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Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel

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| 80401 Diani Kwale District, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic lodge in a beautiful setting, excellent staff and delicious food too! Its not very far from either Mombasa nor Diani and that is the best part. In Spite of being so close, it is a world apart in terms of the natural beauty. Not much phone connectivity, but i can live with that for a day or two.... More 

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Sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We stayed at Shimba Hills Lodge for 2 nights end of May 16. We have visited the lodge twice before and absolutely love it. We have stayed in the standard rooms, which are great, but decided to try the suite this time. Wow it was fantastic. It has the bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe and en suite bathroom. Then... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I chose Shimba Hills Lodge because I needed a place to completely relax. I liked how it sits in the reserve overlooking a watering hole for animals, and I even liked its wifi-free policy, so I can draw myself away from the phone and never-ending emails and finally pick up some books. I was surprised to find at Shimba a... More 

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ShimbaHillsLodge, Inhaber at Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hayon, thank you for taking the time writing a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It encourages the team to continue with their effort to "read our guest's mind" as service is our utmost concern. We will be happy to welcome you any time should you need a break again and to feel... More 

Straubing, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Although most of the Shimba elephants have been transfered to Tsavo, a lot of them remained additional to Sable Antelope,Buffalo, Wharthok,Giraffe,Monkey,Zibet and so on.Its a must to see.Lowest entrance fees of all KWS-Parks.For a real wilderness-feeling you should stay overnight in Shimba lodge.Its now renovated without loosing the atmosphere of older days.We observe the fish eagles for many generations at... More 

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ShimbaHillsLodge, Inhaber at Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Günther, thank you for your visit at the Lodge and for your effort to write a review. We are happy to read that your stay was pleasant and that you liked the ambience. It is indeed the evenings and nights which our guests perceive being special and different to other environments. We hope you have many long lasting beautiful... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

New owner Gabriele Kampenhuber has renovated this lodge and it is now a first- class location to stay, dine, and watch Kenyan wildlife. It is like a rustic US national park lodge, only smaller. It is located in the Shimba Hills Preserve. It overlooks a lake where eagles can be seen diving for fish. The lodge attracts elephants and giant... More 

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ShimbaHillsLodge, Inhaber at Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ace, please accept our apology for the late answer which is due to a lack of knowledge on our side of how to handle some technical issues with the account. This is now solved and we are able to thank you for your review. I have forwarded your compliments for the food to the kitchen team and was asked... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Different and worth a visit. Traditionally visitors have used Shimba Hills Lodge as an overnight stop while they have visited Shimba Hills reserve to see sable antelope. I first visited Shimba Hills Lodge in the late 1970s and have been back on several occasions. It is a great place to relax and for most folk is a welcome addition to... More 

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eastbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We had a fantastic view of the lake and excellent service.The rooms are clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the red squirrels and bush babies and the sounds of an African night whilst dining. Its all very original and would love to return. Many thanks to the staff for making it all such a memorable event.

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Dar es Salaam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

In the middle of the Shimba Hills Reserve is this little gem of a lodge with a waterhole. Looking like it's built entirely out of wood, the restaurant and the rooms have a great view of a waterhole. You are nearly guaranteed to see baboons, monitor lizards, fish eagles and a plethora of other birds. Squirrels scurry around on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

It was the best holiday ever quiet and blissful .Had a peaceful and restful holiday not forgetting the quality time with my family ,good food ,friendly staffs and very very beautiful view at the dinning, thanks for your hospitality Gabriele ,will definitely come back

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

It was one of the best places I've ever visited, and I have to tell you guys it was wonderful time. When I saw that fairy-tale path leading to the entrance of the hotel I've just fall in love with the style, nature and calmness of this area. There are 40+ rooms, three floors and really amazing restaurant and bar... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the Shimba Hills National Reserve, in the heart of an ancient tropical rainforest, the lodge is very well known for being a highlight at every Kenya visit. Built in 1987, the award-winning lodge is the only tree lodge at Kenya's coast. Wood and other natural materials as well as the open atrium with tropical plants in the centre and open spaces throughout the lodge provide an unlimited view to the rainforest and create a unique atmosphere in which one will experience the real "Jungle Feeling" The spacious veranda directly overlooking the small lake offers you the opportunity to observe in comfort wildlife such as the white-headed fish eagle, monitor lizards, monkeys, antelopes, hornbills, turtles and other animals in their natural habitat. A wooden tree top walkway leads directly from the lodge into the forest. On the platform at the end you may want to sit down, have drink and enjoy nature at a place where nothing can disturb the peace and tranquillity. Staying at the Shimba Hills Lodge offers you the perfect environment to find peace of mind, to feel the "Breath of Life"- especially at dusk when the voices of the rainforest wake up to perform their nocturnal concert! Only 45 minutes drive from Mombasa or Diani Beach makes it ideal to combine the beach with bush holidays. Our package "Adventure Rainforest" takes you to the exciting world of the Shimba Hills, where we look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel

Address: | 80401 Diani Kwale District, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Shimba Hills National Reserve
Price Range: $133 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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