GRAND REGENCY HOTEL *****
It is located in Nairobi City Centre and overlooks Uhuru Park. There is a choice of fine dining and informal restaurants, coffee shops, cocktail lounges and piano bar.
There is a business centre and conference facilities. Leisure facilities include all-weather, covered and heated swimming pool, fully equipped health club and gym and an exclusive members' club on the penthouse floor. It has 388 beds and 35 suits.
HILTON HOTEL *****
Being one of the tallest hotels in Africa, the Hilton offers panoramic views of the city from the upper floors. The hotel is conveniently located in the middle of the shopping and business district of Nairobi and 18kms from the international airport. With over three hundred rooms, pools and all the facilities of a modern hotel, it attracts many business travellers as well as tourists.
HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL *****
It is located in downtown Nairobi, bordering Uhuru highway and next to Parliament and the Jomo Kenyatta mausoleum.
The large seven storey hotel with 440 rooms has a wide range of services and facilities. These are three restaurants and two heated pools. All rooms have air-conditioning, TV with in-house videos as well as phones.
NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB *****
The Club is an all-suite hotel in the city center. All suites are equipped with a Satellite TV, air-conditioning, digital safe, international direct dial telephone, and mini bar. 24 hours room service is also available.
NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL *****
The Serena Group offers excellent hotel facilities throughout East Africa, and the Nairobi Serena is no exception. As a member of the Leading hotels of the World, the Serena is shaded by the jacaranda, bougainvillea and acacia trees and surrounded by lush manicured gardens. Set on the edge of the Central Park and the City Centre, the hotel provides a peaceful and luxurious retreat to travellers and business guests. With several outstanding restaurants, excellent staff and around one hundred and eighty delightful rooms, Serena is one of the finest hotels in Nairobi.
SAFARI PARK HOTEL *****
Situated only 10km from the Nairobi City Centre and 20km from the International Airport, the Safari Park is really an African-theme resort providing deluxe accommodation in 64 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and indigenous forest. All of the 204 distinctively designed and decorated rooms are airy and contain television, private bathroom facilities and private balconies. There are also several recommended restaurants to choose from and a host of activities from swimming pools to squash courts.
THE NORFOLK HOTEL *****
The exterior of the Norfolk Hotel hasn't changed since the colonial era. Timbered walls are covered in vines and creepers, old London taxi cabs queue outside, historic cars and farming relics lie in the gardens and inside, old mounted photographs chart the history of Kenya. Its one hundred and sixty six rooms are of a very high standard and the hotel retains a tranquil ambience of the colonial period. The food is excellent, staff friendly and comfort matches any five star property around the world.
THE NEW STANLEY *****
Situated in the city centre, the Stanley has a history of famous travellers, including Earnest Hemingway, who regularly gathered for a drink at the legendary Thorn Tree Café before or after a long safari. A message board on the acacia tree was and still is used by travellers to make contact with fellow travellers. Today, the Stanley has lost much of its importance as a meeting place, but a drink at the Thorn Tree Café is still a pleasant experience. Recently, the hotel has been refurbished to a high standard and still retains the original Victorian charm. With just over two hundred rooms, popular bars, good food and friendly staff, the Stanley is still one of the best places to stay in Nairobi.
WINDSOR GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB *****
Built in 1992, The Windsor Golf and Country Club Resort is a cluster of impressive Victorian-style buildings, providing 100 deluxe twins and doubles, studio suites and cottages, set amidst lush, tropical gardens.
The elegant and spacious rooms overlook the spectacular golf course and are tastefully decorated with large ensuite bathrooms, showers and other amenities.
THE GIRAFFE MANOR NAIROBI ****
Giraffe Manor, a home more than a hotel, is just a short drive away from downtown Nairobi but is quite and secluded in a large garden with riverine bush and giraffe eating from the trees. A mellow rambling old colonial stone house it was home to the famous Daisy first Rothschild giraffe to be successfully raised in captivity. Today her grandchildren eat flowers in the gardens.
The Giraffe Manor is very exclusive with seldom more than six guests staying where they are free to wander tin the extensive grounds and feed and photograph the giraffe. Your hosts take a personal interest and you are encouraged to relax and ‘be at home’. Many famous names are in the guest book. Part of your boarding fee goes to a foundation to save endangered species and educate African children about wildlife and habitat conservation
MACUSHLA HOUSE, NAIROBI ****
Located twenty minutes drive from the capital, The lodge offers peace and comfort with facilities for conferences, seminars and workshops on a small scale. The overnight accommodation is spacious with en suite bathrooms for a maximum of ten guests. Open beamed ceilings, natural woodwork, log fires in the lounges and views over one of the last pockets of indigenous forest and complement the serenity.
NGONG HOUSE, NAIROBI ****
Ngong House is a privately owned home on the outskirts of Nairobi in the Karen district. Far away from any main roads, it is situated on 10 acres of private land offering a stunning view of the Ngong Hills.
Accommodations are in four double tree houses. Built entirely of wood the tree houses are on two levels with a bedroom area upstairs and a living area on the lower floor.
On the lower level each tree house represents the ultimate in exclusive accommodations. Decorated with beautiful paintings and object d’ art, the sitting room is centred a round a fireplace with comfortable sofas and chairs in which to relax.
There is also an intimate dining area, and a fully stocked bar, all entirely at your disposal. The front of the tree house is given over to glass and the veranda
HOLIDAY INN ****
2 floors with a total of 171 rooms. Rooms accessible to disabled persons offering the necessary facilities required. Separate sections of rooms for non-smokers and 16-hour room service to all hotel residents.
JACARANDA HOTEL ****
This is a comfortable well-equipped, garden hotel, formerly known as Landmark Hotel in the heart of Westland’s, a five-minute drive from the city center.
All the rooms are furnished with a central ceiling fan and TV. In addition, each room has a proper workspace with desk, chair and electric socket for the laptop.
A comprehensive business center is equipped with PC, laser printer, photocopier, fax, e-mail and telephone.
OAKWOOD HOTEL ***
The Oakwood Hotel is located in the heart of the Nairobi City. It is on Kimathi Street directly opposite the Stanley Hotel and 100 meters from the Hilton Hotel.
The Oakwood is a small three star property with 24 rooms. Its name is derived from the traditional wood finish the hotel has been decorated with. This is an ideal property for guests who want to be centrally located in the Nairobi city center. All rooms are self-contained and are complete with telephone, TV, and in- house video. The hotel has a bar and restaurant with an a la carte menu.
SIX EIGHTY HOTEL ***
Located in the heart of Nairobi, the hotel is perfect for business and leisure.
The 340 bedrooms all have private baths, TV, telephone, and piped music. Room type ranges from standard to deluxe and suites, with the 10th floor being designated for non-smokers.
Other facilities include a business center, laundry, baby sitters, parking bay, and safety deposit boxes. Room service is also available for 24 hours.
UTALII HOTEL, NAIROBI ***
Utalii hotel is situated along Nairobi Thika road, 8 km from the city centre and 24 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel has 57 spacious luxury rooms and half Olympic size swimming pool surrounded by serene grounds. The rooms come with a complete range of guest room services such as color TVs, air conditioning and in room electronic safes. Professionally surfaced tennis court, 3 bars providing a world selection of drinks, delicious bites and live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.
PANAFRIC HOTEL ***
The hotel is ideally situated to visitors and business travellers, and retains a welcoming atmosphere with friendly and hospitable service. The hotel has modern facilities, around one hundred and seventy two simple yet comfortable guest rooms. The bar is always friendly and attracts many Nairobi residents. With panoramic views over Nairobi, the hotel has a three star rating and around eighteen kilometres from the airport.
FAIRVIEW HOTEL ***
Fairview Hotel built in 1946 is laid out on Nairobi Hill next to the Israeli Embassy in a high security area and has a total of 100 bedrooms comprising of standard, superior, and deluxe accommodation.
All rooms are equipped with shower and bath, telephone, T.V., safe, and are secured by an advanced electronic key-card system. In addition all rooms enjoy a contingency infrastructure of water storage and generator. Also within the hotel are business and conference centers, swimming pool, and health club.
SWARA SAFARI LODGE, NAIROBI **
Swara Safari Lodge is a new lodge located in a quiet environment in Karen South, along Magadi Road, Nairobi and is about 10 km from the City Centre. It is situated directly opposite the Nairobi National Park.
It has 10 cottages, which line up providing spectacular garden view. All the cottages have en-suite facilities with carefully decorated doors and private verandas, telephones and writing desks.