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The Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

Traveling by car from Nairobi, I was looking for a hotel outsite Nakuru to avoid the noisy city.
The hotel is located 10 km outside Nakuru, 100 m away from Nairobi-Nakuru highway, access able from a non tarred service road, leading to the "Lanet Gate"(they don’t sell tickets at this gate) of Nakuru National Park. In the residential and industrial area around the hotel is a lot of construction work going on and it is quite dusty.
It seems they get very frequently bookings from Safari Operators. As we arrived only Standard Double rooms were available. The room was small and equipped with a double and a single bed (each with a mosquito net and a very hard mattress), a wardrobe, a small desk, a chair and a TV (only 1 channel, a sports channel, was working). No AC and no fan. The whole furnishing made a very cheap impression and the two beds squeezed the small room even more. The bath room was clean with a walk in shower. From the continuous-flow water heater you could get either boiling hot or cold water. Nice white big and small towels were provided. The two pieces of soap were hidden in the shower.
The dinner buffet provided in the restaurant is not worth the difference between B&B and HB. The international cuisine, mentioned in their website, is limited to some pasta dishes. The local food, meat or chicken, from the menu is good and the prices are ok.
At 8:00 am the breakfast buffet was already empty and we had to ask to get some bacon, warm sausages and omelets.
Flamingo Lodge offers two different room rates, for tourists and a reduced one for residents. This is quiet common in Kenya and as a long time resident in the country I always get the reduced rate. Not in Flamingo Lodge. As usual, I produced my passport with the permanent visa plus the visas of the past years, but still the receptionist was not convinced. Even the consulted hotel manager and owner was not satisfied with this documents. He wanted a “copy of my work permit” as the original, official Kenyan visa was not enough for him. After long discussions I ended up paying a rate between tourist and resident. My advice for white Kenyan residents, try it with your “Alien ID” (which I had not with me this day) before you check in, or avoid this hotel.
Although the staff is very friendly and they always try the best to do all things right, they are still far away from being professional. There is a big discrepancy what the hotel offers and what they want to be and charge (especially the tourist rates).
To quote the vision and mission from the hotel website
(www.lakenakuruflamingolodge.com):
To provide the best services possible in the hospitality industry and To become a five star hotel in the Rift Valley Region
In my opinion there is still a LONG, LONG WAY TO GO!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank EA_travelerNairobi
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Reviewed 27 December 2010

We stayed for one night in Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge in our 7 day Kenya Safari. The lodge is located few hundred meters outside the gate of National Park. The rooms are quite small and most of the rooms don't have sufficient natural light.
The food was pathetic especially for vegetarians. There was almost no choice available. only couple of items were provided for breakfast.
There are plenty of mosquitoes in surrounding area so don't keep windows open even by mistake as it starts getting dark. There is no A/C and the windows don't have any mesh so once you lock up the windows, there is no fresh air coming in which might get suffocating.

  • Stayed: August 2010
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Thank godbolem
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Reviewed 10 August 2010

We enjoyed our stay here, and the price was reasonable.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank NastiaTX
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

Flamingo Lodge is just outside the park by the Lanet gate. This is no problem and takes you 2 minutes to be in the park if you have paid in advance by charging you safari card up.
The lodge is not up to the quality of the lodges in the park and it's location is in the middle of a a few houses. However, if you are at Nakuru to see the animals rather than staying in a posh lodge then this will be ideal for you. It is much cheaper
The lodge is nice and clean and the staff friendly and welcoming. The rooms are large with a king size bed, tv and table and chairs. The en suite bathroom is clean and basic with an adequate shower.
The dining room is clean and a little like a travel lodge but the food was good and there was plenty of it. Breakfast was excellent and consisted of several courses.
Overall we had a really positive stay at this lodge and would recommend it to others. However if you want to have that 'in the wild experience', this place is not for you!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank jonmp
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Reviewed 31 March 2010

A good Place to see Flamingos, with Spouse and kids will enjoy also

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank aaturab
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