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“Great way to start our Kenya Holiday - memorable stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Nakuru National Park | City Square, Lake Nakuru National Park 72493 - 00200, Kenya   |  
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Gurgaon, India
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“Great way to start our Kenya Holiday - memorable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

We reached at 4pm and went straight for the jungle drive and were thrilled to see two lionesses sleeping on a broken tree branch. The Lake with its Pink haze ( Pink Flamingoes) is enough reason why Lake Nakuru is a must do destination , in addition we enjoyed the Baboons and their antics, stately rothchild giraffes, rhinos, Zebras, Impalas, Hy-Raxes (Large rodents) SUPERB Game Sightings

Room Tip: Rooms were functional - very neat & clean . All rooms ahve good view and give the feeling of spa...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Although the rooms are quite old, the overall assessment is that Sarova Lion Hill Lodge is a great place to stay.
More specifically:
* The staff is excellent (polite, friendly, fast)
* It has beautiful grounds and great views of the Lake and the Park from everywhere you are.
* The gardens, the pool, the bar and the restaurant are magical. Especially the restaurant during dinner is very romantic and ambient.

I would definately suggest it and not only for 1 night like most travellers (including me) stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Was on safari in June 30th and stayed here for one night. Was a very nice and modern lodge. Very clean room and good size. The staff was very helpful as well and the mosquito nets were effective. The hotel grounds are beautiful and the hotel has a prime location on a hill overlooking Lake Nakuru. The buffet was good, not the best I had while on safari but definitely decent.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

We stayed for one night mid way through our 5 day safari tour in June. We arrived in the afternoon just in time to get ready for our 1 game drive there. The lake was rather quiet of birds, but we did see some flamingos and lots of white pelicans. We took a nice scenci drive around the lake up to Baboon Cliffs. The lodge was nice, but full of people. It was a little noisy and crowded at dinner. The food choices were ok. My one complaint was that the walls were paper thin and we heard our Italian speaking neighbors talking most of the night.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

We had stayed at Sarova Lion Hill for one night on 3rd July 2011.

The hotel is great and the rooms were very nice, though slightly small. Food was very good.

Since we were coming from Masai Mara, the game viewing wasnt that exciting other than the falcons and flemingos at Lake Nakuru. We saw a few White Rhinos other than the usual animals.

One night is too less a time to spend on such a nice hotel.

All in all, we enjoyed it well.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

We stayed at the Sarova Lion Hill for a day,it was magical! The food reminds me of the home cooked meals my Mum used to make when i was young....it was exceptional! The staff were very friendly,professional & very warm,kind to my husband who was a first timer in my country. Check-in was done in minutes,perfect to say the least. They have live performances every evenings,it's was very entertaining, lively & warms you up before your dinner. I recommend Sarova Lion Hill to anyone traveling to L.Nakuru.

Room Tip: Most rooms are very private,peaceful.....
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

We stayed here for one night, it was very busy as seems to be a midway point of the safari trail. Rooms were not that exciting from the outside but nice enough on the inside. Restaurant was ok but full up and difficult to get a nice table. Service was ok. Good location though and heard lion during the night.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lake Nakuru National Park | City Square, Lake Nakuru National Park 72493 - 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Lake Nakuru National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lake Nakuru National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the heart of the Rift Valley, the Lake Nakuru national park is home to one of the most amazing ornithological spectacles in the world - the flight of the flamingos! Aside from the flamingos, the park has over 450 species of birds - a heaven for any avid bird watchers. The park is also a sanctuary to the highly-endangered black Rhino and abounds with other game such as buffalos, lions and the elusive leopard. Just two hour's drive from Nairobi; Sarova Lion Hill is one of only two lodges situated within the premises of the park. Each of the 67 recently refurbished chalets are equipped with modern conveniences and have an astounding view of the pink rimmed lake and the silhouetted hills beyond. Guests can enjoy country-style dining at the flamingo restaurant or if you like, the chef can set up something special under one of the beautiful acacia trees where one can enjoy lunch with an unobstructed view of the lake. The rift valley bar is just the right spot for that magical sundowner. Cultural dancers delight visitors with their enchanting dancing every night. An inviting swimming pool & sauna facilities are available. Guests can also enjoy outdoor massage treatments with the calming sounds of chirping birds. Outside catering facilities complement the "meals served in the bush", provided as premium add-ons, including cocktails at Baboon Cliff. The Lodge also offers conferencing facilities. The Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is one of the most sought after Rift Valley Lodges in Kenya, best known for offering finest quality services. A fabulous outdoor swimming pool to a business conference room, the hotel has almost everything that's required to make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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