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“Great location and good service” 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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57 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great location and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have stayed here twice - once with the whole family and once with my father - and have not been disappointed either time. The standard rooms are comfortable and big enough to sleep 2 adults and 2 kids (at least if one of them has their own cot) and facilities, food and service are generally very good. The location is excellent, being within the park itself - it's hardly the hotel's fault that the lake level has risen recently!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Pete H
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Pete,
Many thanks for taking time to review your recent stay with us
We are glad to note that just like the first time, your experience on this second visit was very good.
Asante Sana and we look forward to your third visit

Ken Korir
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Toronto, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The room was very comfortable but the walls of the duplexes are very thin. You can hear the neighbours every word and movement.

The buffet was the best of our 7 days in Kenya. Lots to choose from and very fresh.

The staff was friendly and took care of everything very quickly. There is even free wifi.

The park is very busy and at times it was difficult to get around the other vans in order to get a good view of the wildlife. My wife spent a couple of hours walking the ground and taking pictures of all the colourful birds and flowering plants.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank moreandmore
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Korirk, General Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Guest
I am glad to note that you rated our buffet best in your 7 days in Kenya.
We are in the process of addressing the issue of thin walls in some of the rooms
Asante Sana for taking time to review your stay with us

Ken Korir
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Sandton, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Having stayed at White sands in Mombasa , this is a very poor second . Firstly the Park is not a accessible as it has been in the past due to the Lake being extremely high . You are not able to go to all areas due to this , which makes the USD 90 per day quite high, this was not conveyed to us at the time of the booking.( I know this does not really concern the hotel - but they should advise )

The hotel is comfortable and basic amenities and toiletries are provided . Lunch / dinner was not bad - but the service is seriously lacking, slow and not the right order is delivered Breakfast was another story I was offered a ' green ' egg for breakfast - only after I pointed out that the egg is actually bad - did the chef take notice ( after trying to cook the egg !!)

While checking out we were given the wrong bill . So a series of errors did not make for a very pleasant stay.
At present moment I cannot recommend the Park and Hotel , if the service issues can be sorted it can make for a pleasant stay

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank AMkenya
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Korirk, Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Esteemed Guest,

I thank you most sincerly for taking the time out to review your recent stay with us. We indeed value constructive feedback as it enables us to continuously monitor and improve our services, and thus exceed our guests’ expectations always.
I regret that we did not live up to your expectations on service standards in the lodge and the current historical condition of high levels of water in the lake.
Recently the Park Management issued a statement on the state of the park, I quote "The roads that were submerged were on the Northern and Western sections. Currently, new roads have been done and accompanying drainage structures, including bridges and culverts have been constructed hence the circuit is complete and all-weather".
Though it would appear on casual look that some areas are inacessible, I can confirm that the roads that were submerged have been replaced with new roads and the entire park is reachable like always.

I have personally taken up the "green" egg issue with our Executive Chef and our suppliers. The gaps in service standards in both the restaurant and reception will most definitely be addressed. We at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge strive towards providing high standards of service always and would like to assure you that your experience does not reflect the standards we have set for ourselves

Again, Asante Sana for taking time

Ken Korir
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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We came Lake Nakuru National Park following KIT safari, Sarova Lion Hill Game was a very comfotable hotel for us after 2 days trip. The room was soft with electricity and hot water both 24hr, and there was also free wifi which reached the rooms!There were many colourful birds around us. After delicious dinner.,there was an intresting bonfire party waiting for us,following the merry music,the children were very happy to dance with local artist. The hotel located right in the park ,so we could drive only a few minutes ,and then say "hello" to the White and Black Rhinos.
Nice night. thanks for Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge & KIT safari.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sameul G
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Korirk, Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Esteemed Guests,
Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us
We are delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit

Ken Korir
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London
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We arrived after lunch and from the time we parked our car, our luggage was taken care of by the smiling staff. Check in was smooth and were quickly allocated a room.

The rooms had all the basic amenities and toileteries were provided. The room also had a safe for our valuables. In the evening, the beds were turned down and mosquito nets and insect vape plug ins provided and turned on.

Before Dinner, there was a cultural dance by the bar which I felt was not very professional but good effort.

In all the meals - Breakfast, Lunch and dinner - the meals were really good taste and flavor. The variety was vast and a very good selection for vegetarians. I was really impressed. There was also an Indian selection as well as western. The only drawback I found was that the desserts were a little dry but this didn't put us off.

All the lodge staff were courteous and friendly. Everything asked was catered for which made the stay even more enjoyable.

A dip in the cold pool was refreshing after a hot tiring game drive.

We wished we stayed for one more night!!

Will definitely be back!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank HCShah
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Korirk, Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Esteemed Guests,
We are glad to note that overall you enjoyed your stay with us.
I concur with you in regard to our traditional dancers, they need some sprucing up. I am in touch with some proffessionals to help towards that end.
Again Asante Sana for taking time to review your stay with us

Ken Korir
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed here as the second stop on our Pollman's/Hayes and Jarvis safari, coming here from the Masai Mara.

This was definitely the best hotel we stayed at on the trip. The fact it's only a few miles from Nakuru probably helps, but just about everything here was superior and it actually felt like it stood up to international luxury hotel standards.

Starting with the room - it was a little smaller than some of the other places, but better appointed. Electricity and hot water were both 24hr which was a bonus, there was also free wifi which reached the rooms too!

Food was buffet style, but definitely a notch up from other places. When we arrived at lunchtime I was really impressed at the quality and tenderness of the roast lamb on it's own, nevermind compared to the previous place we had been.

Location was also excellent, right in the park and only a few minutes drive to excellent game viewing. We saw White and Black Rhinos, Lion, Hyena and plenty more whilst staying here. A leopard was seen too, but we got there too late to see it. There were usually a few other vehicles around but not too many.

I would really like to come back to see all the famous Flamingos when the water levels are lower and would definitely stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank paulwilkinson
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Korirk, Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Esteemed Guests
Thank you for rating us - Best Game Lodge of the Trip - truly appreciated and we do look forward to your next visit

Ken Korir
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nairobi
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34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

my husband and I wanted to spend a few nights in our favorite holiday destination before becoming parents in a months time...lion hill was the obvious choice. friendly staff, Angela, David, Matata, Joshua, Joseph, Boniface, Jonathan...and the rest whose names we cannot remember, you made our stay so memorable and you are the reason we keep coming back.
On our last night we were surprised by a romantic dinner for two by the pool side, ooohh it was breath taking!!! Nicholas the exec chef created this beautiful starter that was pa piece of art. The steak was so perfect we wished we could bring him home with us.Peter who waited on us the entire time is full of jokes and we loved him!!
Ken and your team may you be blessed for the good work you are doing.
we loved our last holiday without a baby cot lol.

Room Tip: for a healthy walk after a hearty meal, rooms further up are perfect.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Tabitha A
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Korirk, Manager at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Tabby & Richard
Many thanks for the greats comments which I have already shared with the team.
This is what the team suggested - that we are make a special cot for your next visit to be called Baby............. let us know as soon
Ahsanteni Sana

Ken Korir
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Address: Lake Nakuru National Park | City Square, Lake Nakuru National Park 72493 - 00200, Kenya
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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
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lake Nakuru National Park
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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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