The Sarova Stanley hotel, one of Nairobi’s oldest and best renowned, stands in the very centre of town, within easy reach of shops, commercial centre and industrial area like. It is 18 kms from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (20 minute transfer provided). The hotel is 7km from Wilson Airport (internal) – 10-minute transfers provided.
This Nairobi (capital city) hotel is within easy reach of the city centre, international airport, central business district and other city hotels. The hotel accommodation makes the ideal base for a Nairobi holiday or start out to a Kenya safari. For more information on hotel booking, hotel accommodation and Nairobi hotels, please contact us.
As one would expect of such a venerable hotel, the Stanley is redolent of colonial times past and Edwardian grandeur. Recently completely refurbished it offers style, charm and a timeless elegance which now works hand-in-hand with the refinements of global communications and the provision of a state-of-the-art health club, roof-top swimming pool, iconistic restaurants and bars. The lengendary ’Exchange Bar’ at which have sat most of the great names in Kenya’s history, though completely refurbished, still retains its air of mystique, adventure and action.
Built in 1902 when Nairobi was a minor encampment at the head of the ‘Lunatic Express’ – one of the world’s greatest railways, running from Mombasa to the shores of Lake Victoria, the Stanley is part of the very fabric of Kenya. It was here, or at the nearby Norfolk Hotel, that colonial life centered, here that incoming dignitaries, royalty, artistocracy and Hollywood stars stayed. The hotel’s Thorn Tree Café also established itself as the place where EVERYBODY met – it being traditional to leave messages pinned to the acacia tree that stood at the centre of the café. These days, renovated and updated to offer world-class amenities, the Stanley is still one of Nairobi’s best-known, best-loved and ‘must visit’ establishments.
The hotel offers 217 individually air-conditioned rooms on 8 floors including (160 Deluxe, 2 Courier Single – Single beds, 32 Club Rooms, 16 Executive Suites, 3 junior suites, 2 State Suites, 1 Presidential Suite, 1 Penthouse). All rooms offer:
Direct dial telephone – 3 per room, WIFI, safe, satellite TV, minibar and 24-hour room service.
Dining and bars
The famous Thorn Tree Cafe is Nairobi’s most long-established and best-known meeting spot. Originally established around an acacia tree upon which notices could be pinned, it has now been re-styled as a chic street bistro – the ideal place to watch the Nairobi world go by. The cafe serves a wide range of international choices and prides itself on its pizza and coffee. Live jazz, soul, rock, reggae and African fusion music is provided from 18.30 onwards. The open-air pool-deck restaurant on the 5th floor offers a wide selection of buffet choices, Tandoori and grills. The hotel’s signature ’fine-dining’ experience, Thai Chi, is on the first-floor and offers exquisitely authentic Thai cuisine. The famous Exchange Bar is styled to replicate the opulent decadence of Edwardian colonialism and served as the home of the Nairobi Stock Exchange for over 50 years.
Conference and event facilities
The hotel offers 9 meeting and conferernce room and a 227 sq m ballroom, audio-visual support, business centre, WIFI and global communications.
Weddings and honeymoons
The hotel’s glorious 227 sq m ballroom lends itself to the presentation of a stylishly elegant central-nairobi wedding with just a touch of Out of Africa mystique.
What to see and do
The hotel is in the very centre of town within easy reach of the central business district, the industrial area and the Westlands Business Area. It is also within walking distance of all the down-town shops and historic sites and five minutes from the newly renovated Nairobi National Museum and the famous Railway Museum.
Heated roof-top swimming pool and Health Club (sauna and steam, yoga, aerobics, beauty treatments etc).Efficient , secure and efficient valet parking; Forex, valet and laundry, WIFI; gift shops, curio shop, chemist and optician.
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