NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 – Luxury 5-star hotel Hemingways Nairobi has been rated as the best hotel in Kenya by global travel website Trip Advisor.
The 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards is based on reviews and opinions from millions of ordinary travelers who rate facilities that they visited in the past year.
Hemingways Nairobi was ranked first in Kenya in three categories: Top 10 Hotels, Top 10 Luxury Hotels and Top 10 Hotels for Service.
It is also the only Kenyan based hotel featured in the Africa awards: Top 25 Hotels – Africa (13th); Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Africa (14th) and Top 25 Hotels for Service – Africa (23rd).
Hemingways Collection Operations Director Ross Evans said the awards are the greatest vote of confidence for Nairobi City as a destination that offers visitors a guarantee for quality service and luxury travel.
“Being among the top hotels in Africa, especially in the luxury and service categories, reaffirms to the world that Nairobi is a world-class destination with hotels that match the quality that a luxury traveller expects to get anywhere in the globe and we aspire to win the top accolade in Africa in the future,” he said.
Since opening just over five years ago, the Karen-based hotel has featured highly in the coveted hotel rankings year-on-year, also uplifting its sister establishments – Hemingways Watamu and Ol Seki Hemingways Mara.
“The high ranking by our visitors will definitely boost the morale of Hemingways Nairobi staff to maintain our high standards of personalized hospitality. We position ourselves as a 5-star luxury boutique hotel and we are glad that our guests have found this to be true,” said Richard Kimenyi, Hemingways Nairobi General Manager.
Evans added said the award gives confidence that the newly reopened Hemingways Watamu has the potential to dislodge other properties such as in Zanzibar and Mauritius from the list of top beachfront hotels in the region.