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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Beyond beautiful. Everything from the staff to the luxury accommodations were beyond words. Amazing is a perfect word. Welcomed with smiles and lots of help, serene environment. The food was beyond great. A separate "hut" looking accommodation, you can see in their photos, was so clean, so comfortable. We could walk outside the grounds alone, with a nice map from...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Warmly and invitingly received by Francis - who served as "concierge and Maitre D' which is quite surprising considering the place seems like it can only comfortably accommodate 10 to 15 people max. Others that we met - Esther, Peter, Barasa, Ezekiel - all received us with a genuine warmth that we saw also extended to each other. Food was...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Amazing Kenya Retreat (AKR) is tucked away somewhere in the quiet hotbed of romance and tranquility. Driving to AKR is quite an experience, with small and creatively crafted stones providing direction along the way, one gets a thrilling experience site seeing before arriving at the AKR. The AKR is a small facility and ideal for people who value and need...

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nairobi
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

The lodge is set in Maanzoni area. It is a nice surprise. The booking process was pleasant. We were received by polite staff who were very eager to help. Got cold towels and juice before we were briefed on meal times. We were shown to the room which is a lovely rondavel. It was very nice and simply decorated for...

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Accra
Reviewed 6 July 2015

What a peaceful place! The gardens are beautiful, the service is excellent, and the food is great! Just a short drive out of Nairobi made for an easy last-minute weekend getaway. Great for enjoying a book and watching the sunset over the valley. All the rooms have great views overlooking the valley, with enough distance in between to give you...

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Nairobi
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We stayed here for a weekend with my family. Instead of always going to Naivasha, Nakuru, etc...this place is very close to Nairobi and you are directly in the full nature. There is quite some wildlife and lots of birds. The lodge in like 10 minutes from Mombasa highway and has only 5 rooms. The rooms are very good. This...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We stayed in Amazing Kenya and by the name this place is amazing, We really enjoyed the ambiance and truly dedicated staff... It is surrounded with natural trails and wildlife, best is that this place is near to Nairobi which makes this place a must go choice of the peoples looking for a relaxed time.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Friends of ours had recommended Amazing Kenya after they'd stayed there recently. At first, the name led us to believe that this was a bigger, resort-like place. But as it turns out, Amazing Kenya is a charming place - only 5 rondavels (guest houses) and 1 main building housing the lounge/living room and dining room. There is an additional house,...

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Reviewed 9 April 2015

Our stay at Amazing Kenya Retreat was nothing short of amazing. The sense of seclusion and privacy allows to you to fully immerse into the surrounding nature. The staff's subdued yet courteous service adds to the relaxing experience. Ideal for anyone who is looking for peace and to get away from it all. I highly recommend watching the sunset from...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 24 November 2014

It really is a hidden treasure not far from the city. I loved the atmosphere that makes you feel intimate with nature. The size of the establishment is another plus for a solitude seeker. You will enjoy the sense of privacy that it offers together with the wonderful staff of the place. The walk up to the rock for the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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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)
At Amazing Kenya Retreat you can enjoy full board luxury accommodation in an eco friendly Kenyan setting. A real bush experience in African Savannah grassland with wonderful wildlife, only 40 minutes away from Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Nairobi National Park. The food is excellent and all plate service. Choice of vegetarian, fish or meat. Very private Lodge, perfect for weekend getaway's. We are a small scale, eco-friendly luxury resort with 5 private guesthouses. It combines the real savannah bush experience with comfortable private housing, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. The African style guesthouses are strategically located to assure stunning views and optimal privacy. You can sit back and relax on your own private verandah overlooking Maanzoni while enjoying your favourite drink. The dining room and lounge area are tastefully decorated and two fireplaces offer coziness and warmth for the cool evenings. This Lodge is located in the middle of Maanzoni, which is a beautiful Savannah Grassland estate in the hearth of Lukenya. Sitting on your verandah, you can enjoy the spectacular view offered by the Savanna plains and when the sky is clear you can see Mount Kenya, 150 kilometers to the North. The big variety and large number of animals in Maanzoni range from Giraffe, Zebra's, Elands and Antelopes to many different East African Bird species. The 5 guesthouses are traditional African style Rondavels. Carefully situated, creating a lot of privacy, each Rondavel offers a double bedroom and a fully equipped bathroom. The large windows and double glass doors create a spectacular view from the bedrooms, overlooking the slopes of Maanzoni. On the horizon you will see Mount Lukenya in the west, Mount Kenya in the north and to the east you can see the hills where the local Akamba people live. The private veranda with safari chairs allows you to enjoy your stay at Amazing Kenya Retreat even more. The Rondavels have been constructed in such a way that it looks like they are emerging from the ground. This effect has been created by tilting the roof At Amazing Kenya Retreat you can enjoy full board luxury accommodation in an eco friendly Kenyan setting. A real bush experience in African Savannah grassland with wonderful wildlife, only 40 minutes away from Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Nairobi National Park. You will feel home away from home. Excellent food and fully stocked bar. Private guesthouses with verandah. Amazing Kenya Retreat is a small scale, eco-friendly luxury resort with 5 private guesthouses. It combines the real savannah bush experience with comfortable private housing, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. The African style guesthouses are strategically located to assure stunning views and optimal privacy. You can sit back and relax on your own private verandah overlooking Maanzoni while enjoying your favorite drink. The dining room and lounge area are tastefully decorated and two fireplaces offer coziness and warmth for the cool evenings. We are located in the middle of Maanzoni, which is a beautiful Savannah Grassland estate in the hearth of Lukenya. Sitting on your verandah, you can enjoy the spectacular view offered by the Savanna plains and when the sky is clear you can see Mount Kenya, 150 kilometers to the North. The big variety and large number of animals in Maanzoni range from Giraffe, Zebra's, Elands and Antelopes to many different East African Bird species. You don't have to pay park fees and can enjoy walking or biking between many non predators like Giraffe, Zebra, Antelopes, Wildebeest and and many other animals and birds. The 5 guesthouses are traditional African style Rondavels. Carefully situated, creating a lot of privacy, each Rondavel offers a double bedroom and a fully equipped bathroom. The large windows and double glass doors create a spectacular view from the bedrooms, overlooking the slopes of Maanzoni. On the horizon you will see Mount Lukenya in the west, Mount Kenya in the north and to the east you can see the hills where the local Akamba ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amazing Kenya Retreat

Address: Maanzoni Estate | P.O. Box 2539, Machakos 90100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Eastern Province > Machakos
Price Range: $350 - $534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Stroll outside the grounds while there's still light to take in zebras, gazelle, wildebeest and even the occasional giraffe.”
  • Our welcome to our room..
 of 5 bubbles buckinsand, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in Punda Milia (rondavel name) and it was perfect, I guess they are all perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles The_Oj1, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“all rooms have a good view on the conservancy”
 of 5 bubbles jeanr62, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“This place have 3 Individual Rooms and one Joint Banda suitable for 4 PAX.”
 of 5 bubbles 007Ashu, 25 May 2015 | Read review
“The two rondavels (huts) in the middle have the best views (for those not sharing a twin room, which are on the right side).”
 of 5 bubbles 867philr, 24 May 2015 | Read review
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