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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 48690, Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
LeslieG_8 Germantown, Tennessee
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Germantown, Tennessee
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent one night here as part of safari tour. Rooms extremely small and bathroom as small as small cruise ship cabins. Not much to do and you can't really walk around the property. Time is spent viewing the watering hole from the balcony in your room. Close balcony doors or the Sykes monkeys will come inside your room and steal... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 1 night as part of our 'Cheetah safari' with Somak. What an amazing place! It's so different. Don't be put off by the old fashioned pine décor! It really is lovely. It is a place you can't go outside of the building on your own. Our room had an amazing balcony which overlooked the water hole.... More

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Rayleigh, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived here after two nights in Samburu which was hot. Very green with a light mist in the air and considerably colder. Walked up from the car park and once you are in the hotel you can't walk around - there are no grounds/gardens. The rooms are small but cosy with a balcony overlooking the waterhole. The bathroom is compact... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole lodge has a serenity and tranquility feel about it. It is not top modern but it fits perfectly in its nature. Food is wonderful, there are no kids, it is quiet and there is chanse to see some game real Close. You can go down in the basement, there is a tunnel that will lead closer to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This hotel is located at Mount Kenya at an altitude of 7200 ft and in the midst of dense forest. The ambiance is really a jungle ambiance with a tree hotel flavor. But you might be disappointed with sighting wild-life. There is a water hole etc. but one might be extremely lucky to sight attractive wild life like leopard etc.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Worth doing after Masai Mara tented camp visit. Because the lodge is next to watering hole, the wildlife comes to you, rather than go out on safari. Lodge is amazing construction and a delight to walk around. Great nature walk with armed guard (for elephants) and tea break in the middle of the walk. Lodge was accommodating for our 7-person... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Recently went to this Lodge during a company trip of over 30 people...the service, ambience and food were awesome...accomodation was over the top....the serenity was perfect and overwhelming...i only wish that Mountain Lodge Serena could offer facilities for guests who want to let their hair down, have fun, and make lots of noise! This will enable all sorts of people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I spent one night here last month, aIong with my group. I first visited this lodge in 1991, when it was part of a different management. I was absolutely bowled over then - and on subsequent visits until 2000 - by the overall location and appeal of the place, which was then in the middle of a dense montane forest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went to the Lodge over the weekend, excellent service, very good food especially breakfast, had a wonderful nature walk, knowledgeable tour guide. The rooms are lovely, one cant imagine is all wood. The hot bag , lovely idea.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great setting. Amazing set-up. I loved the nature walk, 'mini' breakfast in the bush was a great surprise. The view of mt.kenya in the morning is breathtaking. This is a great place to spend a quiet weekend with a loved one. A swimming pool would be a good though...

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Address: PO Box 48690, Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Mount Kenya National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Serena Mountain Lodge 3.5*
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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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