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Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 7094 | 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 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: P.O. Box 7094 | 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 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*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the Lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favourite with residents and visitors to Kenya.Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out such that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the Lake and the Park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds. The Lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds amongst the 400 species that inhabit the Park.Lake Nakuru National Park was created in 1968 to protect the huge flocks of over a million the lesser flamingo that breed and nest at the edge of Lake Nakuru, giving it the characteristic pink rim. Lake Nakuru National Park located at an altitude of 4,000-5,767 feet above sea level, covers 188 square kilometers of land of great ecological diversity - from lake water, woodland, bush grassland, to rocky ridges. The park is home to not just the lesser flamingo but over 400 species of birds and one of the few places to see the endangered white rhino. Other wildlife at the park includes lions, leopards, zebra, gazelles, eland, giraffe and the hyrax. ... more   less 
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