We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 89: English reviews
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms, service and location of Ol Lentil are outstanding, but what made the trip one of the best I have had in Kenya are the people! Jill and John, who run the lodge are two of the kindest most dedicated people I have met in Kenya and their relationship with the community is inspiring. All the staff at the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank barbaratyack
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

So good to have you here, Barb, and we're really happy you enjoyed your time out with Boni. Thank you for your very kind and humbling words.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out of this world! Lives up to its name. Owner John (who avidly supports the local conservancy) & his staff went beyond the call of duty. Special mention for Bony 1 our driver/guide & Bony 2 our Butler. Long journey but well worth it! Spectacular setting. Utter luxury & divine decadence!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gillian M
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Gill, Sheila and Jules, thank you so much for coming to visit us. It was a real pleasure having you here, and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay.

A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. There is nothing more spectacular than waking up to a view so fabulous you cant describe it. while the birds chirp and the sun glimmers. The staff were all so lovely and hard working and take very good care of you. The house we stayed in was so gorgeous i felt like queen staying there. A trip to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, and we're delighted you were so happy here.

Nairobi
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Ol Lentille (pronounced lentilay) is a wonderful place for people to soak in the feeling of staring in to large natural spaces that only parts of Africa can offer. We were two couples who spent three days in Ol Lentille and we were the only people at the lodge. The attention to details especially from Samuel and Bonni (the butlers)...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank SandeepKhapre
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you had a great time with us, Sandeep, and was very sorry to have missed you. Thank you so much for this review. We are most grateful. We very much hope we will see you here again.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visited Ol Lentille lodge recently and we had such a great time. On the way coming from Nanyuki we saw Elephant, a Tortoise, several species of Gazelle and an unidentified snake. The views from the houses are stunning, and the silence overwhelming. Spacious and beautifully laid out houses with plenty of daylight. Food, drinks, the staff, all perfectly organised....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joost K
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this, Joost. And thank you, and your girls, for coming to stay. It was good to see you.

Nairobi
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was only able to stay for one night but one night is all it took to blow my mind at how beautiful this place is. We were met by the owners Jon and Gill when we arrived, who gave us such a warm welcome. And from there, we experienced a private luxury experience which included, lunch on the private...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank travelstudentLC
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

We are so happy you had a good time here during your short stay. Your headline for your review is so apt! Thank you for your very kind words, and we very much look forward to welcoming you here again.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to stay surrounded by the African bush of the Ol Lentille Conservancy. The room in itself was stunning and the views from it even more stunning. You don't really want to close the curtains even at night! There is plenty do do whether it's watching the wildlife or quad biking. They even have mountain bikes that I...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Saimanjai
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We very much appreciate your comments.

Goma
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I am not sure words can describe what it feels like to stay at the Sanctuary. For me and my friends it was the perfect combination of relaxing and fun. We enjoyed the many activities offered by the lodge: quad biking, archery, elephant and leopard spotting... The tranquillity and peace of mind provided by the breath taking views and general...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jules_leg_off
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your lovely review, Jules. We very much enjoyed meeting you and Alex and Julien. We're very happy you had a good time here.

Reviewed 16 August 2016

My husband and I recently spent a weekend here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we could not have chosen a more special place. What makes this place exceptional are the views. We had incredible views from our wonderful room and outdoor bath (we stayed in Eyrie), we had even more special views from the amazing spot we were driven...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah H
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. This is indeed a very beautiful part of the world. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves for your special date. We very much look forward to your next visit.

Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the sanctuary at ol lentille with my family and 12 other friends to celebrate a wedding of friends and to be as helpful as I can... Listing the good points, the staff are absolutely incredible and very welcoming and accommodating, anything you need they will try their best. The spa facility provides numerous treatments and all our party tried...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Bethan L
john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Our first teen review! Thanks, Bethan. Much appreciated. A couple of clarifications may be helpful. While we only have two archery bows, this is no barrier to many people taking part. I’ve run an archery tournament here for 12 people. It just requires that people take turns with a bow. No problem. We are sorry you missed the fun. Our...

137 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (57)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (80)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (71)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Laikipia County
0.0 mi away
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
0.0 mi away
Hemingways Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi
#1 of 161 in Nairobi
398 reviews
0.0 mi away
Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Fairmont The Norfolk
Fairmont The Norfolk
#4 of 161 in Nairobi
880 reviews
0.0 mi away
Mahali Mzuri - Sir Richard Branson's Kenyan Safari Camp
Mahali Mzuri - Sir Richard Brans...
#27 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
122 reviews
0.0 mi away
Saruni Samburu
Saruni Samburu
#3 of 16 in Samburu National Reserve
242 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Four luxurious architect-designed private houses in the bush, each with its own staff, personal Maasai guide and vehicle. Sleeps: 6+4+4+2=16. Fabulous pool and spa. Stunning scenery. Day and night game walks and drives, horse and camel-riding. Quad and mountain biking. Jogging trail. Croquet and boules. Or just chill out. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Address: PO Box 1512 | Nanyuki, 10400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County
Price Range: £760 - £1,337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanctuary at Ol Lentille 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Jovago.com, Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Sanctuary at Ol Lentille reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sanctuary at Ol Lentille staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Eyrie and Sultan rooms used by us are particularly romantic and luxurious”
 of 5 bubbles SandeepKhapre, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Enquire with John - all the houses are very different and lovely.”
  • The view from Lentille peak (a must-see)
 of 5 bubbles 824emmae, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not recommended if you are infirm or disabled due to the gradient of the stairs leading to the various houses within the facility.”
  • Downstairs bathroom within The Colonel's House
  • Glass floor panels within The Colonel's House
 of 5 bubbles billl877, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Every villa is differently styled but all have good views and excellent, private recreational space”
 of 5 bubbles 87alexw, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Each house you stay in is a unique experience.”
 of 5 bubbles gordonl539, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay