The Emakoko

Reviews of The Emakoko

Excellent(98%) From 25 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 25 of our travellers who have visited The Emakoko, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs S, Herts, UK
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

Excellent service - wonderful location and good food

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Mr and Mrs J, Surrey, UK
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The very best spot in Nairobi

Our experience at The Emakoko was truly amazing. We were warmly greeted on our arrival, which was very late at night, and served a superb cold supper and drinks before being escorted to our rooms. The accommodation is first class and everything we needed was on hand. Our wake up call was prompt and friendly and the curtains of our room were opened to reveal a magnificent view across the valley into the Nairobi Game Park . Breakfast was served with courteous efficiency and bags collected for a prompt departure for Wilson airport. Anthony and Emma were on hand and very visible at all times and took pains to make sure we had everything we needed. All the staff came to see us off even though we had been there for only a few hours.

On returning to Emakoko after the safari, the same warm welcome was afforded us - excellent greeting with flannels and a refreshing drink followed by yet another delicious lunch. Even though we were only booked in for day rooms, the attention to detail and concern for our well being was exceptional, even to the extent of Yvonne, in the office, booking us in on line and printing boarding passes for our return flight. We had time to relax by the pool, enjoy tea and cakes, have a leisurely bath or shower and yet another superb 3 course meal before our departure to the airport.

The ambience of the hotel is incredible and all the staff are committed to providing the best service at all times. Emma and Anthony are to be congratulated on running such a wonderful hotel - I would love to return one day.

My only concern is that because of the location of some of the rooms - ours was number 9 - a steep climb of 144 steps, any elderly or physically challenged guests should be sure to ask for rooms close to the main reception area. However for us the view from the top was well worth the effort!

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Miss S and Mr P, Suffolk, UK
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko

Arriving at The Emakoko was a perfect way to start our week in Africa. A very warm welcome and a late supper prepared for us on our arrival.

Nothing was too much trouble.

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Mr and Mrs S, Dorset, UK
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Made very welcome

Our accommodation was first class. We were made very welcome and wish we could have spent a little more time there. The staff were very efficient and helpful.

The setting was lovely and our rooms had everything we needed with very attractive d├ęcor.

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Mr and Mrs B, Essex, UK
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

We much enjoyed this Lodge.

Well run, a good welcome, and again many chats invariably in Swahili, withe engaging and delightful staff.

The otherwise good bathroom had some awkward fittings for example if one dropped the soap/shampoo on one side of the bath it became almost impossible to retrieve.

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Mr & Mrs B from Belfast
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 0 nights
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Good base for Nairobi

We only spent about 8 hours in the Emakoko while waiting for our flight home to London. It's reasonably close to the International Airport, approx 40 mins drive and access to it is via the Nairobi National Park. It's a realy lovely hotel with individual bungalow type rooms. It's hard to believe that the major city of Nairobi is only a mile of so away.

Anton the manager greeted us on our arrival and was most attentive despite our short stay. His efforts at keeping us in touch with the final moments of the British Open Golf were much appreciated.

Standard of accommodation were excellent, it was great to have unlimited hot water for a change and it's an ideal place with which to start or end a safari in Kenya.

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Mr P and Ms F, London, UK
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

comfortable and efficient for overnight stay.
friendly welcome.

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Mr & Mrs Lysiuk from London
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Exploring with Rhinos

Great introduction to first time on Safari and to Africa. Wonderful hosts filling in for the owners but we wouldn't have known!

Wonderful food, very fresh and varied. The service was great from all the staff we met. Our game driver was fun and friendly and we learnt so much about the country and wildlife! We spotted lots of animals - giraffe, lion, rhino and hippos!

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The B family - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Emakoko review

All aspects excellent

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Mr and Mrs W, Cambridge UK
Arrived on: 15-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very good base for Nairobi

Anton and staff were very welcoming, and our room was spacious and comfortable. Given our age, the unavoidable drives through the National Park were rather taxing and a slight disadvantage, which would in no way put us off recommending the Emakoko. Looking out from our window at the acacia trees and the bush, it was impossible to think that we were so near a major city.

It was good to have time to visit the KarenBlixenMuseum, which was a personal request to James, our guide. We also took in the David Sheldrick Trust - disappointing because it felt more like a circus or zoo and there was not much to it. The late afternoon sessions may be better but are costly.

The food was good, better at light lunches than in the evening, when meat was rather chewy.

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