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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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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reception upon arrival was very warm and welcoming, which was repeated at every opportunity, by the reception staff, in the dining, at the bar, in the gardens, etc. The location is excellent for a small lodge, and the flower gardens perfectly manicured, with water falls complimenting the dry barren grass lawns. The rooms were spacious and well finished. The... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were a large group, so I can only speak for my experience. The room was clean cosy and comfortable with everything working well except for the door key which sometime took quite a long time before opening the door. In addition, there are no bulb switches at the sides of the bed so you have to go to the... More 

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

Dear client, The management and service team of Sawela Lodge are pleased to note that you had a lovely stay at our facility. We cant wait to host you once again in your next visit. Regards, R Mokua - Operations Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We made a booking on short notice under a big group. Our stay was crowned with excellent service. The staff are all on point. They served us diligently, with a smile always. All the way from the reception, rooms, transport and not forgetting Daniel the Naturalist who took us through historic memory lane. Robert the manager deserves an award for... More 

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

Dear Madam Lucy, Thank you for taking time to review our services during your recent stay with us. The Management and Service team of Sawela Lodge are glad to note that you had a fulfilling experience. We thank you and look forward to hosting you again in your next visit. Regards, R Mokua - Operations Manager More 

Kikuyu, Central, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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

Dear Madam Lucy, Thank you for taking time to review our services during your recent stay with us. The Management and Service team of Sawela Lodge are glad to note that you had a fulfilling experience. We thank you and look forward to hosting you again in your next visit. Regards, R Mokua - Operations Manager More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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 September 11, 2014

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 September 11, 2014

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 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

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Additional Information about Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge

Address: Moi South Road, Naivasha, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge Kenya - Rift Valley

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