Villa Rosa Kempinski Blog
The Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi epitomises Western contemporary luxury, but its Tambourin Restaurant transports you to the Eastern Mediterranean.
Arriving in the early evening, blue skies were still visible through the windows and glowing with evening light as darkness fast approached. It is Ramadan, the Islamic month of prayer and fasting, and Chef Hany Elkaz has prepared a tantalizing Iftar dinner for those who have been abstaining or anyone looking for a soul-warming meal to end their day.
This rooftop restaurant is furnished in ornate wooden chairs and long bench seats covered in woven cushions, creating the atmosphere of lounge. Tambourin also has an outdoor feel from the large glass ...
The first proper break of the year is here and for many, this is the first chance to go on a holiday. Nairobi transforms into a lovely destination as people go out of town to enjoy the much-needed vacation. Traffic-free roads make the city a perfect place to spend the Easter holiday.
While travelling out of town may involve more planning and packing, booking a staycation is the perfect plan if you are spending Easter in Nairobi. Escape the norm and enjoy a tranquil break at Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi.
Our Easter offer for residents provides a wide range of activities for the whole family. Indulge in expertly prepared dishes from our range of speciality restaurants; LUCCA - Italian, 88 - ...
Meet the relatives
A trip to the Nairobi National Museum might not, at first, strike you as an enthralling prospect. But think again. It’s not just that the museum offers you an unrivalled insight into Kenya’s history, culture, flora, fauna and avifauna. It’s because it also allows you to meet up with some of your most distant relations.
Described as ‘the single most important collection of early human fossils in the world, the museum houses the quite extraordinary discoveries of the world-famous Leakey family, whose discoveries in Kenya and Tanzania taught us more about our far distant past than we had ever known before. Until the museum was refurbished in 2008, you would have had no ...
It’s another world. Outside the high pink walls of the Villa Rosa Kempinski, the Nairobi traffic flashes past in a braid of red and white taillights. Within the walls, the Villa rises in graceful rose and cream arches until it brushes the midnight-blue sky. You could be in Rome. Or Florence.
Below the arches, where the soft lights of the foyer spill out into the night, a fountain cascades down wide steps set in lush gardens. At the foot of the steps, there’s a paved courtyard. Tables have been laid out, candles flicker and you can just make out the face of a carved lion set into a mossy garden wall.
You could be in Venice.
A sign hangs outside, ‘Lucca’, it reads. Inside, where the lights ...
What to do on a Saturday afternoon when you’ve missed lunch after a hectic morning, it’s too early for dinner but you are famished? Lucca Restaurant has come up with a delectable solution with the recently launched Saturday Dunch.
One dictionary definition of ‘dunch’ is an informal meal eaten between lunch and dinner. Lucca Restaurant, however, puts on quite a spread starting at 5pm each Saturday evening and draws from the various multi-cultural cuisines of the hotel – Italian, Middle Eastern, Kenyan and European specialities.
Their dunch is a buffet-style meal, but instead of the typical lines of chaffing dishes, the dishes are displayed at different stations together with live cooking ...