Treetops Lodge in Kenya is famous particularly for being where the then Princess Elizabeth heard that her father, King George VI. had died and that she had become Queen.
We had stayed there 20 years ago, at which time the rooms were the smallest that it is possible to create to hold 2 beds in an L shape; no bathroom or toilet.
We went again recently to show our grandson the 'historical' place, but we were warned by our UK agent that the rooms were minute and uncomfortable, and the standard overall was mediocre. But nobody had told them about the renovations. The rooms are still small, but totally comfortable with adequate space in the room, ensuite bathroom and a large window overlooking the waterhole which is illuminated at night. There is also a large viewing balcony which was next to our room. The food and service were both of a high standard, and thoroughly enjoyable. I have only marked this at 4* because of the limitation of the place (a wooden structure built around a tree!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Aberdare National Park, this world-renowned rustic Treehouse is over 80 years old and was recently fully refurbished. This game viewing lodge was originally built in 1932 and is famous as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne. The father King George VI died on 5th Feb 1952 the night she spent at Treetops while on honeymoon.Treetops lies in the path of an ancient Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mt Kenya National park, and is strategically sited right in front of a natural watering hole and salt lick.With large windows fitted in all guest rooms, restaurant and lounge guests can drink in the sight of Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and more from all areas including the view deck on top floor of the building. Die-hard animal lovers needn't worry about missed sightings, even into the early hours of the morning. An optional buzzer in the rooms alerts the guests when a spectacle is unfolding at the waterhole. Game drives and a lecture about Treetops are also available to the guests.This lodge-on-stilts is accessed through a gradual ramp to the top floor and a Tree grows right through the building. There are 36 en-suite guest rooms that include 3 spacious suites and 33 twin rooms that can be converted into double rooms. A disabled friendly room is located on the first floor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Treetops Hotel Aberdare National Park
- Treetops Lodge Kenya/Aberdare National Park