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Overview of Hemingways Nairobi

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Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe

Hemingways Nairobi

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKaren Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages3 min drive
    Popular LocationKaren Blixen Museum3 min drive
    Popular LocationThe Karen Hospital4 min drive
    AirportNairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.)52 min drive

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Executive Double Room Single Use, 1 Bedroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 861 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Presidential Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

  • 2583 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Executive Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 861 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 1722 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 861 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Double Room Single Use, 1 Bedroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 861 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Nairobi

In the suburbs, Hemingways Nairobi is in an area with good airport proximity. Royal Nairobi Golf Club and ABC Place are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Yaya Centre and The Hub Karen. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nyayo National Stadium or Nairobi City Stadium. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages - 3 min drive
  • Karen Blixen Museum - 3 min drive
  • The Karen Hospital - 4 min drive
  • The Hub Karen - 5 min drive
  • Nairobi Business Park - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Syokimau SGR Railway Station - 27 min drive
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport (NBO) - 43 min drive

Restaurants

  • Acacia Tree Lodge — 17 min walk
  • Haru — 4 min drive
  • Open House Karen — 5 min drive
  • Saitotis — 5 min drive
  • Que Pasa — 5 min drive

About this property

Hemingways Nairobi

5-star luxury hotel near Karen Blixen Museum
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Free English breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a sauna are onsite. All 45 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include balconies, DVD players, and LED TVs.
Hemingways Nairobi offers 45 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. A pillow menu is available. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Reflexology
  • Spa tub

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Free newspapers
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 1:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Bed sheets fee: KES 0 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: KES 50 per person (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hemingways Hotel
Hemingways Hotel Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi
Nairobi Hemingways
Hemingways Nairobi Hotel
Hemingways Nairobi Hotel
Hemingways Nairobi Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi Hotel Nairobi

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4.7
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 51 out of 62 reviews
5 - Excellent 82%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 62 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 62 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 62 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 62 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved my staycation at Hemingways so much! The attention to detail in the property design & service is impressive!
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice retro-style hotel that opened in 2012. Spacious rooms and beautiful gardens. Located in Karen, where the filthy rich live. Little traffic in this area so no delays heading into the congestion of town. It is the part of Nairobi that was favoured by the wealthiest colonials, now replaced by diplomats and local tycoon-godfather types. Menu rather limited, but this may be a Covid effect.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hemingway’s
My go to hotel in Nairobi. The service , care and amenities are always top notch .
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very personal and warm welcome at Hemingways - this is my second stay here. They are doing COVID-related health and safety measures with grace and attention to detail, so I feel very safe. Everyone masked up, hand sanitizer everywhere and offered personally on arrival.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020