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  • Beautiful views down the garden to the Ngong Hills.
  • Tuck into the ‘best steak in Nairobi’, cooked to perfection by head chef Barry Tonks.
  • All guests enjoy a London trained butler service to make your stay that much more spoiling.
  • An abundance of brass, mahogany and leather add to the colonial grandeur of the beautifully finished rooms.
  • Well placed in the heart of the Karen suburb, close to the city attractions: Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum and the David Sheldrik Wildlife Trust amongst other treats
  • Situated in a quiet residential area just 15 km from central Nairobi, Hemingways Nairobi features a spa, outdoor swimming pool and restaurant.The hotel also provides a private butler service.
  • The spacious, air-conditioned rooms and suites all have elegant décor and vaulted ceilings.
  • Guests can enjoy a variety of relaxing treatments and therapies at the spa.
  • The hotel also offers a bar and several meeting rooms.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Visit David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Visit Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum is a national museum in Kenya situated about 19 kilometres from Nairobi City centre. It was built in 1912, and was home to the iconic Danish author of ‘Out of Africa’ (won an Oscar Award)-Karen Blixen. This famous author, artist and poet lived here while setting up her coffee farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills.

Discover Nairobi National Park

A short drive from Hemingways Hotel, Nairobi National Park offers either an immediate safari experience on landing in Kenya or a final last look prior to departing home. It is the oldest national park in Kenya, established in 1946, and is the only national park in the world located within a capital city.

Golfing at Karen Club

Whether you’re visiting Nairobi for work or leisure, a game of golf at the nearby Karen Country Club is not to be missed for golf enthusiasts. Guests at Hemingways Nairobi enjoy preferential rates at this golf club. This golf club was opened in the 1930’s, a large part of the 18-hole course was built on the former coffee estate of the Danish pioneer Karen Blixen. Indeed the shade trees from her coffee plantation still dominate parts of the course, eighty years after they were planted..

Spend time at the Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Centre is a non-profitable organization whose main objective is to provide conservation education for school children and the youth of Kenya.Visit the feeding platform to get up close and personal with a giraffe and take a stroll through the nature sanctuary for a tranquil getaway with serene views and sounds of nature.

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Hemingways Nairobi Pool Night

Hemingways Nairobi, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the world, is an elegant boutique hotel situated in Nairobi’s Karen residential area with magnificent views of the nearby Ngong hills. Sensitively designed for the discerning business and leisure traveller, Hemingways Nairobi offers the full facilities expected in a modern day luxury boutique hotel. The hotel offers forty-five luxury suites which include the Hemingways suite, The Blixen suite, 19 Executive rooms and 24 deluxe rooms. The Hemingways Nairobi Brasserie serves classic dishes and the very best of local and international cuisine and is open everyday for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Hemingways Nairobi has just 45 bedrooms, all with private balconies overlooking the beautiful Ngong Hills. There are a range of standard rooms and suites as well as interconnecting rooms which are perfect for families.All rooms are en-suite and finished to the highest standard. Huge four-poster beds, hand cut Italian marble in the bathrooms, 40″ flat screen TVs rising out of leather chests at the end of the beds, and all other details to be expected of a luxury hotel, including a pillow menu.

Hemingways Nairobi Room

Deluxe suite

These spacious rooms are 80m² and are located on the ground floor of each wing. Each Deluxe Suite features a seating area and private terrace. Large en-suite marble bathrooms feature walk-in closets, double vanity units and separate bath, shower and WC.

Hemingways Nairobi Room

Executive suite

Located on the upper floor of each wing, these 80m² suites are luxuriously furnished and feature high vaulted ceilings, a separate seating area and a private terrace. Large en-suite marble bathrooms feature walk-in closets, double vanity units and separate bath, shower and WC.

Hemingways Nairobi Bathroom

Karen Blixen suite

At 160m² this is a large one bedroom suite which includes an elegant living room with dining area, guest WC and kitchen with butler access. The master bedroom has a spacious en-suite bathroom featuring a walk-in closet, standalone bath, shower and WC, and a separate terrace with exquisite views of the surroundings.Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

Hemingways Nairobi Room

Hemingways suite (Presidential suite)

This generous suite is 240m² and includes a beautifully appointed living room, study, dining room, guest WC and private kitchen with butler access. The living room and dining room open to a large connected terrace. The master bedroom has a very spacious en-suite bathroom featuring a walk-in closet, standalone bath, shower and WC, and a separate terrace looking out over the rolling lawns and Ngong Hills.

Barry Tonks, head chef at Hemingway’s Nairobi, has aspirations of running the first Michelin-starred establishment in Nairobi. His earlier career, in London, saw him involved in restaurants highly decorated with stars and AA rosettes. Great care is taken on sourcing of ingredients and Tonks has spent a good deal of time visiting his suppliers around the country. Most of the vegetables served are grown on Hemingway’s farms in the Great Rift Valley, and the cattle has carefully monitored feed to ensure only the best steaks make it on to your plate.

Hemingways Nairobi braassarie

Hemingways Nairobi Brasserie

With a Hollywood themed décor and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Brasserie offers a wide choice of international dishes with modern European and South Asian flavours.There is an option for indoor and outdoor setting by the fountain.

Hemingways Nairobi bar

Hemingways Bar

The décor is intimate yet upmarket with a feel of the private gent’s club; leather Chesterfield sofas on fine Italian marble in front of the fireplace all under the eye of the master barmen. As if that wasn’t enough one can sit back and relax on the bar terrace and take in the views of the Ngong Hills while savoring that Single Malt and a cigar. Lighter, modern flavors characterize our fashionable cocktail menu as we pair fresh exotic flavors with soaring spirits and our wine cellar offers a selection of 50 bins from across the globe.

If you prefer to relax at the hotel, the heated outdoor swimming pool is perfect for a few lengths, and the team of therapists are at hand to perform a range of treatments in one of the four treatment rooms.

Hemingways Nairobi Spa


The Spa at Hemingways Nairobi offers a collection of unique facial and body treatments that are linked with the beneficial effects of aromatic products aimed at both women and men. These bespoke treatments help nurture and maintain the youthfulness of the face and body and ensure wellbeing, relaxation, balance and results.

Hemingways Nairobi grooming


For that final polished look: manicures, pedicures, threading, waxing, blow-dries, eyelash and eyebrow treatments are also on our menu.

Hemingways Nairobi Gym

Fitness Area

For those seeking a workout whilst at Hemingways Nairobi, the fitness room is open 7 days a week, from 6am – 11pm and features a wide selection of Techno gym equipment. Our gym instructor is on hand to assist when necessary and also offers personal training sessions which include a post workout assisted stretch.

Hemingways Nairobi Pool


Area & Location

Area, Country
Nairobi, Kenya
Nearest Airport
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
Local Currency
Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Time Change
GMT +3
Swahili, English
Best time to go
July through February.

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