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Malu

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Naivasha, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good time in the Treehouse. What a beautiful view from the veranda and master bedroom, looking staight onto the hippos in the river! The kitchen was well-equiped. We did horseriding, milked a cow and went with a guide around the area. Our guide was very knowledgable about the animals and vegetation and we learned a lot.... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stayed there two nights. The environment is amazing and it is one of the best place to rest: something different. Unfortunately some guests are not ready to experience the bush and we saw scenes very unfortunate with the staff. Us we had a great experience, with a nice staff. The manager has worked hard to satisfy all our exigencies.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were very disappointed about the state of the tree house. Not at all what is advertised in the site. Toilet was not working, shower broken, no privacy in one of the bathrooms and rain coming in through the walls. If it rains it is very dangerous to drive down and up the 3 km from the restaurant. Four wheel... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Malu is a nice alternative to Lake Naivasha. 2.7 kms past the Kobil station on A104 between Naivasha and Gilgil you take a right at the Malu sign. Be careful! You might miss it! Drive about 11 kms into the hills by following the "Malu" signs on a dirt road. My Toyota Corolla made it but a 4 x 4... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Just returned from a wonderful overnight stay at Malu. The cottages were comfortable and cosy, with plenty of private space for the family to enjoy the peaceful setting. The food was tasty. And the staff were excellent, especially the guide Stephen, who was incredibly accommodating. Thank you for a great weekend.

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review, and thank you for pointing out some of our staff by name so that I too may thank them for making your stay so enjoyable, I'm glad that you had a fun time. I hope that you will come back to Malu again in the future. Many thanks. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It was absolutely perfect family day out. All that I could hear was my kids screaming in delight. They went on a horse ride, held a rabbit, fed ducks, geese and chickens, sang Baa-Baa black sheep to sheep, and had amazing ride in a donkey cart. Amazing and tranquil place. We stayed for lunch. The food was very good and... More 

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Malu. I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip and we shall work on our value for money expectations for you. We are sometimes stumped by additional costs posted by agents which don't truly reflect the actual costs of Malu that I think are extremely fair and reasonable when taking into account... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Being a Nairobi resident, it was nice to get out of town for a quiet few days. however, we also brought visitors from England. Rustic was fine, but not many animals and it was MILES on rough road to get there. The staff were lovely and helpful. Beds are comfortable, but if it rains at night, it is very noisy... More 

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give Malu an honest review. Malu is 11km from the main Naivasha highway - I wish I could say that we could fix the location for you to get a better review - but we are where we are, and I love it, I love that we are far enough from the road... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Second time here for my birthday. Again, really really love this place! This time we didn't even bother going to the pool or main lodge, we just read and played Monopoly. As I've said before, very well equipped and clean and the staff very nice. Please add more bright lights to the lounge, it is so dark we cannot read!... More 

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for you really kind review and for taking the time to offer us a very good suggestion as to how we can make your stay even better - I've taken your comments regarding the light in the lounge on board - and will will fix that for you - you are quite right, a reading light or two... More 

Kenya
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed in the tree house for one night and it was just perfect! The room, kitchen area and all the utensils were very clean which was nice to arrive to. Beds were very comfortable with hot water bottles put in at night. It gets very cold early in the morning and after dark. The staff were really friendly and... More 

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

I am so happy your 'little ones' had fun at Malu and the staff looked after you so well. It is so nice to hear that and thank you for taking the time to write a review on Malu - we shall push ourselves to get a full 5/5 review from you next time. I hope that we will be... More 

Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Malu was serene and lovely, with welcoming staffs and great food! It was a perfect place to switch off. The room was cozy and with great view and a big nice balcony. We enjoyed the fireplace and a very nice hot bath! The internet was not available in the room but I think this is actually better as we could... More 

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for your really lovely review. I am grateful for you taking the time to write about your stay, and in such kind words. I am sorry that the internet wasn't working - it can be a little temperamental in the rooms (with the help of the monkeys jumping on the antenna most of the time) - I... More 

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