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Moi South Road Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20117 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#2 of 42 hotels in Naivasha
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
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".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Water park
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Kevin wrote a review Jun 28
3 contributions
Great place to stay in. The room and restaurant ambience was top notch. The Front Office Staff were amazing, led by their Manager Nicole. Not forgetting the Housekeeping Staff. Sawela team,keep it up. I love I love!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Kevin, Greetings from Sawela Lodges. Thank you for being a great guest and for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We dearly appreciate. Our A-team is honoured to have had the opportunity to serve you excellently during your recent stay with us. We are glad you found great comfort and relaxation here. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you to our hotel again. Karibu tena. Kind regards, Wilfred.
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Kathy M wrote a review Jun 24
Lavington, Kenya3 contributions
Sawela is a beautiful hotel located on the south lake side of Naivasha.we were honored to celebrate our wedding there on 18th June 2022, which we had booked for 4th December 2021 and postponed due to Omicron. Everything and everyone was fantastic,good food,serene environment,positive staff and love radiated around,i would highly recommend to you planning a destination wedding,George the F&B Manager together with Nicole came in handy and ensured all ran smoothly and it was great to be served by Bernard whose father was my colleague elsewhere,it felt so good to spend time at Sawela, lastly we had a good guide who took us to the Crescent island together with our friends from the US,Sawela thank you. The Munikas.❤️
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 days ago
Greetings from Sawela Lodges Kathy, Congratulations once more to the Munikas 🥰🎉 We are honoured to have made your D-day as glamorous and memorable as you had envisioned it to be. Thank you for making us your destination venue of choice in Naivasha. Mr. George, Madam Nicole, Mr. Bernard and the A-team are glad to have made your wedding day a success. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you again for another memorable experience. Karibu tena. Kind regards, Wilfred.
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Mwarsie wrote a review Jun 24
Nairobi, Kenya20 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice spacious and clean rooms, bed was very comfortable, (save for the small shower cubicle but the overhead rain shower was a treat) great service all round. The Conference room and location was great and the food was fantastic. Loved the grounds.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Any room will do, all have a beautiful view
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Mwarsie, Greetings from Sawela Lodges. Thank you for taking time to share your feedback here on TripAdvisor. Great guests like you help us endeavour to deliver the best standards of stay through our dedicated A-team. We are glad you found great comfort and relaxation during your recent stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again. Karibu tena. Kind regards, Wilfred.
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Philip M wrote a review Jun 23
1 contribution
The place,the staffs and the product were all perfect. The courtesy call in the evening just to check on whether you are having a fabulous time was awesome. My stay was short BUT yes they can count me as a repeater going forward(God willing)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 3 days ago
Greetings from Sawela Lodges Philip, We are glad you found great comfort and relaxation during your recent stay with us. It is always a great pleasure to give our guests the best stay experience that we always endeavour to provide. We look forward to welcoming you at our hotel again and again. Karibu tena. Kind regards, Wilfred .
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Tumpes D wrote a review Jun 23
1 contribution
Great facility with awesome customer services. Team building grounds are well manicured ,green and neat,look like a carpet.👍 Very friendly and professional staff always willing to serve with a smile ,special mention to Nicole,Caleb at the reception,Mosley at the restaurant and room steward who attended my room. We had a wonderful time and evening was the blast as we enjoyed drinks and music at bonfire played by their inhouse Dj .It was refreshing . Overall the ambiance was great and great customer service. Will be back with family.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Tumpes, We look forward to welcoming you back with your family 😍. We love hosting team buildings and it was a great honour to make yours fun and memorable. Madam Nicole, Mr. Caleb, Mr. Mosley and the entire Sawela team are grateful to have accorded you the best guest experience during your recent stay with us. Karibu tena na tena! Kind regards, Wilfred.
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Peter N wrote a review Jun 23
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Excellent customer service at front office.we were welcomed with smiles.Great ambience, well manicured lawns,lots of activities to engage in.Enjoyed everything. The services are excellent and exception. Thanks Sawela
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Peter, Greetings from Sawela Lodges. Our front office team and the entire A-team are happy to have served you exemplary. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you and to meet your expectations of a great holiday. We look forward to welcoming you at our property again and to giving you yet another memorable stay experience. Karibu tena. Kind regards, Wilfred.
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Antony G wrote a review Jun 22
4 contributions
Fabulous place to visit. Friendly staff and great facilities. Quiet and calm atmosphere and good grounds for outdoor activities. You will enjoy the food in a dining area that allows you to appreciate the scenic environment.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Antony, Greetings from Sawela Lodges. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you with excellence. Through our dedicated A-team, we are glad to have met your expectations of a great holiday experience with great dining, accommodation and the ultimate fun and relaxation. We look forward to hosting you again. Karibu tena. Kind regards, Wilfred.
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Roufai wrote a review Jun 22
Juba, South Sudan1 contribution
Nice place for rest, visit, workshops... with nice welcoming team and full amenities. I really liked and enjoyed my staying at Sawela. The food is also quite well. Recommended place for rest during your vacation.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Greetings from Sawela Lodges Roufai, We enjoyed hosting you too. It was a great pleasure to give you the full Sawela experience from dining, accommodation to relaxing and exciting fun activities. We appreciate you taking time to share your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We look forward to hosting you again and again. Karibu tena. Kind regards, Wilfred.
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Mary N wrote a review Jun 21
2 contributions
We had a wonderful experience. Excellent hospitality, very Serene and exotic place to be. Family friendly, awesome customer service, polite staff, and great food. The level of service is incredibly top notch!👌
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mary, Greetings from Sawela Lodges. Thank you for taking time to share your feedback here on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure hosting you and according you the best standards of stay. We look forward to welcoming you again and treating you to yet another memorable experience. Karibu tena. Kind regards, Wilfred.
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harunaniq wrote a review Jun 20
53 contributions16 helpful votes
Visited sawela naivasha after so long and was not impressed.new staff who looked confused,imagine cinema in charge not picking calls and no1 could find him.i mean if u have come for comfort and relaxation and that is missing in the lodge then there's no point going there.the food is not as good as in the other hotels in naivasha.variety less and taste also average.plus no drink per meal given like in lake naivasha resort.hospitality was okay.evrything else was okay.an average kind of experience
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Harunaniq, Greetings from Sawela Lodges. Thank you so much for your candid feedback regarding your recent stay with us. This is extremely valuable to us as we strive to improve with every stay. It is through your feedback that we endeavor to exceed our guest expectations. We apologize for all our shortcomings and we will use the feedback to make us better. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you again to our hotel and turn around your experience. Karibu tena. Kind regards, Wilfred.
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PRICE RANGE
$243 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceNaivasha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sawela Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to Sawela Lodges?
Nearby attractions include Crescent Island Game Park (2.1 miles) and The Naivasha Raptor Centre (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sawela Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sawela Lodges?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Sawela Lodges?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sawela Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sawela Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carnellys restaurant, Fisherman's Camp, and Senteu Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sawela Lodges?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Sawela Lodges have airport transportation?
Yes, Sawela Lodges offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sawela Lodges?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sawela Lodges offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sawela Lodges?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.