The Sarova Stanley launched itself into Kenyan history in 1902 by becoming the first luxury hotel in Nairobi and the gracious host of prominent world leaders, renowned authors, and international celebrities. These early years depicted the dawn of a new era, and the Sarova Stanley immediately distinguished itself as a beacon of luxury and unrivalled hospitality.
Since the early 1900s when Sarova Stanley opened its doors, the hotel’s permanence in Nairobi became clear, and the Victorian façade was quickly expanded to embrace the immeasurable greatness that originated within its walls. 1922 saw the first order of a locally brewed beer, and the hotel’s authentic Exchange Bar sowed the seeds that grew into Nairobi’s first and only Stock Exchange.
With each enchanting suite and conference facility named after an important person or place in the hotel’s history, the Sarova Stanley’s illustrious guests play a supporting role in the grand traditions of the hotel and are engulfed in the warm hospitality, architectural charm, and unparalleled service.
Room dcor: Beautifully decorated with brig colors, soundproof windows and wall-to-wall carpet.
Room amenities: Direct dial telephone - 3 telephones per room, direct E-mail access, a safe, Satellite TV with a guest link interactive system, En-suite facilities with Hair dryer, 240V and 50 cycles - razor outlets operate on both 220 and 120 volts, air-conditioning and safe.
Special features: Central location in the heart of the city. The famous Thorn Tree œleft message fame . The old tree (120 years old) was fell down due to unavoidable circumstances and a new one planted and is doing well and is still serving at the message point for travellers from all over the world.
Thorn Tree Cafe An open air pavement cafe, famous meeting point of East Africa since the time of Ernest Hemingway. Travelers leave messages around the famous Thorn Tree. Has a Cyber Cafe open from 0630-1100 Hrs.
Zen Restaurant on the first floor. Elegant decor creates a relaxing and unique ambience. The Exchange Bar - comfortable and relaxing lounge bar overlooking the busy Kenyatta Avenue. Birthplace of the Nairobi Stock Exchange with a wall of fame depicting chairmen of Kenyas top 20 performing public companies. Pool Deck - open-air restaurant, offers BBQ + buffet.