A hip, modern hotel in Nairobi’s leafy suburb of Gigiri, close to the main diplomatic district and embassies, the Tribe Hotel is known for its cutting edge decor and architecture, which transforms the African aesthetic into contemporary style. Catering both for business and leisure travellers, it is right next door to the Village Market, one of Nairobi’s most upmarket malls, so guests can easily walk over for some impromptu shopping in chic boutiques or evening entertainment. The hotel has a fine restaurant, a world class spa and full conference facilities and combines individual style with understated luxury and attentive personal service.
The 137 rooms are spread over four floors, some with views over the picturesque reeds and natural wetlands behind the hotel. Warm wood floors, clean lines and sleek light fixtures combine with earthy African colours and designs for a style that is at once hip and rooted in a sense of place.
The comfortable king-size or twin beds are made up in 300 thread count cotton and down pillows. Open plan bathrooms have rain showers and some also have elegant curved bathtubs with glass walls giving an airy feel. There is free wifi, a complementary mini-bar and a large flat-screen TV.
For the business traveller there are split level Loft suites with an upstairs work area, or choose the spacious Junior suites with huge windows and a large living area. Then there is the extra secure VIP wing with its Presidential and Ambassadorial suites, as well as several more rooms to accommodate those travelling with an entourage.
Fine-dining at the Jiko restaurant combines international artistry with fresh locally-sourced ingredients and there are substantial buffet breakfasts too. Food and drinks are also served beside the lovely swimming pool area, landscaped with rocks and plants and there is an intimate roof-top bar for sundowners.
The excellent spa is popular with locals so book ahead for hot stone massages and holistic treatments.
Perfect for those who want to do business in style, the secure and peaceful location away from the city centre only adds to the attraction.
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