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The grand and regal Hemingways Nairobi


Couples & Families

Set in the leafy suburb of Karen in Nairobi, the grand and regal Hemingways Nairobi is a luxury hotel that offers personalised service and a fantastic location.

Being located between the Nairobi National Park and the Ngong Hills, Hemingways hotel is close to Nairobi’s most loved attractions, such as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre, meaning that guests are in a prime spot to experience Nairobi to the fullest.

This quiet neighbourhood is the perfect setting for a relaxing stay, which is matched by the hotel’s expansive and romantic buildings spread across green, sloping lawns. Hemingways feels exclusive and peaceful, being home to a modest 45 suites and first class spa facilities.

Located in its own wing of the hotel, overlooking the pool and landscaped gardens, the spa specialises in both French and custom designed treatments which use locally sourced ingredients. Women and men can enjoy a range of unique treatments, packages, and grooming services.

The hotel’s brasserie is the home of classic and creative cooking, while a daily expertly crafted afternoon tea is perfect for a relaxed afternoon.

Other highlights include the swimming pool and the gym, as well as a golf course which is just five minutes away. Explore the nearby shopping scene in the suburb, or visit the Karen Blixen museum.

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The property

Hemingways Nairobi boasts fantastic views and easy access to Nairobi’s much loved attractions. Guests can wake up to the green hills that Hemingway once marvelled at and wrote about, while enjoying first class amenities in one of 45 suites. Enjoy high ceilings, private terraces, and gorgeous fabrics. Deluxe suites are located on the ground floor, offering a seating area, marbled en-suite bathroom, walk-in closets, and extensive luxury amenities.

The special Blixen and Hemingway Suites offer large living and dining areas, a guest WC, a large terrace, and separate bedroom terrace. Every room benefits from a butler service which caters for your every need, whether you need to celebrate a special occasion, or simply require room service. 

The hotel’s Brasserie is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offers exceptional international cuisine, while the terrace serves English afternoon tea every day. The Hemingways Bar is a wonderfully cosy spot where you can see the views of the Ngong Hills. 


Hemingways has a first class spa facility, swimming pool, butler service, and manicured gardens.


The Brasserie is the home of international fine dining, and custom menus can be arranged for special occasions.

Why Wayfairer

The Hemingways group has decades long history of supporting local communities and environments through sustainable water, energy, and waste practices, and locally sourced produce. The group supports two local projects and promotes local craft work. 

If you'd like to read more about our responsible and sustainable approach to luxury travel you can do so in this dedicated section of our website. 

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