OVERLOOKING THE ICONIC SILHOUETTE
OF THE NGONG HILLS
Nestled in the leafy residential area of Nairobi’s tranquil suburb Karen, this luxurious boutique hotel is a haven of elegant charm. With personalized service and a tranquil atmosphere, Hemingways Nairobi makes a wonderful stopover for travelers beginning or ending their Kenya safari or Indian Ocean beach holiday. Situated closer to both the international as well as the domestic airport then hotels in the city centre, with a 40-minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and only 20 minutes from Wilson Airport. A point not to be underestimated in light of Nairobi’s formidable traffic.
This is an all-suite property providing full butler service, gourmet restaurant, a brasserie and a bar, with a sophisticated and tranquil ambiance. Each of the 43 junior suites and two presidential suites are generous in size, all with walk-in dressing rooms and a terrace with magnificent views of the Ngong Hills. Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. Guests of Hemingways are treated with the deference and kindness inherent to East African culture. Offering a personalized bespoke service blending the traditional values of discretion and convenience.
The lofty, expansive rooms with vast, bright en-suite bathrooms each have a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills. Muted colors and textured fabrics in ecru and taupe create an ambiance of contemporary-chic, while subtle touches of brass, mahogany and leather bear reference to the classic elegance of vintage East African safaris.
There is a range of dining options at Hemingways from fine dining in the first floor restaurant, to a more relaxed menu at the brasserie on the ground floor. Afternoon tea on the terrace is accompanied by relaxing views of the Ngong Hills. At the fine restaurant, great care is taken on sourcing of ingredients, most of the vegetables served are grown on Hemingway’s farms in the Great Rift Valley, the beef served has been grain fed for 180 days especially for Hemingways, and hung for 21 days to ensure only the best steaks make it on to your plate. Fresh fish and shellfish are flown up daily from Watamu. Hemingways is bringing new vigor to the dining scene in Kenya. The menus are contemporary European in style, characterized by a focus on retro-classics with an ultra-modern twist.
Nairobi is a modern multi-ethnic metropolis and home to more than 4 million people. Culturally vibrant, the city hosts theatre, concerts and fine dining. There are plenty of clubs, casinos, malls and coffee shops to keep global traveler entertained.
Guests seeking to unwind can relax at the hotel, the heated outdoor swimming pool is perfect for a few laps, and the team of therapists are at hand in the Moroccan-themed spa facilities, ready to perform a range of treatments in one of four treatment rooms.
Hemingways Nairobi is well placed for easy access to Nairobi’s sights and delights. Such as the Karen Blixen Museum, the Langata Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage, The National Museum of Kenya and various craft shops.
High on a hilltop near the equator, Nairobi and its surroundings enjoy a temperate climate most of the year. At an altitude of 1 700 meters, or 5,500 feet, humidity is very low and nights are cool. The summer months are sunny and hot but not unbearable. The winters are mild, but never shiveringly cold. There are two monsoon periods and rainfall is moderate. The wettest months of the year are April and May, when days are typically cloudy often with downpours.