Kenya hotel listings

Nairobi

NAIROBI INTERCONTINENTAL

City Hall Way
T: +254 20 32 00 000
F: +254 20 32 00 036
sales@icnairobi.com

Rooms: 380 air-conditioned rooms, including 1 presidential suite, 2 executive club suites, 4 deluxe suites, 7 superior suites, 64 Club InterContinental rooms, 72 deluxe rooms, 173 superior rooms, 56 standard rooms and 1 wheelchair-accessible room.

Business & Conference Facilities: Ballroom with capacity for 700 guests theatre style or 500 banquet style and can be divided into two function rooms with dedicated personnel; 24-hour business centre and 10 meeting rooms with personal data connections for each seated delegate, high-back business chairs, built-in credenza units housing the latest audio-visual equipment.

Health & Leisure Facilities: 24-hour gym, steam and sauna, swimming pool, sports court.

Guest Services: Concierge service, 24-hour lounge, safety-deposit box, global newspaper service, babysitting, self-laundry facilities, same-day dry cleaning.

Wining & Dining: Bhandini Indian Restaurant, Plantation Café, Barbeque at Terrace Restaurant, Safari bar.

SERENA HOTEL

T: +254 20 282 2000
F: +254 20 272 5184/272 5250
nairobi@serena.co.ke
www.serenahotels.com/serenanairobi

Rooms: 183 rooms and suites, including 6 executive suites, 5 business suites, 3 garden suites, the Bateleur Suite and the State Suite.

Business & Conference Facilities: Ballroom suite made up of 2 function rooms and conference centre comprising 4 rooms with break-out spaces. Services include Wi-Fi connectivity, audio-visual equipment, business support and concierge services.

Health & Leisure Facilities: Maisha Health Club and Spa offering gym, heated outdoor pool, aerobic classes, 4 treatment rooms, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.

Guest Services: Air-conditioning, telephones with international direct-dial and voicemail, free internet (Wi-Fi and hard-wire connection), minibar, digital safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, LCD flatscreen satellite TV, 24-hour room service, dedicated residents’ lounge, laundry and valet services.

Wining & Dining: Café Maghreb (internationally themed buffet breakfast and lunch menu, table d’hôte dinner menu and 24-hour brasserie service ), Mandhari Restaurant (fine dining), Aksum Bar (live music), Pool Bar, Bambara Lounge (all-day café), The Patisserie.

BOMA HOTEL

Bellevue, off Mombasa Road
T: +254 719 050 000/ 20 390 4000
F: +254 20 600 4520
www.theboma.co.ke

Rooms: 121 superior rooms, 20 deluxe rooms, 5 business suites, 1 executive suite and 1 presidential suite.

Business & Conference Facilities: Business centre with high-speed internet access, multi-use meeting rooms with capacity from 10 to 200 people and access to audio-visual equipment, including a built-in sound system with cordless microphones, projectors, video/CD player and screen, as well as a dedicated conference and banquets team. Complimentary Wi-Fi available for hotel guests.

Health & Leisure Facilities: Zoezi Health Club and Spa, with gym, spa, sauna, steam, Jacuzzi and outdoor heated swimming pool.

Guest Services: 24-hour room service, complimentary parking, same-day laundry service.

Wining & Dining: Johari Restaurant (international buffet and a la carte), Tembo Bistro (al fresco dining and bar), Cocktail Lounge (bar and light meals), Atrium Lounge (coffee, tea, fresh juice and pastries), one-ofa-kind offsite catering services.

HEMINGWAYS NAIROBI

Mbagathi Ridge
T: +254 711 032 000 / +254 718 529 070
F: +254 20 229 5111/222
info@hemingways.com
www.hemingways-nairobi.com

Rooms: 43 junior suites and 2 presidential suites.

Business & Conference Facilities: Meeting rooms with communications and presentations technology, private dining room, concierge services.

Health & Leisure Facilities: Gym and swimming pool, spa offering massage treatments and salon services, including coiffure, manicure, pedicure, threading and waxing, make-up application for ladies and wet shave service for gentlemen.

Guest Services: Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi internet access; dual telephone lines with conference call, call forwarding and voice mail; complimentary local newspapers and same-day international newspapers available; on request laptop, PC, DVD player, fax machine, PlayStation 3, Xbox 30; butler services, including in-room check-in/check-out, packing/unpacking service, 24-hour pressing service, shoe shine, wake-up call with tea or coffee, in-room dining, personal shopper, secretarial services, concierge services and travel assistance. Additional services come with luxury suite bookings.

Wining & Dining: The Brasserie (European cuisine), breakfast buffet, afternoon tea and bar.

SAROVA STANLEY HOTEL

Kimathi Street
T: +254 20 275 7000
F: +254 20 229 388
sarovastanley@sarovahotels.com
www.sarovahotels.com/stanley

Rooms: 217 individual air conditioned rooms on 8 floors, which include 160 deluxe rooms, 32 club rooms, 16 executive suites, 3 junior suites, 2 state suites, 1 presidential suite and 1 penthouse.

Business & Conference Facilities: 9 meeting and conferencing rooms, including a 227-sq-metre ballroom with capacity for up to 450 people, state-of-the-art presentation and audio visual equipment, wireless internet access, personalised conference coordinator and secretarial services available. Fully fledged business centre open 7am to 10pm with computer access, photocopying, printing and faxing.

Health & Leisure Facilities: Heated swimming pool, modern state-of-the-art health club with sauna and steam bath, massage, manicure and pedicure services, yoga and aerobic classes.

Guest Services: Currency exchange, same-day laundry and valet services, babysitting services, airport transfers and cab services, wake up and turn down services, frequent flier claim points, complementary Wi-Fi.

Wining & Dining: Thai Chi (Thai cuisine), Thorn Tree Café (bistro-style dining featuring entertainment), The Exchange Bar (elegant lounge bar which is the original home of the Nairobi Stock Exchange serving light meals), Pool Deck Restaurant (al fresco restaurant serving healthy buffets and salads, tandoori and grilled specialties with grilled steaks for dinner).

VILLA ROSA KEMPINSKI

Chiromo Road
T: +254 20 360 3000
F: +254 20 360 3151
reservations.nairobi@kempinski.com

Rooms: 200 rooms and suites.

Business & Conference Facilities: Modern facilities and high-tech equipment; Fedora ballroom can be subdivided into 7 individual rooms, Fedora 1-7; 2 break-out rooms, Opus 1 & 2, can be rented for boardroom meetings. The on-site Business Centre provides state-of-the-art IT equipment and facilities for delegates and includes high-speed internet access. Meeting venues are equipped with LDCD projectors, inbuilt sound system and microphones, and are served by a specialised team of event managers.

Health & Leisure Facilities: Kempinski The Spa offers 9 private treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. The fitness centre is equipped with cardiovascular and weight machines, heated outdoor swimming pool, personal trainers.

Guest Services: Concierge services, including tourist and transport bookings, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free valet parking, in-room safe, mini bar.

Wining & Dining: Lucca (Italian restaurant and deli), 88 (pan-Asian cuisine), Café Villa Rosa (all-day dining), The Balcony bar, Cigar Lounge and Aquos (pool bar).

Mombasa 

SAROVA WHITE SANDS BEACH AND RESORT

Mombasa-Malindi Road
T: +254 41 212 8000
reservations4@sarovahotels.com
www.sarovahotels.com/whitesands

Rooms: 335 rooms with a balcony and sea or pool view, comprising 133 standard rooms, 66 palm rooms, 96 seafront rooms, 32 premier seafront rooms, 3 studio suites, 3 executive suites and 2 presidential suites. Of these, 3 rooms have been adapted for disabled guests.

Business & Conference Facilities: Makutano conference centre with capacity for 330 people theatre-style; Baraza conference room has combined capacity of 400 guests and can be split into 3 smaller rooms; Fahari conference room has seating capacity of 240; the boardroom can seat 20; a number of outdoor spaces are also available for functions. Rooms come equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Health & Leisure Facilities: A range of activities is offered at the resort; diving and watersports are available at the beach; five freeform swimming pools, including children’s pool; Tulia spa offering a range of treatments, massage rooms, outdoor Jacuzzi, steam and sauna; fully equipped gym; aerobics classes; Ozne kids club is for children from ages 5-12 years.

Guest Services: Rooms come equipped with satellite TV, tea and coffee facilities, air-conditioning, mosquito net, direct-dial telephone, wireless internet access, mini bar, digital safe; there is laundry service and 24-hour room service; salon and hairdressers; outdoor excursions can be arranged.

Wining & Dining: Pavilions I & II serving buffet-style meals with live entertainment; Minazi Café (light meals and pizza); Lide Seafood Grill (al-fresco fine dining); Cocos Beach Bar with live entertainment.

Kisumu 

IMPERIAL HOTEL

T: +254 0737 202 260
info@imperialhotel.co.ke
www.imperialhotelkisumu.com

Rooms: 78 rooms: 24 standard rooms, 20 deluxe rooms, 23 club rooms, 1 state suite and 3 executive suites.

Business & Conference Facilities: Business centre with onsite administrative support; 7 meeting rooms and halls with capacity for between 5 and 250 people suitable for a variety of functions with access to electronic equipment, video conferencing and banquet service.

Health & Leisure Facilities: Fully equipped gym, outdoor swimming pool, massage and treatments.

Guest Services: Room service, laundry services, airport transfers, safety deposit box and in-room safe, wireless internet access, satellite TV, air conditioning.

Wining & Dining: Florence Restaurant ( local and international), Victoria Terrace (bar, light lunches, dinner), Palms Coffee Shop (pastries and sweets).

Nakuru

GREAT RIFT VALLEY LODGE AND GOLF RESORT

T: + 254 20 444 6651
sales@heritagehotels.co.ke
www.heritage-eastafrica.com

Rooms: 21 twin rooms and 9 double rooms in the Lodge, 40 three-bedroom Longonot Villas, 55 two-, three- or four-bedroom private chalets.

Business & Conference Facilities: 3 professionally serviced conference rooms with capacity for 180, 80 or 30 people. Conference rooms are fitted with all the conferencing facilities including audio-visual equipment, and high-speed internet access. Board rooms are available for smaller gatherings of 20 people and less.

Health & Leisure Facilities: 18-hole championship golf course, driving range, practice green and pro shop; freeform swimming pool with sunbathing garden and children’s pool; 2 clay tennis courts; massage parlour, planned excursions including balloon safaris.

Guest Services: Business centre, free parking, free WiFi in rooms and villas, foreign currency exchange at reception, safety deposit boxes, laundry services, gift shop, onsite all-weather airstrip.

Wining & Dining: Cephus Restaurant (international buffet), Gemini Restaurant (a la carte), Lounge bar.

Meru 

ALBA HOTEL

Milimani Road
T: +254 70 555 6677/ +254 72 822 3344
stay@albahotels.co.ke
www.albahotels.co.ke

Rooms: 51 guest rooms, including superior rooms, deluxe rooms, junior suites, one- and two-bedroom suites and 1 presidential suite with Jacuzzi.

Business & Conference Facilities: Fully equipped business centre including a computer, fax, printer/copier, scanner and binding machine; state-of-the-art conferencing and banqueting facilities comprising 3 executive meeting rooms equipped to accommodate up to 200 people, with access to overhead projector, PA system, conference stationery (flip chart, writing pads, pen, markers), lunch for the participants, morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks.

Health & Leisure Facilities: Fully fitted health club with state-of-the-art equipment, outdoor swimming pool; local activities include bird watching, fishing and game drives at Mount Kenya National Park, Meru National Park and the Samburu game reserve.

Guest Services: High-speed wireless internet access, electronic safe, complimentary minibar, rain shower-head, 32-inch LED TV, in-house laundry, outdoor catering for a wide range of occasions, private club lounge offering newspapers, canapés and bar service.

Wining & Dining: Restaurant (modern fine dining) bar and coffee lounge.

Kisii

UFANISI RESORTS KISII

T: +254 714 966 250, +254 722 864 519, +254 710 821 784
info@ufanisiresorts.com
www.ufanisiresorts.com

Rooms: 16 economy standard rooms complete with shower, LED TV with DSTV, Wi-Fi without any extra charges and all overseeing the serene Ufanisi Gardens; 50 deluxe rooms with comfortable lounge, instant hot shower, Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and balconies overseeing the surrounding hills; 10 family suites fitted to the same specifications as the deluxe rooms.

Business & Conference Facilities: 3 conference halls with a capacity of 45, 60 and 250 people.

Guest Services: Airport shuttles, 24-hour reception and room assistance, daily housekeeping and laundry services, safety deposit box at the front office.

Wining & Dining: Main restaurant serving international cuisines, Italian Pavement for barbeque and Indian cuisines, coffee shop and the Pavilion for drinks.

General Information

Mobile phones are prevalent, with most Kenyans owning one, and top-up credit can be purchased at mobile phone shops, convenience stores and on street corners. A passport is required when buying a new SIM card. Internet access is common in city centres. A well-used public transport network of buses, known matatus, serve the capital. Marked taxis are also available in most areas of Nairobi, though it is not advised to hail one from the street. Fares are negotiable, with most journeys in the city costing around $6-9.

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