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Hotel Waterbuck Nakuru
Reviewed November 19, 2008

The hotel is one of the few middle-range, middle- priced and decent places in Nakuru. It is actually situated in Nakuru town itself and not on the edge of or in Nakuru Safari Park as is implied by the address given here.
The decor in the place is over-the-top - but it's fun! I found the rooms somewhat dark and dingy, but they were clean and comfortable with a mosquito net should it be required. The water in my room never got very warm, but that wasn't too much of a problem. What was an issue was the volume of water which came out of the shower - sometimes not very much at all!
Breakfast was good - a banquet affair, and if you feel peckish during the day there is a reasonably restaurant/cafe outside in the courtyard where the food was good - even if a little heavy on the chips.
The hotel/restaurant is busy as it is used as a base for many of the safari tour companies which visit Nakuru safari park and the other lakes around. There is also a bar/disco downstairs in the hotel which can be a little loud at times.
All said though, I liked this hotel and felt very comfortable here - and enjoyed swimming in the pool, too!

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 17, 2007

We stayed at this hotel for one night and were pleasantly suprised. The decor is a bit over the top--marble colums, and grand attriums, but the hotel is one of a very few nicer options in Nakuru.
Showers were hot, the rooms were safe and clean, and the room included full board with a great little dinner buffet and extensive breakfast buffet.
Our only complaint was it was a bit noisy. There's a truck depot across the street but all of Nakuru is noisy, and not many places you would feel comfortable walking to.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2016
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  • Stayed: January 2016, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 2, 2014
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 19, 2013
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed August 14, 2013
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 6, 2013
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: West Road, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Lake Nakuru National Park
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lake Nakuru National Park
Price Range: $51 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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