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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 48690, Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Serena Mountain Lodge is located in a national park near Mt. Kenya. Our room was small but adequate. The best thing about this lodge is the balcony in the back of the rooms that overlooks a watering hole where animals congregate. There is also a tunnel that takes you almost within touching distance of the animals while still protected... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is amazing value. The staff is very accommodating and you are given 5 star treatment. We booked this hotel through an travel agency, but we loved the treatment we received at this lodge so much that we plan to come back. Whether you are looking for a safari adventure, fine dining or a relaxing spa day...this is the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a few days into our safari trip, it was so nice to actually sit down and order a meal from a menu!! (it's been buffet meals up to now, which are fine... but a sit down meal was such a nice treat:). We were more than happy to sit and watch the watering hole just waiting for the wildlife... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Nice lodge, very clean and good service, it's the ideal place to relax and watch the world go by. We stayed one night in the middle of our tour and it was nice to relax and get over the bumpy roads of Kenya. The lodge is set up really well for game viewing especially the bunker that takes you right... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I could of spent days here, it makes you relax and slow down!! On arrival (the first night of our safari) I was worried the rooms seem small & tired, but it didn't take away from the experiance, the food and service was excellent. It's quiet and friendly, with people gathering around the fire in the evening and actually talking... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was a family retreat. Roads leading to the lodge are good. Welcome was exceptional. Service from the reception to the dining is just wow! It is a beautiful place for a peace of mind retreat! We were there for two nights, and each minute was memorable. Beautiful views of the rainforest and the Mt. Kenya peak (Especially the sunrise).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed here for one night as part of our safari organized through Tui and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms had lovely wood decor, but we spent the majority of our time enjoying the view from the balcony, where we saw water bucks, baboons, warthogs, genets, and water buffalo at the water hole. The view from the bunker was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The hotel is set in the midst of the rainforest, with the beautiful Mt Kenya as its backdrop, and built around a beautiful waterhole. You can sit watching game on the private verandah in front of your room (They all face the waterhole) or go to one of the public decks and have a drink, a chat or a quiet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We stayed here for the first night in our 6 night trip to Kenya. I was an excellent way to start our vacation. All rooms over look a water hole where animals come to visit. We saw water bucks, wart hogs, cape buffalo, monkeys, lots of different birds and many more. The balconies are great for animal viewing and just... More

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Found our 1-night stay here to be charming, exciting, funny, unique. Room was cozy. The photo hide was a unique experience. The blue Sykes monkeys WILL take your stuff if you leave your door open! The balconies were great for viewing the water hole and its visitors: buffalo, water buck, genets, very noisy Egyptian geese, and other creatures of the... More

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Also Known As:
Serena Mountain Hotel Mount Kenya National Park
Serena Mountain Hotel
Serena Mountain Lodge Kenya/Mount Kenya National Park
Address: PO Box 48690, Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Mount Kenya National Park
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty lodging in Mount Kenya National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Serena Mountain Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at 2,194 metres on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Serena Mountain Lodge is surrounded by a dense rainforest that comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds that make the African bush so special and exhilarating. ... more   less 
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