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Off Nairobi - Nakuru Highway | Nakuru, Lake Elementaita 20100, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunbird was absolutely amazing! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with a festive juice drink and were treated like royalty during our entire stay. Everything was just about perfect at Sunbird: the staff was incredibly kind and accommodating, the food was superb, excellent spa services, breathtaking views, comforting ambiance -- what more can I say! The rooms were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are excellent with fantastic views. The ambiance is great and so is the staff. The breakfast ans dinner had a lot of variety. The taste of the food was excellent. A lot of birds can be seen just from the room. Only if something could be done with the stairs.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice quiet place, great views of Lake Elementaita in the Rift Valley, very comfortable cabins each with view of lake yet separated sufficiently for privacy. Verandahs & hammocks ++. Food very good. Just not a lot to do other than sit & enjoy the view, hike around the countryside or drive through the conservancy next door. Ok for a... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful lodge in a picturesque location. The views of the lake are magnificent, the staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and cosy and the food is great. This is a place I'll visit again, for sure.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I have made our reservation after I read the reviews here on tripadvisor. thanks for all who recommended this place. We recently stayed at Sunbird with our two small kids. From rooms to food to service it was excellent. Cottages were spacious, comfortably accomodated four of us, kids were able to run around, they even saw baby impalas up and... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Booked for 2 nights, stayed for 3.........that tells you something. Sunbird overlooks Lake Elementaita, has fabulous bird life and some very large hyrax (think the kitchen overfeed them). Our room was well laid out, the view from the bed and verandah is to die for (hammock for lounging in) and the icing on the cake - a hot water bottle... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My husband and I spent 1 night here in the middle of a safari. We wished we could have stayed longer! This was exactly the type of hotel we were looking for-small, with a limited number of private bungalows so the place is never too crowded. Great view of Lake Elementaita, pool with bar and wonderful restaurant. We ate 3... More

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Kisumu, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Had the opportunity to briefly spend time at this awesome lodge during my anniversary and I had a fabulous experience.The staff beginning from the watchman at the gate make you feel very welcome and appreciated and they are all extremely courteous and helpful.The rooms are very clean and spacious.The turn down service is also very nice.The view of the lake... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Hotel is right off the main Nairobi - Naivasha-Nakuru highway so easily accessible even with small budget cars. Rooms are simple yet functional. Bathrooms clean but no sandals. Poor quality toilet seats that kept coming off - surely there can be better metallic ones for use by hotels... Food was fantastic and options very healthy. Staff are all very friendly... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had a great stay at Sunbird – the accommodation is more than adequate and the views are to die for. The food was good and the portions big enough to still the biggest hunger! The pool area is well maintained and although it was cool the kids had a swim and enjoyed it…be warned that it is about 107... More

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Also Known As:
Sunbird Hotel
Sunbird Hotel Lake Elementaita
Address: Off Nairobi - Nakuru Highway | Nakuru, Lake Elementaita 20100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Lake Elementaita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Lake Elementaita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunbird Lodge, an eco-friendly luxury lodge is located in the Great Rift Valley, one of the natural wonders of the world. We are less than 127 km (1 ½ hours) from Nairobi and a few minutes off the new and superb Nairobi – Nakuru highway on a very good, private access road at the shore of Lake Elementaita, bordering and overlooking Soysambu Conservancy. Located on private land there are no park or conservation fees in addition to our very competitive rates. On excellent roads it is only 20 minutes to the famous Nakuru National Park and only a few minutes to Soysambu Conservancy where you can experience a balloon safari every morning. ... more   less 
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