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“Excellent trip to Lake Nakuru” 5 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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“Excellent trip to Lake Nakuru”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed here while on a family safari (myself, father, husband and 8 year old daughter) . We stayed in a connecting cabin (the Jasmine/Jerusalem). The rooms were spacious with good mosquito netting, bottled water etc. No tv, but who needs it when you are on safari?

The food, like the Sarova Mara Game lodge, was excellent. Lunch was a buffet but breakfast and dinner were served meals. There was a lot of variety and excellent desserts.

The grounds are beautiful and full of different types of birds. The game drives around Lake Nakuru are great, we saw several rhinos along the way, as well as the famous flamingos.

We stayed for only 1 night at the Sarova Lion Hill lodge, which was not long enough because the lodge is wonderful and there is so much to see around Lake Nakuru.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge one night in February 2013 on a small group safari while visiting the Lake Nakuru National Park. We would like to have stayed at the lodge another night, and had additional opportunities to relax there and enjoy more of the park. The wildlife we saw in the park was awesome, especially white and black rhinos, zebras, giraffes, Cape buffalo, wart hogs, baboons, jackals, gazelles, dik-diks, impalas, and lots of birds including huge eagles, ibis, pelicans, herons, pink and white flamingos. The accommodations were very comfortable and luxurious. The staff members were all cordial and very helpful. Meals were served buffet style. The selections were very diverse, tasty, and presented nicely. We appreciated having direct access to WiFi in our room.

Room Tip: We were assigned room #39 which was close to the main lodge and had a nice view out toward the lake.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 March 16, 2013

We love the sarova lodges they are 5 star all round. They variety of food is outstanding even for fussy eaters like me I had no trouble . Your laundry is done for you over night which is wonderful when you are away from home for a long time as we were. The rooms were lovely and the setting was beautiful. From the moment you drive out the lodges gates you will in think of the wildlife we had a lion just lazy across a tree on afternoon and there are so many rhinos both black and white.

Room Tip: We were right up to top of the hill and we were very happy.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Cochin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Lovely location a short climb off the lake, giving a panoramic view at dawn and dusk. Reasonably well located deep inside the park for good game views. The bird variety is superb, with foto ops even for novices! Of course the flamingo population is the most famous and you can get daily shots like in "out of Africa". The drive round the lake itself is superb, esp the higher peaks for vantage shots! On the far side of the resort looks like the garden of Eden from Phantom comics where you can see rhinos Zebras giraffes and impalas and gazelle cheek by jowl. Sunset drive is really worth while! Although the big game are much better in Masai Mara and other reserves, it is the most convenient of all the Kenyan forests- being a short drive from Nairobi airport and with lakeside and dust free safaris!
Resort itself has a friendly staff and evening bonfires and shows are fun, where the guests are also invited to dance in. Good food!

Room Tip: The higher rooms are a bit of hike, but worth the views!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We recently comleted our 5 day safari. We stayed in three different lodges. The Sarova was definately the best of the bunch!. Locaton is great, rooms are better and much quieter. The food was better too. If you have a choice, I strongly suggest you stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diani Beach, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

On the way to the mighty Maasai Mara we made a stop in this cosy hotel. Everything was up to satisfaction especially the morning breakfast buffet with a huge variety of goodies! The evening atmosphere was jovial and everyone enjoyed the one day stay. Late in the day a chopper dropped a well known potician whom was looking to have some relax away from the buzzle of the electoral campaign..... so it means is really relaxing place !!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on my birthday as part of the excellent naturalworldtoursafaris

I can not wait to return here, the best service I have ever received in any hotel I've stayed in! Big shout out to Aqualina, Harun and Christian

The food was delicious and very very generous

Free wifi throughout the hotel

Beautiful rooms

Excellent massage and beauty treatments

All in the middle of Lake Nakuru's wildlife park

Thank you for giving me one of the best birthdays of my life

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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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