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Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge

Moi South Road, Naivasha, Kenya
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very pleasant place to stay, with good food and free wi-fi, but it is not a place that provides views or wildlife viewing. It is a short drive from here to Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, and also to Lake Naivasha, where we had a wonderful open-boat ride just before dusk and saw dozens of hippos, thousands of... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sawela is neither as big nor as luxurious as the Sopa lodge next door, nor does it have the profusion of "in house" wildlife. It is, however, a very pleasant lodge with nice rooms overlooking a pretty garden and more than adequate facilities (restaurant, bar, small swimming pool, access to the lake and safaris, etc). It would work very... More

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Cannes, France
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lodge was fully booked by our group for a 3 day Symposium in mid-June 2014 .. the group comprised senior management from various Governments and International companies. Whilst a little basic the rooms were good quality, clean and international TV (from S. Africa) was available the only drawback regarding the rooms was the poor WiFi reception and better reception... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife & I booked a room at very short notice, for a weekend away to celebrate our 1st anniversary. On arrival, the customer service was immediately of the highest quality - courteous, attentive and well-informed. We were whisked straight through to the spacious dining room to catch the tail-end of the buffet lunch (we had booked full-board), which was... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

4 of us traveled to Lake Naivasha in May. We decided to stay at Sawela Lodge because it sounded luxurious - right on the lake, with sumptuous rooms and beautiful facilities. Arriving at 3 PM, we were told our rooms were not ready. We had a nice buffet lunch while we waited. I was then shown my room. It was... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We recently went for a work retreat with a day of team building. The lodge is very clean, with well manicured lawns, hospitable staff and a sparkling swimming pool. The food was sumptuous and the barbeque excellent. I shall be returning back for soon.

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Gainesville,Fl
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a wonderful experience at Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge! The General Manager a lovely person with a great hospitality skills, the Front Office Manager Mrs Elizabeth is perfect on her customer care, I couldn't ask for a better service and lovely experience. You must stay and enjoy the beautiful nature, the green area outside to read and enjoy the fresh... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Our stay did not start out on the right foot - our dozen rooms were not ready on arrival, the hotel decided to substitute a meeting room with a tent, and the internet was down. Once those hurdles were resolved we settled in and got on with our meeting. The Sawela Lodge on Lake Naivasha is nice, clean and quiet... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went there for a one night stay which I later felt should have been longer.We had booked standard rooms but we got a free upgrade to deluxe. Beautiful gardens, buffet meals. After breakfast took a guided nature walk.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

I'd not recommend Sawela to anyone. Was there for 1 night in April. The rooms look good but it ends there. My room had only hot water, no working phone. The food was mediocre at best. Explains why the place was nearly empty. Not worth it.

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Address: Moi South Road, Naivasha, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Also Known As:
Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge Kenya - Rift Valley

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