Hotels in Nairobi Kenya

Hotels in Nairobi Kenya offer luxury and adventure in a city nicknamed “Green City in the Sun”. Known for its natural beauty, its safari adventures, its shopping, its museums and its cultural attractions, Nairobi is home to both people and exotic animals such as the endangered black rhino. The Green City in the Sun is a major starting point for safaris elsewhere in Kenya. Keep in mind that you should not wear shorts in public and that you should be careful when roaming about at night. It may be best to avoid swimming in lakes, rivers and reservoirs, and likewise to avoid drinking tap water. Hotels in Nairobi Kenya indeed are some of the best you’ll find in East Africa. Before we get you to hotels in Nairobi Kenya, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.

Founded in 1899, Nairobi was first under British East Africa rule. Quickly the city became Kenya’s capital in 1907 and gained independence in 1963. During the colonial period, the area produced coffee, tea and agave. Since then, Nairobi has established itself as a business and cultural center, home to over 100 major international companies and organizations.

With a population of around 4.4 million people, Nairobi is the largest city and capital of Kenya.  Average high temperatures hover at around 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the warm season, which spans from December to March. The city’s climate is considered subtropical highland. One of the most modern cities in Africa, as well as a major financial capital, Nairobi is home to the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Nairobi National Park, Parliament of Kenya, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Westlands, Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Museum, African Great Lakes and Nyayo National Stadium. Popular foods include Irio, which is a mashed peas and potato mix, Ugali, or a type of maize flour porridge, rice, beans, corn, Kenyan stew, collard greens, roasted meats and Mandazi, which is a tasty dough ball similar to a doughnut. Drinks include Dawa, which is a type of vodka drink, beer, wine, champagne and tea.  Equipped with some background knowledge of the area, we may now proceed to hotels in Nairobi Kenya that will help make for a memorable experience.




Palacina The Residence & The Suites

Kitale Lane

Hotels in Nairobi Kenya

Shifteye Gallery

Palacina The Residence & The Suites features free WiFi, an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, a swimming pool set in a large, manicured lawn, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, full kitchenettes and garden views. Near here you’ll find Moonflower Restaurant, The Angelsmile Atelier (clothing store), Pete’s Cafe (restaurant), Oro Restaurant And Lounge, Kuona Artists Collective (art center), St Georges Assembly Ground (fairground), CrivonSpring Lounge (bar) and more.

This location is 0.6 miles from Kasuku Centre, 0.7 miles from Nairobi Arboretum, Shifteye Gallery and Yaya Centre, 1 mile from Netherlands Embassy, 1.2 miles from Prestige Plaza and The Nairobi Hospital, 1.3 miles from Consolata School, 1.4 miles from Nairobi Art Centre and Kipro Centre, 1.7 miles from Nairobi National Museum and 3 miles from Wilson Airport.

Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom penthouse): $284

Cost per person (four people): $72




Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence

Arboretum Road

Hotels in Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi Arboretum

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence offers steam and sauna rooms, an 82 foot long swimming pool, free WiFi, on-site private parking, private balconies with pool or garden views, flat-screen TVs, tropical rain showers, organic and natural essence bathroom amenities, deep sleep pillow spray, turn-down service, continental and super breakfast options, an American restaurant, a live pizza station, a deli cafe, a tapas lounge, a 24-hour front desk and a 24-hour gym. The Nairobi Arboretum is in the area.

From here Nairobi Arboretum is 0.3 miles, TransUnion Kenya Offices is 0.6 miles, Consolata School, Eden Square Office Block, Kasuku Centre, Museum Hill Centre and Nairobi National Museum are 0.7 miles, Nairobi Snake Park, Graffins College – Westland Campus, Nairobi Botanic Garden and Kenya National Theatre are 0.8 miles, Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery, Central Park and Habitat for Humanity Kenya are 0.9 miles, Kipro Centre and Nakumatt Lifestyle Shopping Centre are 1 mile, Nairobi River is 3.9 miles and Wilson Airport is 3 miles.

Approximate cost per night (junior suite park view): $198







Hemingways Nairobi

Mbagathi Ridge

Hotels in Nairobi Kenya

Karen Country Club

Hemingways Nairobi offers a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms, butler service, air conditioning, elegant decor, vaulted ceilings, seating areas, balconies, terraces, dining areas and well-equipped kitchenettes. In the surrounding area you may find Mandhari Plants (garden center), Kazuri Beads, Karen Blixen Museum, CEMASTEA (Research institute), Kenya Medical Traning College, Oloolua Nature Trail, Tamarind (seafood restaurant), Karen Country Club (golf club), RE-BAR MARULA (barbecue restaurant), Haru Restaurant (Japanese restaurant), Paintball Fury, Talisman Restaurant, Asmara Karen (Eritrean restaurant), Open House Karen (Indian restaurant), The Souk Karen (market), The Hub Karen (shopping mall), Artcaffe Hub (cafe), Dari Restaurant and more.

This location is 0.7 miles from Karen Country Club, 0.8 miles from Karen Blixen Museum, 1.2 miles from Oloolua Nature Trail, 1.4 miles from Karen Shopping Centre, 1.5 miles from Karen Hospital, 1.8 miles from Karen Park Building, 2.2 miles from Hillcrest International School, 3 miles from Hardy Shopping Centre Karen, 3.1 miles from Langata Link Ltd, 3.2 miles from Nairobi Mamba Village, 3.3 miles from Matbronze Wildlife Art, 3.5 miles from Ngong Racecourse, 6 miles from Adams Arcade Shopping Centre, 8.9 miles from Nairobi National Museum and 15.2 miles from Jomo Kenyatta Airport.

Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $1,800




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Villa Rosa Kempinski

Chiromo Road

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Nairobi Institute of Technology

Villa Rosa Kempinski provides a 24-hour front desk, a spa, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, spacious rooms, elegant furnishings, city views, mini-bars, desks, flat-screen TVs, balconies as well as a variety of restaurants. Nearby are 88 (restaurant), The Balcony (bar), Cafe Villa Rosa, Lucca (Italian restaurant), Milan (lounge), Connect Coffee Roasters, College of Biological and Physical Sciences and more.

From here TransUnion Kenya Offices is 0.2 miles, Eden Square Office Block is 0.3 miles, Museum Hill Centre, Nairobi Institute of Technology, Graffins College – Westland Campus, Habitat for Humanity Kenya, Nairobi National Museum and Consolata School are 0.4 miles, Nairobi Snake Park and Nairobi Botanic Garden and Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery are 0.5 miles, Nairobi Arboretum, Kenya National Theatre and Kipro Centre are 0.7 miles, The Sarit Centre and KenGen Offices are 0.8 miles, Kasuku Centre, RaMoMa Art Gallery, Nakumatt Lifestyle Shopping Centre and Central Park are 1 mile and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 9.1 miles.

Approximate cost per night (executive balcony king): $278







Fairview Hotel

Second Ngong Avenue

Hotels in Nairobi

All Saints Cathedral Nairobi

With an outdoor pool, a sun terrace, a restaurant, a bar, classically decorated rooms, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, tea and coffee facilities, bathrobes, slippers, free WiFi, a fitness center, a tour desk, a 24-hour front desk and meeting facilities, Fairview Hotel is found near Kings Prism Towers (business center), New Life SDA Cafe, Cake Galleria (bakery), The Plato (restaurant), Radlee’s Cafe, Argenti Restaurant & Lounge and more.

All Saints Cathedral Nairobi is 0.3 miles, The Nairobi Hospital is 0.4 miles, Uhuru Park, Japanese Embassy and Kenya Railway Golf Club are 0.5 miles, Central Park, Coca Cola East Africa & Central Africa, Nairobi Gallery and Nyayo House are 0.6 miles, Kenyatta National Hospital is 0.7 miles, Nairobi Milliary Stone, Sheria House and Railway Museum are 0.8 miles, Nakumatt Lifestyle Shopping Centre, City Market, Two Ems Associates LTD, African Boot Company and Jamia Mosque are 0.9 miles, Imax Kenya is 1 mile, Nairobi National Museum is 1.2 miles and Wilson Airport is 2 miles from here.

Approximate cost per night: $127





Tamarind Tree Hotel

Langata Road

Hotels in Nairobi

Nairobi National Park

Tamarind Tree Hotel has an outdoor heat swimming pool, a fitness center, a garden, a terrace, an on-site restaurant, 43-inch flat-screen TVs, garden and pool views, desks, tea and coffee facilities, a buffet breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Nairobi National Park, Nairobi National Park Main Gate, The Carnivore Restaurant, GP Karting Ltd (go-kart track), Kenya Wildlife Service Club House (restaurant), Ivory Burning Site and Picnic Area (museum), Nairobi Animal Orphanage (tourist attraction), Nairobi Safari Walk (tourist attraction), Wildly Coffee (restaurant), Giraffe Centre (animal protection organization), Hungers Nest Bar & Restaurant, Stedmak Gardens and Recreation Centre, Java House Aero Club (restaurant), Aero Club of East Africa, 1824 Bar & Restaurant and more are within range.

From this hotel Freedom Heights Mall is 0.5 miles, Boskovic Air Charters Africair is 0.7 miles, Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park is 0.9 miles, Ivory Burning Site and Picnic Area is 1.3 miles, T-Mall Nairobi is 1.4 miles, Nairobi Animal Orphanage is 1.7 miles, Royal Nairobi Golf Club is 1.8 miles, Kenyatta National Hospital is 1.9 miles, Coca Cola East Africa & Central Africa and Nyayo Stadium are 2.2 miles and Wilson Airport is 0.9 miles.

Approximate cost per night: $200







Ololo Safari Lodge

South of Nairobi National Park

Best Hotels Nairobi Kenya

Multimedia University Kenya

Featuring a tranquil garden setting, an outdoor pool, earthly tones, modern Colonial-style furnishings, mosquito nets, hair dryers, an on site bar, an open air restaurant near the pool and overlooking the national park, a guest lounge located in the old original thatched farmhouse with open fireplace, a wine cellar and a small library, Ololo Safari Lodge is near Kitengela Hot Glass Ltd. – Studio (glassblower), Savanna Park Tree Nursery and Africa Nazarene University – Ongata Rongai Campus.

Nairobi National Park is 2 miles, Ivory Burning Site and Picnic Area is 3.8 miles, Multimedia University Kenya is 4.3 miles, Panesar Kenya Ltd is 4.4 miles, Banda School is 4.8 miles, Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park is 5.2 miles, T-Mall Nairobi is 5.3 miles, Crown Paints Distributor Jihan Freighters Ltd and Bomas of Kenya are 5.7 miles and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 7.5 miles from this lodge.

Approximate cost per night: $350



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Yaya Towers & Hotel

Argwings Kodhek Road

Best Hotels Nairobi Kenya

Yaya Centre Nairobi

With an outdoor pool, a tennis court, a basketball court, a game room, free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a children’s playground, seating areas, satellite TVs, DVD players, dining areas, kitchens, a fitness center, a shared lounge, a 24-hour front desk and free parking, Yaya Towers & Hotel is in the vicinity of Yaya Centre (shopping mall), Sierra Brasserie (restaurant), Fresh Choice Green Grocers, Foxxies Lounge (bar), Kifaru Bar, Newscafe – Adlife (cafe), Bleau LOUNGE (club), RubiCut Gardens (restaurant), Mambos Barbeque, Shifteye Studios (photography studio) and more.

You’ll find Yaya Centre Nairobi 0.1 miles, Shifteye Gallery 0.3 miles, Prestige Plaza 0.5 miles, Adams Arcade Shopping Centre 0.7 miles, Royal Nairobi Golf Club 0.9 miles, iHub 1.1 miles, Nairobi Art Centre, Valley Arcade Shopping Centre and The Nairobi Hospital are 1.2 miles, Kasuku Centre and Nairobi Arboretum are 1.4 miles, Lavington Green Shopping Centre is 1.6 miles, Central Park is 2 miles, Freedom Heights Mall is 2.2 miles and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 9.9 miles.

Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom suite): $468

Cost per person (five people): $94




Pendo Garden Estate Villa

Garden Estate Road

Hotels in Nairobi Kenya

Windsor Golf Country Club Nairobi

Pendo Garden Estate Villa includes free WiFi, a garden, free private parking, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a balcony with garden views, a full English/Irish breakfast and a playground. It’s situated close to 45 Degrees Kitchen (restaurant), Ease My Safari Limited (tour operator), Saape Lounge, Garden City Mall, Chimek House (restaurant), Mama Rosy’s (restaurant), Warlords Entertainment (lounge) and more.

Windsor Golf Country Club Nairobi is 0.7 miles, Ridgeways Mall is 1 mile, Karura Forest is 1.3 miles, Bayer East Africa is 2 miles, World Agroforestry Centre is 2.6 miles, Lisa Christoffersen Gallery is 3.1 miles, Village Market Gigiri is 3.3 miles, Sigiria – Karura Forest is 3.8 miles, KenGen Offices is 4.1 miles and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 9.2 miles from this villa.

Approximate cost per night: $60

Cost per person (three people): $20




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Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi

Mkungu Close

Best Hotels Nairobi Kenya

The Sarit Centre Nairobi

With an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, accessible parking, wardrobes, safes, desks, sitting areas, flat-screen TVs, pool and city views, bathrobes, hairdryers, a 24-hour front desk, business facilities and an array of restaurants and bars, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi is by Ananas Center (lounge), Mercado – Mexican Kitchen and Bar, The View (Swiss restaurant), Vintage Liquor & Wine, ARMCO (electronics store), The Alchemist Bar, Brioche Café Bistro, Java House, Open House Restaurant, Pink Apple Casino, Sarabi Pool & Supper Club, The Node (restaurant) and more.

From here you’ll find The Sarit Centre Nairobi 0.1 miles, Westgate Shopping Mall, Kazuri Beads Factory and Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery 0.3 miles, Peponi Plaza, Kipro Centre, Nairobi Institute of Technology and Graffins College – Westland Campus 0.4 miles, Habitat for Humanity Kenya and Eden Square Office Block are 0.5 miles, Heritage Hotels Limited is 0.7 miles, Highridge Shopping Centre and TransUnion Kenya Offices are 0.9 miles, Nairobi National Museum and Nairobi Arboretum are 1.1 miles and Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 9.7.

Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom apartment): $283

Cost per person (four people): $71





Fair Acres Boutique Hotel


Hotels in Nairobi Kenya

Hillcrest International School Nairobi

Providing garden views, a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a bar, a garden, a playground, a sun terrace, free WiFi, free private parking, flat-screen TVs, fully-equipped kitchens, hairdryers, a continental or buffet breakfast and a shared lounge area, Fair Acres Boutique Hotel  can be found close to Waziri Palace (gym), Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant, Karen Country Club (golf course) and more are in the vicinity.

You may find Hillcrest International School Nairobi 0.3 miles, Karen Hospital 0.8 miles, Nairobi Mamba Village 1 mile, Langata Link Ltd and Karen Country Club 1.5 miles, Langata Botanical Gardens and Hardy Shopping Centre Karen 1.7 miles, Karen Blixen Museum 1.8 miles, Matbronze Wildlife Art 1.9 miles, Brookhouse School and Galleria Mall 2 miles, Nairobi Giraffe Centre 2.5 miles, Nairobi National Museum 7.1 miles and Wilson Airport 5.5 miles from this locale.

Approximate cost per night (suite with hot tub): $170



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Hotels in Nairobi Kenya are some of the most luxurious you’ll find in Eastern Africa. We hope this information has proven valuable and most importantly, that you enjoy your Nairobi adventure!

17 Replies to “Hotels in Nairobi Kenya”

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  2. Hello again!

    Nairobi… another very beautiful city of the world, this time from Africa. The sight from the upper picture speaks a lot by itself!

    This city is only a little south of the Equator, in the Southern hemisphere.

    I don’t know how far from Nairobi the Kilimanjaro Mount is, but maybe it is visible from some upper floors of the hotels, too.

    As for the inside pictures of the hotels, I found Mbagathi Ridge, Chiromo Road, South of Nairobi National Park, and Mkungu Close nifty places to choose! And of course it’s not only them.

    There is a lot of places to visit in Nairobi, and tourists have also the opportunity to eat “multiculturally” – as there are various restaurants. If you go there, that will be a remarkable vacation!

    Kind regards, Peter

  3. Just yesterday I was talking to a couple of American friends and he was telling me that he was planning to go for a safari while he was a fan. I believe that if you promote them your article will adore them. I believe that Ololo Safari Lodge would suit them perfectly. The bids you make on money are amazing. The places you recommend are excellent and these hotels serve this purpose. I will definitely share it.

  4. Thanks for this article! It really shows in detail a curate choice of the best hotel in Nairobi! I was using another website and getting frustrated, great that I found your article!!. The problem I was having is that they give 200 options, without giving you and good idea of the pros and cons of each choice!

    You exactly nailed that problem, because here you are selecting the best of the best and give us an idea if I like this I go for this hotel, if I like the nightlife I go to another hotel and so on.

    Then the quality of the pictures are top! In other websites we have tons of pictures but none of them gives the atmosphere of the hotels like you do! Thanks for making my life easier, now I know where I will stay in Nairobi!

    I would like to ask a question: it was not clear to me what hotel would offer a safari so I can get all booked in one place. Could you help me to understand that one?

  5. Hi I found your article useful. It is evident that Kenya holds some of the best hotels in Central Africa but I have concerns about the prices considering the living standard of Kenya… I found particular interest in the Villa Rosa Kempinski at chiromo Road… I think their services are very good but most of all the proximity to various tourist centers and at a low cost…. Thanks for the information… If I visit Kenya I will look out for it. 

  6. I must totally agree with you that Kenya is a place to go with a group of people.  Many safaris can be enjoyed as day trips that would be best enjoyed in a group.  You can also find a ton of authentic African foods in restaurants and in street stalls that are completely delish!  When I was there it was for a conference but I took some holiday time and it was one of the best in my life.  Now, if I could only have stayed in one of these glorious hotels that you have reviewed, it would have been perfect!

  7. Hi I found your article useful. It is evident that Nairobi holds some of the best hotels in Central Africa but I have concerns about the prices. I found particular interest in the Villa Rosa Kempinski at chiromo Road. The close proximity to various places such as the Museum Hill Centre, Nairobi Institute of Technology, Graffins College – Westland Campus, Habitat for Humanity Kenya, Nairobi National Museum and Consolata School intrigues me. But I would like to know something. Is there a website that can manage my travel including the accommodation? 

  8. I would agree with you that the hotel services are exquisite but a friend of mine who went to Yaya Towers & Hotel complained about their customer service. It may seem that they take special preferences. I also tried looking it up online but couldn’t find any proper website for reservations.. Can you please give a link? I think the price is ok

  9. Among all the hotels in your article, one got my attention.. Mövenpick Nairobi is able to deliver modern state-of-the-art meeting room experiences to their guests. The audiovisual solutions installed at the hotel include 65-inch motorized displays in 11 meeting rooms, Audiovisual presentation points and professional audio systems in boardrooms. Do you have details on any hotel in Tanzania? 

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