pool and when we got in there was a full swimming club in there, with people spitting in the pool. Food is delayed, they never have change so always take off with your money for a few hours. Dirty place...

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Sportsmans Arms H, IT / Marketing Support at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Stefany, We really apologize for any inconveniences faced during your visit to the hotel. The management has reviewed your feedback and effort will be put towards ensuring that you enjoy your stay in future. We are again sorry and look forward to hosting you in the near future. Thank you for your feedback and have a good day...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I had a speaking engagement here and found the accommodation (near the swimming pool) satisfactory, food - above average, though limited in terms of options, service and hospitality excellent, and staff friendly! Very neat pubs and night club. Clean swimming pool. I did not have the opportunity to visit the sports club.

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Sportsmans Arms H, IT / Marketing support at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Mugambi, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you in the near future. Have a good day and thank you for your feedback - James M.

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I am a current pool/gym membership holder. I go to the pool most days and am greeted by the very nice pool staff who couldn't be more helpful. They really do make each and every visit pleasant. I haven't stayed at this hotel so am unable to comment. However, the food and drinks around the pool are very reasonable and...

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Sportsmans Arms H, Front Office Manager at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hannah B, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoy every visit at our hotel. I sure will be passing the complement to the Fitness Department and Food Production. We are looking forward to having you over again and again. Regards, RG

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 September 2016

this is the place to meet very different kinds of people and i enjoy every time i hang around there.The view of Mt Kenya is spectacular and the services delivered were okay. I am sure to visit more and more.

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Sportsmans Arms H, Front Office Manager at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emkogi, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to having you over again and again. Regards, RG

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I must say this was a trying stay , It tested every part of our patience as a family So we checked in 23rd Morning and were shown the cottages available. We quickly settled in after we checked in . @ the swimming pool we were advised to order towels from the room. We did but they didnt come so...

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Sportsmans Arms H, Front Office Manager at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shiru K, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. Let me express my most sincere apology for the disappointing service you experienced at the hotel. This is far from the world class service we endevor to give all our guests. I have noted all the area of concern from the review and will be following up...

Nairobi
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was a field trip to the Mt. Kenya region culminating with a large meeting taking place at Sportsman's Arms... The place has all manner of accommodation... cottages, rooms within main building, outback rooms, etc... there is also a medium size swimming pool... looked clean from afar... the outback rooms are decent... clean bedding, bathroom, hot shower/bath, etc.. however, I...

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Sportsmans Arms H, Front Office Manager at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Miriam, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad you got to experience and see most of the hotel facilities. The hotel has rooms with floor board as an alternative to the carpet. We have taken note of the weak wi-fi connection and general feel of the breakfast. I assure you the...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for a weekend away. I was skeptical of the place after listening to many negative reviews. I found the place affordable and the room was clean. The management seem to be trying to improve standards but not quite hitting the mark. Breakfast is unappealing apart from the Masala tea. The food was just tasteless. The...

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Sportsmans Arms H, Front Office Manager at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Terry, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I appreciate your candidness in the review of the various aspects of our service. I have duly noted the concern in the food production, quality of towel and the bathroom area. These issues will be addressed by the management team with the urgency they deserves. We...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Arranged for a team to stay here in June for a work thing, they all checked out after the first night; old rooms, some without hot water in the biting Nanyuki chill, very slow service, poor internet connectivity, unappetizing meals, and the bar only cares to serve white folks. In a nutshell - great disappointment!!

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Sportsmans Arms H, Front Office Manager at The Sportsman's Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ndanua, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. Your review, and the feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us and we always want guest expectations to be met upon arrival. First and fore most I would like to sincerely apologize for the disappointing service you experienced at the hotel. Above all else,...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Sportsman's Arms Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 3, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County > Nanyuki Municipality > Nanyuki Town
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
The Sportsman's Arms Hotel Kenya/Nanyuki Town
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“Ask for the rooms in the new wing that is near the swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Zazorah, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“if staying here kindly go for the new wings as they are tastefully furnished.best views are the rooms facing the pool and Mt Kenya.”
 of 5 bubbles 632judym, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose the newer blocks of rooms. Older sections are dated and may be uncomfortable for those with allergies (because of the carpets)...”
 of 5 bubbles N3968CVpeterm, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“top rooms facing Mt. Kenya, best view is early morning”
 of 5 bubbles davidogeka, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“corner suites are large”
 of 5 bubbles P363ZSjamesg, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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