Me and my boyfriend visited this hotel in Nov 06, we\'d always wanted to do a safari holiday in Kenya and we couldnt have picked a better place to stay then at Voyager.
I had read many reviews on this hotel before we left and everyone of them lived up to my expectations.
We booked the holiday through Kuoni who were brilliant and managed to get us a really good deal. We stayed AI and did a 3 day safari as part of the package to Tsarvo East and West.
Ariving at the hotel was a welcome relief as it was pouring with rain, which we were told was unusual this time of year, the private driver who picked us up at the airport reassured me that it would not stay like this, and it didnt!
When we got to the hotel the ...
staff were amazing, took are bags, let us sit down and relax, gave us a nice drink and some flannels to wash our faces with.Read More
The Voyager is based around a ship theme and is quite large, so trying to work your way round the hotel is an adventure in itself, very interesting though just to have a walk around it and the staff and animation team are so friendly, they will stop and have a chat to you about anything, or even a game of darts or pool!
There are 3 pools, one \"relaxing\" pool which overlooks the beach/sea, very relaxing!! Another one which is more aimed at children and has a slide, the other pool is next to the bar area, this is where we wouldpark ourselves most days, easy access!
There is also a very wide and excellent menu choice, as i said before the hotel is based around a ship theme and every day we dock into a different port, therefore the menu changes daily, we stayed for 10 nights and never had the same food twice! Curry, fish, chicken (chips!), spaghetti, you name it and they had it, always served piping hot and very fresh. It didnt matter if you were late birds in the morning either as there was still plenting of food for those late breakfast diners! Also the lunch menu was great, you could opt for the buffet style or like we did a couple of times and order pizza\'s that they cook to order for you from the bar, no extra charge for this.
There is also a seafood/pizza restaurant which you will need to book a table, but no extra charge, would definitely recommend this as its in a little cove wihtin the hotel and there is authentic african singers that play in the background, very friendly and not in the slightest annoying.
The hotel room was brilliant, good size and although we only paid for a garden view room, we ended up with a sea-view and it was amazing, would recomend the upgrade. Maids cleaned the room daily and air-con was great, there was mozzie nets that went around the bed, not those annoying ones that fall from the ceiling onto you at night!
Entertainment was good too, very different selections every night from fire eaters to bands! Everyone at the hotel did their upmost best to make everyone have a good time. Staff were also keen to teach us african phrases we were thought was great and we got friendly with one waiter and every night he would teach us a new word!
The safari was AMAZING!! We were picked up early in the morning, but we were so excited are adrelin kept us awake in the day, we had a game drive in the morning, then eould visit our lodge to stay at night at lunchtime and have some lunch, then one for an afternoon game drive. All of the lodges that we stayed at were brilliant, staff again at these were great too. Very keen to answer any questions you have about the animals/wildlife.
One lodge that we stayed (cant remember the name!) had a log tree just outside, and at 10pm they would hang meat on it and leopards would come up and eat from the meat! We saw all the big 5 and many more including a scorpian!
For a couple in their early 20\'s we enjoyed everything about this holiday and the staff at the holiday and rep from Kunoi and safari guides could not have done enough for us, thank-you for making our time in Kenya so special!
Would i stay at this hotel again, MOST DEFINITELY!!
Tour Operator: Kuoni