Tamarind Tree Hotel

Tamarind Tree Hotel

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Tamarind Tree Hotel is ideally located just 5 kms to the southwest of Nairobi within the spacious Carnivore grounds and its iconic Carnivore Restaurant. The hotel offers easy access to all parts of the city, its national park, as well as to the country’s many diverse attractions via the neighbouring Wilson Airport and Southern Bypass. The nearby Langata and Karen suburbs are among the liveliest and most popular in Nairobi with world-class shopping malls and excellent restaurants. Tamarind Tree Hotel is perfect for both the business and leisure traveller. Our world-class amenities will ensure your meetings are effortless and successful, whilst our outstanding leisure facilities and genuine service ensures that all our guests experience the very best of Tamarind hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Swahili

Location

Langata Link Road, Nairobi 00200 Kenya
Getting there
Car recommended
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KJElmer wrote a review Feb 2021
Tacoma, Washington
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To acclimate to the time change and as an intro to Kenya, at least a couple nights in Nairobi is worth it. Tamarind Tree is a very convenient location, near Wilson Airport, and attached to the restaurant Carnivore - which is kind of a must. The room was clean and well appointed but what made the stay was the staff and the hotel’s commitment to safety during a pandemic. Warm greetings and service were the standard. The breakfast buffet was full of options and served by the lovely staff. Unseasonal rains kept us from enjoying the pool but it was still cleaned each morning. WHEN I come back, you’ll find me here.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Irene Mutuku, Guest Services / Front Office at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Dear KJElmer. Greetings from Tamarind Tree Hotel, Thank you so much for your detailed feedback and 5 star rating . It is very evident that your overall stay with us was great . The management appreciates every effort put in by every member of staff who ensure they offer warm greetings and services to our valuable guests. During these times of pandemic we are working closely with the MOH guidelines to ensure hygiene levels are maintained . We have noted that due to the rains you never enjoyed our swimming pool during your stay with us that's why we want you back soon if not sooner to have you enjoy our swimming pool luxuries. Stay safe and see you soon. With Kind Regards, Irene Mutuku, Front Office Manager. +254 (0)709240000)
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Allan wrote a review Feb 2020
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The airport pick up had a bottle of water, the staff were always cheerful and happy to help. The internet kept going on and off, but the pork ribs in the evening compensated for that. I'll definitely stay again.

Piece of advice, ask for room with swimming pool view. It's quite splendid

Thanks Tamarind
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Emily M, Ecommerce Executive at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Allan, Greetings from Tamarind Tree Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share your 5 star review on our hotel services and facilities. Your constructive feedback on internet stability has been well noted and is being looked into. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Warm Regards, Emily Mwangi Ecommerce Executive Tel: +254(0)709 240 243
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Msikiliza wrote a review Jan 2020
Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had no idea this hotel existed until I attended a meeting hosted there. I was pleasantly surprised to see a newly built hotel near the Carnivore grounds. Its been a while since I was in this side of town. I love the hotel, check in security was flawless. I like the uniforms - funky black with these loud color streaks...The staff were warm and amazing and professional. My room was really nice and quiet (you do not realise how valuable silence is) - I had a cool view of landing and taking off planes at Wilson airport but even that did not have disruptive noise.

The meeting room was well light and led out to the pool/gardeny restaurant space. I did not sample the pool but it looked delicious. Loved the food and the chefs were super cool...one breakfast I got myself some madafu as the meal had a Swahili theme. That was nice!

So I love this place for small meetings and it seems like a lovely get away place in the outskirts of the city. I most definitely recommend it...pretty close to the Wilson Airport so if your flight is there it totally makes sense!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Emily M, Ecommerce Executive at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Dear Msikiliza, Thank you for choosing Tamarind Tree Hotel. We appreciate your 5 star review and wonderful comments on our hotel, staff and facilities. We are happy to hear you had an amazing stay at our hotel. Your recommendation is highly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Warm Regards, Emily Mwangi Ecommerce Executive ecommerce.tth@tamarind.co.ke Tel: +254(0)709 240 243
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alilon56 wrote a review Mar 2020
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay a total of 3 nights , 9 days apart.
Whilst the hotel is comfortable and new, it is isolated with no where to walk to but it is close to Wilson and Karen.
We thought the Breakfast and Dinner were expensive (£24 each pp)with limited choice and not the best quality .
On our first morning we arrived for breakfast at 8.45 , despite serving till 10 and they had already ran out of items. Later at dinner, the same fresh fruit was still there.
On our final night , instead of dinner we brought 2 day old sandwiches at £5 each and drinks from the cafe.
On our return visit , for one night ,our room had the fridge missing- 3 times we asked for one - it took nearly 3 hours for them to bring one and then another 2 hours for our drinks to get cold. There was no apology .
Apart from the above we found the hotel very clean and the staff pleasant.
I would have given 3* , but having a missing fridge was totally unacceptable.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Emily M, Ecommerce Executive at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear alilon56, Thank you for your review and feedback in regards to your recent stay with us. We are sincerely sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We have noted your concerns and we will address them conclusively. We wish to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit to Nairobi. Warm Regards, Emily Mwangi Ecommerce Executive Tel: +254(0)709 240 243
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Jules wrote a review Jan 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is warm with a modern chic feel, exudes a feeling of fun and liveliness. I liked the theme and the casual feel uniforms the staff have.

Could improve on service delivery, after being welcomed and given the menu by the hostess, it took long like about 20mins before my order was taken. And another close to the same time before being delivered.

Could engage the customer more, like just checking on them and assuring them its almost.

I would also recommend simple compact hairstyles tied at the back for the service team to prevent hair from accidentally getting into the guest's food.

The place is close to the main road, Lang'ata, very accessible, and also close to the wilson airport.

The dining room is well partioned, to offer family and more private area or group areas.

Had a pleasant evening, served by Terry at the restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Emily M, Ecommerce Executive at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Dear Jules, Greetings from Tamarind Tree Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share your 3 star review on our hotel and staff. Your constructive feedback on our service delivery and grooming has been well noted and is being looked into. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Warm Regards, Emily Mwangi Ecommerce Executive ecommerce.tth@tamarind.co.ke Tel: +254(0)709 240 243
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jayne m wrote a review Feb 2020
Derby, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at this hotel recently for one night before we began our Safari. We were very happy with everything,the rooms are large and very comfortable,comfy clean beds and bathroom. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Didnt have time to use the pool but the grounds ane the eating area are pristine. We had a bar snacky supper in the evening along with a couple of cocktails,thats all we could eat but it was very tasty and had we been more hungry we would have eaten off the main menu,or had an experience at the nearby Carnivore restaurant. We were very impressed with breakfast the following morning,everything was set and and displayed very nicely and lots of different dishes to choose from. Would highly recommend staying at this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Emily M, Ecommerce Executive at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 06 Feb 2020
Dear Jayne M, Thank you for choosing Tamarind Tree Hotel. We appreciate your 5 star review and wonderful comments on our hotel and staff. We are happy to hear you had an amazing time at our hotel and that you enjoyed our buffet breakfast. Your recommendation is highly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Nairobi. Warm Regards, Emily Mwangi Ecommerce Executive Tel: +254(0)709 240 243
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irunguanthony wrote a review Mar 2020
Nairobi, Kenya
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a quiet neighborhood towards the outskirts of the city.
It is the perfect place to go to when one is looking for calmness and tranquility but still desires speedy access to the city or the national park.
The rooms are quite spacious,very secure with minimum noise interference,good for relaxing and secluded privacy.
The breakfast menu has a variety of options for all sorts of tastes and preferences.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Emily M, Ecommerce Executive at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear Irunguanthony, Greetings from Tamarind Tree Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share your excellent review on our hotel services and facilities. Your recommendation is highly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Warm Regards, Emily Mwangi Ecommerce Executive Tel: +254(0)709 240 243
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MichiganLaurena wrote a review Mar 2021
Michigan
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located close to Wilson Airport and Carnivore restaurant, this was my first stay here. I had returned from the Mara and was headed to Amboseli, so I needed to overnight in Nairobi. The hotel was very nice. Staff were extremely helpful. Safe practices of spraying bags, hand sanitizer and masks were everywhere.

The room is quite large and has a comfortable bed. Mine overlooked a very large pool and outdoor tables to dine at. Wi fi is free and very fast. They have complimentary coffee and tea in the room. Shower was great once I figured out the dial direction.

I decided to relax in the room rather than go to the dining area. I ordered room service for my lunch/dinner. They add a $5 service charge for that. I had a fantastic cheeseburger (called the Cheezy Dribbler) complete with a lot of vegetables, generous amount of French fries and a cold coke. Total charge was $16.95 (including the service charge). Food service arrived within 20 minutes.

Breakfast was included with the room starting at 6:30am. The chef will prepare your eggs how you wish. There is an assortment of fruits (pre packaged), cereals, yogurt, sausage and bacon and pastries. Food was very tasty.
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Date of stay: January 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 315 had a nice view over looking the pool and green area.
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Response from Irene Mutuku, Guest Services / Front Office at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2021
Dear MichiganLaurena, Greetings from Tamarind Tree Hotel, Thank you for the 5star review and the detailed review. It is gratifying to note that your stay with us was wonderful and your first impression of us was memorable. Thank you for appreciating our room sizes, our beautiful pool, outdoor dining, fast Wi-Fi and helpful staff. We definitely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Stay Safe. With Kind Regards, Irene Mutuku Front Office Manager.
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TinekevB wrote a review Feb 2020
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here both before and after our week’s safari. Spacious room, well desisgned. There is a dividing wall with cupboards and shelves on the bedroom side. It splits off an alcove with separate stalls for shower (with 2 shower heads and plenty of hot water) and toilet. Handbasin at the end, with loads of shelving around it. Towel rails with plenty of towels in various sizes; hairdryer. Good beds / mattresses and various pillows. Seating and desk area. Plenty of choice at the breakfast buffet. Friendly staff. Very good wifi, especially in the room.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Emily M, Ecommerce Executive at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear TinekevB, Thank you for choosing Tamarind Tree Hotel. We appreciate your 4 star review and wonderful comments on our hotel, staff and facilities. We are glad to hear you had an amazing stay at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Warm Regards, Emily Mwangi Ecommerce Executive Tel: +254(0)709 240 243
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CUni17 wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Tamarind is a modern, clean and safe hotel. They only offer a buffet breakfast which is quite expensive, would be nice if they could offer a few a la carte items for breakfast as well.
keep in mind that on the weekends locals come for brunch or have booked parties, and all their kids have access to the pool and grounds for the day. So not the most relaxing for hotel guests and couldn't get a chair to sit in poollside. More seating options even if they don't all have umbrella coverage would be a great addition to the pool area.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Emily M, Ecommerce Executive at Tamarind Tree Hotel
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear CUni17, Thank you for choosing Tamarind Tree Hotel. We appreciate your 4 star review and wonderful comments on our hotel services and facilities. Your constructive feedback on our pool amenities has been well noted and is being looked into. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Warm Regards, Emily Mwangi Ecommerce Executive Tel: +254(0)709 240 243
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Answer from jburasa62
Kigali, Rwanda2 contributions
You have several options: 1, you can let the Hotel pick you from the Airport, which, I am sure they'd be happy to do; or 2, you can use Uber or other Airport services means that are very much available. You need to use the officially recognised means of transport to avoid a possible conmen trap.
Karen, Kenya2 helpful votes
Dear Guest, Thank you for your question. Yes we can allow you to have a guest. You will however need to register in and additional guest fees will apply as our room rate is based on the number of persons in the room. With kind Regards, Irene Mutuku.
marchsun1 asked a question Aug 2022
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware420 contributions5 helpful votes
is there a atm on sight or very close
Karen, Kenya2 helpful votes
Dear Guest, Thank you for your query, Yes we have a ATM machine around 300metres from the hotel
jantoby1 asked a question Jul 2022
Chigwell, England424 contributions52 helpful votes
Do the rooms have a kettle, so I can make my bedtime camomile?
Karen, Kenya2 helpful votes
Dear Guest, Greetings from Tamarind Tree Hotel. Thank you for your question. This is to confirm that the hotel offers complimentary tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms. Looking forward to hosting you. With Kind Regards, Irene Mutuku, Front Office Manager. Tamarind Tree Hotel.
Dave Turner asked a question Sept 2021
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom226 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi there, do you offer trips to Nairobi National Park from the hotel?
Nairobi, Kenya
Yes, we do offer transfers to the Nairobi National Park
Lesley wrote a tip 21 Jun
7 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only wish door closing was quieter"
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Liz K wrote a tip 15 Jun
Melbourne, Florida8 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"15 minutes to Jomo Kenyatta International airport "
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Darlene T wrote a tip 09 Jun
5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The box lunches were very heavy with tons of oily food. I learned to ask for a peanut butter sandwich instead of heavy Indian type food. "
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emcarmichael2022 wrote a tip 06 Jun
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your hair conditioner. If you see something you like in gift shop, buy it. Didn’t find better prices for quality in the 4 other store."
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s g wrote a tip 02 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t miss out on staying here!"
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R 2,535 - R 3,416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tamarind Tree Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Tamarind Tree Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) (0.9 km), GP Karting (0.7 km), and Nairobi Comedy Club (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tamarind Tree Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tamarind Tree Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Tamarind Tree Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tamarind Tree Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamarind Tree Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Carnivore Restaurant, Simba Saloon, and Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tamarind Tree Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Tamarind Tree Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Tamarind Tree Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tamarind Tree Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Tamarind Tree Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tamarind Tree Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Swahili.
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