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Serena Mountain Lodge

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PO Box 48690, Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
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mmezzi2012 Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cool breeze,the drinking sound of waterbucks and buffaloes from the water and in a cozy enviroment with a cup of hot chocolate in my hands gossiping with my family made my night in mountain lodge unforgettable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary at Serena Mountain Lodge. Our contact at the lodge was Joseh. Very pleasant!! He gave us excellent advise and even came to our house to jointly do the menu with us. Kudos, Joseh! The lodge manager, Kathurima Mburugu, and all the staff ensured our stay was exemplary. The food was great, attention... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My group refers to this hotel as "The watering hole", of which the hotel is famous for it's large pond that the wild animals come to drink from. Grace at the front desk has been so wonderful to each of the groups I have taken to this hotel. The staff is very kind and helpful. The nature walk is not... More 

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Mumias
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I made my booking on a Sunday via an online booking agent and set out on our trip to tour the Mount Kenya region. The road leading to the lodge is quite good and is one of the reasons my wife and I settled on this destination rather than the Ark. On our arrival the booking agent had not submitted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Spent one night here as the first lodge of my Safari. Had a beautiful room and the view of the waterhole and mount kenya is truely breathtaking! The food wasnt to my liking (too rich for my pallette), apart from the scrummy crepes at breakfast but the staff could not do enough to please in any way. I really enjoyed... More 

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Nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We decided to spend Valentines weekend at the Mountain Lodge and counted on the nice Serena experience. Before I rant about the experience let me say it has some strong points: 1. Location is beautiful with Mt Kenya views and you may spot the peaks on a lucky evening. 2. Road trip tarmac all the way - we used the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a beautiful location around 160km from Nairobi international airport. Its located right inside the Mount Kenya National Park. A fantastic lodge with wooden construction, a great place and the rooms have a natural water hole view. A lot of wild animals like the water buck, wild buffalo, elephants and many other animals visit the water hole. A very... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The lodge was quiet enjoyable .It was clean , quiet and the staff is very courteous and well-trained.We only spent one night there but it was enjoyable.We got to see elephants and Mt Kenya so it was worth it.Thanks to the great meals and kind staff I would recommend it.It is quite cold at night so please bring warm clothes.The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had missed Kenyan courtesy at hotels. Great service and courteous staff.. great fresh food, personal service and got to see wild animals. At the end of the day had a warm bed waiting for me :) .great place cool weather fresh air at 7k+ altitude. Beautiful view of Mt. Kenya. When one wants to switch off and get away from... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was one of the more unique hotels that we stayed at during out recent trip to Kenya. It's in a similar style to The Ark and Treetops at Aberdare National Park in that the hotel is a closed, self contained building build on stilts and made for viewing animals that come to the watering holes at the base of... More 

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