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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I were in a really good mood, I'd equate this hotel to a Super 8 or Motel 6. The staff was nice but the food, room and ambiance were like a very sad, low budget version of a half-priced Carnival Cruise. The bathroom had moldy grout, the food was not exactly inedible but not exactly appealing, the bed was... More

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to stay for one night at the Ashnil aruba lodge during our safari trip in Tsavo east- kenya on August 2014. Being able to pass by this magnificent variety of animals and to enjoy the nature scenes of wildlife was magical, on the top of which was the excellent service and wonderful accommodation at the lodge.... More

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was a lovely place to stay. We had previously been to Masai Mara and did a tented camp, so this felt absolutely luxurious by comparison. There was still no a/c, only fans, but otherwise everything was great. We could see wild animals from our back patio area. There were dung beetles all over the property, which was interesting and... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place was a truly fantastic place to stay. Each room is spacious with a double bedroom, balcony and good sized ensuite bathroom. The best thing about the room is the balcony as it gives you a view into the national park only 20m away where animals are free to graze. The lodge is surrounded by watering holes and at... More

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Brunswick, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I only stayed in the Ashnil Aruba Lodge for one night but that was enough time to have me raving about it! The lodge itself, from the reception desk to the dining room, to the hotel rooms are beautifully decorated and clean. The food was amazing. I was in Kenya for two weeks and the food I had here was,... More

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

amazing ... I can describe simply everything as amazing. Place, staff, food, location ... The staff were truly amazing. They had always smile on their faces and were so friendly. Room ... large, clean, great looking, peaceful and near to waterhole. Food ... delicious, well done. This lodge has been recommended to us by JT Safaris and it was perfect... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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140 reviews 140 reviews
23 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Nice lodge to relax in after a day on safari. Location is in the park which saves some driving. Staff is friendly and attentive. Food was good and served buffet style for all meals. Makes it easy for vegetarians and when you're running short of time. Rooms were OK, clean and well kept. Not quite as well sound insulated as... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

The lodge is situated close to the Aruba dam so you get to see the animals up close. The dam was almost dried up so we only saw one water buck,a hippo and zebras. The rooms were clean,peaceful and you can sit outside your veranda and watch the game. The hotel staff were super helpful, the chef went out his... More

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Kentucky,USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The staff here is amazing. They made the trip special in so many ways. Times are tough in Kenya now with the recent spate of attacks and the tourism industry is suffering. Each and every member of the staff here thanked us in the most sincere ways possible to tell us what our visit meant to them. It brought tears... More

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Szczecin, Poland
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Once upon the time, I was told it happened six years ago, in the Park where the soil is red and the male lions have no manes, a beautiful lodge was built and they called it ASHNIL ARUBA. They put a perfectly designed restaurant there, added a lot of very good food to choose from, topped it with VERY attentive... More

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Address: Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park East
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ashnil Aruba Lodge 3*
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Ashnil Aruba Hotel Tsavo National Park East
Ashnil Aruba Lodge Kenya/Tsavo National Park East

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