Hemingways Nairobi joins #TripAdvisor Hall of Fame


(Posted 05th June 2018)


Luxury boutique hotel Hemingways Nairobi has been inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for winning the Certificate of Excellence five years in a row.

The Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world. Businesses that have received a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years qualify for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

Hemingways Collection Group Operations Director Mr. Ross Evans said the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award is an affirmation that Hemingways Nairobi is on the right path in offering top quality service to its visitors. “When you exceed guests’ expectations, they become advocates who come back and recommend the hotel to others,” he noted.

Hemingways Nairobi was earlier in the year feted in four categories of the 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards, including Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Kenya; Top 25 Hotels in Kenya; Top 25 Hotels for Service in Kenya and Top 25 Hotels in Africa.

Hemingways Nairobi General Manager Richard Kimenyi said the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award reaffirms the Collection’s brand positioning as a top luxury boutique hotel.

Today’s traveler is very discerning with high expectations and this is evidence that our guests have been happy with us and we promise to continue improving our service,” said Mr. Kimenyi.

This designation is presented to approximately 10% of total businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year.

The hotel is set on stunning grounds with a very colonial feel. The suites offer stunning architecture with the rooms offering a view of the Ngong Hills and your own personal butler,” one traveler said.

Mr. Evans also congratulated Kenya for topping the list in the 2018 World’s Ultimate Bucket List, by Flight Network, as a wildlife safari destination. “Topping the list is a boost to the tourism and hospitality industry in Kenya and places the country as a top destination. The fact that Kenya is the top destination of choice on the continent speaks volumes about the strength and growth potential of our tourism industry“.

The world’s ultimate bucket list, by Flight Network, is a globally recognized list showcasing the most thrilling destinations and activities from every corner of the world. It provides an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of the world’s top travel experts.

This year the publication polled over 800 journalists, bloggers, travel writers, agencies and editors for their top destinations and compiled the list of 50 epic experiences.

The Hemingways Collection consists of Hemingways Nairobi, Hemingways Ol Seki Mara, Hemingways Watamu and Hemingways Residences.


Hemingways Nairobi: In the Kenyan capital, Hemingways Nairobi continues to lead the way in five–?star boutique accommodation in the city. With heart–lifting views of the Ngong Hills from every suite, this is an inspiring, peaceful place to stay – whilst being incredibly convenient for the domestic and international airports and city Centre. Flooded with natural light and fresh air, the plantation–?style hotel is one of a kind in Nairobi.

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara: A private enclave of just ten luxury safari tents, deep in the Naboisho Conservancy, offering the most memorable of safari experiences. Each tent has 270º views over the Mara plains, with wildlife strolling past throughout the day. Breathtaking views, unforgettable wildlife and the warmest Kenyan hospitality characterize each stay here.


Hemingways Watamu: Launched in January 2018 after a complete redesign over the last two years, Hemingways Watamu is set to reclaim its position as Kenya’s most iconic beach hotel. Located on Turtle Bay within the protected Marine National Park of Watamu, Hemingways Watamu is a tropical paradise for snorkeling and diving amongst breathtakingly beautiful coral and multi-colored sea-life. The USD11M refurbishment will transform the classic and much-loved old hotel into a spectacular property unrivalled on the coast of Kenya. Designed by South African architectural firm DSA, Hemingways Watamu will have 39 airy hotel rooms, all with direct ocean views and in addition 21 spacious one, two and four bedroom residences will be available, offering exceptional space and privacy.