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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Nairobi awaits you at Sankara Nairobi, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Hot List award in 2011. You'll be 3 km (1.9 mi) from University of Nairobi and 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Yaya Centre. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet, and LED TVs.

Digital TV, in-room childcare, and separate bathtubs and showers are featured in all 156 rooms. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water are available.

The restaurant, Artisan, serves international cuisine. Champagne Bar is the hotel's own Champagne bar. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, health club, and steam room. A business centre and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 5-star Nairobi hotel, attractions include Nairobi National Park and United Nations Office at Nairobi.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$319 per night

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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About the Sankara Nairobi

Location 5 Woodvale Grove, Nairobi,

Property Features

Sankara Nairobi offers its guests an outdoor pool, a health club, and a steam room. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business centre and a limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 2690 square feet (250 square metres). A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in common area are also featured at the luxury Sankara Nairobi. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Nairobi hotel.

  • 156 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2690 sq ft of conference space
  • 250 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2010
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) (19.9 km / 12.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sankara Nairobi offers 156 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars and a safe. A pillow menu is available. 49-inch LED televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Champagne Bar – On-site Champagne bar.

Artisan – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club and a steam room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 75.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Sankara Nairobi

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 30.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 40 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 75.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sankara Nairobi Hotel
  • Sankara Hotel
  • Sankara Nairobi
  • Sankara
  • Sankara Nairobi Hotel Nairobi

You should know

  • Sankara Nairobi offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Sankara Nairobi is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveller Hot List.