The Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi is a luxurious 5- star hotel that is found between Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street. It is rated among the best 5-star hotels in Nairobi and is a perfect destination for both leisure tourists and business travelers. Sarova Stanley was the first hotel to be constructed in Kenya and was named after the explorer HM Stanley in 1902 in the years when Nairobi was still a minor town during the great express railways. The thorn tree café was where everyone met and messages were pinned on the acacia tree which stood at the center of the café and it is safe to say that this was the center of colonial life in Nairobi. Currently, the hotel has been renovated to fit the ever-changing modern world making the Hotel a must-visit while in Nairobi.

The hotel has a total of 217 rooms covering 8 floors with one presidential suite, 2 courier single rooms with single beds, 3 junior suites, 160 deluxe rooms, 2 state suites, 32 club rooms, 1 penthouse, and 16 Executive suites. Each of these rooms has a satellite TV set, electronic safe, coffee and tea-making facilities, en-suite bathrooms with showers, spacious bedrooms, hair dryers, a dressing area, an en-suite lounge, and a powder room.

The restaurant at the hotel serves numerous continental dishes including local dishes. The Thai Chi restaurant is a well-designed culinary place with Thai décor and special foods that are prepared by Thai professional chefs.

The exchange bar was the first stock Exchange site from 1954 to 1991. It has also received a lot of renovations but still has that touch of colonial men’s club.

Accommodation at the Stanley Hotel including accommodation rates per night

The cost of the room will depend on the type of room chosen, and the season traveled and it is important to note that the costs can change at any time depending on a lot of factors and these are just estimates to let you know what you can expect to pay and in case of any changes, keep checking our website as we shall be updating it from time to time.

Types                                            club rooms                            deluxe rooms

Presidential suite                       $640                                       $640

Executive suite                           $290                                       $290

State/studio rooms                   $450                                        $450

Single rooms (1 person)           $190                                        $140

2 bedroom suite                       $610                                        $610

Double room (2 people)         $250                                         $$180

Triple rooms (3 people)                                                            $250

Note that you will have to book in advance especially during the peak season to get a room at the Stanley Hotel in Nairobi.

Other costs that you should note at the Stanley Hotel include premium packed lunch at $30 per person, lunch at $35 per person, breakfast at $27 per person, dinner at $40 per person, children below 3 years sharing with adults do not pay, children between the ages of 12 to 16 sharing pay 75% of the total cost paid by adults in a double room, children between the ages of 3 to 12 are liable to pay 50%  of the cost of a double room if they share with one or two adults. Children who have full use of the room have to pay full costs applicable to adults and the 75% charge only works if the room is used up to 6:00 pm and beyond this time, full costs apply. Sarova stanley’s location make’s the hotel a great starting point for Kenya safari tours starting from Nairobi

Facilities at the Sarova Stanley Hotel include:

Heated rooftop swimming pool

Free efficient parking spot


A Health club that is a sauna and steam, aerobics, beauty treatments, relaxation rooms, and yoga. The health club is located on the fifth floor and it adjoins the swimming pool. The gym has a lot of equipment that offers a wide range of exercise to guests and the spa offers treatments like pedicures, therapy massage, and reflexology and manicure services among others.

Laundry services

Conference hall, offers global communications, free WIFI, and audio and it offers a 9 meeting conference and a ballroom covering 227 square meters.

How to get to Sarova Stanley Hotel

Sarova Stanley Hotel is 18 kilometers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which can approximately take 30 minutes with an airport transfer and 20 minutes/ 7 kilometers away from Wilson Airport. You can hire a taxi or use airport transfers to get to Sarova Stanley Hotel.

Similar 5 star accommodations in Nairobi includes The Tribe Hotel located in the Gigiri district Westlands. 

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