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Treetops Lodge

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Treetops Lodge is no more the four-room tree house where Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II in February 1952, though there are plaques and photos in the hotel for memory of the legendary event. Besides its historical background, the present hotel offers the same opportunity as the original tree house intended for to see games right down there from...

2Thank Steve W
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Visited Treetops with my husband early Feb 2017 for 2 nights. It was my birthday weekend getaway. Unfortunately the hotel is totally run down. Needs a major refurbishment. The food is just plain ans not tasty. The staff don't look well trained. It was just terribly. Though nice & quiet but the Ambience is a 1 rating for me. Please...

2Thank Joanneshiru
New York
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Yes, we were tempted to stay at the Treetops Lodge after watching the Crown. Yes, we can brag we stayed at the same suite Queen Elizabeth had stayed in. Yes, we paid extra for that privilege :) The Lodge is quite disappointing; it is dated and tired looking. The rooms are tiny and feel claustrophobic (another reason we decided to...

1Thank jacek101
Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Our stay was some years ago. On arriving at Tree Tops, you are quickly shown in. Bedrooms are small. That doesn't really matter though, this is a truly unique place to stay. The view point at the top is good. Elephants , buffalo & a black rhino were seen when we stayed.

1Thank chip60
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Kenya is a beautiful country and the Aberdares certainly help that description. On first sight, Treetops is a stunningly strange lodge made up of treebark cladding on concrete and wooden stilts which overlook a couple of watering holes...sometimes full, sometimes dry depending on the season. A variety of animals wander around directly under your nose if you are in your...

4Thank Zardoz59
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I visited the hotel in October. I really enjoyed watching the flow of animals as they would scamper down the hillside, head to the watering hole for a drink and then run and hide along the and brush and trees. During the day, a large troop of baboons (I counted at least 40 and they were still arriving), came in...

1Thank heatgrul
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed at a number of hotels on our trip to Kenya and this by far the poorest- its not even the same building that had the Royal connection the original which was nearby and burnt down years ago The current building was refurbished about 4 years ago installing with ensuites replacing the communal bathrooms which guests werent happy with.We...

Thank D P
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Spent a night...but did not feel like departing from the place. The place is superb, the staff are very friendly and very welcoming. Christopher / Sylvia and Peter made our stay very memorable and it's a must come back. It's just a 3 hours drive from Nairobi making it an excellent weekend getaway. The food is very delicious and the...

Thank Jabs M
Winona, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I found the food very good and plentiful and the ambiance quite good. We saw good animal activity and especially liked the birds, particularly the crested crane. Our favorites were the many warthog families and how they related to each other. We also experienced a surprise visit of a bushbaby

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The final stop, you should do this venue first when visiting Kenya, as it is not so disappointing. for seeing game. Many buffalo but we were lucky too to see one elephant and one rhino when we were there the 2nd night and the only guests in the entire venue. Comfortable rooms with friendly staff though the food quality was...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Aberdare National Park, this world-renowned rustic Treehouse is over 80 years old and was recently fully refurbished. This game viewing lodge was originally built in 1932 and is famous as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne. The father King George VI died on 5th Feb 1952 the night she spent at Treetops while on honeymoon.Treetops lies in the path of an ancient Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mt Kenya National park, and is strategically sited right in front of a natural watering hole and salt lick.With large windows fitted in all guest rooms, restaurant and lounge guests can drink in the sight of Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and more from all areas including the view deck on top floor of the building. Die-hard animal lovers needn't worry about missed sightings, even into the early hours of the morning. An optional buzzer in the rooms alerts the guests when a spectacle is unfolding at the waterhole. Game drives and a lecture about Treetops are also available to the guests.This lodge-on-stilts is accessed through a gradual ramp to the top floor and a Tree grows right through the building. There are 36 en-suite guest rooms that include 3 spacious suites and 33 twin rooms that can be converted into double rooms. A disabled friendly room is located on the first floor. ... more   less 

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Address: Aberdare National Park, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
Price Range: RM966 - RM1,966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Treetops Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Treetops Hotel Aberdare National Park
Treetops Lodge Kenya/Aberdare National Park
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“Request an upgrade to one of the suites.”
jacek101, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a suite”
heatgrul, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Princess Elizaberth Suite”
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“Check for a larger sized room”
Girija199, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are beyond SMALL. Beds are rock hard. Don't get room 29 or any other room next to entrance door. Very noisy, lots of foot traffic”
AnthonyTheTruth, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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