Hemingways Nairobi and Sarova’s Mara have been named the top hotels in Kenya by global travel website TripAdvisor.
In the ranking dubbed 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards, Hemingways Nairobi was named in the top hotels in Africa, top luxury hotels in Africa, top 25 hotels for service in Africa and topped the Kenya category.
Sarova Mara Game Camp came in second in Kenya’s top 10 hotels followed by Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge, Medina Palms, Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Ocean Village Club in Diani, Villa Rosa Kempinski, Sarova Salt Lick, The Sands at Chale and Radisson Blu Nairobi.
“Being among the top hotels in Africa, especially in the luxury and service categories, reaffirms to the world that Nairobi is a world-class destination with hotels that match the quality that a luxury traveller expects to get anywhere in the globe and we aspire to win the top accolade in Africa in the future,” said Hemingways Collection Operations Director Ross Evans.
Nairobi was named the sixth top destination in Africa based on reviews and opinions from millions of ordinary travellers who rated facilities that they visited in the past year.
In 2018, Nairobi was named in the top three destinations on the rise.
“Known as the safari capital of Africa, Nairobi is an energetic, modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and night-life. Music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and a mélange of restaurants will tempt your palate in this former Maasai watering hole,” read the brief on TripAdvisor.
Diani and Watamu beaches found their spots on the list of top 25 beaches in Africa, reaffirming the position of Kenya’s coast as a hot spot for tourists as well as rankings by other travel websites.
Hell’s Gate National Park private bike tour was named among the top 10 experiences in Africa.