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Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

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Moi South Lake Rd, Naivasha, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I have been to Simba lodge 4 times and I have not been disappointed. The hotel grounds are beautiful; all green with water-buck, zebra and giraffes all around. Hippos are also not too far off. The service I received was good, the food served was excellent. I have a really sweet tooth and the chef did not disappoint in his... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Our stay, mid-May 2012, was simply an overnight stop after visiting 'Lake Nakuru' but it turned out to be the one place we both agreed deserved another visit. Best room of our trip, great close quarter animal viewing - we actually saw a Genet on our way back from the 'evening meal'. An 'accompanied walk' in the evening and again... More 

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Hurst, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

This is a 1st class luxury hotel. Very nice grounds. The room is great. Lots of wildlife in your backyard. Be sure to take a walk down to the lake to see giraffes and hippos. The bar is just stunning. The nicest hotel bar we saw during our 9 day trip in Kenya. The food in the restaurant is superb.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

The amazing beasties you see here just outside your balcony is amazing. Monkeys, tick tick water buck, giraffe, zebra and more by the lake. The accommodation is nice and clean and staff friendly. Worth a couple of days stay.

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Kirovohrad, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We spent one night in April 12 as a part of the Safari package. The property is well located on the Lake Naivasha. There are plenty on animals around. Some of them came really close to the rooms. The guided walking tour to the lake (app 400 meters) was another great opportunity to see Giraffe, Hippos, Buffalo, antelopes, etc. as... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Was here for two nights in March 2012. The ambiance of this place is really amazing, the structures are well done, wild animals (not dangerous ones) grazing just near the rooms and the lodge itself. The rooms are quite spacious however you can do something about the floor, it is not appealing at all. The rooms probably need some refurbishment... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Unfortunately our night here coincided with a conference culminating in a disco until 12:30. You don't expect to hear Madonna and Michael Jackson blaring out in the wilds of Africa at midnight. We were offered a quiter room at 22:30 - too late to change rooms for just one night! Our room was very good with a lower seating area.... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I hate to write a negative review as the staff were all so friendly and well-meaning. However, I would not recommend this lodge. Perhaps we were spoiled by the higher standards of other lodges during our trip, but I found this place dingy and a bit depressing. The good points: as I said, the friendly staff; I liked the waterbucks... More 

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Stayed as part of a safari - really good lodge enjoyed my stay - stayed at the Mara Simba Lodge too which was alos very enjoyable

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Stayed back in April 2011 for 3 nights during our 21 day safari with Kensington tours. There are a lot of security staff around the front of the resort, comforting and worrying at the same time. I would not consider venturing outside the resort for a second unescorted. Check in was not good, staff talked primarily to our guide in... More 

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