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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Treetops Lodge is a place which Queen Elizabeth visited twice. It is about three hours by road from Nairobi. Just outside the Aberdare National Park is the Outspan Hotel, in the town called Nyeri, which belongs to the same group. We drove to Outspan, had lunch and then proceeded to Treetops. Treetops is built on stilts and overlooks two...

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I still don't understand why this hotel was in the middle of our 8-day Safari. No doubt the hotel is rustic and old, ok. But the problem is that even they are supposed to wake you up in the middle of the night to see the animals at the pond, no one did. And yes, our switch...

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3Thank Diego S
New York,NY
Reviewed 29 October 2016

A true rustic African experience. Property is situated in the middle of a nature reserve that's surrounded by a large water hole. Animals, which range from water buffalo to hyenas to impalas and if you're lucky enough, you'll spot a black rhino. You can spend hours watching them graze amongst the grass and drink water from the water hole. Rooms...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night as part of a 10 day safari across a number of Kenyan parks. Treetops was the one disappointing part of the trip. Despite the refurbishment, it already feels tired and run-down. The rooms have all the charm and feel of a cheap 1970's motel. The food is adequate. The buzzer system is clearly a good idea but...

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nairobi
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

One night is way too long in this facility. Pros: elephants! It was so nice to see them come to the watering hole. It was even more pleasant that there's an alarm to notify when the animals come to the watering hole. The view from the room is amazing. Joseph, the gate keeper, the concierge lady and the reception lady...

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England
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I spent two nights at Treetops and yes it is not luxurious or five star. What it is however is a quirky, friendly, historic place full of character. The staff could not do enough, the beds were super comfortable (especially with the hot water bottles) , and the food was plentiful and varied. I can particularly recommend the gorgeous bread...

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night as part of our Safari tour. It is in a great location, sadly we didn't see any animals, but from our room we had a great view of one of the watering holes. It was great to have the viewing point on the ground floor, but I felt as though it was slightly dated and...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great comfort and close to nature and wildlife. I've been coming since I was a kid and I always enjoy it! Close to Nyeri and an easy drive to Nyanyuki (1 hour) and Nairobi (2 hours). Very kind staff that will take care of you

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Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Let me tell you if you are looking for fancy rooms with fancy Jacuzzi then this is the wrong place.... But if you want to see Elephants, Hyenas, Water Buffalo and anything else that comes to the water hole then this is the place for you. They also wake you up in the middle of the night if there are...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We only spent one night at Treetops and it was probably one night too long. Being a Royalist I was looking forward to enjoying the history of the lodge, along with great game viewings in a nice setting. However, the hotel is a terrible state. It is run down, damp, the rooms are small, the bathrooms smell of damp and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Aberdare National Park, this world-renowned rustic Treehouse is over 80 years old and was recently fully refurbished. This game viewing lodge was originally built in 1932 and is famous as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne. The father King George VI died on 5th Feb 1952 the night she spent at Treetops while on honeymoon.Treetops lies in the path of an ancient Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mt Kenya National park, and is strategically sited right in front of a natural watering hole and salt lick.With large windows fitted in all guest rooms, restaurant and lounge guests can drink in the sight of Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and more from all areas including the view deck on top floor of the building. Die-hard animal lovers needn't worry about missed sightings, even into the early hours of the morning. An optional buzzer in the rooms alerts the guests when a spectacle is unfolding at the waterhole. Game drives and a lecture about Treetops are also available to the guests.This lodge-on-stilts is accessed through a gradual ramp to the top floor and a Tree grows right through the building. There are 36 en-suite guest rooms that include 3 spacious suites and 33 twin rooms that can be converted into double rooms. A disabled friendly room is located on the first floor. ... more   less 

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Address: Aberdare National Park, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
Price Range: ₹ 14,016 - ₹ 21,121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Treetops Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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