Top Hotels in Kenya
The best hotels in Kenya, selected from the ratings, including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels and Kenya hotel deals
Elsa’s Kopje Hotel
This eco-accommodating boutique stop sits on Mughwango Slope neglecting the Meru fields. The exquisite natural bungalows offer staggering perspectives over Meru Public Park, and the café serves amazing global dishes with an Italian impact. Exercises incorporate waterway fishing and visits to the recreation center’s rhino safe-haven
$669 per night
Angama Mara, balancing high on the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara plains, is all about the utterly mesmerising view. The lodge brings next-level luxury to the usual safari experience, offering swanky glass-fronted tents, excellent cuisine and warm hospitality.
$667 per night
Tribe is possibly Nairobi’s coolest hotel. Blending contemporary design with tribal art and artefacts handpicked from across the continent, this luxury boutique accommodation offers a taste of Africa old and new. Expect understated glamour, exceptional service and an eclectic crowd.
$157 per night
Hemingways is a colonial-style boutique hotel harking back to the days when its namesake writer explored east Africa. It’s set in the leafy and secluded suburbs of Karen looking out over the Ngong Hills, with elegant grounds making for a luxurious stopover between dusty safaris.
$278 per night
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
Located on the beautiful foothills of Mount Kenya, the elegant Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is set in 100 acres of landscaped gardens, with fantastic mountain views. There’s also an excellent golf course, an on-site animal orphanage and plenty to do, from horse riding to game viewing on bicycles
Serian ‘The Original’
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Meaning ‘serene’ in the Maasai language, Serian effortlessly lives up to its name. In the private Mara North Conservancy on the fringes of the Maasai Mara, this tented camp offers exceptional wildlife viewing with award-winning guides, elegant accommodation and tantalising dining.
$910 per night
Villa Rosa Kempinksi
Villa Rosa Kempinski, an imposing rose-hued 10-floor hotel situated on the edge of the business district, is an ideal base from which to explore Nairobi, but its numerous restaurants and excellent spa and pool more than warrant staying in and enjoying the first-class service.
Mahali Mzuri Hotel
Richard Branson’s safari camp breaks away from traditional tents and brings modern comforts to the Maasai Mara. Every aspect has been considered, from endless nibbles and drinks to binoculars thoughtfully placed for guests to take in the incredible views and the wildlife living within it.
$1,405 per night
Watamu Tree house Hotel
The Gaudi-esque Treehouse is an unusual and enchanting hotel, as tranquil in ambiance as the blanket of emerald forest and pristine beach that envelops it. The two dove-white towers are an architectural delight: built mostly without walls they offer 360 degrees views over the Kenyan coastline.
$71 per night
AfroChic Diani Beach
A coconut tree-studded home from home in a prime position on Kenya’s finest beach. With friendly staff, cosy but not cramped, modern boutique AfroChic is a superior alternative to the mammoth hotels elsewhere on the coast.
$316 per night
Campi Ya Kanzi Hotel
Campi Ya Kanzi is a Kenya safari lodge hotel offering bush-inspired interiors, luxurious tent accommodation, an eco-friendly ethos, miles of bush for game-viewing, a swimming pool, horses, massages, and its own private plane, in the Chyulu Hills near Mount Kilimanjaro and the Amboseli and Tsavo national parks.
$1,335 per night