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Naivasha, Nairobi, Kenya
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Malu
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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Nairobi
2 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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Washington, DC
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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Nairobi
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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I went in November last year with my mother (over 70) and my son (under 2) and all three of us were enchanted by the place. Quiet and peaceful, great staff, delicious food. The farm was great for my little son who collected eggs and fed the chickens and even helped me milk a cow. I would recommend this place... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed it. We have plans for a little play area for children and some more farm animals - piglets soon we hope, and we have our new little puppy that has begun to steal guests hearts! - have a look at our Malu Facebook page for updates. More

ouagadougou
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19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Malu Farm is a fantastic place for a nice week end away from Nairobi. The cottages are absolutely fabulous: cozy, comfortable, clean, with a fireplace, and a fantastic view over Lake Navaisha. The food is fantastic, and the service impeccable. This is a great place for families: children can see and feed the farm animals, it is possible to hike... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - I am sorry that you didn't get to see much wildlife, they can do a good job of hiding! - I would recommend some night game drives as one can see quite a bit with a spot light and the car's headlights - game drives at night are not allowed in the National... More

New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This place is expensive, but you get what you pay for. The cottages are beautifully decorated! The food was pretty good. There are lots of activities for kids, but we just went to relax. The views from your cottage of the hills are stunning. They even bring you your dinner to your cottage if you don't feel like going to... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, and I am sorry if you feel that we are a little expensive - we do try so hard to keep our costs down, and in turn our rates, but the managing of the 2000 acres and trying to keep the highest quality in linens, food, included activities etc takes its toll on our... More

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

10 of and my friends and I had a fabulous time at the Malu treehouse this past weekend. The staff were AMAZING - kudos to Emmanuel and his team, who were more than generous and indulged our whims. The chef made an amazing spread - we were constantly eating. Beautiful views and the river just rushing beneath were a great... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you had fun at the Tree House - it is a special place. We have some improvements in the pipeline for the Tree House so hope to make it even better! It is a special and fun place though. More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
43 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Upon deciding we needed a break from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi, we booked one of the cottages at Malu, and what a break it turned out to be. We were greeted on arrival at the taxi by the fabulous Lazarus who presented us with hot towels to refresh us after our journey (we took a matatu from Nairobi... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative and honest review. You will be pleased to hear that we do now have some lovely 'soaps and smellies' from Cinnabar Green - they are very popular and we do run out from time to time (oops) - but they are now our standard! - so you will be... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We have been here quite a few times and still cherish the memories of our stays in 2007 and 2008, with very attentive personalized service, resident managers who were very involved and made sure all guests were OK, wonderful food with a lot of variety and reasonable prices. Unfortunately, they have not kept up the standards, perhaps due to changes... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Joe Traveller - I am sorry we were not up to standard. Please rest assured that since your visit we have worked hard to improve and think that by the response and reviews since, we are going in the right direction. I hope that you will visit us again and your review will state "better than it has ever been"... More

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Additional Information about Malu

Also Known As:
Malu Hotel Nairobi
Malu Hotel
Address: Naivasha, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 88 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Malu!Nestled in an ancient forest with sweeping views over the Great Rift Valley, Malu is a stunning getaway and the perfect base for exploring the Rift Valley and many national parks ...a magical encounter with Africa - just 90 minutes from Nairobi.Malu is a small country hotel offering luxury accommodation, superb service & acclaimed cuisine. On Malu's 1800 acre private forest reserve you have the freedom to walk and ride through one of East Africa's original highland forests, where leopard, buffalo and zebra roam. Our horses & mountain bikes provide a unique close encounter with this untouched wilderness.Malu is a stunning getaway destination as well as a perfect base for excursions to Lake Nakura National Park, Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island, Hell's Gate National Park and Kigio Game Reserve.Malu is a stunning getaway destination as well as a perfect base for excursions to Lake Nakura National Park, Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island, Hell's Gate National Park and Kigio Game Reserve. ... more   less 

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