This is a quite big lodge, a bit too big for our taste, we like the smaller ones better. But the standard of the cottages is great and the service is OK+. The pool area is nice. The food (buffet style) was really good, there was something for everyone. They also have a spa but we never used it.
However, small things made us give it only a "4" rating. You are not allowed to bring water to the restaurant. In a country where it is important to drink a lot of water and where you always have at least one bottle in your backpack, I don't understand why you shouldn't be allowed to open that bottle and drink it together with your meals, most people buy sodas, beer or wine anyway.
And then the wifi - the lodge has one login (username + password) for all guests, which means that in the evening when everyone is using it, some people get the message "The maximum number of concurrent users for this account has been reached". And why have a login at all? It's not like there's another lodge nearby and their guests can use this wifi without paying… http://www.flickr.com/photos/videren/9036484654/
- 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