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“Brilliant hotel to see Lake Nakuru!” 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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Mumbai, India
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“Brilliant hotel to see Lake Nakuru!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The Sarova at Lake Nakuru turned out to be very good. Set maybe 6 kms from the entry gate, it has excellent restaurants, a wonderful bar and is quite centrally located to drive to the various areas within the park. The only problem was that the rooms are quite a walk (and one has to climb quite a few steps) so were not ideal to the elders in our trip. Food quality was phenomenal!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

The hotel was quite safty and peaceful with great hospitality of staffs, only the point thy need to consider is improving the quality of restaurant menue, to stay two days were enough to enjoy the food from their restaurant because the contents and way of presentation were almost same during my stay.
Besides the food, the environment and service of the Sara's as well as compartment of the facility was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

this is the wonderfully located hotel on teh edge of the lake with beautiful early morning views hotel is small but convinient as within the park,food ok but go in for suite rooms as they are spacious other wise the hotel badly needs renovation as its a bit old.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

What a great place to view a variety of wildlife. Accommodation great and food mmmm...was only place I have had desert first....It was just toooooooooooooo tempting. Staff exceptional.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed here for just one night, which was a shame as it was fantastic and we would have loved to have spent longer.
On arrival we were upgraded to a suite (Faru) as a honeymoon gift from the hotel. The suites were about a five minute walk from the rest of the accommodation and restaurant area but were amazing. The suite consisted of a huge living room and dining area, and a bedroom and bathroom that were both bigger than any hotel room, I have ever seen before, It felt like pure luxury!
The staff went out of their way to ensure we had a fabulous time and nothing was too much trouble for them. In addition to the room upgrade they also gave us two bottles of wine and during the dinner, the staff sang to us whilst serving us a complimentary cake.
There was evening entertainment before dinner in the form of traditional African dancers, who encouraged the audience to come up on stage, which was fun. The restaurant served a huge variety of food which was also of a high quality. The hotel souvenir shop offered a wide range of goods and was far better value for money than any we had visited on our travels throughout Kenya.
To top it off the hotel is situated in a fabulous spot overlooking Lake Nakuru and is in a prime location to take advantage of all the wildlife the area has to offer.
If we are ever lucky enough to go to Kenya again, this would be a definite on our itinerary!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

What can I say?
The rooms, the food, the staff, the location, the sheer beauty were all a wonderful relief after being on safari for a few days in the Mara and the long drive to Lake Nakuru.
Lion Hill lodge is a wonderful oasis. A place to unwind and relax, being pampered to the max.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Thanks to the team at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. I enjoyed my stay there - friendly staff and wonderful food. The rooms were a bit small though.
Lastly, thanks for the lovely surprise on our last night at the lodge.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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