We were excited to go to Treetops because of its history - what a disappointment it was. It looks run down and tired, it was cold, dark and quite small rooms, over looking a "watering hole" which was actually just a muddy pool. We saw one elephant, half a dozen hyenas and two water buffalo.
The dining room left much to be desired and the food was so bad we can't even remember what we had to eat. Our first room had a very poor view of the muddy hole and the toilet did not flush. A man came to fix it, however when we went to use it it still did not flush. We were then transferred to another dinghy, uninviting cold cell, a youth hostel comes to mind. Definitely one to scrub off your expensive safari holiday. We counted the hours till we could get out of there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Aberdare National Park, this world-renowned rustic Treehouse is over 80 years old and was recently fully refurbished. This game viewing lodge was originally built in 1932 and is famous as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne. The father King George VI died on 5th Feb 1952 the night she spent at Treetops while on honeymoon.Treetops lies in the path of an ancient Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mt Kenya National park, and is strategically sited right in front of a natural watering hole and salt lick.With large windows fitted in all guest rooms, restaurant and lounge guests can drink in the sight of Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and more from all areas including the view deck on top floor of the building. Die-hard animal lovers needn't worry about missed sightings, even into the early hours of the morning. An optional buzzer in the rooms alerts the guests when a spectacle is unfolding at the waterhole. Game drives and a lecture about Treetops are also available to the guests.This lodge-on-stilts is accessed through a gradual ramp to the top floor and a Tree grows right through the building. There are 36 en-suite guest rooms that include 3 spacious suites and 33 twin rooms that can be converted into double rooms. A disabled friendly room is located on the first floor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Treetops Hotel Aberdare National Park
- Treetops Lodge Kenya/Aberdare National Park