Living in Nairobi is fun and exciting. It is one of the most fast-paced cities in Africa, after all. But the daily grind and the sheer effort of getting around the city can leave you stressed and worn out.
Thankfully, there are spas in Nairobi where you can decompress and revitalize the mind, body, and spirit. These spas transport you to a serene setting.
From mani-pedis, facials to full-body massages, I’ve compiled a list of the best spas in Nairobi offering luxurious pampering that’s sure to leave you in stress-free bliss.
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- Location: Karen Mbagathi Ridge
- Highlight: Wide range of treatments, the spa overlooks the pool and manicured gardens, adding peace and relaxation.
Hemingways Spa is the ultimate escape from Nairobi. You won’t hear even the faintest hint of traffic as you relax into the luxurious surroundings and indulge in total bliss.
Before you can enjoy your facial or body treatments, you’re treated to a hot towel foot cleanse and “Initial Touch Ritual.” Post-treatment, you have half an hour in their relaxation areas with herbal tea and a fresh fruit platter.
Dojo Wellness Club
- Location: Ngong Road
- Highlight: Alfresco meditation garden, wellness treatments, and organic plant-based food bar.
The Dojo Wellness Club isn’t a traditional spa, but their integrative approach to wellness is such a cool concept that it’s worth mentioning.
Their tagline is beyond the muscles to the mind. Thanks to their many amenities, they live up to it. Apart from their gym, they have a sauna, steam room, a meditation garden, and a revive bar where you can get nutritious raw foods.
Entim Sidai Wellness Sanctuary
Villa Rosa Kempinski
- Location: Chiromo Rd
- Highlight: Seasonally-driven treatments inspired by Spring, Summar, Autumn, and Winter
Kempinski The Spa is one of the most famous spas in Nairobi. The spa is at the Villa Rosa Kempiski hotel in Westlands. They have nine treatment rooms with extensive spa treatments.
You’ll also have access to the fitness center, outdoor heated pool, and accompanying pool bar. They are open daily from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Jacaranda Spa at Jacaranda Hotel
If you’re in the mood for an evening treat, the spa at Jacaranda is open until 9pm on weekdays and 10pm on weekends and public holidays. Of course, you can come during the day, too.
There is a dedicated couple massage room in addition to the single rooms which are all spacious, ensuite and air conditioned.
The lounge area is brimming with sunlight and refreshments, with a subtle atmosphere of scented candles and music.
Revitalize Wellness Center At Ibis Styles Hotel
- Location: Rhapta Road
- Highlight: An intimate and warm space and nature-inspired facial and body treatments.
Are you feeling some tension and knots in your back or shoulders? Head to the very appropriately named Revitalize Wellness Center ibis Styles hotel.
It is home to a collection of nature-inspired facial and body treatments. They also use pure essential oils products that’ll leave your skin glowing.
- Location: UN Crescent
- Highlight: Beautiful garden, coffee shop, and top-of-the-range chemical and paraben-free products made of botanically sourced ingredients.
Serenity spa opened its doors in 2013 and consistently ranked as one of the best spas in Nairobi by spa lovers. Aside from incredible spa packages, part of the appeal is the lush gardens with trees and beautiful birds where you can relax after your session.
They have over 10 rooms, one of which has a jacuzzi and another has a steam room. Indulge in their Hammam & Gommage treatment, a detoxifying and cleansing ritual.
They are open daily from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm.
[Kaya spa is currently closed for renovations]
If you are looking for luxurious and high-end spa experiences, you need to try out Kaya spa at the Tribe Hotel in Gigiri.
Beyond the tailor-made treatments, the spa boasts outstanding amenities, including 5 treatment rooms, a rasul chamber, a couple’s suite, and tranquility zones for more relaxation after your session.
They are open from 8.30 am to 10.00 pm
Kileleshwa And Lavington
- Location: 101 Manyani East Road
- Highlight: Tranquil and meditative setting, body scrubs, and lymphatic drainage massage.
Located in Lavington, Aromatics Spa offers a calming, healing escape from the busy, buzzy Nairobi life.
The spa isn’t in a five-star hotel and is smaller than the other spas on this list. But it makes up for that in experiences that feel serene yet still affordable and easily accessible.
They’re open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Silver Spa At Silver Springs Hotel
[Silver Springs’ Silver Spa is currently closed to COVID-19 precautions]
The Silver Spa is one of the urban spas in Nairobi that offers a fabulous range of treatments on a personal scale. The spa is at the Silver Springs hotel in Kilimani.
In addition to the standard spa treatments, you can also get their specialty treatments like the rejuvenating detox mask and coffee body scrub.
After your treatment, you get complimentary use of steam, sauna, and jacuzzi for an additional hour.
- Location: Mama Ngina Street
- Highlight: Affordable packages, steam and sauna, and heated outdoor pool.
[Hilton Hotel’s spa is currently closed to non-guests, due to COVID-19 precautions]
From body scrubs to reflexology, the spa at the Hilton Hotel offers a wide variety of treatments that’ll leave you tension-free and invigorated.
Their professionally trained staff make sure that you feel pampered and energized to get back to the hustle of the city.
The Best Spas Outside Nairobi
Want to get away from city life and revel in a quiet, holiday spa experience? Or perhaps you’re already on the road and want to sneak in a relaxing afternoon session…
We’ve lined up the best spas outside of Nairobi- perfect for friends, lovers and everyone in between.
What are you waiting for?
Siyara Spa at Enashipai Resort
- Location: Enashipai Resort, Moi S Rd., Naivasha
- Highlight: Stunning treatment rooms, natural products, privacy
Siyara means “nature” in Swahili.
Nestled in the heart of Naivasha, Siyara cocoons its guests in wellbeing and serenity, offering treatments and spaces that seem to blend the natural environment into the experience.
Expect natural products, healing traditions and energetic rituals that unwind, restore and invigorate.
Bamboo Ocean Spa At PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort
- Location: PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Serena Rd, Mombasa
- Highlight: Spectacular views, extensive aqua therapy
Bamboo Ocean Spa takes relaxation to picturesque new levels.
Imagine a cliff facing the ocean, with panoramic windows, a cool breeze, and luxurious Afro-Asian architecture.
With holistic techniques ranging from ancient to modern, this spa focuses on therapeutic detox and wellness treatments that cater especially to couples and pregnant moms.
Their facials and aqua therapies are a must-try.
Hemingways Spa – Watamu
- Location: Hemingways Watamu, Turtle Beach Rd., Watamu
- Highlight: Bespoke treatments, botanic pool, aromatic products.
Hemingways Spa in Watamu is a welcome retreat after a long, hot day in the coastal sun. Think of it as a total treat-yourself kind of getaway.
Afro-centric inspired skincare and natural balance treatments at its finest. Natural skincare products the likes of Terres D’Afrique as well as locally sourced products go into the experience.
The Sands at Nomad
- Location: The Sands at Nomad, Diani Beach Rd., Diani
- Highlight: Nomad forest, traditional environment, peace and privacy
Local, organic products paired with classic beauty treatments are the order of the day.
A tranquil forest and sea breeze compose the backdrop of the Forest Breeze Spa and Wellness Centre at The Sands at Nomad, where treatment rooms are housed in private, luxurious traditional huts.
Feeling relaxed yet?
There you have it, the best spas in Nairobi. I hope this list can provide you a sanctuary to disconnect, breathe, and realize the transformative effects of unplugging and a superb spa session.
And if you’re looking for an escape into pure relaxation in these spas, at a price that won’t break the bank, SpaDreaming is the best way to book. Have a look and find the best package for you.