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Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge

Jumia TravelUS$128*
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Tafaria. So i cannot bring myself to write anything negative. The manager was extremely helpful and so were the staff members. The place has so much to do. If you are going with kids, they will have a field day. Going as a couple is also nice as you will have a lot to do as you bond....

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Thank Denis Y
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Tafaria just before Easter and had a lovely time, the staff are so welcoming and hospitable. The grounds are picturesque and it was so interesting to learn about George Tafaria and how he built "castles in the air" I would highly recommend a city detox in this quiet, calm, tranquil place.

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Thank Manda K
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were not sure about going to the castle we did it partly because its one of the hotels offered on dream trips from World ventures and were curious to see if it was any good!!!* Turned out to be the best decision. Its a perfect getaway from madness in the city . Peace and quiet . The Scenery just...

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Thank abdulnaseemd
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Peaceful atmosphere , the castle very beautiful and unique .The staff very hospitable and to crown it all yummy food. .Excellent buffet presentation.Been there twice and looking forward to visiting many more times

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Thank christinenjeru93
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went out on a business trip and after a four hour journey from Nairobi arrived at this very beautiful sight. The reception was great and yet with the magnitude and beauty of this place needs to be matched with thier food and beverage side. The meals definitely need to improve. Otherwise a great destination for peace and quiet. A...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

One word;Tranquility. Tafaria is surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere. From the moment you step into the castle you really get a sense of ease. My morning view was beautiful as my picture shows. There are many activities you can partake in ; Such as archery , horse riding , visiting a nursery school(more outreach based) and luxurious swimming. Tafaria is...

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed over the weekend on their lords room. Excellent grounds, excellent staff, concerned management, a lot of free additionals ie, wine and food, and all round great experience. Did I mention how excellent the place was!

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Thank George M
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Drove from Nairobi to Tafaria castle ..... I had 7 adults and one infant. We got there and the guard was really welcoming. We were well received at the castle. From there things went south really fast, we ordered for food and it took ages. An hour and a half Later the waiter told us the chefs were too busy...

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3Thank Ken R
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 23 December 2016

service was very very poor esp food and room service.castle height not so much. average 3 story building. rooms r costlier than its worth.... worth visit once if u fancy living in a castle fairy tale.

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Thank kaberimajumder
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a remarkable fantasy destination in Kenya. Who would have thought a modern medieval castle can be built from scratch! I would say the hotel and its design is an architectural marvel and it is a location worth visiting. The rooms and hotel staff are all top class. I only visited the hotel for a few hours and look...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge

Address: Nyeri-Nyahururu Road | Near Aberdares National Park, Nyeri 10100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Nyeri
Price Range: $191 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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“Go for Knight rooms. They are a good compromise”
418denisy, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“take lords court or room with balcony”
kaberimajumder, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“not applicable”
I3336WWjamesw, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room that has a view of the main hotel, pool and swings.”
Zazorah, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Carry warm clothing, it gets quite chilly when going to the restaurant for dinner or breakfast from the rooms.”
155kennedyg, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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