Well located within the Lake Nakuru NP, the Sarova Lion Hill suffers the consequences of being situated relatively near Nairobi, therefore overrun with day visitors and conference groups.
I had emailed the reservation desk and asked for a 'good' room, not knowing what to expect. We were allotted Room #22, next to which is a Suite, the last room. So we probably got one of the best non-Suite rooms, far from the busy main block, The room overlooks the garden and Lake which seems to be only a stones throw away. The ceiling to floor mosquito net is spread out in the evening. The bathroom area is huge, as large as the room, perhaps larger.
The restaurant suddenly turns peaceful as soon as the conference groups head back to their meeting rooms, so it would be useful to time your lunch accordingly. The buffet spread is vast, with a reasonable choice of Kenyan cuisine, which I was keen on sampling.
Staff and services are very good, in spite of the crowds.
Tip: ignore the 'urban' atmosphere, with busy looking folks pacing up and down yelling into their cell phones, and avoid peak times at the restaurant.
My teenage son and I travelled in April. We did not encounter a single mosquito!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sarova Lion Hill Game Hotel Lake Nakuru National Park
- Sarova Lion Hill Hotel
- Hotel Sarova Lion Hill