Opened in 2010 in the busy central Nairobi suburb of Westlands, the 156-room Sankara is aimed largely at the business-traveller market. It stands on a modest-sized plot that was formerly part of the grounds of the neighbouring Jacaranda Hotel.
Our view of Sankara
With 156 rooms the Sankara is not small, yet it has the vibe of a boutique hotel, largely down to the slick professionalism of the staff and management who make it run like a well-oiled machine and are proud of the fact. We love the well-thought-out rooms and the calm efficiency that seems to pervade the whole hotel. We thought the food was a bit variable – never less than OK, and sometimes sublime – but a visit to the popular rooftop Sarabi bar and pool for a moment’s reflection over the Nairobi night skyline was a wonderful way to finish the day.
Sankara: Traveller ratings
The Sankara is one of Nairobi's most stylish and comfortable hotels.