Hemingways Nairobi
Mbagathi Ridge, 00502 Nairobi, Kenya

Hemingways is Kenya’s premier boutique hotel and it is conveniently located only 40 minutes from Nairobi’s international airport. This plantation-style property is consistently rated as one of the best hotels in the world and it offers the utmost in comfort and luxury as guests can lounge in their suites and drink in views of the picturesque Ngnong Hills from their private balconies while having all their needs tended to by personal butlers. This spacious luxury hotel allows guests to experience both the bush and the beach to create a perfect African getaway.

The Rooms

Choose from one of the boutique hotel’s 43 Junior Suites or 2 penthouse Presidential Suites. These massive rooms come with personal butlers and are decorated in muted tones with touches of brass, mahogany and leather which bear reference to the elegance of vintage East African safaris. Each has a balcony on which you can take in the majestic Green Hills of Africa which the hotel’s namesake described in his novels.


The Brasserie’s menu of European-style food boasts Josper grilled steaks (the best in Kenya) made from specially fed beef. Guests can also experience the unique cooking styles of “a la plancha” and sous-vide, two techniques that were previously unheard of in Kenya. Freshly baked bread, champagne afternoon teas and homemade pasta are some of the other menu items sure to please guests. Seafood Fridays and Saturdays are also popular and feature such delicious plates as prawn masala and ginger crab. Guests can even stop in at this five star hotel’s on-site patisserie to indulge in delectable cakes and treats.

The Hemingways Nairobi luxury bar has the ambience of a private members’ club and incredible view of the Ngong hills. Sample one of their house cocktails - fruit daiquiris are a favourite. The most must-try though has to be Ernest Hemingway’s drink – the Mojito, and this is the most authentic you’ll get. There’s also a great selection of Old and New World wines plus champagnes, rare cognacs and single malt whiskies which you might like to enjoy with a cigar out on the smoking terrace.


Hemingways offers much more than just amazing suites. The 24hr butler service is the ultimate in luxury. Services include packing and unpacking, personalised in-room check-in and out, 24-hour pressing service, wake-up calls with tea or coffee, access to personal shoppers and concierge services. Guests looking to relax and rejuvenate can visit this luxury hotel’s on-site spa where you can experience the Kenyan coffee scrub ritual!