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Hemingways Nairobi

Suburban hotel with spa, near Karen Blixen Museum

  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi and free parking

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Mbagathi Ridge, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
  • Very nice retro-style hotel that opened in 2012. Spacious rooms and beautiful gardens.…

    Mar 6, 2021

  • Amazing hotel location. Very helpful friendly staff. Food was delicious especially the…

    Jan 1, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 45 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Conference centre

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Karen Blixen Museum - 27-minute walk
  • Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages - 26-minute walk
  • The Karen Hospital - 38-minute walk
  • The Hub Karen - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Nairobi National Park - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Giraffe Centre - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • 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


Mbagathi Ridge, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
  • Karen Blixen Museum - 27-minute walk
  • Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages - 26-minute walk
  • The Karen Hospital - 38-minute walk

What’s around


  • Karen Blixen Museum - 27-minute walk
  • Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages - 26-minute walk
  • The Karen Hospital - 38-minute walk
  • The Hub Karen - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Nairobi National Park - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Giraffe Centre - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Yaya Centre - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Nairobi Business Park - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Galleria Shopping Mall - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Bomas of Kenya - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • The Junction Shopping Mall - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km

Getting around

  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) 43-min drive
  • Nairobi (WIL-Wilson) 29-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

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

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 centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 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


  • Lift
  • 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
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • 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.


On-site venue – Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specialises 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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hemingways Nairobi Hotel
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Optional extras

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


Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 sanitiser.

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 on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Bed sheets fee: KES 0 per accommodation, per night

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.


  • 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing are available.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers Modern European cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Open House Karen (2.1 mi), Saitotis (2.3 mi) and Que Pasa (2.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is KES 50 per person roundtrip.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives and safari tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Hemingways Nairobi also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely hotel, great staff. Very good stay, will visit again.

    1 night trip, Dec 27, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    1 night trip, Oct 13, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel in a beautiful part of Nairobi

    Truly amazing experience at the hotel. Customer service was excellent, from check-in to the butler service provided to aid you with anything you require during your stay. The suites are quite something, with comfortable bedding, spacious layout and a balcony overlooking the hotel grounds (which is huge and beautiful). I also tried out the restaurant, with the food being very tasty. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a luxury experience in Nairobi away from the hectic life of the central business district.

    Adam, 2 night romance trip, Jun 21, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel!

    Hemingways is an amazing hotel. The service level is incredible and Kennedy is amazing. We cannot wait for our next visit!

    Nicholas, 1 night trip, May 24, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    My go to hotel in Nairobi. The service , care and amenities are always top notch .

    1 night business trip, Jan 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very personal and warm welcome at Hemingways - this is my second stay here. They are doing COVID-related health and safety measures with grace and attention to detail, so I feel very safe. Everyone masked up, hand sanitizer everywhere and offered personally on arrival.

    Tracy, 1 night trip, Sep 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I loved the special attention we received from the moment we stepped off the plane. I arranged a pick up from the hotel and when we got into the car there was water for us and the air conditioning was running. Our driver was so nice and caring. We arrived at the hotel which was absolutely beautiful and received special attention as well. We were checked into our room very quickly, even though we know we were early. The hotel staff was delightful. We also had a driver for the day and he was like our tour guide. Again, extremely polite and attentive. I would visit this hotel again.

    CC, 1 night trip with friends, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful hotel and excellent service. Breakfast was very nice too. Good facilities with a small gym and a great outdoor pool.

    Almudena, 2 night family trip, Feb 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The entire experience was just phenomenal - we canceled other hotels we were supposed to stay at during a multi-week trip to go back - that is how amazing it was! From the hotel itself, the rooms, the service, the food...I left wanting to hug the staff because that is how exceptional they were throughout every stay. I highly, highly recommend and we will be back!

    Kim, 1 night romance trip, Oct 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 1 night trip with friends, May 26, 2019

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