Hemingways Nairobi

‘Boutique Hotel with Enviable Reputation, Personalised Butler Service’

Hemingways Nairobi is synonymous with colonial style, elegant comfort and the best in personalized butler service. You will be treated so individually in this chic, 45-room boutique hotel that you will feel like a regular returning guest from the moment you arrive. A swift 40-minute drive from Nairobi's international airport, will deliver you to the door of this airy and sophisticated building which reinvents itself with mood lighting as the day turns into night. Your room will be a minimum of 80sqm with a balcony and beautiful furnishings – your view will be of lush gardens and the iconic Ngong Hills. With national parks, attractions and museums all within easy reach this is not only a delightful but a convenient place to stay.

In Our Opinion

‘However long you have booked in for will be too short! We suggest you select a few more reasons for extending your stay and give your butler more time to pander gently to your needs’

The Brasserie is reputed to serve some of the best steaks in Kenya and pioneers cooking technology such as grilled beef on an imported charcoal oven called a Josper and ‘a la plancha’ and sous-vide techniques. The restaurant celebrates with Seafood Fridays and Saturdays that include the Watamu prawn masala and ginger crab. Breakfasts are a delight with freshly baked pastries and bread; Champagne afternoon teas are also a highlight amongst residents as well as visitors.
This luxury bar is a contemporary venue which exudes the cosiness of a private members’ club. There is comfortable indoor as well as terrace seating and a grand selection of old and new world wines. Try one of the fashionable cocktails or classic recipes with a retro kick such as Brandy Alexander, papa Doble or Mint Julep.
Butler Service
As a guest of Hemingways, you will be treated with the deference and kindness inherent to East African culture. Offering a personalised, bespoke service which blends the traditional values of discretion and convenience, your butler will be available all the time — from the moment you arrive, to the hour when he expertly packs your case for departure.

Butler Service
As a guest of Hemingways, you will be treated to personalised, bespoke service delivered with discretion and convenience, your butler will be constantly available, from the moment you arrive, to the moment you request for your suitcases to be expertly packed for your departure.

Butler Services
• Personalised in-room check-in/check-out
• Packing/Unpacking service
• 24-hour pressing service
• Shoe-shine service
• Wake-up call with tea or coffee
• In-room dining
• Personal shopper and shopping guide
• Secretarial and technological services
• Concierge services for travel etc.

The hotel has a spa sanctuary which offers a range of rituals and beauty treatments designed to invigorate and cleanse. A selection of potions, oils and therapies are on offer for your revitalisation and enjoyment; a good range of beauty treatments along with a hair salon is also incorporated into the spa.


Situated in the suburb of Karen, this hotel is just 40 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or 20 minutes’ drive from Wilson Airport. You will find the following nearby:

Nearby attractions
• Great Rift Valley
• National Park
• Giraffe Centre
• David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for orphan elephants
• Karen Blixen Museum