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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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gabriela, the charming owner of this hard to believe place in the middle of Shimba Hill is the manager who takes so much care of every detail...you are sure to treat yourself with quite a high standard gastronomy. Dallas will take care of all your needs. this lodge is built on a tree. Decor and level of architecture are really... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The reception we received was not great and the hotel doesn't look like a great place from the outside but we were pleasantly surprised once we got in. The Restaurant has a great view of the pond and gives a nice "wild" feel. The food was great and the rooms are comfy and nice. The only downside of the rooms,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here for some lunch and afternoon rest while safaring the Shimba Hills national park. The wooden complex resembles a giant tree house and is well worth a visit just to experience it and walk around the surroundings. The set lunch menu (consistng of three dishes) was ok but not excellent, the staff is friendly and professional. Warmly recommend to... More 

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paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This lodge is located in Shimba national park. The lodge is a oversized tree house - who possibility has a night to remain, this should be definitely make. Directly by the eating area and of the balconies/ rooms from, you have direct A view of a large waterhole. There is also a wooden hochsteg, the other smaller waterholes leads. Of... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This hotel has the best service ever.the friendly atmosphere as you enter their mists welcomes you with warm hugs that make you want to stay longer. The grin from ear to ear plastered on the smartly dressed staff reminded me of my all time favourite cat in 'Alice in Wonderland. Every morning you are greeted with nature as you open... More 

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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 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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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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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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 

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