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My wife and I visited Loldia in Feb 2022 with our two infants. It was definitely not the holiday we wanted or expected. We were utterly shocked and would think it is good for everyone else to know the comments made by the manager Heather. On the last day we had noticed that we were the only family without water bottles, and having stayed at other Governors camps knew that it was always given to all. So out of curiosity my wife asked the waiter as to why we didn't get bottles. He then went into the kitchen to ask Heather the same and her comment was "it drives me mad these people will take anything that comes for free". She knew she was in the wrong as she profusely apologized that evening and the next day morning. However such an ideology should not be tolerated by anyone. Other Points to note: Having confirmed that infants are allowed, upon arrival the manager told us to ensure that our my child keeps the noise down. This comment took us by surprise as he wasn't even making noise. We had initially only booked for 1 night, but decided since we are making our way there, we might as well stay for 2 nights. My wife had requested for the main room when making the booking due to the fact that it is slightly larger and also closer to the kitchen, which would make our stay easier given that we would require food/milk etc for the infants. This request was confirmed to us by reservations. It was on Thursday that the manager Heather wrote to the reservations office to say that there is someone staying in the room and she can give us room 5. It being not too far according to Heather, we were okay with the same. Heather then called me to say that since we have extended one more night she can no longer give us room 5 and instead room 7 which is further out as there is a booking for room 5. Having arrived there on Saturday morning, we observed that the room 5 that she initially had mentioned to us had guests checking in on the same day as us. They also checked out a day earlier than us. This got us thinking as to why would she have refused us the room? Having stayed at other Governors Camps - I would like you to note that the welcoming and goodbye we got from Loldia house is one that makes you think you have made a bad decision and probably never consider again. This has nothing to do with any of the staff - who by the way were very accommodating. I would definitely not recommend staying here.
The perfect way to start a holiday
We (me, my husband, 20 y/o son and 17 y/o daughter, spent 3 nights in Loldia, prior to flying to Il Moran for a safari. THE perfect way to start a holiday. Heather is a wonderful warm and invigorating host, full of enthusiasm and so keen to help my husband rediscover his childhood Naivasha memories. Gideon was totally on the ball as our guide and went above and beyond, walking Crater Lake with us, taking us to specific places we wanted to visit such as Gilgil, and accompanying my daughter on a spice-shopping expedition around Naivasha town. The boat trip on the lake is also a highlight. Oh, and Elias makes a great G&T! A wonderful place run by wonderful people. Thank you.
Exquisite stay in Colonial style home
Our stay at Loldia House was nothing short of five star. From the warm welcome by Heather and the team, to the excellent service from Constant and the rest of the front of house staff, no detail was overlooked. Set on the green shores of Lake Naivasha, dawn and dusk present the opportunity to spend time in the company of hippos, buffalo, and antelope species enjoying your morning cuppa or an evening tipple. Don't miss a trip on the lake to admire local birdlife and the daily life of fisherman sourcing their catch, our guide Gilbert was fantastic. The opportunity for local game drives on the ranch, or further afield at Crater Lake Game Sanctuary and Lake Nakuru National Park are absolutely worth the visit, and our guide Juma was both entertaining and exceptionally knowledgable. His patience and expertise was a privilege to experience during our stay. Both the cottages and the food were brilliant, adding to the already wonderful stay at Loldia. We hope we can return to Loldia House in the future and have no hesitation recommending the property to our family and friends. A big thank you to everyone at Loldia House from Bronwyn and Otis.
Great return visit
This was my second time in Loldia and we were greeted by Heather our host so warmly. The camp is on the shore of beautiful Lake Naivasha. We occupied the well appointed bungalows where there was a great view of the lake.log fire burning in the evening. Heather does all possible to make ones stay there enjoyable we loved the game drives and a night drive was always available. The food was delicious, perhaps too much all freshly cooked. I loved the evenings having dinner in the beautifully lit dining room enjoying sharing our experiences of the day with other guests. Thank you to the great staff and Heather for the care and attention she shows to each of us. I have to return!
I just love staying at Loldia
This was my 11th visit to Loldia since 1999. It is such a special place with a great location on the banks of Lake Naivasha. Accommodation is mainly in beautifully cottages with views across the garden and lake. The garden is very special - full of flowers and bushes and as a result many birds can be found. Several pairs of fish eagles are among the many water birds to be seen and an early morning boat trip is a must. Loldia House is on a large farm, a large potion of which is given over to plains game and in the evening hippos can be found quite some distance from the lake. At Loldia one can also go on a game drive after dinner - a lovely way to end an evening. For years I had hoped to see a leopard on my night game drive and this year …. I saw one - what a thrill. I should add that the food is delicious and service is excellent
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