• Location: Kenya, Nairobi
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel
  • Comfort Level: Luxury


Overlooking the Ngong Hills in Nairobi’s tranquil neighbourhood of Karen, this comfortable hotel is a haven of elegant charm. With personalised service and a tranquil atmosphere, Hemingways Nairobi makes an ideal stopover for travellers beginning or ending their Kenya safari.

Plantation-style architecture and spacious, airy rooms exude graceful elegance while a superior spa and wellness centre bestow sensual pampering on its guests. Award-winning cuisine from the resident Michelin-starred chef is standard here while a personalised butler service caters to your every need, from early morning wake-up calls to personal shopping.

The perfect location from which to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Hemingways Nairobi is well placed to access the capital's top attractions. The utterly unique Nairobi National Park - offering authentic big game viewing with a city skyline - lies just a few minutes away, while the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage are also nearby.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2016 - #8 of Top 10 Hotels in Kenya


  • Ideal pre- or post-safari stopover
  • Close to Nairobi's top attractions
  • Luxurious spa & wellness centre
  • Exquisite Michelin-star cuisine
  • Personalised butler service

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With communal relaxation areas including a brasserie, a fine dining restaurant, an open wine cellar and a plush bar, Hemingways Nairobi is known for its superb service and cuisine. The much-admired personal butler service sets this hotel apart from other luxury establishments – what greater indulgence can be offered than a personal assistant to take care of anything from your morning wake up call to packing your bags and arranging a private dining experience in your suite?

Hemingways has high speed Wi-Fi throughout as well as a laptop, DVD player and fax machine available to you on request. Indulge your senses with exotic treatments from the spa where professional stylists soothe away any long-haul stress before you explore the sights and sounds of Kenya’s capital. Enjoy a game drive in nearby Nairobi National Park or sip sundowners high above the city on Champagne Ridge as you take in the glorious views.

General Facilities

    Sauna & steam room
    Wine cellar
    Computer facilities
    Wi-fi available


The Dining Room serves delectable cuisine from the hotel's Michelin-starred chef, Barry Tonks. Barry’s culinary creations have placed Hemingways on Africa's gourmet food map. Contemporary European-styled dishes with a modern flair take diners on a culinary journey with a variety of international flavours to suit every palate. Enjoy a breakfast of waffles and syrup in true New York-style or a hearty Sunday roast complete with Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Known for the best steaks in Kenya and equally as incredible eggs Benedict, the elegant Brasserie promises a sublime eating experience. Feast on fresh fish flown in daily from the Indian Ocean's early morning catches and be sure to try the chef’s signature tuna dish. High tea takes on a new twist as you taste a selection of hand-made pastries and cakes from the hotel’s patisserie along with golden champagne. Bespoke picnic hampers bursting with freshly-made sandwiches and salads are available for days spent outdoors. And when lights twinkle across the city’s night skyline, share nightcap in the elegant bar where a superb collection of rare cognacs and whiskies will impress even the most discerning aficionados. 

Deluxe Room

Hemingways' 45 suites include opulent features such as king-sized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and complimentary bathrobes and slippers. Natural light floods each room through large windows that frame spellbinding views reminiscent of Hemingway’s "Green Hills of Africa", matched only by those from your private balcony.  A private butler caters to your every need from the moment you arrive.

The spacious, high-ceilinged rooms are elegantly furnished in contemporary-chic décor, echoing the classic charm of East Africa’s 1920s safari era. Vaulted timber ceilings and touches of gleaming brass add to the luxurious design while natural, earthy tones create sophisticated glamour. Gleaming en suite bathrooms adorned with hand-cut marble and complete with beautiful oval baths make for sensual sanctuaries for body and mind.


    Wi-fi available in room
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • Day tours
  • High tea on offer
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $375 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $375 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $375 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $375 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $375 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Blixen Suite,Hemingway Suite,Executive Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Africa Safari Expert

"An unmatched palatial experience, where one feels like royalty. Sunset drinks at the bar with views over the Ngong Hills not to be missed!"



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