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Hemingways Nairobi

5-star5 stars
Mbagathi Ridge, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya

Suburban hotel with spa, near Karen Blixen Museum
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • I loved the special attention we received from the moment we stepped off the plane. I…Mar 19, 2020
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Hemingways Nairobi

from Rs24,499
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Room
  • Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View
  • Presidential Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View
  • Deluxe Double Room Single Use, 1 Bedroom
  • Executive Double Room Single Use, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Hemingways Nairobi


  • Karen Blixen Museum - 27 min walk
  • Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages - 26 min walk
  • The Karen Hospital - 38 min walk
  • The Hub Karen - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Nairobi National Park - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • AFEW Giraffe Centre - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Giraffe Centre - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Yaya Centre - 8.1 mi / 13 km

Getting around

  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport (NBO) - 50 min drive
  • Nairobi (WIL-Wilson) - 31 min drive
  • Syokimau SGR Railway Station - 27 min drive
  • Syokimau Station - 27 min drive
  • Nairobi Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 45 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Steam room
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.


Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Hemingways Nairobi’s small print

Also known as

  • Hemingways Hotel
  • Hemingways Hotel Nairobi
  • Hemingways Nairobi
  • Nairobi Hemingways
  • Hemingways Nairobi Hotel
  • Hemingways Nairobi Hotel
  • Hemingways Nairobi Nairobi
  • Hemingways Nairobi Hotel Nairobi


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of KES 50 per person (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hemingways Nairobi

  • Does Hemingways Nairobi offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hemingways Nairobi does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hemingways Nairobi?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hemingways Nairobi?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Is there a pool at Hemingways Nairobi?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hemingways Nairobi?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hemingways Nairobi?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hemingways Nairobi?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves Modern European cuisine.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hemingways Nairobi?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is KES 50 per person roundtrip.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 34 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely Stunning
This is a really beautiful place to stay. The service is even better than the way it looks. The staff at the Hemingway Nairobi go above and beyond to make your stay absolutely perfect. I want to personally give thanks to the AM/PM Butlers (Both named James) and a very special thanks to Francis Ngunjiri for his exceptional service. This hotel is amazing. Yes will stay again.
Kelli, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Hotel.
Amazing hotel location. Very helpful friendly staff. Food was delicious especially the king prawns on skewers. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Elaine, gb3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Above the rest in every way!
Possibly one the most accommodating, pleasant, comfortable, beautiful hotels in the world. Outstanding food, generous rooms, excellent spa service, phenomenal customer service by every member of the staff.
Gay, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful suites in in upmarket Karen
I had a one night stay here to relax after a busy trip around Kenya. The grand main building houses the restaurant, bar and terrace, with the spa and pool out th back. I was greeted and taken to my room by a butler, who showed me round. My suite was huge, with a four poster bed and effective mosquito net. The bathroom was giant, with a toilet, shower, two sinks, free standing bath and dressing room. I also had a balcony that overlooked the beautifully landscaped garden. I had fresh fruit and flowers in my room as well as tea, coffee, kettle and mini bar. Breakfast had a large buffet, with interesting options such as Bircher muesli and watermelon juice, as well as the standard cereals, pastries and English breakfast. Dinner also had an extensive menu, with daily specials and a good wine list. I requested a late check out and they could only accommodate a one hour extension on my room. I stayed by the pool until my late night flight and showered using the spa showers.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful hotel!
Excellent hotel in a beautiful setting! Service is impeccable and the staff is extremely friendly. The restaurant is very nice, but I wish it served African dishes as well. I will definitely come back the next time I am in Nairobi!
Marco, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Thank You Hemingways for a Wonderful time!!!
Everyone working at a hotel is important, but concierges are the hearts and souls of the hotel and surrounding area, and even the country they represent. Our stay at Hemingways Nairobi was perfect because George and Kennedy (the dynamic duo) aarranged our trips with perfect drivers and guides. We made requests with rather complicated itineraries (visiting Denys Finch Hatton's grave, finding an esoteric stained glass window shop, arranging train tickets). Each request was handled with attention to details that we hadn't considered and the most efficient use of our limited time. They said not to worry and that they would do their best, and they did. Thanks to them we had a wonderful trip and were able to sleep at night. I am an old person traveling with my daughter, my husband had to stay behind and work. We have always used and appreciate the services of a concierge but this time we had the very best service ever and they made my entire family over the moon with happiness!!!
Katherine, ieFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hotel with good view
hkRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
bader, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Mark, za2 night business trip

Hemingways Nairobi

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