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“Should Be Demolished and Re-Built !”
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Voi Safari Lodge
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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Should Be Demolished and Re-Built !”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was the first leg of our three day safari with Pollmans - I knew we would have to rough it but there is roughing it and roughing it - this was a step too far !
Rock hard beds , a mozzie net that had seen better days, a fan that was plugged into the wall on two pins with a nail stuck into the third pin to make it work - a fire waiting to happen (Room 17)
I read that it had been re-furbed by the last reviewer - where ??? Please tell me where ??
The linens were old, beds hard , one pillow per person that was also dilapidated and old and smelly - just the worst place I have stayed on my many travels , really, the very worst !
The food was inedible and you couldn't actually identify what it was on the plate . The restaurant was so dark (maybe it was a blessing) it was hard to see what you were eating. Drinks were also very overpriced - £8 for two waters and two Cokes was daylight robbery .


The views may have been magnificent but there was no wildlife there in the rainy season (April) to view apart from the delightfully coloured lizards and a few baboons around the watering hole .

The floors in reception which were highly polished rock were downright dangerous they were so slippery and you had to walk very carefully across them .

The pool was a welcome addition as it had been a long drive to the Voi but it needs a good clean and new sunbeds as they were very old and tatty and some had no padded mattresses on them .

Not a very nice experience overall - I would try and avoid at all costs .

Room Tip: Not sure that there is one - maybe some have been refurbed but can't tell you which ones as they...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shanzu, Kenya
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55 reviews
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Was pleasantly surprised at how fresh the place looks since last visit.
Views are spectacular.
Food was fine. Rooms were clean and adequate. Staff were excellent.
Layout is good and bars very relaxing (drinks are expensive but no more than any other Lodges).
Enjoyed a dip in the pool - water was clean and refreshing.
I will go back here later in the year.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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England
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15 reviews
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Only stayed briefly but really enjoyed it . Great views, good food, friendly atmosphere, cool pool. Watch out for orangatun coming off the roof to pinch your lunch, whilst unique and amusing , a bit scary

  • Stayed May 2012
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Mombasa, Kenya
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21 reviews
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The place is very nicely located from the Voi Gate. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very nice and all have a view that is excellent overlooking the plains. The last time i was there, we had some car trouble on the way to the lodge. The person in charge called and i explained to him the issue and he informed the wardens at the gate who actually were at the gate until midnight waiting for us. A big thanks to them. The whole restaurant team was also waiting to serve us the 'very late dinner'. Although we got there late but it was worth it. The service was just excellent... I dont mind going there again and again... :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed here as a part of a package safari. For one night.Tsavo was great the lodge was not. Wouldn't stay again. Mosquito nets had big gaps. No air con. Food was questionable at best. We stayed in two lodges during our stay in Tsavo east neither we great and we both came away with an upset tummy.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bradford, England
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed here in April 2013. Rooms are small and the air conditioning is very poor, couldnt sleep as it was mich too hot there was one small fan which gave out very little cool air. There are no balconies or opening windows either. Would not stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Terrible terrbile terrible
The only positive about this lodge is the view.
The rooms are terrible and the drinks are expensive!
The resaurant is so dark you cannot see what you are eating - probably a good thing. I had to leave my food and I am not a fussy eater.
If you can avoid do so and upgrade your safari

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Voi Safari Lodge
Address: Tsavo Safari Camp East, Tsavo National Park East 30471, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park East
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Tsavo National Park East
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Voi Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Voi Safari Hotel Tsavo National Park East
Voi Safari Lodge Kenya/Tsavo National Park East

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