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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying overnight at sunbird whilst watching the safari rally on Fri, it was a hot and dusty day as we had started off at 6am from nairobi, we watched day one of the rally, hot day and very dusty we check in at sunbird, get into our rooms looking forward to a nice hot shower, but as we...

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Looking out over the stunningly beautiful Lake Elementaita, this is a jewel of a place with fluttering jewel-like birds to watch from the comfort of your verandah (with hammock) or the bar terrace. Each lodge is attractively decorated: modern but with a strong nod to traditional design, very comfortable and spacious. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. The...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service by the hotel staff. They were kind and ready to Help. The hotel has the best view of Elementaita lake right from the rooms. The food has no variety however for the options available the Chef is excellent. The inhouse massuse is excellent and very professional. My wife and I really liked the massage. Attention to detail was...

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Nairobi airport. The staff were lovely and it was a peaceful spot for lunch, the views were amazing and watching the birds on the feeders very relaxing. I intend to stay next time as I had a look at the accommodation it was lovely. Everything was very clean looking forward to...

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Sunbirdkenya, Inhaber at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AmberLee, Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Sunbird Lodge. We are aware that the Internet gives all of us a bit a headache. However, please remember that we are in the "middle of nowhere" and the solution we have in place is the best available for the time being. At...

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Beautiful view, big, clean room and perfect staff. We stayed for one night for my birthday and really enjoyed chilling out by the pool, in the hammock on our private balcony and by the fire in the lounge. We were really well looked after and I'd definitely recommend it.

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Thank Jonquil L
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A very good place for nature lovers with a fabulous view of the lake and variety of bird life. Great friendly staff that make you feel at home throughout the stay. Not variety to choose from the menu but very delicious. Perfect place to relax and have a break from the TV!

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1Thank GabiEmma
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Get a room close to reception or walk down the stiff paved cliff to your room. Try the two owners suites too - nice for a family. My wife and daughters like to call in the massage and make up lady to the room. Clean rooms and bathrooms, simple dining with a set menu and a small inexpensive wine selection...

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Thank Ken I
Nairobi
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We were provided premium cottage with elegant furniture and very spacious bedroom.It has a beautiful view of Elmantaita lake .Vegetarian food preparation was very delicious.We shall definitely visit again and again .

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A very warm welcome which continued throughout our stay. The location is fabulous and the views are amazing, and the bird life if worth just siting and watching. The staff are very friendly and really try to make your stay very special. The only area that needs improving is the menu choice as part of the full board, it's rather...

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Sunbirdkenya, Inhaber at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Naomi, Thanks a lot for your review. This is to inform you that we have an new chef and a much bigger menu choice available as from the beginning of December 2016. Please come again and enjoy our place and lovely food again! Thanks and best regards, Günter

Nassau, New Providence Island
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The lodge is only few hundred meters from the main road between Naivasha and Nakuru. It must be one of the best situated lodges in Africa, even in the world. It is built on an escarpment over Lake Elementeita. The view is fantastic, with hundred, if not thousands of flamingos and rosy Pelicans. It is said that the area has...

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Sunbirdkenya, Inhaber at Sunbird Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Naki, Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay at Sunbird Lodge. Concerning the food please notice that from 1st December 2016 we have a new Chef and a bigger menu variety. We really hope to see you again so that you can discover our improvement in this matter! Kind regards and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sunbird Lodge, an eco-friendly luxury lodge is located in the Great Rift Valley, one of the natural wonders of the world. We are less than 127 km (1 ½ hours) from Nairobi and a few minutes off the new and superb Nairobi – Nakuru highway on a very good, private access road at the shore of Lake Elementaita, bordering and overlooking Soysambu Conservancy. Located on private land there are no park or conservation fees in addition to our very competitive rates. On excellent roads it is only 20 minutes to the famous Nakuru National Park and only a few minutes to Soysambu Conservancy where you can experience a balloon safari every morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunbird Lodge

Address: Off Nairobi - Nakuru Highway | Nakuru, Lake Elementaita 20119, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Lake Elementaita
Price Range: $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunbird Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Sunbird Hotel Lake Elementaita
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“The upper lodges have the better view. We stayed in one of these and were glad not to have the steep climb up to the dining room and bar.”
 of 5 bubbles WannaUK, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“It's on a big hill so if you struggle with steps ask for a top room”
 of 5 bubbles jonquill900, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms close to the reception ideal! Otherwise one has to negotiate a steep flight of steps to the rooms below.”
 of 5 bubbles GabiEmma, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the bottom of the cliff have more space than closer to reception. You have to walk down the paved cliff walkway though.”
 of 5 bubbles 481keni, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are elderly or physically challenged, you need one of the cabins on the top of the escarpment.”
 of 5 bubbles Naki123, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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