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Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge

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Moi South Road, Naivasha, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Kikuyu, Central, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best ever place i have ever visited, every staff member is very polite, from the chief potter, to the receptionist, the chef, waiters, waitresses, security..This people know how to make their guests feel comfortable. The ambience and the manicured lawn are excellent, the food with an african taste, you keep asking for more, the cleanliness in the rooms, the swimming... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A cool place it was. From the reception, food, cleanliness, friendly staff and excellent rooms . The well manicured compound made our time there even better. This is a place i would recommend for an holiday or a weekend getaway. Already missing the good time I enjoyed while there. Oh!!!! and the nature walk crowned it all with our tour... More

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Robert M, Manager at Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge, responded to this review

Dear esteemed guest, Many thanks for taking time to review your recent stay with us. We are delighted to note that you had a fulfilling experience. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards, Robert Mokua - Operations Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was one of the best vacations ever,the staff were very polite and helpful.The rooms were very comfortable and they even met our special needs at no charge.You have to stay at this Hotel to experience the real excellent kenya.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and quite responsive during my recent 2 night stay. Extensive, well manicured grounds make this a great place to unwind. They seem to be making an effort to help fight the over development and poor practices used by the abundant greenhouses in the area.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

this is my second time in Sawela. The first time, I couldnt appreciate it well enough cos I was just returning from a trip and had to go for a meeting there so I guess I was too tired to take it all in then - just went through the motions more or less and concentrated on my mission there.... More

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Robert M, Manager at Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge, responded to this review

Dear esteemed guest, Many thanks for taking time to review your recent stay with us. We are glad to note that you had a lovely stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in your next visit. Regards, Robert Mokua - Operations Manager More

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The lodge was not fully booked so we got two single rooms for a night stay. The setting of the lodge is quite nice and the rooms are comfortable but already a bit worn out. Unfortunately in the morning at 07.30 the housekeeper opened the door to check whether we have checked out already, imagine at 07.30, after knocking only... More

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Robert M, Manager at Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge, responded to this review

Esteemed Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently and also taking time to review your stay with us. We have noted with regret the aspect in which we did not live up to your expectations with regard to a rather too early morning knock on your door. I have shared the unfortunate experience with my team and... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The good things .. It looks very pretty with small british style buildings, a very nice loan (pelouse) , old trees and a very nice swimming pool... The food was average, as often in Kenya and the Lodge is not on the lake side, you need to have a chaperon to go there ( because of wild animal they say,... More

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Robert M, Manager at Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, We thank you for your recent visit and stay with us. We particularly thank you for taking time to do a review of your stay and the comments given. We are a constantly growing lodge and look forward to hosting you even better in your next visit. Robert Mokua - Operations Manager More

Eymet, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

When we first pulled up Sawela lodge, we thought wow how beautiful, the entrance, reception, park and bedroom looked lovely and expensive, first impressions and all that! then we decided to take a shower no chance, no hot water! Went to reception to ask if they could sort it, as we were very tired and dirty from traveling and a... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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27 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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Additional Information about Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge

Address: Moi South Road, Naivasha, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge Kenya - Rift Valley

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