Since opening its doors in 1902 as the first luxury hotel in Nairobi, the 5 star Sarova Stanley has offered a distinguished retreat and hosted prominent world leaders, renowned authors, royalty, and famous actors. Located in the vibrant city centre, the architecturally charming Stanley offers warm hospitality, impeccable service, and sophisticated luxury.
Sarova Stanley is an ideal base from which to experience Nairobi and its surrounds. It is conveniently close to City Market, City Hall, National Archives and Kenyatta International Conference Centre. It offers easy access to bustling shopping areas and exclusive dining venues, including the legendary Thorn Tree Café, where Ernest Hemingway ‘watched the world go by’ in the 1930s. The hotel offers first class hotel facilities, friendly hospitality and quality service to both business and leisure travellers.
The recently refurbished Sarova Stanley offers 217 luxurious en-suite guestrooms, combining Victorian grandeur with modern amenities. The rooms offer either city or courtyard views, and have plasma televisions with premium satellite channels and free movie channels.
The spacious Club rooms offer deluxe amenities, while Executive rooms have sumptuous private lounges. The Stanley has three elegantly furnished double suites, each with two bedrooms connected through a common sitting room.
The Sarova Stanley offers a selection of opulent suites for the discerning traveller. The Lama suite, named after the exquisite island of Lamu off the Kenyan coast, has a four poster bed and antique Lamu style furniture, and offers a spacious sitting room and luxurious bathroom with Jacuzzi. The Karen Blixen suite commemorates the Baroness Blixen, Nairobi resident between 1914 and 1931, and author of Out Of Africa .Decorated with photographs of the baroness and reproductions of her paintings, it too offers a spacious sitting room and Jacuzzi. The elegant Presidential suite is named after the explorer, Henry Morton Stanley, and includes a spacious sitting room with dining area, powder room, large bedroom with dressing room, and a well-appointed bathroom with Jacuzzi.
The pinnacle of luxury is the Windsor Penthouse suite, comprising a luxurious and spacious bedroom and sitting room with a private terrace.
Nairobi National Park is located just seven kilometres from the city centre, and is Nairobi’s most popular tourist attraction. It is unique in being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. Open grassy plains with scattered acacias dominate the savannah ecosystem. Man-made dams within the park have added a further habitat for a variety of birds and other aquatic creatures.
There are over a hundred mammal species, including black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, Coke’s hartebeest, buffalo, Masai giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, and eland.
Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in the park. Other attractions include the Ivory burning Site Monument, the Nairobi Safari Walk and Animal Orphanage. This National Park has a rhino sanctuary used for breeding and restocking other parks.
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- Conference Venue
- Swimming Pool
- Wellness & Spa
Sarova Stanley offers full business facilities and some of the finest conference facilities in Kenya. The grand Churchill Ballroom can seat 250 guests for elegant, sophisticated dining and host 350 guests for conferences.
The Stanley offers guests a choice of on-site dining alternatives: the Pooldeck restaurant offers exotic al fresco dining alongside the pool, the Thai Chi restaurant serves deliciously authentic Thai cuisine, Thorn Tree Café serves meals in an open-air bistro setting, and there is round the clock room service. With the aura of a Gentlemen’s club, the Exchange Bar, the home of the first Nairobi stock exchange, offers a wide variety of drinks and cigars.
The hotel has a heated swimming pool, health club with gym, aerobic studio, steam bath and sauna. Different massages and treatments are on offer. A full range of spa services is available.
• Malaria occurs throughout Kenya, right through the year.
• Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for all travellers to Kenya.
• Inoculation against Hepatitis A and typhoid is also recommended.
• Please check the visa requirements before your visit.
• Currently South African passport holders do not require a visa.
• European visitors do not require a tourist visa to enter Kenya, but entry business visas are required.
• As in all major cities, tourists should avoid walking alone at night.
• Tourists should pay close attention to personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.