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“Good for budget travel”
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AA Lodge Amboseli
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

AA lodge is good for a budget travel. The rooms were decent and clean and the staff is very pleasant. It is outside the park, so you will drive some distance to enter the park. My main issue with this place is the food, it was very bland and the selection was quite poor for all meals. The decor could also do with some updating, the reception is not very inviting.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Johnson M, Public Relations Manager at AA Lodge Amboseli, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

We appreciate the review and we have taken it seriously and please you can visit our website and Facebook page to see the changes made. Or check the next review after your review on Food Quality. Thank you very much.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Wonderful staff. William, our maître:d looked after us very well as did the other restaurant staff. Jens, the manager, was welcoming. We had a family tent with amazing, unfettered views of Kilimanjaro. Tents were spacious and comfortable (mattress a little hard for my taste) and there was always hot water in the shower. Food was plentiful, buffet style, though a little samey after a few days. Picnic lunch was average and needs improvement.

Now the main gripe. The place was completely booked out with a large party arriving from Nairobi on some sort of business or family conference. They were pretty noisy the first night (until 3 a.m. According to my brother) and they had booked the conference centre the next night with loud music and voices until 12.30. The only reason it ended was that I told security to turn the generator off. The manager was apologetic the next day and offered some complimentary wine, which was good of him. Basically this place needs to figure out if it's a safari lodge or a party lodge. You'll probably have the place to yourselves most of the year but it may be different during low season holidays.

Room Tip: Family tents 76, 77 and 78 have fab views of Kilimanjaro
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Guyredding
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Johnson M, Public Relations Manager at AA Lodge Amboseli, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Thank you. We value guests comments and feedback and having the best rooms with excellent view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, i agree, we are the Safari lodge.For business or conference travellers, we have the conference hall now with sound proof systems and this will ensure there is no any disturbance whatsoever.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I have never been to Kenya before and i must say the staff were quite welcoming. I spent three nights at the lodge with my girlfriend and visited Amboseli park where i saw alot of elephants. We had our best time and this was a perfect gift for my wife and we will certainly come back!. Thanks to all the staff who made us feel so at home away from home.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank JNN221
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Johnson M, Public Relations Manager at AA Lodge Amboseli, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Thanks and we are grateful to be that perfect gift to your girlfriend. Kenya is a good destination and expect more fun and better services at AA LODGES.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Lunch and dinner options were extremely limited (choice between two items for each course), especially for vegetarians, and the posted menu seemed pointless as it changed at a whim. Buffet breakfast was the best meal of the day. The packed lunch provided for the safaris was laughable--we were given completely inedible (grass green) bananas and the chef disregarded allergy restrictions after specific requests. The lodge played extremely loud music late into the night. We stayed in one of the safari tents, which had a very cheap and "slapdash" feel. Also, the wiring between the light switches and room lights was a bit of a Rubik's cube in terms of the right combination of switches to hit to have light. The room and reception staff were excellent, however. I would recommend avoiding this place and honestly doubt it will be open a year from now.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johnson M, Director of Sales at AA Lodge Amboseli, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Thank you very much for sharing your Experience .Its regretable that it ended up to be a negative one but the management of the lodge has taken this reveiw very seriously and immediate actions has been taken to ensure our guests are guaranteed A-Class hospitality experiences and ultimate memories after their stay.

Already, the lodge has recruited one of the best chefs with good knowledge of international cuisine who will ensure our guests get quality meals and food variety in every meal.For the music, AA LODGE AMBOSELI is the best destination for holiday, conferencing, product launch, team building and we try as much as possible to satisfy each an every client. For this, we have designated some rooms far from the conference hall to be used for our guest who dont like any disturbance at night especially when we have a group with a small party.

AA LODGES prides itself in having the best rooms with choices; classic tents, classic cottages as well as superior rooms. Its always adviceable to give us your best choice since the rooms have different facilities.

AA LODGES is growing very fast as a new chain of hotel in Kenya and we look forward to offering the best services and ultimate experiences after learning and getting feedbacks from our guests on what need to be done to guarantee Quality service.

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

This large lodge is located just outside of Amboseli National Park, maybe 4 kilometres from one the entrances. If the weather is nice you can see the Kilimanjaro. The lodge has both tents and rooms, and both of them are large. What makes this lodge absolutely outstanding is its staff - the best I had in Kenya. I felt welcomed and treated almost like a friend. The managing director, the F&B manager, the waiter trainees and just everybody else were all so friendly.

Room Tip: When you arrive ask the staff to show you all room/tent categories before you choose.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Johnson M, Director of Sales at AA Lodge Amboseli, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

It was great hosting you and we look forward to seeing you, your friends or family members in the near future whenever You/they plan travelling to Kenya.We have now grown and we have a new hotel in Masai Mara open for operations by July 2014.

Our staffs are well trained and proffessionals in their area of specialization guaranteeing Total Quality Assurance. Most of them are learned local Maasai proffessionals known for their hospitality.
Thanks and Karibu again.

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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Visiting Amboseli National Park, we stayed for one night in AA Lodge about 1 km from the park gate. Everything spacious and luxury, our big Safari tent had a huge bed and a laminat floor. Nice bar, also WLAN. The kitchen crew did an excellent job, we got the best food we had on our trip, The staff performed a welcome song. As a Topping, the Kilimanjaro view is included.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

I went to AA Lodge late last year (2013) with 5 of my friends. This hotel is nothing like we expected. We had a mentality of spending our night in a tented accommodation with no nice facilities and experience. To our surprise, we were welcomed with a high class service, nice looking & established structures. The swimming pool was magnificent with an enticing layout.

The rooms had no difference with Lodges in Naivasha or Hotels in Nairobi.

Meals are served on Buffet and their foods are tasty, fresh and addictive.

Staff here are very helpful and concerned.

The lodge is 1 or 2 KM from Kimana gate, making it perfect for the early morning and late evening game drives.

However, the grass on the compound seemed dried up. There requires some polish up on the compound.

I would go here again and again.

Room Tip: If you are looking for luxury kindly spend your night in superior rooms or cottages
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about AA Lodge Amboseli

Address: Po Box 111, Amboseli National Park 00209, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Amboseli Eco-system > Amboseli National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Amboseli National Park
Price Range: £106 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — AA Lodge Amboseli 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AA LODGE AMBOSELI is strategically located 4km outside Amboseli National Park main gate (Kimana Gate). Conveniently within the Emali-Loitoktok highway, it is 240 km from Nairobi, 90 km from Namanga and 16 km from Amboseli airstrip.The lodge is set in 60 acres of land and commands a strategic location due to its proximity to the park, the authentic culture of the local Maasai Community and the panoramic views of the snow caped Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free standing mountain. ... more   less 
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