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Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We were here for only one night and glad it was jut that. The rooms are extremely small and are in need of major renovations. The bathroom had chipped paint on door and walls, the sink faucet was so loose that when you turned it on the whole faucet moved and our shower had hairs in it. I felt dirty just being in the bathroom. The beds are rock hard and I was unable to get any sleep and my companions experienced the same thing.

They do offer an interactive dance in the bar with a local tribe around a fireplace and a very nice gift shop. Food was mediocre at best and service was worse. I could not get the server to clear my plates. She cleared everyone else's but mine. I even stacked them up and placed them on the corner of the table for pick up. When she dropped our check she still did not pick them up. I gave up.

Game viewing is good around the area. We were able to catch a tree claiming lion perched in a tree, many giraffe and water buffalo. There were not many flamingos on the lake due to the season but that was ok since we got plenty of animal wildlife in.

If I had to do it over I might skip Lion Hill and stay at one of the other fabulous locations we experienced in Kenya.

  • Stayed: July 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 have noted with regret the aspects in which we regrettably did not live up to expectations in regards to bathroom cleanliness and dining experience. I have shared your experience with the Management team and wish to assure you that the same will be addressed.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon

Ken Korir

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We only stayed here for one night, but enjoyed every minute of it. From the hot towel and juice on arrival to allowing us to pack a breakfast box for our early departure to the Mara, the hotel met every expectation and exceeded some as well. The staff were accommodating, friendly and fun, the food was excellent, and the park has such different terrain to the Mara - we were so pleased we decided to do both parks.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat and was sorry we had such a short time here.

  • Stayed: July 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 16 July 2014 via mobile

Our third visit to the Lion Hill Game Lodge was the best yet. Renovations made in the last several years have improved facilities greatly. As usual the food was magnificent, and plentiful. Restful, relaxing, and beautiful are adjectives that describe both the facilities and the area. Animals cited in the Park included among many others: lions, giraffes, the rare black rhino, and waterbucks. A great conclusion to a week of safaris.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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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 second visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and also taking time to review your experience
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 15 July 2014

An excellent location with warm and friendly staff. Game viewing excellent although the high level of the lake and the decreased salinity of the water has meant that most of the flamingos for which this lake was once world-famous have migrated.

The food was excellent and the rooms comfortable, clean and fairly close to the restaurant and bar.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank CMW139
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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 14 July 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic place, what a staff! The view, the location, the rooms, the food, the service - superb!

The game drive was fantastic, the park is so beautiful.

I really do hope I will return one day, and I highly recommend a stay here. I sure will remember this.

Stayed: August 2013
Thank tantes0fie
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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 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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Additional Information about 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 3 Hotels in Lake Nakuru National Park
Price Range: £207 - £500 (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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