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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Aberdare National Park, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I stayed here in the 80's it was average compared to my other safari experiences. There weren't many animals beyond warthogs and the little pool of water where they might drink was nearly dry. I recall the dining room was colonial-elegant with dark wood and white tablecloths. The history of the place is undeniably unique and charming: Princess Elizabeth... More

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Treetops Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Great to learn that it was your second visit to Treetops. We maintain journals and animal sightings as recorded by visiting guests and we are glad that you found your parents signature in one of the guests journals making your visit memorable. Hope you will visit a third time. Regards E. Nguraru More

Rift Valley, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We recently spent a night here as part of a tour of the Abedares. It was fine but nothing special. It's tempting to think that if there wasn't a link with the Queen it wouldn't be nearly as popular. We sadly saw no animals at all at the watering hole (this is just misfortune!) but the hotel is rather dark... More

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Treetops Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your Treetops experience on trip advisor. We have taken note of your concerns and are glad to share with you some recent changes at the lodge. Self drive to Treetops is now allowed from Outspan. This gives guests flexibility in arrival and departure times and more time can be spent at... More

Nakuru, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Our room was lovely (princess elizabeth suite) but sadly the hotel is dated, the food average and the whole stay really overpriced. We felt the hotel was relying too much on its reputation with the whole queen elizabeth story and pricing way too high for the service that was offered. We stayed in other hotels nearer by (thus also saving... More

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Treetops Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your opinion and experience at the lodge. From research and guest feedback, we are now offering more reasonable and competitive rates to our customers. The queen's history is part and parcel of the lodge, however the lodge has unique game viewing experience, and that is our key selling point today. Your visit to Treetops... More

Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed here in the middle of our safari week for one night and it was a wonderful change and totally different experience. The service of lunch at Outspan was exceptional and the food itself delicious. The rooms at Treetops were outstanding following their refurbishment and very comfortable. The service of all staff was very accommodating and and the evening... More

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Treetops Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your review and experience while at Treetops is much appreciated. We couldn't agree with you more about Stephen and his knowledge about wildlife. Indeed he is an asset. We look forward to hosting you in not so distant future. Regards E. Nguraru More

York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed one night at the start of a Somak Thorn Tree safari. This is a quirky hotel with a good level of service. The buffet dinner was excellent with plenty of choice as was the breakfast. We added an afternoon safari which was excellent. All the rooms look out onto the lake and salt lick, which... More

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Treetops Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad that you spent your first night of Safari at Treetops and that you enjoyed the Tree lodge experience. It is our sincere hope that you will include Treetops next time you visit Kenya. Regards E. Nguraru More

Erskine, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed one night during a safari that had been arranged with Steenbok Safaris. What a very different experience - it was like being transported back to the colonial days. The whole lodge is built up in the trees. We had a quaint little room and shared bathroom facilities. There is a bell thing in the room, so that at... More

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Treetops Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We do appreciate your review as posted on trip advisor. We have noted that you stayed at the lodge in February 2013 as indicated in your review. However this period the lodge had just reopened after 6 months refurbishment ( Oct 2011 - March 2012) and all rooms were en-suite with ample room for luggage. Guest room windows... More

nottingham
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

If you want to start your safari off with shock to the system then this is the place to go, its a tree house with the branches holding you up in the air but its well worth it as long as you can persuade everyone to be quite & still you may get to see lots of game, if its... More

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Portsmouth
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed a few years ago (not Feb 2013) but have only recently discovered tripadvisor. I though it worth me saying a few words. This was our first safari and had a great 1 day/night stay at Treetops. Rather than driving around aimlessly, here you just sit and relax and wait for the animals to come to you. Seeing a... More

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

THE history of the location is a highlight on itself. THE meetingplace For THE wild animals is breathtaking. THE nightalarm is charming. And the service is perfect. A good glass of wine is served a bit More creativity in THE Food might add up.

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Treetops Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad that Treetops to a certain extent did meet your expectations. Creativity in food is noted and management has addressed this issue. We look forward to your repeat visit. Regards E. Nguraru More

Nottinghamshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We were excited to go to Treetops because of its history - what a disappointment it was. It looks run down and tired, it was cold, dark and quite small rooms, over looking a "watering hole" which was actually just a muddy pool. We saw one elephant, half a dozen hyenas and two water buffalo. The dining room left much... More

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Treetops Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other potential guests. I wish to comment on issues raised as follow's; Confinement to the lodge We have introduced outdoor activities within en-closed jungle bar paddock adjacent to lodge and these are guided bird walk and nature walk. Tree planting by Treetops guests in the Jubilee forest is another... More

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Additional Information about Treetops Lodge

Also Known As:
Treetops Hotel
Treetops Hotel Aberdare National Park
Treetops Lodge Kenya/Aberdare National Park
Address: Aberdare National Park, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Aberdare National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Treetops Lodge 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Aberdare National Park, this world-renowned rustic Treehouse is over 80 years old and was recently fully refurbished. This game viewing lodge was originally built in 1932 and is famous as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne. The father King George VI died on 5th Feb 1952 the night she spent at Treetops while on honeymoon.Treetops lies in the path of an ancient Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mt Kenya National park, and is strategically sited right in front of a natural watering hole and salt lick.With large windows fitted in all guest rooms, restaurant and lounge guests can drink in the sight of Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and more from all areas including the view deck on top floor of the building. Die-hard animal lovers needn't worry about missed sightings, even into the early hours of the morning. An optional buzzer in the rooms alerts the guests when a spectacle is unfolding at the waterhole. Game drives and a lecture about Treetops are also available to the guests.This lodge-on-stilts is accessed through a gradual ramp to the top floor and a Tree grows right through the building. There are 36 en-suite guest rooms that include 3 spacious suites and 33 twin rooms that can be converted into double rooms. A disabled friendly room is located on the first floor. ... more   less 
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