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York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second trip to Ol lentille. Fantastic people, fantastic views and loads of animals. On one morning on our way from Ol Lentille to Samburu (!) we saw 11 species of animals before we even left the Sanctuary. On our last day there were 25 elephant and the usual zebra - including the rare Grevy zebra at the Sanctuary.

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this great review. It was terrific to have you back here this year.

Maitland, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing private cottages, spectacular views from private dining room, bedroom and veranda, wonderful food, incredible staff, great amenities, so relaxing with daily massages, clean and refreshing swimming in horizon pool with comfortable lounge beds & seats for sunbathing or sitting/ lying in the shade reading, escorted game drives in the sanctuary with plenty of game including elephants, giraffe, zebra, various...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Very much appreciated.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 nights in Ole Lentille. Warmly received by our hosts John and Gill. We enjoyed the personalized service from our butler - Boni, Tim - tour guide/activities coordinator and the lady house keeper. Keep it up guys. Thank you for the great service

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed your time here.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I have just returned from my my annual trip to the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille – the best trip yet! The staff were as wonderful as ever and made me feel right at home from the moment of my arrival in total accord with the Lentille strapline of “Your home in the African wilderness”. I enjoyed 6 days of activities...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

So glad to see you here again, Emma.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Private cottages with separate living room areas. Each room has its own private butler and cook. Our room had 180 views from our bed. You see wildlife, sunrises from your bed. Wide choice of activities. We went bike riding, ATVing. I highly recommend the Bush Dinner. We have dietary restrictions and The Sanctuary accommodated us superbly. There is an unheated...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

We're so pleased you had a good time here. It was great to meet you.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is our second stay at the sanctuary at Ol Lentille, and it will no way be our last! This incredible breathtaking location with plenty of game and fantastic lodges is in our opinion second to none. The service is wonderful and full of genuinely lovely people who are always so happy to make sure every need is catered for....

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

It was great to have you here again, and thank you so much for your very kind words. We and all the Ol Lentille team appreciate them very much.

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The journey to our hotel in Ol lentille was unexpectedly adventurous. We arrived at Nairobi on the Thursday morning, then took on the 10-seater plane to Nanyuki in noon time. The one hour domestic flight was unforgettable as the plane was so small that you could feel every move of pilot to the plane, i almost felt like flying over...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The rooms, service and location of Ol Lentil are outstanding, but what made the trip one of the best I have had in Kenya are the people! Jill and John, who run the lodge are two of the kindest most dedicated people I have met in Kenya and their relationship with the community is inspiring. All the staff at the...

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

So good to have you here, Barb, and we're really happy you enjoyed your time out with Boni. Thank you for your very kind and humbling words.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Out of this world! Lives up to its name. Owner John (who avidly supports the local conservancy) & his staff went beyond the call of duty. Special mention for Bony 1 our driver/guide & Bony 2 our Butler. Long journey but well worth it! Spectacular setting. Utter luxury & divine decadence!

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john_elias, Owner at Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, responded to this review

Gill, Sheila and Jules, thank you so much for coming to visit us. It was a real pleasure having you here, and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. There is nothing more spectacular than waking up to a view so fabulous you cant describe it. while the birds chirp and the sun glimmers. The staff were all so lovely and hard working and take very good care of you. The house we stayed in was so gorgeous i felt like queen staying there. A trip to...

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Thank you so much for your review, and we're delighted you were so happy here.

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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Four luxurious architect-designed private houses in the bush, each with its own staff, personal Maasai guide and vehicle. Sleeps: 6+4+4+2=16. Fabulous pool and spa. Stunning scenery. Day and night game walks and drives, horse and camel-riding. Quad and mountain biking. Jogging trail. Croquet and boules. Or just chill out. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Address: PO Box 1512 | Nanyuki, 10400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County
Price Range: $1,203 - $2,373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanctuary at Ol Lentille 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Romantic cottages for two; family cottages close together; clusters of cottages for friends”
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“all rooms are in an excellent location.”
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“Enquire with John - all the houses are very different and lovely.”
  • The view from Lentille peak (a must-see)
824emmae, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not recommended if you are infirm or disabled due to the gradient of the stairs leading to the various houses within the facility.”
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  • Glass floor panels within The Colonel's House
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