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Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Naivasha
Certificate of Excellence
Naivasha
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Generally a very good place to stay though sometimes the satellite TV service is off/unpaid for. Please improve on the telephone & Wi-Fi connectivity. The road from Naivasha, needs refurbishment urgently.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Njenga M, Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for the Trip Advisor posting above.
We are glad that you had a fulfilling stay with us during your conference duration.
We have taken note of the comments on internet connectivity and the access road to the lodge.
Both are objectives we are working to fulfill within the cause of this year through extending the WIFI coverage and through the ministry, having the access road tarmacked. In the meantime the regions road engineer has already deployed for road to be graded afresh.

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Nakuru, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Staff are friendly and always smiling. Restaurant staff and service is excellent.
The room lacked TV and i missed to catch up with the news. The bed is too small, the floor towel in the wash was Not changed during my stay.
Defective/ blinging light.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Njenga M, Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to post the review above.

We have noted your comment on lack of TV and small beds.

We would request we engage you on the different types of accommodation we have which would suit your particular preferences. To this end I would request that we get in touch on njenga.mungai@riftvalley-resort.co.ke

Regards,
Management
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

Beautiful location. Not on lake Naivasha, but within nice hills 30 minutes away from the lake. The dirt road to get there is terrible. Nice individual houses hosting the rooms. Friendly staff. Trouble starts here: the rooms are run down, badly maintained, and very poorly protected from noise. Noise, you will say, what noise? Well, unfortunately the noise of the boom-boom music they run until very late at night, and (in my case) the noise of the staff walking in the room above mine from 0600. Not exactly the peaceful experience I was expecting in the middle of African nature... Next time I will go closer to the beautiful lake, and will check that they offer a nature experience in nature.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Njenga M, Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to post the review above.

We have noted with concern the several challenges you had during your stay.
The banqueting music you experienced was an exception rather than the norm.

We have also noted your comment on sound proofing. We would request we engage you on the different types of accommodation we have which would suit your particular preferences. To this end I would request that we get in touch on njenga.mungai@riftvalley-resort.co.ke

Regards,
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Taipalsaari, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Just wrapped up a brilliant two week stay at GRVL with excellent weather, great hikes, good food and super attention from your wonderful staff. Our villa was spacious and comfortable and well-looked after. We especially enjoyed hikes in Eburru Forest (which ended at the natural sauna), and around the rim of Crater Lake. Bird watching was superb. We did an adventurous day trip to Lake Bogoria, and were treated also to a bush dinner and bush breakfast. Special thanks to Daniel and Jack, who were great fun and knowledgable about trees, birds, and just about anything we asked, as well as to Fred, Stephen, Andrew, Joyce, Cindy and the rest of the staff. We enjoyed you all.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Njenga M, Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to post the review above.

We are glad that you had a most fulfilling stay with us. Thank you for taking time to do several excursions with through us and we are glad they made your holiday worthwhile.

We have taken note that one of our associates went the extra mile to make your stay comfortable. Please receive our grattitudes on behalf of the associate.

Regards,
Management
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

I was there for two nights and three days for a business strategy session. The scenery once within is lovely and beautiful however the road to the lodge from the main highway can be discouraging as it is rough. The service was average. I was in a cottage where my roomate had shower challenges and by the time we departed the same had not been resolved.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Njenga M, Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your tripadvisor review.
We take great honour in having hosted you at the lodge and do appreciate the fact that you had a fulfilling stay with us.
We have taken note of the comment on average service and shower challenger. We would indeed want to make this even better. I would request to engage you separately on this matter on njenga.mungai@riftvalley-resort.co.ke

Regards,
Management
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice hotel with good facilities. I was here for a week for a business conference. The hotel is nice, food is good, and staff service is solid. The only challenges are the rough road and the length of time to travel back to Nairobi. Internet wifi is sporadic so it is best to buy a SIM with a data plan but note that even the signal for safaricom is weak in most parts of the resort. While there are a few small drawbacks for holding a business conference, this is really a great get-away place to unconnect and unwind.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Njenga M, Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your TripAdvisor review above.
We are glad that you had a satisfactory stay with us.
We have taken note on your comment about sporadic internet connectivity.
We have put it as our objective and it is firmly in our plans to make sure that we extend the WIFI coverage in the lodge.
The road to GRVL has also recently been gazetted for tarmacking by the government, which we trust shall be effected within the cause of this year.

Thank you once more for your review and we look forward to your patronage soon.

Regards,
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

My stay at the lodge was exceptionally refreshing.

The ambience is great, and the privacy just out of this world. AS you drive the 11 or so KMs down to the lodge, you get a feel of a safari and modern experience tucked away in the middle of nowhere!

I love the hospitality and professionalism of staff.

The view is breathtaking and this is just the place to go and think straight, bond or drafts resolutions that requires a sober mind..

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Njenga M, Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for the Trip Advisor posting above.
We are glad that you had a fulfilling stay with us during your conference duration.
We are happy that we have created right environment for this and shall work hard to make it even better.

Regards,
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Property: Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
Address: Eburu Escarpment | Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Naivasha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort enjoys one of the most spectacular views in all of Africa. The lodge sits at about 7,000 feet, from which elevation it enjoys magnificent views to the west and east. The Vistas stretch from the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha to jogged volcanic crater of Mount Longonot and, beyond, the sloping shoulders of the Aberdare Mountains - Kenya's most important watershed. ... more   less 
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