This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Skip to main content

Talk to an expert 1-800-242-2434 Lines now closed

User menu
Hemingways Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi

Reviews of Hemingways Nairobi

Wildlife sightings and reviews

6 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Hemingways Nairobi and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Showing 1-6 of 6
Duration
Arrival date
Pete & Nancy
Stockton

"Hemingways Nairobi review"

1 night Arrived 6 Feb 2022
"We stayed at Hemingways twice — arriving in Kenya and departing to our next camp in Tanzania. Unfortunately both of our stays were very short and we really did not have the time to fully enjoy the grounds. It is a beautiful place to stay with large gardens, swimming pool and an excellent restaurant that even features a very nice Kenyan wine. Our room was spacious, comfortable and very clean.

The first night we arrived late from Rwanda during a rainstorm and had to leave early the next morning. We had dinner in our room and it was very good. The service was excellent and we were able to order our breakfast for the next morning ahead of time. The kitchen opens very early in the morning making it possible to enjoy breakfast before an early departure.

Our second stay was a little longer as we arrived early enough in the afternoon to eat dinner in their excellent restaurant. We had a very early start the next morning, so again had breakfast in our room. We appreciated being able to enjoy breakfast before an early departure for Oliver’s Camp in Tarangire National Park.

The staff is very attentive and reliable. We had no problem getting anything we needed and they were very prompt with in-room meals and picking up our luggage." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 10n in Rwanda; 8n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr B
London

"A perfect start to our trip"

1 night Arrived 13 Nov 2021
"We arrived very late and left very early, but really enjoyed our short stay at Hemingways.

Really beautiful hotel, huge room (and big luxurious bathroom!) and friendly attentive staff. After a relaxing night's sleep, we had coffee and pastries in the room before heading to Wilson Airport. The grounds looked amazing and we wish we could have had more time to explore.

A wonderful start to our trip!" See all these reviews: 15n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms M.
New York

"Varying experiences, but would recommend"

1 night Arrived 9 Dec 2020
"We stayed at Hemingways on two different occasions during our trip to Kenya. The first night we stayed there was immediately after arriving around 11pm from a 12+ hour day of traveling from Uganda. We were picked up from the airport by the hotel and were SO thrilled to find that our driver brought a room service menu with him and offered to call our order in to the chef. We spoke to the chef directly, who offered for us to eat either in the dining room or in our room - which was an incredible offer given the time of night.

We opted to eat in our room and were VERY happy with the food. Upon arrival, we were checked into our room which has all of the modern luxuries you would hope to find after a very long day of traveling. Anthony was our butler and helped get us acquainted with the room and brought us our dinner and promptly removed the dishes once we were done.

Anthony was amazing and we were so happy to find that he was again our butler when we came back unexpectedly for a second stay. Our first stay, we arrived super late and were picked up around 11am to go to Giraffe Manor the next day. We had breakfast at the hotel, which was very good, and spent a bit of time sitting by the pool. The hotel was very quiet and we found the service all around to be great. We ended up booking a day room on our last day in Kenya, after we ended up getting stuck in the Mara for an extra night and had a full day to kill before our international flight left in the evening.

This time we were here on a Saturday and found that there were 3 events happening (2 weddings and a luncheon), so the vibe was a lot different. It was super busy and a bit chaotic with all of the events, but we ended up using our room to sleep most of the day as we were exhausted from 12 days of going nonstop so it didn’t present a problem. We got massages before we left and found the spa experience to be very mediocre.

Overall, I would recommend Hemingways as a good place to stopover in Nairobi, but just note that the experience could potentially vary greatly depending on whether you are there on a weekend or weekday." See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs W
Wales

"Great hotel, fantastic room, good food"

1 night Arrived 20 Jul 2015
"Only an overnight stay here en route to Tanzania but well worth the drive from the airport.

Beautiful room, very comfortable and a great dinner" See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar; 1n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
SC. USA

"Hemingways Nairobi review"

0 night Arrived 14 Sep 2014
"A proper ending for some dusty safari suvivors.

Only had a day room but it was a perfect experience, good food, spa treatment and upscale surroundings. Day room rates very reasonable." See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mrs S
Kansas

"Hemingways Nairobi review"

0 night Arrived 13 Sep 2014
"Thid hotel was just as it was advertised; fabulous. We had lunch, a spa treatment, and I finally got some of the news happening around the world on CNN.

I only wish we had stayed a day longer." See all these reviews: 11n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Showing 1-6 of 6
97%
6 reviews of Hemingways Nairobi by travellers since August 2007
Overall rating by our travellers
5
1
0
0
0
Filter by month

Holiday styles & special interests in Kenya

From birdwatching breaks to walking holidays, find great ideas for your trip in Kenya.


Beach holidays

Beach holidays

Discover Africa's coast and tropical islands.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Diverse habitats, discreet hides and superb guiding.

Cultural experiences

Cultural experiences

Get an insight into Africa's cultures and history.

Family holidays

Family holidays

Hand-picked camps for an incredible family safari.

Honeymoons

Honeymoons

Romantic safaris and castaway island retreats.

Luxury

Luxury

First-class service, scenic vistas and unparalleled comfort await you during these carefully selected luxury holidays. 

Photography holidays

Photography holidays

Great holidays to suit the keen photographer.

Private villas & houses

Private villas & houses

Enjoy Africa with just your friends & family

Riding holidays

Riding holidays

Explore Africa's wilderness on horseback.

Solo Travel

Solo Travel

Trip ideas ideally suited for a solo traveller.

Walking

Walking

Explore Africa's most scenic trails on foot.

Walking safaris

Walking safaris

Explore Africa's untouched wildernesses on foot.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Wellness escapes in stunning locations

Wildlife safaris

Wildlife safaris

These trips include hard-hitting game and fascinatingly elusive species alike, as well as superb guiding and a variety of diverse ecosystems.

Other lodges in Nairobi

Alternative places to stay in this same area.


The Emakoko

The Emakoko

The Emakoko is a luxurious, owner-managed safari lodge in a beautiful gorge on the edge of Nairobi National Park.


97% (86 reviews)
Four Points Nairobi Airport

Four Points Nairobi Airport

The Four Points by Sheraton, set within the perimeter of Nairobi International Airport, is ideally located for a first or last night in Kenya.


91% (68 reviews)
Eka Hotel

Eka Hotel

The Eka is an affordably priced business-class hotel in a relatively convenient location between Nairobi International Airport and Wilson Airport.


86% (62 reviews)
Ole-Sereni

Ole-Sereni

The Ole-Sereni is a modern, stylish hotel neighbouring Nairobi National Park and located 6km from Wilson domestic airport.


79% (58 reviews)
Macushla House

Macushla House

Macushla House is a very pleasant, small, owner-managed bed and breakfast hotel in a leafy part of southwest Nairobi, very convenient for visiting the Giraffe Centre and Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage.


90% (52 reviews)
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport

Crowne Plaza Nbi Apt

The Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport (formerly known as the Lazizi Premiere and now part of the InterContinental Hotels Group) is the oldest hotel at Nairobi International Airport.


88% (52 reviews)
Aero Club of East Africa

Aero Club of East Africa

The Aero Club of East Africa is a private members' club in the grounds of Wilson Airport, Nairobi, offering offering comfortable rooms and a good restaurant, bar and swimming pool to non-members.


81% (30 reviews)
Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is a unique, perennially popular lodge on the outskirts of Nairobi, offering up-close-and-personal encounters with the rare Rothschild giraffes that roam its extensive grounds.


98% (29 reviews)
Nairobi Tented Camp

Nairobi Tented Camp

Nairobi Tented Camp is the only tented camp located inside Nairobi National Park, making it a great option for a true safari stay close to the city and airports.


88% (5 reviews)
The Norfolk Hotel

The Norfolk Hotel

The Norfolk Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Nairobi and has a reputation for its colourful history dating back to 1904.


100% (4 reviews)
Palacina

Palacina

The Palacina is a complex of accommodation options in a quieter part of central Nairobi.


80% (4 reviews)
Hogmead

Hogmead

Hogmead is a stylish, luxury boutique hotel/homestay in a secluded part of Langata in south-west Nairobi, very close to Nairobi National Park and the elephant orphanage.


80% (2 reviews)
Sankara

Sankara

Sankara is a strikingly built hotel in the bustling central Nairobi suburb of Westlands, primarily used as a business stay, with very good dining and leisure facilities.


90% (2 reviews)
Eden Nairobi

Eden Nairobi

One Forty Eight is a very stylish boutique hotel in one of the leafiest corners of the southwest Nairobi suburb of Karen-Langata. The Giraffe Centre at Giraffe Manor is just a 10-minute walk away.


100% (1 review)
Karen Gables

Karen Gables

Karen Gables is a small, high quality hotel in Nairobi with expansive gardens and only seven rooms.


100% (1 review)
The Stanley

The Stanley

The Stanley is a large, traditional hotel – the oldest in Nairobi – offering a range of facilities.


No reviews yet
Tribe

Tribe

Design-led, contemporary hotel in the Village Market area of Gigiri, a largely diplomatic and luxury residential suburb 10km north of Nairobi’s central business district.


No reviews yet
Acacia Camp

Acacia Camp

Acacia Camp is a rustic and affordable safari camp in a wildlife sanctuary a 30-minute drive towards Mombasa from Nairobi’s international airport.


No reviews yet

Login to Expert Africa

Sign in with password

Sign in with email link


New to Expert Africa? Create an account

Forgotten your details?

It's free & quick to set up

  • Save your wish-list
  • Send us an enquiry
  • Pay online for your trip
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Give us feedback on your trip
  • Full site benefits of the site

Need some help? Talk to our team

Africa