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1,365 reviews

1,365 reviews

Location 8.7
Room comfort and quality 8.7
Cleanliness 8.6
Service 8.6
Facilities 8.2
Value for money 7.8
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Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Westland Sundries Bookshop
50 m
Nakumatt - Downtown
60 m
Book Villa
70 m
Gallery Watatu
70 m
Capital Realtime
90 m
Popular landmarks
Kenyetta Conference Centre
520 m
American Embassy Memorial Garden
690 m
Nairobi National Museum
1.5 km
Karura Forest
5.0 km
The Village Market
5.8 km
Closest landmarks
Cosmos Forex
60 m
Bunson Travel
80 m
Barclays Bank - cnr Kenyatta & Moi Aves
110 m
Tsavo Power offices
110 m
140 m

Sarova Stanley Hotel

Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue, Central Business District, Nairobi, Kenya, 00100 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Central Business District part of Nairobi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Nairobi National Park. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.


Hygiene Plus

350 meters to National Archives

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!


Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.1 Km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportWilson Airport (WIL)
Distance to airport4.3 km

Rooms available at Sarova Stanley Hotel

Room comfort & quality


Stanley Room
  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Stanley Club Room
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Heritage Suite
  • Room size: 85 m²/915 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Stanley Premium Club Room
  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Stanley Club Room Part smoking
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Stanley Room Part smoking
  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Club Room (Stanley)(1 Twin Bed)
  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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Superior Twin Room
  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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Superior Twin Room
  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Stanley Premium
  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Sarova Stanley Hotel offer airport transfer?

Sarova Stanley Hotel offers airport transfer service upon request with an additional charge of 30 USD in local currency. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

Does Sarova Stanley Hotel have a swimming pool?

While staying at Sarova Stanley Hotel, you can enjoy the swimming pool facility to get your day started the best way with a splash for a refreshing morning or evening.

Are there ATM on-site at Sarova Stanley Hotel?

Absolutely! The benefits of staying at Sarova Stanley Hotel include an on-site ATM, providing guests with easy access point for cash withdrawal and remaining worry-free throughout your getaway.

What is the typical travel time to a nearby airport from Sarova Stanley Hotel?

The average travel time to get from Sarova Stanley Hotel to the airport is 40 minutes, but please take into account that the travel time may vary based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

How many rooms does Sarova Stanley Hotel have?

Sarova Stanley Hotel has a total of 214 rooms.

What payment options are accepted at Sarova Stanley Hotel?

Sarova Stanley Hotel accepts up to 5, with payment card selections consisting of American Express, Cash, MasterCard, and Visa.

What famous natural sightseeing locations are close to Sarova Stanley Hotel?

Sarova Stanley Hotel is located within Central Business District, which makes it suitably close to natural points of interest including Karura Forest and Nairobi National Park.

What people love about Sarova Stanley Hotel

  • 9.2


    "Its within the city, very clean and staff are friendly."



    December 26, 2021

  • 10


    "The service is great , food is super and location is good for business traveling"



    December 16, 2021

  • 10


    "Perfact location in city center with history."



    November 11, 2020

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More about Sarova Stanley Hotel

More about Sarova Stanley Hotel

Sarova Stanley Hotel

Make everyday special with all that Nairobi has to offer with a stay at Sarova Stanley Hotel.
Enjoy all that Sarova Stanley Hotel has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Nairobi is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the hotel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Sarova Stanley Hotel. All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Sarova Stanley Hotel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms. Don't forget to visit the exquisite executive lounge to enjoy the luxury services and atmosphere.

Dining and things to do

Every day at Sarova Stanley Hotel begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Sarova Stanley Hotel. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, steam room, spa and sauna. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. At Sarova Stanley Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the hotel's poolside bar.
Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hotel's fitness facility. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the hotel's yoga room. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.

Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Nairobi has to offer! A great museum trip can be had at Karen Blixen Museum located 14.3 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Be sure to visit Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages located 13.8 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Nairobi.

Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 99% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 99% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities



Most talked about facilities


12 mentions

Food & Dining

10 mentions

Swimming Pool

8 mentions


5 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Pool with view
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby cot (upon request)
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes dryer
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laptop safe box
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Socket near the bed
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Window

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Italian
  • Vegetarian
  • Full English/Irish
  • Gluten-free
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
Thorn Tree Cafe
  • Cuisine: American, European, French
  • Menu: Buffet
Pool Deck Restaurant
  • Menu: A-la-carte
Thai Chi Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
  • Menu: Buffet


Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue, Central Business District, Nairobi, Kenya, 00100


  • Wilson Airport (WIL)
    4.3 km
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
    12.3 km
Public transportation
  • Nairobi Railway Station
    1.1 km
  • Makadara Railway Station
    5.5 km
Hospital or clinic
  • The Aga Khan University Hospital
    200 m
  • The Village Market
    5.8 km
Convenience store
  • On-site
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Kenyetta Conference Centre
    520 m
  • American Embassy Memorial Garden
    690 m
  • Nairobi National Museum
    1.5 km
  • Karura Forest
    5.0 km
  • The Village Market
    5.8 km
  • African Heritage House
    6.7 km
  • Nairobi National Park
    7.5 km
  • Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages
    13.9 km
  • Karen Blixen Museum
    14.4 km
  • Ngong Hills National Reserve
    24.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Westland Sundries Bookshop
    50 m
  • Nakumatt - Downtown
    60 m
  • Cosmos Forex
    60 m
  • Book Villa
    70 m
  • Gallery Watatu
    70 m
  • Bunson Travel
    80 m
  • Capital Realtime
    90 m
  • Elite Camera House
    90 m
  • Cameo Cinema
    90 m
  • Barclays Bank - cnr Kenyatta & Moi Aves
    110 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 4-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until23:59
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee30 USD
  • Distance from city center0.1 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)40
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)30 USD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors8
  • Number of restaurants3
  • Number of rooms 214
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1902
  • Most recent renovation2017
  • Daily parking fee0 USD

Reviews of Sarova Stanley Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Room comfort and quality8.7
Value for money7.8
High score for Nairobi
9+ Exceptional (61)
8-9 Excellent (48)
7-8 Very Good (29)
6-7 Good (17)
<6 Below Expectation (8)

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Richard from United States
Stayed 2 nights in May 2009

Sarova Stanley - Nairobi, Kenya”

Hospitality, hospitality, hospitality! Good food & drinks at reasonable prices. Breakfast buffet was very good. Nice indoor courtyard area (smoking allowed there). Nice pool area. Guards on every floor.
Tried, but really couldn't think of any.

We stayed at the Sarova Stanley for three nights (May 2 - 4, 2009), arriving after 34 hours of travel. It was wonderful to be greeted by Jacqueline at the registration desk, whose friendly smile and charm made us feel instantly welcome. We ventured to the open-air Maasai Market on Sunday, and asked Steve at the concierge desk for more info. As gracious as Jacqueline, he gave us directions and warnings about removing all external jewelry to minimize the threat of being mugged, and warned against being pick-pocketed. This was a big help in keeping our guard up, and much appreciated. Everyone we dealt with had the same friendly and accomodating attitude, so much so we went out of our way to thank the general manager before checking out for our safari tour. Had a very enjoyable (and reasonably priced) meal at the Thai Chi restaurant, as well as breakfasts in the main dining room. We also found several very reasonably priced souveneirs at the hotel gift shops.

Reviewed May 13, 2009
Hannah from United Kingdom
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Superb customer service”

The Sarova Stanley could not have provided better customer service for us. Both times we stayed (at the start and end of our safari) the staff were incredibly polite, friendly and helpful. We checked in quickly and the rooms were lovely, with thoughtful touches for our honeymoon. The 1902 lounge was wonderful and the staff up there were super: attentive, yet discreet. The evening buffet in the Lounge was delicious. Highly recommended as a safe, convenient place to stay in Nairobi: a 5* experience.

Reviewed November 05, 2018
Bill from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2011

Excellent base for business in and around Nairobi”

Comfortable with highly efficient staff

I have been visiting Nairobi for a number of years, and this was the first time staying at the New Sarova Stanley. No doubt the best value to date. Friendly and efficient staff from check in to departure, and spacious comfortable rooms and prompt room service. Situated in a vibrant, bustling location in the heart of the city, with easy access to numerous restaurants and bars. I would most definitely stay there again.

Reviewed March 16, 2011
David from United Kingdom
Stayed 2 nights in September 2010

Sarova Stanley, the place to stay”

Friendly attentive staff, large rooms, central to town.

Why stay anywhere else in Nairobi, the greeting from staff and service was excellent. Room was large and well decorated. We visited the Thai Chi restuarant on the 1st floor, food quality was brilliant. Good breakfast available to set you up for the day, overall would highly recommend you try the Sarova Stanley.

Reviewed September 19, 2010
Abdulkader from South Africa
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2010

Great Hotel in Centre City”

Close to the city. Excellent breakfast; service overall good; pool and gym on rooftop. Free internet in rooms.
No free transfer to and from airport. Could easily be included. Water charge was too high.

The Saravo Stanley lived up to its reputation. It is located centrally, and ideal for reaching others sites and places in Nairobi. The service was excellent particularly the buffet (included in the price) and the standard of gym and pool on the rooftop. The hotel was a wonderful place to relax after a hot and busy working day. We hope that the service and standards will be maintained.

Reviewed March 26, 2010
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