Hemingways Nairobi

An all-suite boutique hotel, priding itself on exceptional guest experiences and service, this plantation style property sits between the Nairobi National Park and the iconic Ngong Hills.

Situated in the peaceful suburb of Karen, believed to be named after the well-known author of Out of Africa, Karen Blixen, who's farm was located just 2 minutes from the Hemingways Nairobi. Popular tourist attractions are within close proximity to the hotel including the Nairobi National Park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, famous for rehabilitating orphaned elephants, and the Giraffe Sanctuary.

Each of the suites has a private balcony, large en-suite bathrooms and a dedicated butler service. Indulge in the spa, relax beside the enticing swimming pool, or explore the beautifully landscaped gardens, whilst experiencing personal and sincere service throughout your stay. 

The Hemingways Nairobi is an ideal base to start or end your Kenyan adventure. Consider Hemingways' property in the Mara, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara, or their idyllic beach resort on the Indian Ocean, Hemingways Watamu, to create a desirable trip around Kenya.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
City centre
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 809 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • 45 suite boutique hotel
  • Private balconies overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills
  • Dedicated butler service
  • International cuisine with modern influences served in the Hollywood themed restaurant, the Brasserie.

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 45 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended
  • Iconic

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Hemingways Nairobi

  • City centre
  • 40 minutes
  • Situated between Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills
  • Located to the South West of the city in the peaceful suburb of Karen.
  • believed that The suburb is believed to be named after Karen Blixen, the Danish author of Out of Africa.
  • Close proximity to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Sanctuary.
809 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 648
  • Very Good 100
  • Average 39
  • Poor 9
  • Terrible 13

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 15, 2020

Dad's Day Out

We spent the afternoon and evening @ Hemingways today. The spa treatments for dad and I were fabulous. Dad even started dreaming away due to the state of relaxation. We followed with a late lunch come dinner just given how much fun we were having. The friendly staff went out of their way to make sure our visit was amazing. Shout out to Lucy, Winnie, David and Zeddy. And Leon for extending the invite. We shall be back soon :)
Jan 15, 2020

Pre Safari stay

East Sussex, United Kingdom

A really great place to base yourself to visit the Elephant and Giraffe centres nearby to get a feel for the Safari to come. We felt really secure on site and the food , rooms and service is first class
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Facilities

Hemingways Spa

Overlooking the pool and manicured gardens, the Hemingways Spa offers guests peace and relaxation. The collection of bespoke treatments help nurture and maintain the youthfulness of the face and body. All treatments begin with a hot towel foot cleanse and “Initial Touch Ritual”, as well as a post treatment herbal tea and fresh fruit platter.

The Gym

Open 7 days a week, The Gym features a selection of Techno Gym equipment. Personal Training sessions can be arranged.

Hemingways Nairobi

Room Types

Deluxe Suite

These spacious suites are located on the ground floor of each wing, featuring a seating area, private terrace, a large en-suite bathroom, lined with hand cut Italian marble, with walk-in closets and separate bath, shower and WC. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Executive Suite

Located on the upper floor of each wing, the Executive suites are luxuriously furnished and feature high vaulted ceilings, a seating area and private terrace. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

The Blixen Suite

This large one bedroom suite includes an elegant living room with dining area, guest WC and kitchen with butler access. The master bedroom has a spacious en-suite bathroom featuring a walk-in closet, standalone bath, shower and WC, and a separate terrace with exquisite views of the surroundings.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

The Hemingway Suite

This generously sized 240m² suite features a beautifully appointed living room, study, dining room, guest WC and kitchen with butler access. The living room and dining room open to a large connected terrace. The master bedroom has a very spacious en-suite bathroom featuring a walk-in closet, standalone bath, shower and WC, and a separate terrace looking out over the rolling lawns and Ngong Hills.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

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The Brasserie

From healthy breakfasts, with freshly baked pastries and breads, to traditional English afternoon teas, in-house made pasta and the Brasserie's signature Josper oven – an indoor barbecue to produce the finest steaks. Using locally produced ingredients, the Executive Chef creates a wide choice of international dishes with modern European and South Asian flavours. Light bites can be enjoyed in the bar, on the terrace or at the pool, plus, the 24 hour in room dining service offers guests the chance to relax in their suite in complete privacy.

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Afternoon Tea

Served daily between 15:00 - 17:00, take delight in admiring the traditional English Afternoon Tea. Handcrafted miniature cakes, gateaux opera, fruit delice, mini-éclairs and fruit tartlets are served upon spectacular cake stands, accompanied by an exotic selection of teas and infusions. Or choose to add some fizz to your afternoon tea with a glass of sparkling Prosecco.

Hemingways Bar

Leather Chesterfield sofas on fine Italian marble and a grand fireplace create an intimate yet upmarket ambience. Sit and relax in the afternoon as you read a book, or indulge in a pre-dinner cocktail bursting with exotic flavours, as you observe the breathtaking views of the Ngong Hills. After dinner, return to the Hemingways Bar to savour a Single Malt and a cigar.

The Wine Cellar

Accommodating a selection of Old and New World wines, the glass enclosed Wine Cellar seats up to 8 guests. Discover a catalogue of flavours during organised tastings. Ultimate private dining experiences can be organised for those special occasions with unique tasting menus expertly created by the Executive Chef, and enjoyed at the Chef’s Table.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast
Half Board
Full Board

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