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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Nice scenic place with a nice setting. Shame the hotel is not the same. Poor service, poor management. Staff do not care at all. Rooms are run down with leaking toilets. The food is awful for the price.

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

(actual visit Oct 2013 - just getting to this now) Nice, comfortable room. I felt room/bathroom/bed was in line with other mid range safari options. Perhaps not quite as polished as some. I enjoyed the food. The walking safari was different than my trips to Masai Mara and Sweetwater Ol Pejeta - you can walk because no "Big Cat /...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The hotel is placed in a beautiful scenic background but its a shame the staff take this for granted with their poor service. A lot of problems were encountered during the stay. We were firstly told that a VW Golf would be an appropriate vehicle to get there, however this was the not the case there is a very bumpy...

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2Thank Akash P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This Hotel is in a very very nice setting. The Hotel has tented rooms which are very nice. The beds are comfortable and they provide a lot of blankets which is strange when you arrive but in the middle of the night when temperatures drop to near freezing, you appreciate the blankets. Loads of very cute Monkeys around. Very nice...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 September 2015

i spent a weekend here and would recommend it for a quiet getaway for 2. the lake has hippos and one can take a boat ride here..the attendants know how to navigate the waters and avoid the hippos which can easily topple you over *shrieks*. There is an eating area jutting out into the water and is good for an...

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Thank Silas O
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is perhaps one of Kenya's least known and exclusive crater lakes to experience close to nature. Crater Lake is one of Naivasha's three lakes: others being the famous Lake Naivasha and Oloiden Lake. It is a tented camp built deep inside a crater lake and bustling with rich bird life and close encounters with hyenas, flamingos, Columbus and Rhesus...

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1Thank George K
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Great get away place. exclusive,personalized service, great ambience, friendly staff. I was more surprised when we were asked us what time we would like to have dinner & bfast as opposed to 'dinner is served at....' no check out time restrictions. we were taken to the sanctuary by a very friendly guide, planted a tree... we will definitely be back...

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Crater L, General Manager at Crater Lake, responded to this review

This time around we promise you more activities this time: bird watching with more than 400 species available, discovery sporting, tree planting, boat riding at the Crater Lake while being educated on how the lake was formed, Both day and night game drives, counting of the stairs. The nature walk coupled with sundowner are a loveable experience. Welcome to Crater...

Nairobi
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Don't expect 5* luxury. The rooms are OK, but certainly not great. Ours had decidedly dodgy plumbing and lethal wiring, but the view was spectacular. The resident troop of colobus monkeys is impressive, the birdlife is spectacular and diverse. There is a pleasant hike around the crater with a helpful guide available. The food was mediocre; the standard buffet is...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Crater Lake tented camp is named after Crater Lake where it is located. Crater Lake is part of the 3 Rift Valley lakes in Naivasha. They have a lovely swimming pool and a floating restaurant on the lake where you can have your meals as the restaurant sways back and forth.

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2Thank rbogonko
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Visited crater lake on a very short notice.Very impressed by their willingness to make the necessary arrangements for our accommodation. Arrival is through an earth road way after the crowded lake Naivasha hotels and resorts. Could do with more clear directions especially after Kengen estate and at the Kongoni centre. The establishment is a Very nice, rustic and secluded place....

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Address: Naivasha, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Price Range: $151 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“all same except the honeymooners which is outstanding but no privacy to the bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles Kibuchi2016, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms give you a view of the crater lake”
 of 5 bubbles collinsobano, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are some rooms that are on the upper side they are very spacious and some specific ones near the lake too are spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 283briann, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles JPatL94, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great views but remember to lock your tent or the monkeys will get you.”
 of 5 bubbles kaka17koko, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
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