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Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
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“Great location, Fabulous food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

During 18 days in Keyna I stayed at 5 x Sarova hotels. All are unique in their style but have consistent staff commitment and efficiency. Had a wonderful stay at this hotel: Food here is EXCELLENT! EVERY member of staff exuded genuine professionalism and excellent customer interaction and service. Thank-you to everyone!

Room Tip: Rooms are relatively small when comparing to other Sarova hotels, but very clean and welcoming. Most...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Thank you so much for the great comments, we intend to maintain the consistency
Again Asante sana for taking time to review your stay with us

Ken Korir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Everything about Sarova Lion Hill just works.

Located in the perfect spot with a view over the lake Nakuru, the lodge is a great place to just relax between game drives and spend the evenings. During the day it is a great place to bird watch as well.

From the moment you check in, you are taken on a tour of the lodge. The main dining room serves a great meal be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There is a coffee shop that turns into a bar in the evenings and always has free tea and coffee.

There's a nightly dance / live music performance before dinner.

Rooms are large as spacious.

Room Tip: Get a room at the top of the hill (we changed to room 65 from 12) to get the best views of the lake
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Lake Nakuru National Park is indeed the best bird's paradise in Kenya, Ole Naso our resident birder says there are more than 600 species within the park.
Many thanks for taking time to review your stay with us

Ken Korir
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

An old establishment with a modern twist. Free Wifi all over is appreciated. Food was excellent...great variety, well made and no compromise on choice of ingredients. Staff are friendly, helpful and ever smiling. Good family venue.

Room Tip: Suites are more spacious.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us
Indeed we do not compromise on quality
Many thanks for taking time to review your stay with us

Ken Korir
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

My wife and I stayed here for three nights on our wedding anniversary. They surprised us with an anniversary cake on the second night, with the staff singing for us at dinner. Was wonderful. The rooms are nice and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was also great.

We used our own car to go for a game drive. The hotel helped get us a guide for an affordable rate.

Was an overall great experience. Would definitely go there again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Dear Guest
Many thanks for taking time to review your recent stay at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
We are happy to note that you had a wonderful experience, we look forward to your next visit

Asante Sana

Ken Korir
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

The hotel is good, free Internet, and conveniently placed. The aren't that good. But the rest of the hotel is okay. The food is delicious, the breakfast is the best. The service was really good. People there were kind, the gift shop was small but it had a lot of stuff.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Dear Guest
Many thanks for taking time to review your recent stay at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
I must apologize for the WIFI that was not good during your stay.
I am glad to note though that you had a wonderful experience

Asante sana

Ken Korir
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

This is much more a hotel than a game lodge, but very nice nonetheless. The welcome was very friendly - especially from Betty who greeted us like old friends. The food was excellent (hot & cold buffet style, very varied and as much as you want) and the free traditional dancing show was wonderful.
The room was fairly basic (& ours had a wonderful view of the car park!) but as we were only there for one night, that didn't matter.
One word of warning - they use a plug-in insect repellent at night which probably contains DEET as it triggered an allergic reaction.
The animal and birdlife in the reserve was excellent - although sadly the huge numbers of flamingos of old are rarely seen any more.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Dear Guest
Many thanks for taking time to review your recent stay at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Indeed the flamingo count has gone down; the Park Management thinks the numbers will improve soon, glad to note you enjoyed your stay with us

Ken Korir
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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

This is my second time staying at Lion Hill. The location is beautiful. Even though the park has seen a lot of flooding since my last visit in 2010, the lodge remains accessible and the wildlife in the immediate area is very good.

The main dining area is spacious with dining available inside and also on the patio. On one of the two nights this trip, dinner was served around the pool which was very nice. The selections are numerous, with plenty of main courses, vegetarian options, salads and wonderful desserts.

The gift shop still has a good selection of items and the prices are some of the most reasonable of the gift shops on this trip. Staff at the reception area, as well as room and dining attendants are very helpful and friendly. Wi fi is now available at no extra charge from the room, although as in most areas, can be slow depending on the weather.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Dear Guest
Many thanks for taking time to review your recent stay at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
I am gratified to know that you enjoyed your stay with us
We all look forward to your third visit

Ken Korir
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Property: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Address: Lake Nakuru National Park | City Square, Lake Nakuru National Park 72493 - 00200, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Lake Nakuru National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lake Nakuru National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the heart of the Rift Valley, the Lake Nakuru national park is home to one of the most amazing ornithological spectacles in the world - the flight of the flamingos! Aside from the flamingos, the park has over 450 species of birds - a heaven for any avid bird watchers. The park is also a sanctuary to the highly-endangered black Rhino and abounds with other game such as buffalos, lions and the elusive leopard. Just two hour's drive from Nairobi; Sarova Lion Hill is one of only two lodges situated within the premises of the park. Each of the 67 recently refurbished chalets are equipped with modern conveniences and have an astounding view of the pink rimmed lake and the silhouetted hills beyond. Guests can enjoy country-style dining at the flamingo restaurant or if you like, the chef can set up something special under one of the beautiful acacia trees where one can enjoy lunch with an unobstructed view of the lake. The rift valley bar is just the right spot for that magical sundowner. Cultural dancers delight visitors with their enchanting dancing every night. An inviting swimming pool & sauna facilities are available. Guests can also enjoy outdoor massage treatments with the calming sounds of chirping birds. Outside catering facilities complement the "meals served in the bush", provided as premium add-ons, including cocktails at Baboon Cliff. The Lodge also offers conferencing facilities. The Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is one of the most sought after Rift Valley Lodges in Kenya, best known for offering finest quality services. A fabulous outdoor swimming pool to a business conference room, the hotel has almost everything that's required to make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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