With its plantation-style grandeur, colonial charm, and beautifully manicured grounds, Hemingways Nairobi sweeps its guests into a different era. The hotel is a quiet and peaceful haven away from the bustle of central Nairobi, located in the leafy suburb of Karen, home of Karen Blixen’s famous farm. Elegance and taste, along with commodious rooms and stellar cuisine, fashion together for an unforgettable signature stay.
Hemingways Nairobi hosts 45 luxurious rooms, two of which serve as penthouse-style Presidential Suites. The well-appointed lofty rooms are flooded with natural light and feature vaulted beams, four-poster beds, en-suite bathrooms lined with hand-cut Italian marble, walk-in wardrobes, deep-soak baths, and private balconies overlooking the Ngong Hills. Muted colors and textured fabrics in ecru and taupe create an immensely contemporary-chic ambience against touches of brass, mahogany, and leather reminiscent of vintage East African safaris. Each Hemingways Nairobi guest is also appointed a dedicated butler to take care of any whim or need.
Step through the grand foyer and take advantage of the many culinary offerings of Hemingways Nairobi, all of which feature contemporary European menus. Enjoy freshly baked pastries and American waffles akin to New York’s best in the morning and savor champagne afternoon tea with hand-crafted delectables in the afternoon. In the evening, visit the Brasserie for a taste of European classics with a twist, specifically its free-range steaks sourced directly from Kenyan farms. The wine cellar at Hemingways Nairobi is replete with Old and New World wines, and the bar is skilled in crafting fashionable cocktails of fresh exotic flavors paired with soaring spirits.
Guests of Hemingways Nairobi will enjoy the exotic spa treatments available, often utilized by locals, as well as the hotel’s proximity to many wildlife encounters. Additionally, within minutes of Hemingways Nairobi’s manicured lawns is the only National Park in the world located at the edge of a major metropolitan city. Game drives in the National Park provide rare and unusual scenery – with Nairobi’s skyscrapers serving as the backdrop alongside the savannah grass, home to various buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest, rhino and cheetah. Supplemental nearby excursions include visits to the Giraffe Center, the Karen Blixen Museum, as highlighted in the film Out of Africa, and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, one of Hemingway Nairobi’s partner organizations dedicated to hand-rearing orphaned elephants and rhinos for reintroduction to the wild. Go here for a deeper look at the elegance and offerings of Hemingways Nairobi, a true taste of Kenya luxury.Request Information