15 Best Nairobi Hotels

Nairobi, one of the most beautiful and tourist destinations in Africa has luxury as its way of life and the best and luxury hotels showcase it magnificently. Whether you are a discerning traveller, business executive or you are looking for a romantic retreat, Nairobi best hotels offers everything that will suit your needs, from luxury and comfortable rooms, modern facilities to luxurious services.

We’ve hand-picked 15 best Nairobi hotels for your perfect vacation stay. These hotels offer buttoned-up services and are ready to pamper you. Get to know why these hotels are the best hotels in Nairobi and let’s go experience them together.

* There are many hotels in Nairobi, but we have chosen our favourites- as selected by Travelstarters – user rating. We also looked at top-rated hotels in Nairobi as provided by TripAdvisor, to determine which hotels in Nairobi offer the best lodging experience, in terms of best value, exclusive facilities and services.

1. Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi

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Villa Rosa Kempinski is a paragon of luxury living set in the heart of Nairobi cityscape. The hotel is a distinct and exclusive residential experience with its architectural and beautiful interior décor. The hotel features 200 comfortable and luxury rooms and suites, bars and restaurants, spa facilities and event spaces. Guests are showered with unparalleled bespoke services in the coziness of the elegant hotel. Villa Rosa is designed for finest luxury and it is one of the best hotels in Nairobi that offers ultimate privacy and extreme comfort most guests are always looking for.

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Hotel Class: 5 Star

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2. Nairobi Serena Hotel

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Always voted as one of the best places to stay in Nairobi because it is known for its timeless style, exceptional quality standards and customized services. With its wide range of accommodation options, extensive gardens, restaurants and pool bars, coffee bar and teashop, business centre and recreation facilities, Serena Hotel pampers its guests with luxury, conveniences and comfort that they are familiarized with at home. It offers ample stylish furnishings, tantalizing appearance of culinary experience and excellent services. It’s a beautiful place to lodge for a memorable vacation.

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Hotel Class: 5 Star

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3. Fairmont The Norfolk

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Fairmont The Norfolk is an oasis for travelers who look for the comforts of a home. The hotel displays the stylishness of ancient era and conserves the plush part of Kenya’s history. The hotel offers luxury accommodation – 170 rooms and suites, outstanding restaurants, recreation facilities and world-class conference rooms. Fairmont assures relaxed accommodation blended with excellent services. It will definitely make you enjoy all the luxuries for a memorable stay.

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Hotel Class: 5 Star

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4. Sarova Stanley

Sarova Stanley

Sarova Stanley keeps to its renowned standard of comfort and service. The hotel is the first luxury hotel in Nairobi in 1902 and it boasts tastefully selected and designed accommodation facilities, which are equipped with all the indispensible amenities to ensure guests an enjoyable stay. Over the years, it has played a gracious host to prominent guest from different parts of the world. The hotel stands out as one of the best hotels in Kenya and it is loved for its unmatched style and supreme superiority in service and facilities.

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Hotel Class: 5 Star

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5. The Boma Nairobi

The Boma, Nairobi

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Enjoy a warm welcome within the heart of the vibrant city of Nairobi at The Boma Hotel. A peaceful retreat with 148 well-furnished rooms, breathtaking interior décor, intercontinental dining options and fabulous entertainment experience for those looking for a place that is beyond the ordinary. The Boma Hotel promises guests a whole new experience of luxurious coziness and elegance that gratifies the body, soul and mind.

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Hotel Class: 5 Star

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6. Sankara Nairobi

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Tastefully decorated with elegance, Sankara Hotel exudes quiet luxury and chic comfort. The contemporary décor, sleek furnishing and lush amenities, each room displays a sense of luxurious comfort that gives guest the sense of relaxation. The hotel features spa, fitness centre, meeting and event spaces, club lounge and restaurants. Ultimately, it provides a seamless experience for every guest.

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Hotel Class: 5 Star

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7. Hemingways Nairobi

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Hemingsways Hotel is a refined blend of heritage classy and contemporary design boutique hotel with very exclusive rooms, made especially for travellers seeking a unique vacation experience. The hotel features a range of dining options, 45 well-furnished rooms, butler services, spa and fitness centre and many other excellent amenities. This hotel is the perfect choice for your next holiday.

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Hotel Class: 5 Star

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8. Crowne Plaza Hotel Nairobi

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Without a doubt, Crowne Plaza Hotel is the perfect place to rendezvous for pleasure or business. When you arrive at this hotel, you step into a world of beautifully designed elegance. The hotel is sleek and sophisticated, yet it has an old-world charm that attracts every guest. All the rooms and suites are comfortable yet stylish, ensuring an enjoyable stay for every guest. It also offers a range of entertainment and culinary specialities and entertainment at the Brasserie.

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Hotel Class: 5 Star

Guest Rating: 4.0 Guest Rating TripAdvisor

9. Fairview Hotel

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Fairview Hotel is a cool country retreat, where you will find exceptional amenities, pleasing hospitality and outstanding services. Set on Nairobi Hill, among leafy palm trees, it is difficult not to feel like indulged royalty here. Combining the old-style panache with a modern feeling, the hotel is as enticing as it is cultured. It features amazing accommodation options, gardens, pools and impressive dining options. What’s there not to love about this hotel? It’s simply one of the best you can find in Nairobi.

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Hotel Class: 4 Star

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10. Best Western Premier Nairobi

Best Western Premier Nairobi

Best Western Premier is the best place to experience the dose of reminiscence with a touch of freshness. Guests can revitalize in a leisurely setting of grandeur influences that transform to a cherished comfort throughout their stay. The hotel is a perfect place to stay when you are in Nairobi. It features a wide range of accommodation options, concierge services, business centre, swimming pool and health club, dining options – international restaurant known as Pablos, bar and lounge and other modern facilities and services. The elegant interior décor is a glowing picture of hospitality!

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Hotel Class: 4 Star

Guest Rating: 4.0 Guest Rating TripAdvisor

11. House of Waine

House of Waine

House of Waine is an award-wining boutique hotel, it is family owned and run and it offers luxurious accommodation in a vibrant and cosmopolitan setting. If you are looking for a relaxing, yet classy place to stay during your vacation or business trip to Nairobi, this hotel is the best bet for you. It fulfils every guest’s requirement. Guests can enjoy the unique interior décor – a cue from the family lineage, exclusive dining options and a wide range of amenities. The House of Waine gets the hospitality formula right always!

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Hotel Class: 4 Star

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12. Hilton Nairobi

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Boasting a fascinating location in Nairobi, Hilton Nairobi is a highly recommended hotel that provides admirable value for money and it’s an ideal retreat point for seeing most of the major landmarks in the city such as the KICC, government offices, and universities, the Parliament, the high court of Kenya and many more. It offers world-class service and modern amenities that will definitely meet your needs. This is truly a unique establishment with relaxed accommodation and dining options.

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Hotel Class: 5 Star

Guest Rating: 3.5 Guest Rating Tripadvisor

13. Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Southern Sun combines the atmosphere of genuine warmth and Kenyan hospitality to give guest a pleasurable stay in Nairobi. The hotel boasts an fascinating location in the city; it’s an ideal place to begin the ‘journeying’ of the city. It provides stylish accommodation options and welcomes guests who are looking for extraordinary places to stay. It provides an all-inclusive experience, a well-equipped fitness centre, restaurant and bar, an outdoor pool and conference rooms to give guests a time of rejuvenation and relaxation.

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Hotel Class: 3 Star

Guest Rating: 4.0 Guest Rating TripAdvisor

14. Hotel Emerald

Hotel Emerald

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Hotel Emerald is a definitive place for a delightful as well as relaxing stay. Located along the buzzing Woodvale Grove, the hotel offers quiet accommodation and excellent services. It offers value to every guest in every single aspect. It features a stylish décor and a heartfelt hospitality, a wide range of impressive accommodation options, amazing dining options at Vista restaurant and top-notch amenities. It’s really a nice place to stay!

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Hotel Class: 3 Star

Guest Rating: 4.0 Guest Rating TripAdvisor

15. PrideInn Hotel Westlands

PrideInn Hotels Westlands

Strategically located within the heart of Westlands in Nairobi, PrideInn Hotels is decorated and furnished in a contemporary and classic way. With a range of accommodation options, guests can enjoy a quiet and comfortable stay at the hotel. PrideInn is one of Nairobi’s most private retreats and it offers maximum comfort.

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Hotel Class: 3 Star

Guest Rating: 4.0 Guest Rating TripAdvisor

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Our Readers Comments

  1. I am surprised that the Tribe Hotel is not on this list. With its authentic African art decor, excellent rooms and awesome food, I would have thought it merits. A slot?

  2. i agreed with you all the way…until i saw Hilton on the list. there’s something seriously wrong there…its lost its glory…and frankly, i think its just WRONG to put it on the same level as Kempinski….such a shame! On the bright side, thank you for noticing House of Waine…most people do not even know about it! Suggestion: next time you do such an article, try and actually visit the hotels..physically….and you will see the difference!

    • Spot on Faith.
      Hilton is a 4 star ….at best

  3. its great my lovely sarova Stanley is appearing..hilton lost its glory, to help everyone especially visitors, try n give the specific locations where all these hotels are situated.

  4. This is good but also include price guides. This will enable one make an informed decision incase he wants to have a vacation.

  5. You left out dusit d2 on Riverside dr.

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