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Dea's Gardens Guest House

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A very beautiful house and garden. We stayed in the lovely rondavels in the garden which were amazing, loads of room!! We'd been in the Masai Mara for the last few days so this was super luxury for us!! We sat at the tables near the house and were served coffee and home made cake which was lovely and relaxing.... More 

Thank sparklie_em
Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Naivasha is famous for its lovely lake, unfortunately, Deas is quite a long walk to the lake, contrary to the Website says. The rooms are well kept set in the well manicured garden. The pool is quite small pool with icy cold water. Food is average, nothing special. The guest house slightly overpriced in my opinion. Its ideal for overnight... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Just spent s night here and wish we could have stayed longer. The grounds are wonderful, the enthusiasm and friendliness of Joseph who doesn't know the word "no" , the warmth of Dea are a perfect compliment to this beautiful, very well kept, stately home. We stayed in the guest cottages which are nicley appointed, quite roomy and with full... More 

Thank Richard248
Nairobi, Kenya
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220 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Stayed here for one night with friends visiting from out-of-town. The rooms were very comfortable and warm with Kikoy bedspread and firm pillows. The hot water took forever to come through the pipes but when it did was ample. The grounds were a bit damp when we were there, but they were beautiful. There is a nice heated swimming pool... More 

Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2016

At this moment I am staying here,and find it very peaceful, food is family cooking and very tasty ,because of shade over the rooms it is cool in the night time,the garden are full of flowers in blossom , the mane house is a good place to site down read a book with a glass of wine, the staff are... More 

Thank Michael F
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We stayed at new year and needed to change our booking. They couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. Beautiful gardens and pool in a lovely spot on the edge of the lake, you can walk down there through the gardens to take a lake safari, amazing. Really well set up for young families with pool toys, a sandpit etc.... More 

Thank Jane B
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We stayed here just for one night on a tour with Mara Explorers. The room was lovely (although the mattress on the single bed was a bit hard and it got a bit cold in the night), the grounds are stunning and very tranquil. Dinner was lovely, the food was beautifully cooked and all the guests sit and eat together... More 

Thank cfmward
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Beautiful garden surrounding and inside the property,there is a trampoline and sand pit for young kids to enjoy. The food is basic, but extremely good. The only problem with this hotel is that there is no wifi for iphones and all electronic devices.

Thank Taraz L
Moscow, Russia
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Dea is a Tanzanian lady whose late husband moved to Africa from Switzerland in his youth. He set up a seed business and over the years they built this stunning property on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Now she runs the place as a guesthouse, with one main building and two further cottages in the gardens. We were treated like... More 

Thank Kotinka
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Lovely place,very child friendly,execellent food and above all homely. We had a great weekend. The kids loved the sand pit and the toys. The staff were great and the chef delivered on the meals. Will definitely be back!

Thank MumbiMubari

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Address: South Lake Road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Number of rooms: 5
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“We stayed in the family villa. Ask for mosquito nets.”
 of 5 bubbles tarazl2015, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“En suite bathrooms in some rooms, choose a cottage if it is available!”
 of 5 bubbles allygirl60, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in one of the cottages (pink in colour). Room allocations depend on the size of your group.”
 of 5 bubbles 80njerin, 9 May 2015 | Read review
“Make sure there is a mosquito net for peace of mind.”
 of 5 bubbles 123Tourist123, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Rooms inside are cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles MaolMuire, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
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