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Off Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, Naivasha 20117 Kenya See on map
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Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Family Rooms
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Nishma S
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks agovia mobile
Very nice rooms, we were in Chui room with a lovely view of the garden. You can have your meals as you watch the zebra and giraffe graze away. Must visit their organic farm which is a source of their delicious food. Loved the sundowner after a walk round the sanctuary. Friendly staff and very good service.
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Haren S
Nairobi, Kenya
42
Reviewed 15 Aug 2018
Spent two nights there and thoroughly enjoyed. The service was excellent, in particular from Helen.
Fresh milk was brought every morning, oilve oil, salt, pepper, flour were provided at no extra charge. The place is extremely serene with animals grazing at your doorstep.
Wish it was just a little cheaper but will most certainly return!
1 Thank Haren S
Response from Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House
Responded 03 Oct 2018
Hi Haren S, Thank you for your message. We are happy to hear you had a memorable time and appreciated the efforts of all the staff and Helen in particular. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future, and don't hesitate to ask for a discount. Spread the word to you friends and family. regards,
Kamjo K
40
Reviewed 16 Jun 2018
I took a weekend off to stay at the cabins at Olerai in March 2018 with my wife on her birthday.

Olerai is a very beautiful place that is relaxing and only minutes away from Nairobi. I love the conservancy aspect where you interact with wild animals just outside your cabin. The cabins are also beautiful and well maintained. The food is very good.

Only bad thing about Olerai is time moves fast.
Thank Kamjo K
Response from Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House
Responded 03 Oct 2018
Hi Kamjo K, Thank you for taking to write a review on tripadvisor. We are glad you chose Olerai as the destination to celebrate your wife's birthday. We looking forward to hosting you, your friends and family in the near future. regards,
Peter E
157
Reviewed 21 Jan 2018via mobile
Friendly staff, best food we had in Kenya (from their own organic garden). House/room are built in local style, in no way luxurious but big & genuinly cozy. Wish we booked one more night. Zebra, giraffes, monkey & warthogs wandering in the garden.
1 Thank Peter E
Response from Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House
Responded 13 Apr 2018
Dear Peter E, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description on tripadvisor. We enjoyed hosting you at Olerai House and are glad to hear you had great time. We look forward to hosting you and your friends or family again in the future. Do not hesitate to recommend us.
Owen D
391
Reviewed 08 Dec 2017via mobile
My second trip here was as good as the first. The house and the bedrooms have a wonderful rustic charm yet are still very well appointed.

Food is wonderful and the staff are very kind and helpful. They were wonderful with our son even when I was being a slightly stressed father.

Best thing about olerai house is the proximity to nature. You are right there with the animals. Incredibly relaxing.

We will happily come for a third visit.
Thank Owen D
Response from Cynthia A, Marketing Assistant at Olerai House
Responded 13 Apr 2018
Dear Owen D, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description on tripadvisor. We enjoyed hosting you at Olerai House and are glad to hear you had great time and appreciated participating in conservation. We look forward to hosting you and your friends or family again in the future. Do not hesitate to recommend us.
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Description
Olerai House is the family home of Oria Douglas Hamilton, a native Kenyan of French-Italian origin. The house is nestled within a 400-acre wildlife sanctuary on the North shores of Lake Naivasha. It has More been open to guests since 1993, when it acted as a functioning farm. In 2001, it became a wildlife sanctuary and now has over 500 animals grazing harmoniously on its grounds. Zebras, giraffes, water buffalo, gazelles and monkeys greet you at breakfast in the morning, while a chorus of birds chirps overhead.The house is a web of five independent rooms, built from local materials, with beds made of vines, and walls inlaid with glass bottles. Rooms are each personally decorated by Oria with colourful Indian tapestries and local art. Three course meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the room rate, served on hand-made pottery and glassware. They are sumptuous affairs with fresh-baked bread, and soups and salads made from vegetables picked in the organic garden on the grounds.Olerai is the perfect weekend retreat from the bustle of Nairobi, and a wonderful haven for safari journers, eager for a cooler climate in the lush greens of Naivasha. The house is child-friendly and – need we say it? – animal friendly.Activities include:• Hiking up a gentle neighbouring hill with views over the Lake, accompanied by a Samburu warrior• Taking a boat ride through a small adjacent lake, home to 500,000 flamingos and large families of hippos• Walking among the animals in the sanctuary guided by expert on-site ornithologists and zoologists• Swimming in the pool while zebras curiously watch from an arm’s length• Reading a good book on the lawn amidst blankets and pillows• Having a sun-downer by the fire, indoors or out• Mount Longonot and Lake Nakuru National Park are within a one-hour drive Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Family Rooms
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$390 - US$600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Olerai House Hotel Naivasha
Location
Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$390 - US$600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Olerai House Hotel Naivasha
Location
Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
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dhart05
8 August 2015|
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Response from Barnskybeat | Reviewed this property |
Will set you back 250/300 US per night. Maybe more since it's high season now. Just email them and inquire. I also got the resident rate which will probably not apply to you.
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"Dairy house is very spacious"
harens2015
15 Aug 2018
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"If you going to the cabins, ask for cabins facing the open grounds - you will see animals from your room."
kamjok
16 Jun 2018
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"The rooms within the open grounds are wilder than the inside setting."
370bhavnak
16 Apr 2017
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"all rooms are different and offer different settings, we liked the one standing alone - but all of them..."
dmitry2009
07 Aug 2016
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