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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Not only was it the perfect place to stay in the area but John and Jill were outstanding hosts. If I was to return to the area I could not imagine staying anywhere else. The attention to detail was remarkable and all the staff members made us feel like home.

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Tony. We are so glad you had a good time here. It was wonderful meeting you and Catherine, and also reading your amazing blog. You two are an inspiration!

Nyon, Switzerland
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Excellent staff and service, good for a combination of safari and activities, wonderful rooms with very nice views and complete privacy. About 5 hours driving from Nairobi. Would recommend 3 nights to take advantage of everything on offer. The spa is also worth of a mention, therapist are well trained and friendly.

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Elisa and James, for your visit. We very much enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you here again soon. Best wishes, John.

Reviewed July 6, 2016

The Sanctuary, perched on a hilltop in Ol Lentille conservancy, offers the very finest of rural retreats for couples, families and even larger groups. The conservancy has built a solid partnership with local communities that prioritises both conservation and the locals' community and economic needs. The Sanctuary offers a wide range of activities: we went on a camel safari, had...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your marvellous review, Alex. We very much enjoyed having you both here, and hope we may see you again.

Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the honey moon suite which offered an endless view of the conservancy, full time butler and amazing service. Everything was spectacular. The only disappointment was the masseuse who was not skilled. Other than that we will definitely be returning 😀

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia Thank you so much for your lovely review. We very much appreciate all you say about us. We also appreciate your feedback concerning one of our Spa therapists. All our Spa therapists are trained by a well-known international treatment expert from UK, so we are a little surprised you found yours to be "not skilled". It may be,...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed May 2, 2016

The lodge is situated on a hill and has incredible views from wherever you are - the pool, library, your "room". The rooms themselves are stand alone houses - they are extremely luxurious in terms of design and amenities, and they come with fantastic staff who look after you incredibly well. We loved our stay for the flexibility it offered...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

That's a lovely review, Isabel. Thank you so much.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place is astounding. Out of all the luxury lodges I have seen in Kenya, this takes the cake! The lodge is located in serene hills overlooking a breathtaking valley of wildlife; it gives you the ideal tranquil environment you may be in need of. Spacious and luxurious rooms, an exceptional infinity pool overlooking wildlife, friendly efficient staff in each...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Samia, for your very kind comments. We appreciate them very much. It was lovely to meet you and we hope to see you here again soon. John

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Being at Ol Lentille was an amazing experience. It has all the qualities you would look for in a luxury weekend away! From the staff, to the food, the beautiful houses and all the activities in store, everything was magic! And I cannot wait to come here again.

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed yourself, Christina, and we look forward very much to seeing you here again. Please say hi to Yolanda for me.

london
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Thought has gone into every one of the rooms to make the visit unique and memorable - down to the every last detail. From attentive service, to spacious and creatively designed houses its hard to even identify the top reasons why we loved this place. One of the top three luxury experiences in my travels to almost 100 countries and...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Dear Amee Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a real pleasure and privilege to have met you and Nikki. All the very best John and Gill

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 18, 2016

From start to finish Ol Lentille took my breath away - this is a lodge with huge amounts of wow factor and style. John and Gills passion to protect the wildlife and work with the local communities to enhance their lives through the impact of responsible tourism is so incredibly special. Your stay here is directly benefitting the local community...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Simon. We're so happy a person of your breadth of experience and taste likes The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Wonderful... amazing place, peaceful, beautiful, one of the best we visited in the whole of East Africa. This lodge located in the heart of Lakipia, two hours from Nanyuki, private houses, well designed, gives you full privacy and un-belivable view...! The food is excellent and each house having its private stuff which taking care of everything.. We spent two nights,...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Eran, thanks so much for your lovely review .We're thrilled you and Ayelet enjoyed the place so much. Do hurry back!

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Four luxurious architect-designed private houses in the bush, each with its own staff, personal Maasai guide and vehicle. Sleeps: 6+4+4+2=16. Fabulous pool and spa. Stunning scenery. Day and night game walks and drives, horse and camel-riding. Quad and mountain biking. Jogging trail. Croquet and boules. Or just chill out. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Address: PO Box 1512 | Nanyuki, 10400, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County
Price Range: $858 - $1,698 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanctuary at Ol Lentille 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“The erie room has an amazing private outside bath tube in full glare of a watering hole for the wild animals. Amazing”
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“Romantic cottages for two; family cottages close together; clusters of cottages for friends”
  • Top deck of recreational area with bar facilities
2jimbo075, 1 week ago | Read review
“all rooms are in an excellent location.”
  • Our private living room.
jackiek929, Mar 16, 2017 | Read review
“The Eyrie and Sultan rooms used by us are particularly romantic and luxurious”
SandeepKhapre, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“Enquire with John - all the houses are very different and lovely.”
  • The view from Lentille peak (a must-see)
824emmae, Aug 13, 2016 | Read review
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