There are dozens of amazing places to visit in Kenya. Some are spread out within the capital, Nairobi while others are miles away but they never disappoint.
The honest truth about Kenya is that if you are looking for a luxurious treat in a hotel, a resort or a lodge, or the traditional tented camp setting, you will definitely get it. Here are some of the top five hotels in the city you can check out on your visit.
Tribe Hotel NairobiWhen you think of a gorgeous boutique hotel, Tribe Hotel in Nairobi tops the list. It is a perfect place to head out to after an eventful day perhaps, at the Nairobi National Park or the famous Giraffe Manor or nature seeing at the Karura Forest which is deep in the heart of the city.
Tribe Hotel has reputation for offering tasty meals all prepared at the on-site restaurant called “Jiko”. The menu is always sizzling hot and you would be spoilt for choice. But the architectural design of the hotel is just amazing with a decked-out front giving you a wide view of the city’s wetlands. You can also enjoy Thai massages or the traditional rasul where you get body treatment with mud and steam.
Villa Rosa KempinskiVilla Rosa Kempinski is a leading Five Star hotel in the city. Its fame goes beyond the borders of Kenya due to its culinary diversity and top-notch facilities. At Café Villa Rosa, you kickstart your journey to culinary delight with a buffet while at the K Lounge, there is a lot of Chinese, Italian, Sushi to enjoy. Villa Rosa’s pool is heated with a Jacuzzi and a rooftop terrace to kill some time in while enjoying stunning views from the city.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, UpperhillThe Central Business District of Nairobi is a beehive of activities and could be treacherous, wiping away all hope to have some fine dining in a quiet setting away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
Just a few miles from the central business district, lies a quieter side of Nairobi city, the posh suburbs of Upperhill. Here you’ll find a gem of an establishment, the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Its fine-dining restaurant, known as Sikia, is considered to please the unique gastronomic fantasies of one’s palette and is and ranked as one of Nairobi’s top restaurants.
The atmosphere here by default blends in with the best spot for a quiet but charming date- lunch or dinner – in Nairobi. The restaurant has an unrivalled aura of elegance from its interior décor – a floor-to-ceiling glass wall – crowned by a homely reddish-brown carpet and thought-provoking paintings on the wall.
Hotel SankaraSankara enjoys its prime positioning at the heart of Westlands, a nerve centre for Nairobi’s workforce and posh residential area.
It features six world-class bars serving you the drink of choice, be it local or exotic. The drinks are served as per your liking, in cocktail or plain. Sankara’s restaurants meet your craving for international cuisine especially steak with an African touch but a continental savour. Sankara has 168 spacious and beautifully furnished rooms and a big rooftop pool to unwind.
Safari Park Hotel And CasinoStraddling across a 50-acre piece of land, Safari Park Hotel is 15 minutes away from the central business district of Nairobi. It borders the Karura Forest to the far end and serenity is a hallmark for the hotel. The hotel’s five speciality restaurants offer the finest dining in Nairobi among them Chiyo Restaurant, Safari Park’s home of authentic Korean and Japanese cuisine.
Chiyo is popularly known for cuisines like Samgyeopsal, beef bulgogi, Korean barbecue, seafood jjampong, galbi-tang sushi and sashimi.