Five-star Hotel Best five-star hotels in Kenya

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About the best five-star hotels

Hotel Intercontinental is close to Parliament buildings in Nairobi. It is one of the best five-star hotels in Kenya. play Hotel Intercontinental is close to Parliament buildings in Nairobi. It is one of the best five-star hotels in Kenya. (IHG)

These top five-star hotels in Kenya are posh, premium and offer a lush experience for guests. They are no doubt reserved for the rich and affluent class but the services given are worth the cost.

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1. The Intercontinental hotel

The Intercontinental hotel is ideally located for business, close to Parliament buildings and adjacent to Kenyatta International Convention Center.

Their dining options include grilled seafood al fresco and a stunning outdoor pool overlooking Uhuru Park recreation grounds.

It is superbly equipped with a gymnasium, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and massage service. Guests can also enjoy outdoor tennis, cycling and golf.

2. Villa Rosa Kempinski

play Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel in Nairobi. (Soft Kenya)


The five star hotel is located at the edge of Nairobi’s Central Business District. It is just a half hour’s drive from the Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Its neighbours are the National Museum and National Theatre.

The hotel has a very attractive manicured garden with park benches and stone statues.

There are 200 rooms which are categorized into deluxe, superior, balcony deluxe, executive room and the executive balcony room. They also offer a variety of local and international cuisines to choose from.

Villa Rosa doesn’t disappoint with its sauna, whirlpool tub and nine treatment rooms. They also have a nice pool and a live jazz night.

3. Fairmont the Norfolk

play Five-star hotel Fairmont Norfolk hotel is situated close to Kenya National Theatre. (Kenya Safari)


Fairmont the Norfolk built in 1904 in Nairobi City. It is located minutes away from the home of Karen Blixen which was represented in the Academy Award winning film ‘Out of Africa’ and Sheldrick’s Elephant Sanctuary.

It offers eight conference spaces which can accommodate up to 200 diplomats. There are 170 guest rooms and suites, heated outdoor swimming pool, health club, tropical landscaped grounds and a range of restaurants.

4. Radisson Blu Hotel

play Radisson Blu hotel in Nairobi. (Expedia)


The Michael Kairu-owned hotel is located 20 minutes’ drive from the Nairobi National Park. It is situated in the heart of fast-growing Upper Hill business district.

The hotel has 271 rooms and suites, high-speed Wi-Fi and a minibar. They have a restaurant called the Larder Restaurant which offers both international and African cuisines.

As a guest you can also take food and enjoy wine at their Alfresco Pool Bar & Grill together with a cigar lounge.

5. Sarova Stanley

play Sarova Stanley hotel is located at the heart of the citycenter (Trip Advisor)


Sarova Stanley was built in 1902 as the very first luxury hotel in Kenyan history. The hotel that is located at the heart of the Central Business District has the famous Exchange Bar. The Exchange Bar is Kenya’s first Stock Exchange in 1954 hence its name.

Guests at this hotel will enjoy a pool terrace and be spoilt for choice from the 3 restaurants; The Pool Deck Restaurant, The Thorn Tree Café and the Thai Chi. It also offers a bar, fitness center and luxury rooms with free Wi-Fi.

They have a health club which includes a fitness area, sauna and a steam bath.

6. Sankara

play Sankara hotel in Nairobi. (African Safari Tour)


Dining facilities offered at Sankara include a cafeteria where they offer breakfast which is subject to a charge. Sankara also has an outdoor swimming pool at the hotel, spa wellness facilities such as steam room, full-service health spa. Guests can also enjoy a massage at the hotel.

Other services that you will get at Sankara are: coffee shop/café, concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry service, elevator/lift, express check-out, medical assistance and tours/ticket assistance.

7. Nairobi Serena Hotel

play The Nairobi Serena Hotel (Trip Advisor)


It is located in Nairobi city, 2km away from the Central Business District. It is set in a leafy garden with a large pool. The hotel also offers a restorative treatments at its Maisha Spa.

They offer distinctly African dishes and continental cuisines at the elegant Mandhari Restaurant.

8. Safari Park Hotel and a casino

play Safari Park hotel & Casino is located along the famous Thika Super Highway (Trip Advisor)

The hotel that is located along the famous Thika Superhighway blends elegant African architecture with luxurious accommodation.

The Safari Park hotel and Casino has beautiful environment of nature and a variety of indigenous trees, offering an amazing array of birds and butterflies.

Clients can choose from the 36 suites, 168 deluxe rooms and 4 exclusive apartments. The Safari Park hotel has over 20 conference & meeting rooms and first-class health and recreation facilities.

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