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Olerai House

off Nairobi-Nakuru highway, Naivasha, Kenya
Olerai House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've spent 3 days in Olerai house and loved every minute of it. Cosy, clean and comfortable rooms, where every little detail is thought through (hot water bottles at night, mosquito spray in the bedroom, gowns, toothpaste in the bathroom etc). Homey food, amazing grounds to explore, comfy seats dotted around the garden to snuggle in with the book, animals... More 

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TanyaO22, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear worldtrottersvasi, Thank you for your lovely description on tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Olerai House, and we appreciate the affirmative report. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It would be a pleasure to host you again and feel free to recommend us to your family and friends. Kind Regards, Cynthia Awino. More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a project recently in Kenya, my wife and I drove up to Olerai House on Lake Naivasha. The grounds are stunning and the cottages are beautiful, tastefully decorated and maintained with loving care. As we had lunch under towering trees, we watched as giraffe and colorfully bright colobus monkeys played on the grounds. Simply put, the place is stunning... More 

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TanyaO22, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear KitNB Johnson, Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review of you day with us on tripadvisor. We are glad you had a wonderful time and are looking forward to coming back soon for a stay. You are very welcome and we look forward to hosting and you hoping you will have an even more... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything at Olerai was wonderful; the food, the staff, the views, the rooms and the animals. Originally coming to Olerai for work (shooting a TV show), I would definitely come back to spend a few days during a holiday. I enjoyed the home grown and freshly made food, I enjoyed the very expressive and authentic rooms and dining area, I... More 

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TanyaO22, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear Neeltje, Thank you for your wonderful review about Olerai on trip advisor. We are glad you enjoyed every bit of it from the food to the facilities and of course the wildlife. You are very welcome to come again and we would love to host you and your friends and family. Kind regards, Cynthia Awino More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We loved Olerai House! I went with a good friend for a mommy getaway (without our kids), and we had an amazing time. We loved relaxing on the grounds reading our books or chatting while the zebra and giraffe grazed around us. The food was delicious - best in Kenya! The service was incredible, too. The rooms were really lovely,... More 

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TanyaO22, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear Mama Mgeni, Thank you for taking time to write on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Olerai House, and we appreciate the affirmative report. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It would be a pleasure to host you again and feel free to recommend us to your family and friends. Kind Regards,... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Awesome is such a misused word. Here it fits well! From the beautiful "hobbit-like" buildings with the unique and very decorative interior, to the good cuisine using all home grown vegetables and fruits. And, then the location - a quiet piece of paradise with lots of animals on the huge lot which seems endless towards the lake. The zebras and... More 

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TanyaO22, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear Thedanishfamily, Thank you for taking time to write on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Olerai House, and we appreciate the affirmative report. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It would be a pleasure to host you again and feel free to recommend us to your family and friends. Kind Regards, Tanya... More 

Cotonou
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Can't say enough about this beautiful place. We dined with zebras frolicking just feet away, giraffes passing by, and cheeky little monkeys trying to find a way to grab scraps. Amazing food, exceptional wine and drinks, and wonderfully attentive staff. We very much enjoyed the campfire at night, and the night guard showing us with his flashlight how incredibly close... More 

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TanyaO22, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear Kitcat68, Thank you for taking time to write on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Olerai House, and we appreciate the affirmative report. Thank you for choosing to stay with us last year. It would be a pleasure to host you again and feel free to recommend us to your family and friends. Kind... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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269 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Owned and run by well known conservationists (Save the Elephants, Elephant Watch) this place is a gem. Lush green grounds, tress covered in Bougainvillea, excellent food and service and teaming with wildlife. Have a tea and watch giraffes, Thomson’s gazelles, zebras, monkeys pass by. See the hippos a bit further down in the 400 acre property as well as water... More 

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TanyaO22, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear Barnskybeat, Thank you for taking time to write on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Olerai House, and we appreciate the affirmative report. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It would be a pleasure to host you again and feel free to recommend us to your family and friends. Kind Regards, Tanya... More 

Bay Area CA
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A lucky coincidence led us to begin our 3-week African trip at Olerai House. The grounds are beautiful, with zebras wandering freely about and giraffes peeking their heads through the trees. There are no formal safari-type outings, but our guide led us on a wonderful hour-long walk in the surrounding area where we saw all sorts of animals and birds.... More 

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TanyaO22, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear Luciedog, Thank you for taking time to write on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Olerai House, and we appreciate the affirmative report. Thank you for choosing to stay with us last year. It would be a pleasure to host you again and feel free to recommend us to your family and friends. Kind... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We got to Olerai just in time for tea and received a very warm welcome from Joseph the manager. We were shown to our room which was basic but spacious and comfortable. Our tea was laid out in the garden with a view of Mt. Longonot and zebras, gazelles grazing right in front of you. The walk around the facility,... More 

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Jackie M, Social Media Manager at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear Jas71_13, Thank you for taking time to write on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Olerai House, and we appreciate the affirmative report. Thank you for choosing to stay with us in December 2013. It would be a pleasure to host you again and feel free to recommend us to your family and friends.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This place was totally magical and we had a wonderful stay. Our room was huge and authentic with a bay window that looked out over the nearby grass with Zebra grazing and buffalo wandering.To wake up at 4am to find 5 grazing Hippo 3 metres from our window was a real treat. On one night we were taken out in... More 

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Jackie M, Social Media Manager at Olerai House, responded to this review

Dear Kirstyn85, Thank you for taking time to write on our TripAdvisor page. We appreciate the positively glowing report. Thank you for choosing stay with us in Olerai in October 2013 We would be glad to have you again and feel free to recommend us to your friends and family. Kind regards, Jackline Mberia More 

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