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Hotel Waterbuck Nakuru

West Road, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here in March last year, it was a bit better but not up to match. I have come in August and it seems thesw guys are just headed for the gutter! Stuffy rooms with lights not working. Never again! NEVER!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've stayed at the Waterbuck a couple of times while visiting Kenya. This time around we only stopped in for lunch. The food in the past has been some of the best food I've had while in Kenya, however, we were a little disappointed this time. The food wasn't as good as usual. The kale was outstanding but the rest... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

from the time we pulled into the parking lot we were treated rude. These people obviously have no business being in the hospitality business. We ended up moving to a much more welcoming property after the power was out for over an hour. It was working everywhere else but this hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The hotel is located in town, just behind the Nakumatt shopping Mall. The standard rooms are small and clean with comfy beds and good showers. The only problem is that it is a noisy location - we had a room overlooking the swimming pool, and we could still hear the road until around midnight, you can hear people / askaris... More 

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

This hotel was recently refurbished and thus is a step above the other hotels in Nakuru, the rooms now look modern and tasteful, the interior is rustic with lots of cool antique decor, it feels like a museum. The food is decent too and the staff friendly. The only complaint i have of the hotel is the poor wifi connection... More 

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Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Hotel Waterbuck is conveniently located in Nakuru town a walking distance from the Nakumatt shopping center/Mall. The hotel is a preferred conference and meeting place for organizations hence the need to book your room in advance to avoid disappointments. Due to full occupancy, the only available rooms were near the busy highway. All in all, the rooms were clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

rooms were nice and clean and staff were very friendly. the food and service is good. no lift unfortunately up to the the first floor. overall we had a good experience their as the cheaper option than in the national park accomodation

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Nakuru, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a hotel designed in a courtyard style with most rooms overlooking a courtyard and the rest of the rooms facing the main road. Of special interest is the vibrant decor in terms of burnt orange and sunshine yellow colors with a dominating peach color across most surfaces. In the courtyard there is a nice variety of plants that... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Was here over the weekend (3rd and 4th October 2014) and was pleasantly surprised.The hotel has a classy look from the reception and the rooms are spacious.Very comfortable beds with clean white linen.It can get a little bit noisy due to the motor bikes....maybe sound proof windows can help.Breakfast has good variety.Would definitely stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had one night at this hotel during our travels in Kenya. It is located right in the middle of Lake Nakuru township, making it handy for shopping and restaurants. It is also only a short drive to the small game park surrounding Lake Nakuru. The lobby and common areas of the hotel are in African theme and are comfortable... More 

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