The Sarova Stanley is a luxurious five-star hotel with a colourful history and famous guests including Ernest Hemingway.
The hotel’s colourful history dates back to the early 1900s. The present “New Stanley” was rebuilt in 1958 and significantly rehabilitated in the late 1990s. Ernest Hemingway stayed there in the early 1930s and again in the 1950s, along with other famous authors. The hotel was host to the casts of several films— with other notable guests including Grace Kelly and Clark Gable. The hotel’s Exchange Bar was the site of the first Kenyan stock exchange. The hotel is 18 km from the airport.
All of the hotel’s 217 air-conditioned rooms and suites have in-room safes, baths and showers, free wifi, a mini-bar, a refrigerator, and soundproofed windows. There is a security guard on each floor. All the rooms and suites are comfortably furnished in a traditional European colonial style, with African accents. Deluxe Rooms have double, twins or triple accommodations. Club rooms have twin or double beds, and are slightly larger. Executive Suites have a living room and guest WC; guests can enjoy two televisions and mini-bars. Guests in Club or executive rooms and the suites are welcomed with a fruit basket, robes, and slippers. Junior suites have two bedrooms separated by a living room. The State and Presidential Suites have larger bedrooms and living rooms and larger televisions, and luxury bathroom amenities. The Presidential Suite has a room for a bodyguard, should you require one. The Penthouse Suite has an outdoor terrace. Rooms for the physically challenged, with accessible baths and support bars, are available on the hotel’s second floor.
Restaurants & Bars
Guests can dine at the Thorn Tree Café, home of a famous tree where guests have left messages for other travellers since 1959. Enjoy authentic Italian pizza or another tasty meal in this open-air pavement brasserie-style café, or treat yourself to a delicious pastry. The Café showcases live music in various styles in the evenings. For a unique dining experience, the hotel’s Thai Chi restaurant offers Thai cuisine in an elegant setting. The Pool Deck offers diners a sophisticated roof garden atmosphere, with buffets, salads, barbecues and tandoori specialties. The hotel also offers 24-hour room service.
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Sarova Stanley has an extensive modern health and fitness club, complete with salsa classes, yoga, martial arts, and aqua aerobics. The hotel also has a spa area with wet steam rooms and Finnish saunas. Guests can indulge in a variety of massage treatments and beauty services. The hotel offers WiFi internet access. Meeting rooms are available for business events, in a variety of sizes.
Telephone: +254 020 222 8830 / +254 020 224 97 57
Address: Nairobi City Centre