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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was great, we had a balcony that overlooked the lush gardens. It was very serene. The food was delicious and the staff was helpful, courteous and very friendly. My experience was awesome and I will definitely go there again.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

To start with if you get this place anything over 100$ please avoid. The rooms are old and shabby and needs very serious upgrades. Our room had a problem of showers plus all the fittings was falling off. However the place is huge and has access to the lake. Nothing great

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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Just an hours drive away from home, Sawela lodge is a perfect getaway, it has all you need to relax and enjoy your short vacation...the staff are great, the rooms are nice, when I was there new room were being built, which I believe should be ready by now. The food was great..thing no further..just experience it.

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Thank Jabs M
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Best weekend ever. From the garden, rooms, restaurant....oh food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and courteous. Love my 2nights and definitely will visit again. The guide fir nature walk to lake naivasha was great, beautiful place to relax and i was lucky to see 6 giraffes

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

From the time we drove through the gates, event the security team at Sawela Lodges warmly welcomes you to the "home away from home"... The front office staff at the check-in counter and support staff were beyond reproach, and quite helpful. The restaurant, fresh food and varied menu options made for an awesome meal each time we sat at the...

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Thank RayJumah
Bujumbura
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I was @ Sawela Lodge for a four days meeting in Sept 2016. The Lodge is right by Lake Naivasha and has beautiful wide grounds. Most rooms are very spacious, nicely furnished and very comfortable. The buffet style food is well prepared, bbq meat is excellent. On the negative an unstable wifi connection.

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Thank alesbin
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed September 17, 2016

I organized a meeting here and the staff went out of their way to accommodate every request from the group. In particular, George (F&B Manager) and Alex (Restaurant Manager) were fantastically helpful. The rooms are nice but mine could have used some minor repairs - the shower door didn't shut properly, so water splashed onto the floor, and the bathroom...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Spent a weekend at Sawela Lodge with family. Lovely green grounds, tasty variety of food. The rooms were beautifully decorated, hot water, mosquito nets, tea/coffee making facility in room, mini-bar, comfy large beds, friendly, helpful staff. Will definitely be visiting again. Only an hour from Nairobi and fantastic views of the great Rift Valley on the way there. 👍🏼

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Sawela Lodge N, Guest Relations Manager at Sawela Lodges, responded to this review

Good afternoon Cate, Thank you for taking your time to review us on trip adviser, and we are glad you gave us an opportunity to serve you. Sawela lodges aims at giving our esteemed guests the best service during their stay. Karibu tena Mary Mburu

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed September 1, 2016

I was impressed at how Sawela has gone provided for activities that are baby friendly. My 4.5 year old daughter was not willing to leave after a three day stay. Normally hotels bore her as there is not much for her to do. I also loved the new Conference facilities and the food was awesome.

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Sawela Lodge N, Guest Relations Manager at Sawela Lodges, responded to this review

Dear Anne, Thank you so much for taking your time to review us on Trip Adviser, we are also glad you enjoyed your stay with us we look forward to have you stay with us again and again. Kind Regards Mary Mburu

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Had a great business workshop at Sawela lodges a few weeks ago.They have the best conference facilities with high speed wifi for connectivity. Not to forget the excellent staff at the reception led by their supervisor always ready to assist. Sawela a great place i can recommend to everyone.. will be back soon. Carol

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Sawela Lodge N, Guest Relations Manager at Sawela Lodges, responded to this review

Greetings Carol, Thank you for taking your time to review us on Trip adviser, our aim is to give the best to our esteemed guests be it or work or pleasure. we look forward t have you stay with us in the near future. Kind Regards Mary Mburu

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wonder the reasons behind the high flying Sawela Flag? Excellent and outstanding services that exceed our guests' expectations, by clearly setting each and every guest as our first priority at all times. The Sawela lodge is located 85 kms from Nairobi and 13 kms from Naivasha town on the Moi south lake road, Naivasha. The name Sawela means "comfort in a birds nest". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sawela Lodges

Address: Moi South Road | Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20117, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Price Range: $191 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Rooms farthest from the reception are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles rosekaruku, 4 days ago | Read review
“All cottages face the green grounds, we were in the deluxe ground floor rooms, the very end ones.”
 of 5 bubbles Cate_rimo, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“Call the kitchen in advance to prepare the food for the baby before you get there (that way, you find it ready and don't have to wait)”
 of 5 bubbles Stephen_254, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“Superior rooms are very spacious and quieter with spacious balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles kaburunjeru, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
“No need of AC in the rooms. The place is cold enough”
 of 5 bubbles 369mussam, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
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