Kenya Hotels


The Sarova Stanley

At a Glance


  • security is good
  • the pool is heated


  • it's right in the hustle and bustle of downtown Nairobi
  • standard rooms are small

The Sarova Stanley Review

Also one of Nairobi's oldest hotels, the Stanley was named after the journalist Henry Morton Stanley who immortalized himself by discovering a long-lost Scots explorer with one of the best sound bites in history: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" At the hotel's famous outdoor Thorn Tree Café, named for the acacia tree at its center, early travelers would pin notes and messages for fellow travelers to the tree. Today, there's an Internet café where the communication tradition continues, and you can get light meals and live music. Public areas retain a trace of the elegance of times past and rooms offer all the standard amenities of a modern business hotel—soundproofing (useful in central Nairobi), blackout curtains, satellite TV, and coffee-makers. Although they are comfortable, the rooms themselves are slightly bland and uninspiring.

    Hotel Details

  • 217 rooms
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-20-2012

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