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Naivasha, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Malu
Ranked #30 of 96 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went to Malu for three days. My wife and I, three children under ten and my parents. We stayed in the Treehouse and catered half of our meals ourselves and had half in the restaurant. The Treehouse has a beautiful wild feel and we were very happy there. Perched on a rise overlooking the river. Barak got a fire... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give Malu an honest review. It is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again at Malu - perhaps some tubing down the river, night game drives, sundowners at the very top of the ridge will tempt you back! More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to Malu again after been there twice in the last 2 years and had a terrible experience (small group of 3 families, 6 adults and 9 kids). When we arrived we discovered that they having only 2 rooms and not 3 rooms as booked by our agent, the lodge staff was not able to explain why and we... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

As your review and the review after you are ostensibly the same booking, giving the same review, I shall reply to both. I feel that your review is deeply unfair and unwarranted. In the first instance, your booking was made by through an Agent - Our Booking Sheet, which was sent as confirmation to your Agent clearly showed which rooms... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went to Malu again after been there twice in the last 2 years and had a terrible experience (small group of 3 families, 6 adults and 9 kids). When we arrived we discovered that they having only 2 rooms and not 3 rooms as booked by our agent, the lodge staff was not able to explain why and we... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

As your review and the review after you are ostensibly the same booking, giving the same review, I shall reply to both. I feel that your review is deeply unfair and unwarranted. In the first instance, your booking was made by through an Agent - Our Booking Sheet, which was sent as confirmation to your Agent clearly showed which rooms... More

London,
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We loved our 3 night stay at Malu. The cottages are charming and rustic, with comfortable beds, roaring fires and great attention to detail. I was slightly put off by the previous poster who complained that the cottages were rundown but am glad I paid no attention. If you want pastiche safari style this is not the place, but if... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your honest review of Malu, it really is so nice for someone who has had such a lovely time to take the trouble to write a review, thank you. It is interesting to see the reviews of Malu, and one persons charm and quiet luxury is definitely not for the person wanting an "everything perfect... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Loved it, loved it, loved it! The staff was great, and the food delicious. We stayed at Mahindu Cottage which was nice, and our dog enjoyed the grounds! We even took a game drive in the night and DH went bird watching. Will be back! The road was terrible though, and we didn't have an SUV :-(

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We do welcome dogs, and Malu is a heaven for them to explore and run and run and run. They are always welcome. I'm sorry the road up was a bit bad - sadly the road to Malu doesn't belong to... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

From horse riding to bird watching, and buffalo too, this was a true escape to nature. A group of ten of us were made to feel totally at home, and the cottages were extremely romantic. All the staff were fantastic - just very sweet. The location was wonderful for nearby game parks, and we enjoyed the feeling of being far... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Malu and hope that we will be able to welcome you back again one day soon. We always appreciate our delighted guests taking the time to tell us of the brilliant things as much as we appreciate the need for some guests to remind... More

Nairobi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Malu Farm is really run down and needs a thorough clean up especially the cottages and bathrooms! They were dusty and full of cobwebs! We spent 2 nites in the cottages and the bugs and cobwebs were there despite the beds being done! The food definitely needs to be improved......not Italian at all as per your website Waiters should know... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry that you feel Malu is "run down" - We received some lovely reviews from other guests staying at the same time as you and I looked into your complaint to see if there was something underlying - and I am not sure - we had guests who extended their stay over... More

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Malu is a beautiful lodge in a private forest reserve about 95 kilometers out of Nairobi. We got in after they were done serving lunch but they were still kind enough to go back to the kitchen and prepare lunch for us. A very friendly service man - Joseph explained where our cottage was (not an easy feat to get... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for your kind review. It is often that people take the time to review when they have a complaint, rather than when they have a wonderful time - so I am deeply appreciative of those that take the time to leave a kind review when they have had a good time. Thank you and we look... More

Washington, DC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The staff at Malu Lodge are absolutely lovely. From the ladies who set up a fire for you in the evening, to the staff in the restaurant, they are delightful people. They also go the extra mile to make sure children have a wonderful experience. They love setting up donkey cart rides and showing the kids how to milk the... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry your room was not up to our high cleanliness standard and I am appalled by the idea of a "dirty loo seat" - I am mortified and please accept our deepest apologies - I hope that it was only dirt in terms of dust! With regards pricing... More

Nairobi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Maul is a beautiful farm with lovely cottages. The rooms have a fireplace which makes the rooms quite cosy and warm. The meals provided are really good from breakfast to the in room dinner service for when you want to eat in. I spent two days in malu and enjoyed every bit of it. If you are looking for a... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind and honest review. You will be pleased to hear we have cleared even more area around the treehouse to make that special area even more fun! We look forward to welcoming you back. More

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Additional Information about Malu

Address: Naivasha, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Malu Hotel Nairobi

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