Since the early 1900s when Sarova Stanley opened its doors, the hotel’s permanence in Nairobi became clear, and the Victorian façade was quickly expanded to embrace the immeasurable greatness that originated within its walls. 1922 saw the first order of a locally brewed beer, and the hotel’s authentic Exchange Bar sowed the seeds that grew into Nairobi’s […]Book Now Ask a Question
Since the early 1900s when Sarova Stanley opened its doors, the hotel’s permanence in Nairobi became clear, and the Victorian façade was quickly expanded to embrace the immeasurable greatness that originated within its walls. 1922 saw the first order of a locally brewed beer, and the hotel’s authentic Exchange Bar sowed the seeds that grew into Nairobi’s first and only Stock Exchange.
With each enchanting suite and conference facility named after an important person or place in the hotel’s history, the Sarova Stanley’s illustrious guests play a supporting role in the grand traditions of the hotel and are engulfed in the warm hospitality, architectural charm, and unparalleled service. The guests are entitled to enjoy luxurious services offered by top 5 star hotels in Nairobi and all other high-tech facilities at one place.
Today, Sarova Stanley’s heritage character is preserved whilst offering modern hotel services and amenities to create Nairobi’s most special city hotel experience. The hotel is also a member of the Preferred Hotel Group under the category, Summit Hotels & Resorts. If you crave to enjoy the luxurious amenities provided by the 5 star hotels in Kenya or taste world-class cuisines, then booking an accommodation here lets you achieve it.
Sarova Stanley room categories are:-
Deluxe Rooms (160)
Deluxe rooms at Sarova Stanley offer the rare luxury of space, the largest in their category in the city, having been built at a time when space was never a constraint. The rooms are done up in classical style with chintz furnishings and plush carpeting.
Club Rooms (32)
Club rooms offer a very comfortable stay featuring elegant interiors and amenities such as a fresh fruit basket on arrival, a floral arrangement in the bedroom, fluffy white terry towelling robes and slippers, daily newspapers, free internet access and 42 inch flat-screen televisions. Club room guests also enjoy evening canapés on the house followed by aromatic candles and chocolates for turn down service.
Sarova Stanley suites offer the most distinctive experience amongst accommodation options in Nairobi. They feature the following facilities and services:
The Windsor Suite (Penthouse Suite)
Located on the eighth floor, our Penthouse suite ‘The Windsor’ was so named to commemorate the attendance at a ball in the hotel in 1928 of the Prince of Wales (who later and briefly became King Edward VIII) and the Duke of Gloucester. It comprises a beautifully furnished bedroom and expansive sitting room with its own private terrace which makes it an ideal venue for high-profile cocktail and dinner parties.
The Stanley Suite (Presidential Suite)
This suite, which also serves as the Presidential Suite, is named after the explorer. Henry Morton Stanley, as was, no doubt, the hotel itself. It includes a spacious sitting room with dining area, powder room, large bedroom with dressing room and a well-appointed bathroom with Jacuzzi. Decorated in shades of green with period furniture pieces, antiques and old etchings, the suite exemplifies heritage elegance.
The Karen Blixen Suite (State Suite)
This suite commemorates the Baroness Blixen, Nairobi resident between 1914 and 1931, author of Out Of Africa and Shadows on the Grass who frequently lunched at The Stanley. The suite comprising a spacious sitting room, large bedroom, powder room and bathroom with Jacuzzi, is decorated with photos spanning Karen Blixen’s life in Kenya and reproductions of her famous paintings Juma and The Kikuyu Girl
The Lamu Suite (State Suite)
This suite is named after the exquisite Swahili/Arabic archipelago and island of Lamu, off the Kenyan coast. The suite’s decor is reminiscent of the island’s romantic ambience, boasting a four poster bed, antique Lamu style furniture including a Planter’s recliner, Lamu chests and Persian rugs. The suite has a spacious sitting room, powder room, large bedroom and a luxurious bathroom with a his and hers counter sink and Jacuzzi. The Lamu Suite is especially popular with honeymooners.
Junior Suites (3)
The Stanley has three double suites, each with two bedrooms connected through a common sitting room all overlooking the atrium. Ideal for families and those who like a little extra space, the suites are well appointed with elegant furnishing but with all modern facilities and services.
Executive Suites (16)
Executive suites feature a spacious bedroom with separate dressing area, en-suite lounge with powder room and well-appointed bathrooms. The decor reflects classical elegance with a contemporary touch. These suites make for an ideal home away from home and are particularly popular among regular and long-staying guests.
The hotel offers 24-hours room service with a special in-room dining menu with a wide variety of cuisines to satisfy your palate.
Thai Chi Restaurant
Thai Chi has been named the most authentic Thai restaurant in East Africa. With its traditional Thai decor and delectable Thai specialties prepared by experienced chefs from Thailand, Thai Chi is best described as a small piece of Thailand in Nairobi.
The Thorn Tree Café
The Thorn Tree Café is a legendary open-air, bistro style pavement café and is most famous for its message board located at the centre of the restaurant. Legend purports that the Thorn Tree Café – named for a single centrally situated acacia tree – became a makeshift post box for travellers who left mail pinned onto its trunk. ‘Tree mail’ endures despite email and the Thorn Tree Café flourishes as the crossroads of Africa. From time immemorial the café has been the perfect meeting place for friends and offers a remarkable dining experience in the central business district. It has a deli counter, serves pizzas from a wood-fired oven, fresh juices, beers, the widest range of coffees and a varied menu which includes popular continental and nouvelle dishes.
The Exchange Bar
History comes to life at The Exchange Bar, once the site of Nairobi’s first Stock Exchange, from 1954 until 1991. In 1922, The Long Bar, the Stanley’s precursor to The Exchange Bar, famously took delivery of the first ever order from the newly formed Kenya Breweries, makers of such famous local brews as Tusker and Pilsner, and now the largest brewery in the country. The Exchange Bar retains the feel of a traditional English Gentleman’s club with its decor while exuding a casual elegance and warm atmosphere that provides a lively meeting place for people from all walks of life. A perfect place to enjoy a single malt and fine cigar or sensational cocktails accompanied with a variety of bar snacks. The Exchange Bar stocks all major international newspapers and in keeping with its origins there is also a Reuters screen with the latest news and movements from major stock exchanges of the world.
Pool Deck Restaurant
Tucked away on the 5th floor of the Sarova Stanley is an Oasis offering refuge against the hustle and bustle of town. The Pool Deck is characterized by its al fresco dining concept – allowing you to relax and dine in the comfort of the open air.
The Stanley Ballroom
Named after the famous British statesman and later Prime Minister who, as Under Secretary for the Colonies, visited Kenya in 1907 this grandiose room can seat 250 for elegant, sophisticated dining and host 350 for conferencing. Best venue for hosting weddings, cocktails and dinners.
This is an enormous conference room that can, if required, be divided into three soundproof sections, each capable of seating 50 people, namely:
Batian and Lenana
These boardrooms are named after two legendary Maasai tribal chiefs whose names also grace two of Mount Kenya’s peaks
This room is named after Samuel Baker, the explorer who in 186l, with his wife Florence, set out on a 4 year search for the source of the river Nile.
This modern and professionally manned facility is located on the Conference Floor for easy access. Guests can access email, print, fax, photocopy and surf the net. The Business Centre opens daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sarova Stanley has a special outside catering product dubbed “Kitchens of Sarova” that specialises in outdoor catering for a wide range of occasions from corporate events, business lunches, office parties, Christmas parties, birthday celebrations, conferences, social events and weddings. Special attention is lavished on all the guests for making the occasion memorable. The impeccable service and amazing options of international cuisines are quite appreciable to those looking for business hotels in Nairobi.