Best Hotels Nairobi Kenya

The best hotels Nairobi Kenya has to offer await you below. Whether you travel for business or pleasure we’ve got you covered. Kenya is one of the top places in the world to go on safari. We’ve searched at great length in order to present these best hotels Nairobi Kenya offers, especially when it comes to group travel. Traveling in a group is a great way to visit Africa and perhaps even partake in a safari of your very own. Before we get you to best hotels in Nairobi Kenya though let’s take a look at a little background information on the city itself.

With a population of around 4.4 million people, Nairobi is the largest city and capital of Kenya. Founded in 1899, Nairobi was first under British East Africa rule, quickly becoming Kenya’s capital in 1907, until its independence in 1963. During the colonial period the area produced coffee, tea and agave. Since then, Nairobi has established itself as a business and cultural center, harboring over 100 major international companies and organizations. With average high temperatures at around 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the warm season, December to March, the city’s climate is considered subtropical highland. One of the most modern cities in Africa, as well as a major financial capital, Nairobi is home to the Nairobi Securities Exchange. Major attractions include Nairobi National Park, Parliament of Kenya, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Westlands, Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Museum, African Great Lakes and Nyayo National Stadium. Equipped with a little background information, we now take a look at some of the best hotels Nairobi Kenya has to behold.



Hemingways Nairobi

Mbagathi Ridge

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What’s in the area?

Hemingways Nairobi offers a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms, butler service, air conditioning, elegant decor, vaulted ceilings, seating areas, balconies, terraces, dining areas and well-equipped kitchenettes. In the surrounding area you may find Mandhari Plants (garden center), Kazuri Beads, Karen Blixen Museum, CEMASTEA (Research institute), Kenya Medical Traning College, Oloolua Nature Trail, Tamarind (seafood restaurant), Karen Country Club (golf club), RE-BAR MARULA (barbecue restaurant), Haru Restaurant (Japanese restaurant), Paintball Fury, Talisman Restaurant, Asmara Karen (Eritrean restaurant), Open House Karen (Indian restaurant), The Souk Karen (market), The Hub Karen (shopping mall), Artcaffe Hub (cafe), Dari Restaurant and more.

This location is 0.7 miles from Karen Country Club, 0.8 miles from Karen Blixen Museum, 1.2 miles from Oloolua Nature Trail, 1.4 miles from Karen Shopping Centre, 1.5 miles from Karen Hospital, 1.8 miles from Karen Park Building, 2.2 miles from Hillcrest International School, 3 miles from Hardy Shopping Centre Karen, 3.1 miles from Langata Link Ltd, 3.2 miles from Nairobi Mamba Village, 3.3 miles from Matbronze Wildlife Art, 3.5 miles from Ngong Racecourse, 6 miles from Adams Arcade Shopping Centre, 8.9 miles from Nairobi National Museum and 15.2 miles from Jomo Kenyatta Airport.

Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $1,800



Villa Rosa Kempinski

Chiromo Road

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Near here?

Villa Rosa Kempinski provides a 24-hour front desk, a spa, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, spacious rooms, elegant furnishings, city views, mini-bars, desks, flat-screen TVs, balconies as well as a variety of restaurants. Nearby are 88 (restaurant), The Balcony (bar), Cafe Villa Rosa, Lucca (Italian restaurant), Milan (lounge), Connect Coffee Roasters, College of Biological and Physical Sciences and more.

From here TransUnion Kenya Offices is 0.2 miles, Eden Square Office Block is 0.3 miles, Museum Hill Centre, Nairobi Institute of Technology, Graffins College – Westland Campus, Habitat for Humanity Kenya, Nairobi National Museum and Consolata School are 0.4 miles, Nairobi Snake Park and Nairobi Botanic Garden and Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery are 0.5 miles, Nairobi Arboretum, Kenya National Theatre and Kipro Centre are 0.7 miles, The Sarit Centre and KenGen Offices are 0.8 miles, Kasuku Centre, RaMoMa Art Gallery, Nakumatt Lifestyle Shopping Centre and Central Park are 1 mile and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 9.1 miles.

Approximate cost per night (executive balcony king): $278



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Ololo Safari Lodge

South of Nairobi National Park

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Nairobi National Park

Featuring a tranquil garden setting, an outdoor pool, earthly tones, modern Colonial-style furnishings, mosquito nets, hair dryers, an on site bar, an open air restaurant near the pool and overlooking the national park, a guest lounge located in the old original thatched farmhouse with open fireplace, a wine cellar and a small library, Ololo Safari Lodge is near Kitengela Hot Glass Ltd. – Studio (glassblower), Savanna Park Tree Nursery and Africa Nazarene University – Ongata Rongai Campus.

Nairobi National Park is 2 miles, Ivory Burning Site and Picnic Area is 3.8 miles, Multimedia University of Kenya-MMU is 4.3 miles, Panesar Kenya Ltd is 4.4 miles, Banda School is 4.8 miles, Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park is 5.2 miles, T-Mall Nairobi is 5.3 miles, Crown Paints Distributor Jihan Freighters Ltd and Bomas of Kenya are 5.7 miles and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 7.5 miles from this lodge.

Approximate cost per night: $350



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Yaya Towers & Hotel

Argwings Kodhek Road

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Royal Nairobi Golf Club

With an outdoor pool, a tennis court, a basketball court, a game room, free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a children’s playground, seating areas, satellite TVs, DVD players, dining areas, kitchens, a fitness center, a shared lounge, a 24-hour front desk and free parking, Yaya Towers & Hotel is in the vicinity of Yaya Centre (shopping mall), Sierra Brasserie (restaurant), Fresh Choice Green Grocers, Foxxies Lounge (bar), Kifaru Bar, Newscafe – Adlife (cafe), Bleau LOUNGE (club), RubiCut Gardens (restaurant), Mambos Barbeque, Shifteye Studios (photography studio) and more.

You’ll find Yaya Centre 0.1 miles, Shifteye Gallery 0.3 miles, Prestige Plaza 0.5 miles, Adams Arcade Shopping Centre 0.7 miles, Royal Nairobi Golf Club 0.9 miles, iHub 1.1 miles, Nairobi Art Centre, Valley Arcade Shopping Centre and The Nairobi Hospital are 1.2 miles, Kasuku Centre and Nairobi Arboretum are 1.4 miles, Lavington Green Shopping Centre is 1.6 miles, Central Park is 2 miles, Freedom Heights Mall is 2.2 miles and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 9.9 miles.

Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom suite): $468

Cost per person (five people): $94




Pendo Garden Estate Villa

Garden Estate Road

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Windsor Golf & Country Club

Pendo Garden Estate Villa includes free WiFi, a garden, free private parking, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a balcony with garden views, a full English/Irish breakfast and a playground. It’s situated close to 45 Degrees Kitchen (restaurant), Ease My Safari Limited (tour operator), Saape Lounge, Garden City Mall, Chimek House (restaurant), Mama Rosy’s (restaurant), Warlords Entertainment (lounge) and more.

Windsor Golf & Country Club is 0.7 miles, Ridgeways Mall is 1 mile, Karura Forest is 1.3 miles, Bayer East Africa is 2 miles, World Agroforestry Centre is 2.6 miles, Lisa Christoffersen Gallery is 3.1 miles, Village Market Gigiri is 3.3 miles, Sigiria – Karura Forest is 3.8 miles, KenGen Offices is 4.1 miles and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 9.2 miles from this villa.

Approximate cost per night: $60

Cost per person (three people): $20



Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi

Mkungu Close

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What’s happening?

With an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, accessible parking, wardrobes, safes, desks, sitting areas, flat-screen TVs, pool and city views, bathrobes, hairdryers, a 24-hour front desk, business facilities and an array of restaurants and bars, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi is by Ananas Center (lounge), Mercado – Mexican Kitchen and Bar, The View (Swiss restaurant), Vintage Liquor & Wine, ARMCO (electronics store), The Alchemist Bar, Brioche Café Bistro, Java House, Open House Restaurant, Pink Apple Casino, Sarabi Pool & Supper Club, The Node (restaurant) and more.

From here you’ll find The Sarit Centre 0.1 miles, Westgate Shopping Mall, Kazuri Beads Factory and Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery 0.3 miles, Peponi Plaza, Kipro Centre, Nairobi Institute of Technology and Graffins College – Westland Campus 0.4 miles, Habitat for Humanity Kenya and Eden Square Office Block are 0.5 miles, Heritage Hotels Limited is 0.7 miles, Highridge Shopping Centre and TransUnion Kenya Offices are 0.9 miles, Nairobi National Museum and Nairobi Arboretum are 1.1 miles and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 9.7.

Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom apartment): $283

Cost per person (four people): $71



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GemSuites Riverside

Riverside Lane off Riverside Drive

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And here?

GemSuites Riverside has a year-round outdoor pool, a sun terrace, a spa center, hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers, seating areas, terraces, balconies, flat-screen TVs and a 24-hour front desk. It’s close to Argenti (restaurant), Gem Lane Soko (farmers’ market), Java Rosslyn Riviera (restaurant), WOW Beverages Wine Shop (wine bar), Le Grenier à Pain (restaurant), Barista & Co. Specialty Coffee Roasters, White Star Restaurant and more.

Netherlands Embassy is 0.1 miles, Kasuku Centre is 0.3 miles, Nairobi Arboretum is 0.6 miles, Heritage Hotels Limited, Kipro Centre and Consolata School are 0.7 miles, Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery is 0.8 miles, Graffins College – Westland Campus and Nairobi Institute of Technology are 0.9 miles, Eden Square Office Block and The Sarit Centre are 1 mile, TransUnion Kenya Offices is 1.3 miles, ABC Place Shopping Centre and Museum Hill Centre are 1.4 miles, Nairobi National Museum is 1.5 miles and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 10.1 miles from this condo hotel.

Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom apartment): $440

Cost per person (four people): $110





As you can see, the best hotels Nairobi Kenya are some of the most luxurious out there in Central Africa. We hope that you have found this information useful and most importantly, that you enjoy your Nairobi adventure!

17 Replies to “Best Hotels Nairobi Kenya”

  1. That’s a great post about Best Hotels Nairobi Kenya.

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  2. Hello again!

    Nairobi… another very beautiful city of the world, this time from Africa. The sight from the upper picture speaks a lot by itself!

    This city is only a little south of the Equator, in the Southern hemisphere.

    I don’t know how far from Nairobi the Kilimanjaro Mount is, but maybe it is visible from some upper floors of the hotels, too.

    As for the inside pictures of the hotels, I found Mbagathi Ridge, Chiromo Road, South of Nairobi National Park, and Mkungu Close nifty places to choose! And of course it’s not only them.

    There is a lot of places to visit in Nairobi, and tourists have also the opportunity to eat “multiculturally” – as there are various restaurants. If you go there, that will be a remarkable vacation!

    Kind regards, Peter

  3. Just yesterday I was talking to a couple of American friends and he was telling me that he was planning to go for a safari while he was a fan. I believe that if you promote them your article will adore them. I believe that Ololo Safari Lodge would suit them perfectly. The bids you make on money are amazing. The places you recommend are excellent and these hotels serve this purpose. I will definitely share it.

  4. Thanks for this article! It really shows in detail a curate choice of the best hotel in Nairobi! I was using another website and getting frustrated, great that I found your article!!. The problem I was having is that they give 200 options, without giving you and good idea of the pros and cons of each choice!

    You exactly nailed that problem, because here you are selecting the best of the best and give us an idea if I like this I go for this hotel, if I like the nightlife I go to another hotel and so on.

    Then the quality of the pictures are top! In other websites we have tons of pictures but none of them gives the atmosphere of the hotels like you do! Thanks for making my life easier, now I know where I will stay in Nairobi!

    I would like to ask a question: it was not clear to me what hotel would offer a safari so I can get all booked in one place. Could you help me to understand that one?

  5. Hi I found your article useful. It is evident that Kenya holds some of the best hotels in Central Africa but I have concerns about the prices considering the living standard of Kenya… I found particular interest in the Villa Rosa Kempinski at chiromo Road… I think their services are very good but most of all the proximity to various tourist centers and at a low cost…. Thanks for the information… If I visit Kenya I will look out for it. 

  6. I must totally agree with you that Kenya is a place to go with a group of people.  Many safaris can be enjoyed as day trips that would be best enjoyed in a group.  You can also find a ton of authentic African foods in restaurants and in street stalls that are completely delish!  When I was there it was for a conference but I took some holiday time and it was one of the best in my life.  Now, if I could only have stayed in one of these glorious hotels that you have reviewed, it would have been perfect!

  7. Hi I found your article useful. It is evident that Nairobi holds some of the best hotels in Central Africa but I have concerns about the prices. I found particular interest in the Villa Rosa Kempinski at chiromo Road. The close proximity to various places such as the Museum Hill Centre, Nairobi Institute of Technology, Graffins College – Westland Campus, Habitat for Humanity Kenya, Nairobi National Museum and Consolata School intrigues me. But I would like to know something. Is there a website that can manage my travel including the accommodation? 

  8. I would agree with you that the hotel services are exquisite but a friend of mine who went to Yaya Towers & Hotel complained about their customer service. It may seem that they take special preferences. I also tried looking it up online but couldn’t find any proper website for reservations.. Can you please give a link? I think the price is ok

  9. Among all the hotels in your article, one got my attention.. Mövenpick Nairobi is able to deliver modern state-of-the-art meeting room experiences to their guests. The audiovisual solutions installed at the hotel include 65-inch motorized displays in 11 meeting rooms, Audiovisual presentation points and professional audio systems in boardrooms. Do you have details on any hotel in Tanzania? 

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