Five star luxury in Nairobi at Hemingways

Travellers to Africa’s Kenya who are looking for exceptional service and five-star luxury should look no further than Hemingways in Nairobi, an elite hotel reflecting the romance of a bygone era where comfort is key and adventure is rife. 

Made for modern business and leisure travellers, Hemingways is a tribute to the writer and hunter himself, Ernest Hemingway, who spent nearly a year in Africa, collecting trophies and material for his books. This boutique hotel has a Hollywood design to it, chic and elegant, as if guests are entering a film set and about to star in a 1930s movie! 

Hemingways Nairobi is found in the city area called Karen, where once Karen Blixen had her farm in the Out of Africa days and where the gorgeous Ngong Hills loom ethereally – ideally placed between the Nairobi National Park (which offers easy game viewing) and the city centre. Settle into one of 45 sophisticated suites, created with Hemingways’ needs in mind, a 1930s hunter and safari enthusiast who was inspired by East Africa to write his 1933 short stories “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” and his 1935 novel “The Green Hills of Africa.”

Kick back and relax on your private terrace with its full views of the Ngong Hills or head down to the high-class restaurant with its nouvelle cuisine and the brasserie for a cold beer where you can meet fellow travellers and business people with one thing in common – an all-encompassing love for Africa, especially Kenya.



For business packages and honeymoons, family holidays and group tours, Hemingways Nairobi is one of the well-recognised Small Hotels of the World, a name that offers only the best in service, food, accommodation and facilities, on the outskirts of Nairobi, capital city of Kenya.

The rolling gardens give way to breath-taking views of the Ngong Hills and if you watched Out of Africa you will know that Karen Blixen talks about these hills a lot and the hotel is built on the site of her old farm. It’s like entering a museum from those 1930 hunting days when colonial safaris were trending and people like Hemingway himself liked to bag a few trophy animals to take home. 

Guests love the 45 luxury suites fitted with their mod cons, private patios and old world décor, reminiscent of a Hollywood movie made during the 1930s, chic and stylish, comfy and atmospheric. Honeymoon romance suits the Hemingways suite or the Blixen suite, while business clients head for the 19 executive rooms and 24 deluxe rooms. 

Fantastic entertainment and mouth-watering dishes are laid on in the Brasserie and the bar is a great meeting place for all guests, indoor or out. It was long ago in 2013 that Hemingways Nairobi started its hospitality journey as the Hemingways Collection’s third luxury hotel in Kenya and its first property in the vibrant capital city, Nairobi. Find the chic hotel in sprawling green gardens at the foot of the Ngong hills just where Karen Blixen wrote her books and where Hemingway explored the country on safari. 

Get the best of both worlds when you explore the shops, museums and restaurants in Nairobi before setting off into the Masai Mara or Amboseli Game Reserves to game view. Travel to Kenya with Voyage2Africa and hand over all your stress to our team to tailor make your package deal to Nairobi and several big 5 game viewing national parks. 

Amazing Holiday Packages including Hemingways

Guests on a safari game drive in Kenya with the sunset in the back
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  • Fine Dining
  • High Tea
  • Massages
  • Safaris


  • Bed and breakfast
  • Taxes
  • Express check in and checkout
  • Butler services  
  • High speed Wi-Fi internet
  • Satellite television
  • Use of the gym, sauna, steam room and outdoor heated pool

Dining section of the luxury safari accommodation at Hemingways in Kenya
that include this property


  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Laundry service
  • Business services
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour room service


  • Enjoy a light breakfast at the Brasserie before exploring the vibrant city of Nairobi then head back for delicious lunches based on South Asian and European tastes – sit out on the shady terrace of enjoy the Hollywood themes inside
  • A unique afternoon tea in true Victorian tradition is served in the Residents’ Lounge or out on the patio so tuck into tiny triangle cucumber sandwiches, delectable pastries, dainty cakes and strong classic English tea.
  • After all those treats, head on down to the spa and gym and grab an aromatherapy massage, a facial and a great 90 minute fitness workout – we love the Hemingways Complete Detoxifying Journey of 3.5 hours of complete body mask, followed by a massage.
  • Businesses flock to Hemingways for their conference and seminar needs thanks to the hotel’s high tech presentation equipment, neat rooms and five star service plus excellent catering for such events.

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