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Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Very small rooms, but comfortable nonetheless. Good food, staff helpful and friendly but slightly less attentive than one would have expect. Lovely gardens, greens with lots of birds. Nice ambience in the evening with traditional dances. Nice bar area. Overall a nice experience, but falls far short of a 5 star/similar experience.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Esteemed Guest
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and also taking time to review your stay with us.
We are gratified to know that you you had a wonderful experience; We all look forward to your next visit
Asante sana

Ken Korir

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Is this Paradise? Bird variety is amazing. Staff is especially helpful and seem to be genuinely happy to be working here. The vegetation is varied and lovely.
The half hour Simba Dance entertainment prior to dinner is fun and educational demonstrating song and dance from various places in Kenya.
The bedrooms are very nice--ask for one near the central area.
The restaurant is high-quality with great vegetarian offerings.
Free wifi throughout the property including in the room.
Wish we could have stayed here much longer.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Esteemed Guest
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and also taking time to review your stay with us. I will certainly let my staff and the traditional dancers know of your commendation
We are gratified to know that you you had a wonderful experience; We all look forward to your next visit
Asante sana

Ken Korir

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed one night at this hotel. Beautiful location, inside the lake nakuru. Service was excellent and great food. Nice room and clean bathroom. However bathroom & room seems little dated, especially the bathroom.
Overall it's a very good place to stay..

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Esteemed Guest
Our sincere gratitude for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and also taking time to review your stay with us.
We are gratified to know that overall you had a wonderful experience; We all look forward to your next visit
Asante sana

Ken Korir

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This was a family trip with the kids. We arrived in the late afternoon through Lanet gate and had to turn back and access through the main gate because this is the only gate that accepts cash or credit cards. From the main gate, its about 9km to the lodge. The park was full of activity with many visitors taking their afternoon game drive. some lions had been spotted in one of the view points and all the tour guides were rushing to this point. The Lodge was almost full but the service was excellent. Complementary soft drinks are offered on arrival and staff are very friendly. All the meals are very good mostly served buffet style. Traditional dancers provide entertainment just before dinner.

Room Tip: The two suites at the far right hand of the lodge near the fence are ideal for families. The are wel...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Esteemed Guest
Our sincere gratitude for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and also taking time to review your stay with us.
All other gates will only let you in if you have a prepayment arrangement with Kenya Wildlife Services, the agency the run Parks in Kenya
We are gratified to know that overall you had a wonderful experience; We all look forward to your next visit
Asante sana

Ken Korir

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Fantastic setting, fantastic wildlife, fantastic staff, unbelievably wonderful food even for us veggies. We travelled with Travelbag and their organisation was perfect, my personal opinion is that Kenya should always be the chosen country to go on Safari to as it has the best wildlife experience, our guide Abdi Latif was the best we'd ever had

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Esteemed Guest
Our sincere gratitude for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and also taking time to review your stay with us.
We are gratified to know that overall you had a wonderful experience; We all look forward to your next visit
Asante sana

Ken Korir

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

we reached around 5 in the evening and just spotted one rhino. Lake has no pink flamingos left. could spot just a few white ones. its more a marketing gimmick showing thouands of pink flamingos if you check any of the pictures on the net of lake nakuru.
however the property is excellent. we had to leave the next morning early for masai mara so couldnt enjoy the property really.

Room Tip: choose a room close to recption where all the bars,restaurant and other common facilities are. its a...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Esteemed Guest
Our sincere gratitude for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and also taking time to review your stay with us.
The lake has lately experienced unprecendented rise in water levels which in turn has changed the salinity of the water; this has affected the growth of blue-green Algae that forms the main diet for the flamingoes
We are gratified to know that overall you had a wonderful experience; We all look forward to your next visit
Asante sana

Ken Korir
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Jambo!! Arrived from Sweetwaters on the 4th June. Was alloted Room 39/40 which was very close to the reception and very convienent. The Room was very comfortable and clean with all amenities. Food was very good with a wide choice for vegetarians. Staff were very professional. Nakuru is quite different from the other parks and worth a visit. Wildlife is abundant with lots of Rhinos, and hundreds of different varieties of birds. Worth a visit. Overall very satisfied.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Esteemed Guest
Our sincere gratitude for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and also taking time to review your stay with us.
We are gratified to know that overall you had a wonderful experience; We all look forward to your next visit
Asante sana

Ken Korir

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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 3 Hotels in Lake Nakuru National Park
Price Range: £153 - £376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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