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“Lovely Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   South Lake Road, Naivasha, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Naivasha
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38 hotel reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Lovely Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Lake Naivasha is thriving with wilderness and definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Kenya. Lake Naivasha Country Club has a lovely setting and the wilderness begins right outside our door! Staff are friendly and room is good. Would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for your time to review our hotel. We are delighted to know you had a pleasant stay with us. My team & I look forward to welcoming you back to Lake Naivasha Country Club. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Right from the first call I made to enquire about availability, I felt it was going to be what i need with my family and especially our almost three year old daughter and her sister who turned 5 month old as i celebrated my 40th birthday. A warm welcomegreeted us and express checkin, nice rooms with comfy beds with ample amenities and tasty meals (more grilled steak pls) even for the baby. The cool breeze from over the lake made it perfect in the usually dry dusty January weather. the carefully watered lawns remain green. caught a glimpse of the hippos in the water before 6pm. but baby girl missed her swim cos baby pool was under treatment.

It was the quiet serene holiday i needed away from usual gunfire at work. and they surprised me with a yummy birthday cake and dance on our last night. Its a homely holiday destinationwith wonderful staff. I'll be back, God willing!

  • Stayed January 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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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for your time to write reviews about our hotel. My team & I are elated to know you had a wonderful time with us during your visit to Naivasha and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lake Naivasha Country Club. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team.
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

This is an economical lodge on the edge of Lake Naivasha. The grounds are picturesque where you can sit during the day and relax (we had a resident wildebeest just hanging out nearby the tables) and the guided Masai walk (available from the lodge) offered us some incredible bird-watching and spotting of various antelopes. (much more interesting than riding one of the lodges boats IMHO).

On the flip-side, the rooms were slightly below average and "rustic", in particular the bathroom which had a foul odor and provided a highly questionable water color. Both bath and shower are provided. The buffet had limited options and was mostly low-quality Indian food. While I respect this is a budget lodge, those couple of things could do with an upgrade. The pool area looked severely out-of-date with a nearly green color to the water. The gift shop was surprisingly reasonable.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for your valuable time to write review about our hotel. First of all, let me sincerely apologize about all the shortcomings during your stay with us. Feedback from our guest helps us to provide premier services at Sun Africa Hotels. We sincerely believe and take all efforts at Sun Africa Hotels to ensure that all our guest stays are comfortable and that they are delivered with the highest standards of guest experience. We have already finished renovating the hotel.

Once again, many thanks for the feedback which has helped us to identify improvement areas and would place us a step higher in our customer satisfaction. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Lake Naivasha is four star plus property. The rooms are clean and modern. Overall the property and its grounds are pretty remarkable. The staff is friendly and responsive. The wildlife viewing is exceptional and highly recommend the nature walk provided by the property. The water tour is fair.

PS The weather can be fairly cool in the morning, bring a light jacket or sweatshirt.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
The staff and the management would like to thank you for your review with regards to your recent stay with us. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This being the third time back at Lake Naivasha Country Lodge, quite a lot has changed. I've been there in 2007, 2009 and this year. The place is still as beautiful and serene as before. Always chosen the cottages as they are quiet and spacious. They have refurbished the rooms and the hotel as well as the reception area. The rooms are now great and they provide a cot for babies if requested.They however need to fix the swings re make the play area they had for kids.
The food was Ok with an Ok variety. There were a number of Indian themed meals and vegetarian meals as well. Children were also well catered for. However, waking up at 8 on a vacation isn't interesting as they're breakfast ends at 9.
Overall a good stay.

Room Tip: Always go for the cottages or the family room. they are quieter and away from the rest
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out to complete a review and for your comments about our hotel. It's your views and opinions that allow us to continually monitor and improve our services. We are in a process of redoing the entire kids play area which would offer better facilities for kids.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team
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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Quick weekend trip with the kids. It was beautiful & serene. Rooms were very clean though not very spacious but we were there for just a weekend so it was OK. Excellent service from the staff, beautiful view of Lake Naivasha and the surrounding areas. Baby pool was under renovation so the kids were disappointed by that but they loved the boat ride, the grounds, swings etc. Will definitely do it again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you so much for taking time to post your comments. We are happy to learn you had an enjoyable holiday. All of us at the hotel strive to ensure all guest’s are delivered highest level of service. We all look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team.
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We stayed one night as part of a 11 day safari. This was the best accommodation on that safari by a long way. the rooms was great, spacious and well appointed, helpful and friendly staff and terrific food. The grounds are magnificent with the occasional zebra or wildebeest wandering by. The hotel is right on the lake and it is possible to take a boat ride to see the nearby hippos. Our only gripe was that the internet was comparatively expensive, but that aside, it was a relaxing, friendly and enjoyable hotel. We would come back just to stay here.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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rahulsoodsah, Managing Director at Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for your time to review our hotel. We are delighted to know you had a pleasant stay with us. My team & I look forward to welcoming you back to Lake Naivasha Country Club. Many thanks. Rahul Sood & Team
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Additional Information about Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels

Address: South Lake Road, Naivasha, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Naivasha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Naivasha Country Club-Sun Africa Hotels 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the top of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley you can see Lake Naivasha sparkling in the sun thousands of feet below. Just an hours drive from Nairobi, Naivasha is one of the gems in a necklace of Rift Valley lakes. Perfect for both active and leisure travelers, Lake Naivasha Country Club offers an abundance of activities to please all visitors to Nairobi, Kenya. The resort dates back to the 1930s and has since been transformed into a sprawling 55-acre property with a variety of accommodations and guest facilities, including cottages, a swimming pool, and sumptuous gourmet dining. For adventurers, the nearby Crescent Island is a haven for zebras, wildebeest, gazelles, and giraffes ... more   less 
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