The Sarova Stanley

The Sarova Stanley is amongst the few five star rated hotels in Nairobi. It launched itself into Kenyan history in 1902 by becoming the first luxury hotel in Nairobi and the gracious host of prominent world leaders, renowned authors, and international celebrities.

These early years depicted the dawn of a new era, and the hotel immediately distinguished itself as a beacon of luxury and unrivalled hospitality.​

Today, Sarova Stanley's heritage character is preserved whilst offering modern hotel services and amenities to create Nairobi's best hotel experience. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, in the Lifestyle Collection. If you crave to enjoy the luxurious amenities provided by the best 5 star hotels in Kenya or taste world-class cuisines, then booking an accommodation here lets you achieve it.


Sarova Hotels, Resorts and Game Lodges took over management of the hotel in 1998 and has since then maintained the same values that earned the hotel its reputation from the early days when Mayence was first getting started.

The sense of the hotels historical values is intangible, a heritage that the management holds dear. With gorgeous décor that emphasizes the stage that have brought The Hotel to this point in its existence, walking through the premises – stepping into the same room where Princess Elizabeth once was honored with a banquet, or sitting where Ernest Hemingway once dank- is truly like walking through the ages of Kenya’s history.

Guest rooms offer a blend of Victorian elegance and comfort, combined with all the practical, executive amenities of the modern age. Antique furnishings and restored period details envelop guests in royal mystique. The exceptional suites symbolize all the comfort, warmth and elegance of the “Sarova Stanley style” par excellence.

The prestigious suites pay homage to their famous past residents. The fine settings and ambience offered by the hotel suites, allow you to have a soothing and enchanting stay at one of the most premium hotels in Kenya. In addition to the suites, there are three categories of guest rooms all of which feature: outdoor or atrium view, air-conditioning, black-out curtains, sound-proofing, satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities, mini-bar, safe-deposit box, direct dial telephone with VOIP, wireless internet connectivity, private bath, shower and WC, hair dryers (voltage of 240 volts) and 50 cycle razor outlets operating on both 220 and 240 volts.

Restaurants at The Sarova Stanley

The Hotel offers an eclectic mix of dining and entertainment options. One can enjoy the legendary Thorn Tree Café – reputed to be Nairobi’s first post office or the casual atmosphere at the Pool Deck Restaurant.

Thai Chi restaurant is reputed to be the finest in Thai cuisine within the region. The Exchange Bar is an elegantly decadent, plush lounge bar; home to the Nairobi Stock Exchange since incorporation, for a period of over fifty years.

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