There is one hotel brand that genuinely impressed me and it’s the Tamarind Tree Hotel. I think it’s because over the years, they have become a serious player in the high-end hotel segment. Their new branch in Nairobi is right in the middle of action; Langa’ta. This is where all the parties happen.
Also, there is easy access to public transport and the city centre. First thing I noticed when entering the Tamarind was the intricate design everywhere. The white walls intertwined with the beautiful paintings and portraits.
The large windows ensure that there’s a lot of light inside the hotel. I was able to secure a room on the second floor. Walking in, you smell that new hotel scent. Everything was super fresh. I loved the cohesiveness of the room. All of the interior design match so flawlessly with the creative African artwork.
I was drawn to the window to take in the breathtaking view, with the Wilson Airport just nearby. The facility’s bathrooms are spacious and bright, so you can easily get ready. The part that I got really excited about was the food. I couldn’t wait to try out their breakfast buffet at the Tamambo Restaurant on the ground floor.
The dining area is spacious and has coffee lounges on the sides. It looks like a huge dome that lets in a lot of light and provides great ambiance for diners. Aside from the buffet, they offer a variety of dishes to choose from the a la carte menu. Later on that afternoon, I had my lunch by the swimming pool.
Had a refreshing swim in the heated 20-metre pool. The lunch buffet was packed with a variety of cuisines from African to Western. My lunch started off with pumpkin soup with bread. I usually skip this part, but after much deliberation, I tried it out. It was definitely better than most I’ve tasted.
I started getting excited while eating the steak. It was paired with sauvignon blanc. It was a melt in your mouth experience from the fried rice to the crispy fish fingers. After a marathon of eating, it was time for the sweet train! For this I had a chocolate mousse and some mango pudding.
I am not a chocolate person, but the mousee was surprisingly delicious. While enjoying the magical environment, I went down to experience some of the facilities of the hotel.
I was surprised with the number of equipment in the gym. It was all you would need to get a good workout. Unfortunately, they don’t have a spa and that left me a bit disappointed. For drinks, I headed down to the Dawa Lounge. You get bites with every cocktail.
Besides the lounge, there is also a 24-hour coffee shop, where you can get freshly prepared, healthy snacks and juices on the go. The hotel has 160 en-suite guest rooms, each fitted with air condition, WiFi connectivity and a 43-inch flat screen. You also get a complimentary in-room tea and coffee facilities.
Its windows are sound proof to prevent any unnecessary outdoor commotions. A standard room goes for Sh15,000 per night. My experience at the hotel was enjoyable.
The staff provided impeccable service. If you’re looking for a hotel either for a business or personal stay, then the Tamarind Tree Hotel should be your choice.