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Rolf's Place

Maasai Lodge Road, Nairobi 24380, Kenya
Rolf's Place
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We came for lunch after visiting Anselm's Glass Factory. The bridge leading up to the restaurant is a lot of fun, felt like I was going on an adventure! The building itself is very picturesque, beautiful decor and great views. It's a pity that's where the magic ends. We were a party of 7; we gave our drink orders and... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There's an interesting story attached to Rolf's Place, and the décor reflects several aspects of the fascinating life its original owner must have led. The hotel is set on the edge of a gorge and is accessed by crossing an Indian Jones-style swing bridge ... say no more! We arrived quite late at night, but ten staff were there to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Rolf's place is a place that deserves a chapter in the books! It is located about 4KM from Rongai town, the boutique hotel is nestled on a large piece of property. One of the main features is the bridge that one has to cross to get to the hotel... It is a very interesting concept and have to say that... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What a surreal place. Spectacular entrance with the picturesque suspension footbridge with Rolf's place in the backdrop. The staff were welcoming and friendly, a beautiful rustique set-up, relaxing ambience, delectable food and a glorious view. A must visit if in Nairobi. Absolutely loved it and will be back for sure.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The view from outside was beautiful. However, the swing bridge capacity was only 6 people and there wasn't anyone to enforce it. We had a meal at the poolside and I was extremely disappointed. The wait was over 1 hour and we had to get another waiter to assist since our first waiter forgot some of the order. The food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

For me this is a unique place, based on its Nature for example the rocky parts with the swing bridge.The adventure is quite thrilling given there is a package of paint ball of which has better grounds.The staff are quite hospitable and its a nice afternoon get away.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The place is cool and offers serene environment, its peaceful the fact that its far from the hustle and the bustles of the Nairobi city and yet its not that too far from Nairobi its a good place. Its ideal for family outings and also friends since they offer several activities. We went there with my friends to play paint... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The surroundings are quite lush and you wouldn't think you're so close to the city.This establishment is ideal for a day out with friends or family.The food was okay and the service wasn't that bad either.That swinging bridge gives it all the marks.All in all,good place.

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Avon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The approach to Rolf's Place is out of a movie...across a swinging bridge over a deep gorge separating the hotel from the National Park. The hotel itself is such a unique design full of interesting artwork and kitchy items from Rolf's life. Rolf's story, as documented in his autobiography that can be found in the hotel, is just as amazing... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Well, thought to have my birthday lunch at Rolfs Place we call to book we are told they are free so we walk in. We ask for a table for two, we are told they don't have space we ask to sit on a free table we are told that the table only sits five. We ask for a coke... More 

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