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Review of Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

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Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Had the pleasure of staying at this fine resort,Woke up to Giraffes feeding on Thorn trees in-front of my room and water-bucks grazing right ahead,The view and ambience were totally out of this world,quite captivating.I would definately recommend these holiday retreat to anyone,Great rooms and excellent service.

Room Tip: All the rooms have excellent view
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Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

For the first time i saw the hippos grazing, that too soo near to our resort rooms. They are soo beautiful and huge. At nite around 8 they come up the water near the resort and graze around. Special mention to the cottages. It was incredible. The whole resort was very calm n serene. We jus enjoyed our stay, but unfortunately we had jus 1 day to stay in that property. The Dinning area was huge the selection of wine was great. The buffet spread was too good. We just loved everything there. The rooms were quite big and comfortable beds and the washroom was very clean and modern. There were giraffes at our resort just grazing around, even water bucks, dikdik, monkeys were there. Overall our 1 day stay at the resort was splendid.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Loughrea, Ireland
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69 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here for 1 night and enjoyed the excellent facilities, food and friendly service. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable, located in a lodge about 5 minutes walk from the main reception. The only downside was that we were warned not to walk back up to reception or back there after dinner, unless we had a hotel security person with us. Of course, this was to assure our safety although a little disconcerting. The food was excellent, with a great choice for all courses

Room Tip: Try and get a lodge close to reception, it may be safer
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Nice bungalows located in a large garden grazed by waterbucks, zebras,... and at night: HIPPOS!
It's quite the experience to have a hippo standing right in front of your window in the middle of the night. The rooms are huge and comfortable.
The only thing I did not like about this place was it was a bit too big, too many people in the dining room in the evening which made it quite loud.
Food was very good.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

We stopped off here for a quick snack. We ordered sandwiches and fries thinking it was simple and quick. Big mistake. After an hour our food had still not arrived yet people who arrived after us were already eating their sandwiches! The waiter simply blamed his colleague. Beautiful location plus wildlife but the same is true of most of the other hotels on Lake Naivasha. Service is a serious let down at Sopa.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

My friend and I spent two nights at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge and we both agreed the experience was worth it. We both needed a break and after checking around about a couple of hotels in Naivasha we finally settled on Sopa Lodge and it did not disappoint.

The service was excellent and the staff very friendly from the manager to the security staff (there was only one staff in the restaurant on our last day who was not very nice but we did not let that not spoil for the rest). Special thanks to Ludi, who was very understanding and accommodating and was always cheerful. Despite her busy schedule she took the time to mingle with the guests.

The chefs did an amazing job with the food. There was always variety and the food was quite tasty. The one thing that stood out for me was that the hotel had gluten free muffins available during breakfast. This was a first for me as most people are not familiar with gluten free intolerance.

The room we got was on the ground floor and it was lovely and spacious (though the bathroom needs a bit of maintenance and the pillows are not very comfortable). The grounds are magnificent and the close proximity to the animals makes it all the more beautiful.

Keep up the good job Sopa!!!

Room Tip: Choose the upper rooms as they are more ideal for hippo watching at night. Rooms 1-20 are best place...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rahab W
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Dubai
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

It is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the nature. The drive to the resort is excellent. The rooms are very big with all the modern day amenities. The rooms are very clean. The staff is friendly and polite. The view from the room is excellent. The grounds are lush green and Giraffes, Zebras and Deers roam around in the day time. After 7:00 pm you have to call security to escort you to the dinner area as Hippos come to graze in the grounds. Early morning walks to the lake is wonderful. The hotel is nice and food is good. We were 2 adults and 2 kids and we had wonderful time staying there.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
Address: P.O.BOX 72630-00200 | Lake Naivasha, Naivasha, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
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Ranked #1 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Naivasha
Number of rooms: 19
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