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The Sarova Stanley

Nairobi, Kenya

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The Sarova Stanley

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Excellent wellness hotel. Located near shopping areas and the city center. Awesome vibe.

The Sarova Stanley, Kenya's first luxury hotel, situated in the heart of the city, opened its doors in 1902. Since then it has been making history; hosting royal safaris, business events and legendary personalities such as Edward Prince of Wales, Ernest Hemingway and Frank Sinatra. Today, as the hotel enters its second century, while maintaining its unique heritage it continues to provide state-of-the-art services and facilities for business and leisure travelers.

This includes private meeting rooms, WIFI and fitness facilities. Take a seat in the legendary Thorn Tree Cafe with its famous message board, and, like Hemingway, watch the world go by. 217 guestrooms, including 23 suites, each a luxurious blend of Victorian grandeur and modern comfort. Club Rooms offer pure indulgence of deluxe amenities. Executive Rooms have an en-suite lounge and cloakroom. The opulent Presidential, Penthouse and State Suites are the pinnacle of luxury.

Conferencing facilities for up to 400 people, heated pool, health club (with aerobics, massage, a sauna and a steam room), an elegant shopping arcade for curios, suits, eyewear, leather articles, books and a chemist. Visit the Thorn Tree Cafe, East Africas most famous meeting place, the Pooldeck for Al fresco buffet and Thai Chi the Thai specialty restaurant situated next to the Exchange Bar, original home of the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Refreshing African hospitality.
Hotel Address:
  • The Sarova Stanley
  • Kenyatta Avenue
  • Nairobi,
  • Kenya

Location Summary
With its enhanced old charm and historic features, The Sarova Stanley remains a significant landmark in the center of Nairobi including Thorn Tree Cafe - the famous message tree. No other city center hotel has such a convenient position amongst the busy shopping and restaurant area of Nairobi.
Note Bene
Kenya's first locally brewed beer was served at The Stanley's long bar in 1923. Ewart Grogan who walked from Cape to Cairo to prove his love for a woman slaked his considerable thirst here. So too did Ernest Hemingway, Denys Finch Hatton and Edward Prince of Wales. At The Stanley, the stars came out at night: Stewart Granger, Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, they all came to The Stanley.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - Pool Outdoor