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“Just serene” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Naivasha
Certificate of Excellence
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79 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Just serene”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

A bumpy drive off the main road for 20-30 minutes leading to the Great Rift Valley Lodge.

A bit of a surprise to see the lodge towering on the hill with some of the rooms standing 3 storeys high. Not the aesthetically pleasing authentic lodge I'm used to. On appoach to the lodge that thought quickly passed as I saw the breathtaking view which quite literally took my breath away.

The welcome was attentive and simply genuinely welcoming.

The room door was open when I arrived giving the wow moment by seeing straight through the door and the view just grabbed my attention - and it continued to over the next 5 days. I left the curtains drawen back when I was in bed so each morning I could watch the sunrise and was just serene.

The room is the best room I have ever stayed in - and that is saying something as I have stayed in many hotels. It was just charming, comfortable and authentically African colonial. There is nothing flash about the room - it just felt so relaxing and cosy. The bed was just so comforable and loved having the nets around the bed. No tv in the room and that was ok. Bathroom was functional.

I stayed at the lodge for work and we ate in the buffet restuarant for all meals. Food was good and they served some nice wines.

The bar was the perfect location for sundowners and take in the views. We sat by the fire in the bar later each evening and the staff were very friendly.

The conference facilities were spacious and well furnished - each of the rooms were well catered with an outside area for teas, coffees, fruits and other foods - which was always a nice surprise. An added extra is the outside breakout areas to work in.

There's a nice pool to relax by as well.

The lodge was ideal for work - can't imagine staying more than 1-2 nights if I was on vacation as there's limited things to do if you don't play golf.

Recommend Great Rift Valley Lodge for business or a relaxing weekend away.

Room Tip: Laundry service available as there's no iron in the room
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Thank you for taking time to post this review. Your feedback is appreciated. Allow me to mention that there is actually a lot you can do in Naivasha. You could go Boating in Lake Naivasha, Visit the Hells Gate, Go Climb Mt. Loungonot, do a walk around and see the rich species of Birds and Butterflies.
Try Horsing. The List is limitless.
We trust you will try these when you next come around
Kind Regards,
The GRVL Team
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

The Great Rift Valley Lodge is breathtaking!!!
The service is remarkable, and professional. The facilities and amenities are top of the class...and the food is splendid!!
Words cannot describe the golf course, which is open to all the beautiful gazelle and zebra...the landscaping of the entire place is also amazing!
My family and I had a great 1 week stay and we will definitely be visiting again in December.
Well done guys.....you gave us a real treat!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Dear Guest,
We thank you for such an awesome review.
Indeed we look forward to hosting you again.
Good Day.
The GRVL Team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort was my first choice for an intense brainstorm location ... it is in a remote location which does well for getting you a captive audience. The serene surroundings ensured my team was all eyes and ears ... important state for a productive strategy session.

The food was very well done and the variety was amazing! Their staff especially Susan Karera and the accounts team ... and Esther from the dinning room were all very friendly but most importantly ever helpful and ready to assist.

Room Tip: For a business trip ... a comfortable work chair and table are a must-have ... Internet access shoul...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Dear Guest,
So glad you came so and enjoyed. We are truly excited that we surpassed your expectations. many things have happened since your last visit. A new Lawn Tennis area and many more that are coming up.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Warm Regards,
The GRVL Team
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Maitland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

From the moment we arrived we were treated with great care. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. We were shown to our beautiful room with an amazing view. The golf course was such fun and to see zebra's on it was an Americans dream! We enjoyed the food and the friendly staff who took great care of us. They had a great children's program also. A special thanks to Rose who made our time there amazing. We would definitely come back.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 14 December 2012
Hello Guest,
We are Elated you came, You Saw and You had a nice Time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Regards,
The GRVL Team
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

It was a pleasant experience at GRVL. Traveled with our children and wondered if we would be able to play a round of golf. However, thanks to the kids adventure club, they kept the kids busy while we played some golf. The course is very scenic with nice views. The staff are also very considerate of children's needs and were patient with them especially during meals. I highly recommend this destination for a family get away.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 4 January 2013
Dear Guest,
So glad you had a nice time. Heritage Hotels are very good with Children. We were the initiators of Kids programs in this country and I am glad to report we still retain the best software for the same.
So glad you came.
The Group Operations Manager
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Additional Information about Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort

Property: Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
Address: Eburu Escarpment | Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 00200, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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 (per night): ₹ 16,656 - ₹ 32,490
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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