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Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel

Shimba National Reserve, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

only a few km from the beach, here we had the feeling of real africa. the food was excellent!!! the lodge is very quiet and you feel relaxt. the game drive is nearby,we saw elephants,giraffs and many other animals. we will come again

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I did not stay here as an overnight guest so am uncertain what the rooms are like. I visited for lunch in January 2015, I was on an organised day trip with DM Tours and Safaris based in Diani. The 85 usd paid for our trip to the Shimba hills game reserve included lunch at this lodge. My first impression... More 

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New Meadows, Idaho
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You owe to yourself if visiting Diani or Mombasa to spend a night at the Lodge, followed by a game drive through Shimba Hills NR. It's a nice break from the beach scene ! The Lodge had recently undergone a management change when we visted in late Oct. 2014. We stayed in one of the suites, roomy and clean, found... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great location and very friendly staff- only problem is hotel has been sold we think as stocks very low. Although bar"open until we go to bed" there was nothing to drink - even went for the sherry. Chef also very heavy handed on salt. Rooms basic but functional.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Had lunch here which was 25 Dollars per person for a 3 course set lunch. It was not possible to eat it, the quality was so bad. My advice is if your are going to Shimba Hills park, bring a packed lunch with you for the day. Well worth a visit to see the actual hotel itself but that's it.

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for finding time to share your feedback on trip advisor. Most visitors in the park compliment their visit by having lunch at the lodge and feedback has always been commendable. We do regret that on the day of your visit lunch was not up to standard which led to your comment on the same. I would... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went for a business over the weekend with my friends,though we arrived there at around 7.00 pm...but we enjoyed the Journey to Shimba hills Lodge.it was my first time to Sleep in tree House,the Experience was great. Trust me...if you do visit Shimba Lodge,you would Not want to go back Home where you come from.I start with the rooms,Staffs... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went on a day trip to Shimba hills expecting to find abundance of elephants and some wild animals all we saw was a couple of exotic birds very expensive day out defiantly not worth it also if you are not fully mobile and 100% fit DO NOT TAKE A WALK TO SHELDRICK FALLS going down isn't to bad but... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I visited this Amazing place yesterday with my two Great friends and my Daughter. What a wonderful place which I didn't know it existed in the heart of Shimba Hills National Reserve. Very welcoming staff ready to help and answer all questions you might have. A wooden Bridge leading to a platform view to the pod, A hut on the... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We added a night at Shimba to our Tsavo safari, and were so glad we did. The lodge is timber and very picturesque. There is a wooden bridge which leads to a viewing platform, it is all very higgledy piggledy but serene and beautiful. There is a watering hole, which can be viewed from the bar, restaurant or room balcony.... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed at the Shimba Lodge as part of our two day safari! Wow what an amazing place! The lodge itself is fantastic. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast which were all faultless. There were choices for all three meals. The service from the two lads who served us was just amazing. We went out to watch the sunset and... More 

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