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The Sarova Stanley

5-star5 stars
Corner of Kenyatta Ave. and Kimathi St., Nairobi, 00100, Kenya

Luxury hotel with full-service spa, connected to the convention center, near University of Nairobi
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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From 1 471 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Bar is awesome
Fantastic service
Great location
Awesome vibe

The Sarova Stanley

from ZAR 1,948
  • Stanley Club Room
  • Stanley Room
  • Heritage Suite
  • Stanley Premium Club Room

What’s around The Sarova Stanley


  • In Central Business District
  • University of Nairobi - 24 min walk
  • Teleposta Towers - 6 min walk
  • City Market - 6 min walk
  • City Hall - 6 min walk
  • National Archives - 7 min walk
  • City Square - 7 min walk
  • Jeevanjee Gardens - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Nairobi (WIL-Wilson) - 14 min drive
  • Syokimau Station - 26 min drive
  • Nairobi Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 214 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Health club
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 227
  • Conference space size (meters) - 21
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1902
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Private pool
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Pool Deck Restaurant - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Thai Chi Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Thai cuisine. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Thorn Tree Cafe - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

The Exchange Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

The Sarova Stanley’s small print

Also known as

  • Sarova Stanley
  • Sarova Stanley Hotel
  • Sarova Stanley Hotel Nairobi
  • Sarova Stanley Nairobi
  • Stanley Sarova
  • The Sarova Stanley Hotel
  • The Sarova Stanley Nairobi
  • The Sarova Stanley Hotel Nairobi


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Transfers via required shuttle are required and must be arranged before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 15 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 214 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Felt safe the whole stay!!! Great Staff
My first impression on this hotel started at the airport. When the person who’s supposed to pick me up was waiting holding a sign with my name on it and a big smile on his face. I knew I’m going to have a great start. The receptionist at the check in counter are all smiles and very friendly. Though the hotel looks old inside, has old smell too, I knew that before I booked it since it was built in1902 I think. My main purpose why I booked it is because it is centrally locates. I can walk outside the hotel and several restaurants and stores are just within walking distance. It also has all the amenities I needed such as the gym ( big enough for all the stuff that I needed to work out),has sauna and steam room, a couple restaurants inside the hotel and the best part of this hotel are the people. They are all accommodating and very friendly. The security over there is impeccable. You get screened thoroughly before you get inside. You really feel safe and secure inside the hotel. Speaking of security . I would like to commend one of the many amazing security personnel at the hotel, Joseph. I had a very embarrassing experience with him. He was just doing his job to make sure everyone in the hotel is safe and I made a big deal out of what he did. He dealt with the situation professionally while I didn’t. He was just doing his job and I deeply regret what I did. I apologized after but still felt bad. Again, thanks Joseph for being an awesome employee. Really all amazing hotel staff
JOEMAR, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Amazing historic hotel with customer service so attentive and on par with only the best establishments. I stayed here before and after our safari trip and both times it was amazing. I wish hotels like this existed in America where people remembered your name and your preferences and treated you well. I do have to say the service during our first stay was even better than our second stay - the first stay we were given welcome drinks and hot towel on check in and a welcome snack in our room and our rooms were turned over twice a day, the second time no welcome drink or snack and when we asked for our rooms to be turned over the second time the cleaners changed the sign to “do not make up my room” which was disappointing. So deducting 1 star for that.
Priya, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
The hotel and staff were amazing!! Very friendly, accommodating and gracious!
Sandra M., us10 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Can be better
The room was near the big Street: Kenyatta, which was very noisy in the morning rush hour, and this is a very old five star hotel, swimming pool and fitness center is cool. You will find a lot of choices for breakfast
Xindong, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Absolutely love the Sarova Stanley!
When traveling to Nairobi, there is no other hotel I will ever stay in. The Sarova Stanley's staff, accommodations, and history make it a truly wonderful place to stay. I particularly loved the passion which the staff conveyed about the historical context and importance of the hotel. And their bend-over-backwards efforts to ensure that every part of our stay was excellent.
Barbara, us1 night business trip

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