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Naivasha, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Malu Hotel is a small country hotel in a private forest reserve with fabulous views over Lake Naivasha about 95 kilometers out of Nairobi. Over the years I had heard such great reviews of this place that my expectations were very high when we set out for the Easter weekend. We got in late and were met by a very... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry for your initial underwhelming thoughts, but I am glad that you enjoyed your stay overall and that our staff looked after you well. The natural hot spring pool is natural and fed from underground springs - during the rainy season, this can become filled with run off... More

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 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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194 reviews 194 reviews
46 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Malu's accommodation is, quite simply, beautiful. This, coupled with an innovative restaurant and great service, in the middle of natural leleshwa, makes it very high quality. Bring your gumboots (a great investment at the local Bata store if your stay is during the rains), bring your book, curl up by the log fire after dinner, see the view of the... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you so much. We continue to work on value for money so we can tip you towards a full 5/5 on every aspect! - thank you and I hope you will come again soon. More

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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I love Malu, we've been to stay there twice now and it is a wonderful escape from Nairobi, and attracts plenty of Nairobi families looking for a break. It is peaceful, quiet and the children love being able to walk around, feed the animals, milk the cows and swim in the hot spring pool. My only complaint is that the... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are trying hard to keep our prices low, we haven't raised our prices in two years until this year and have only done so by about 10% - unfortunately inflation in Kenya in 2011 was unbearable with some food items increasing by up to 80% and the general rate... More

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We had the privilege of staying at Malu for one night this last Friday and it was wonderful. quiet, away from beaten track and exactly what me and my boys needed! An evening of good food, fire place and comfortable beds!! In the morning my kids milked cows, chatted to ducks and geese and saw horses and donkeys etc. Ate... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We shall work hard to increase our value for money at Malu. Though you will be happy to learn that since your stay we now have six brand new top of the range bicycles at Malu, with suspension on the two adults and two teenage size bikes as well as two new... More

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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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