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Olerai House

off Nairobi-Nakuru highway, Naivasha, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 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 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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258 reviews 258 reviews
71 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 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 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Baroda, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This property is so charming, although the drive to get there was torture with the dust and potholed road. We ended our safari with a stay here and were more than happy to just soak in the unique atmosphere of this private game reserve. The highlight was meeting Oria Douglas-Hamilton, the owner, who is full of beans and amazing tales.... More 

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

Dear VeePee2013, 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 August 2013. It would be a pleasure to host you again and feel free to recommend us to your family and friends.... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed here last week with my partner and my partners father. We were extremely disappointed with the general service from the staff - the stay was meant to include a game drive, bush hikes etc - there was no game drive and the bush hike was a walk to the lake and back with a very unenthusiastic guide who... More 

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brooklyn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was my second time spending a night at Olerai. On the first visit was with a large group and suspected the poor service had to do with the size of our group. Not so...on this second visit there were few people and so felt compelled to write a review. The staff are poorly trained and offer little in the... More 

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