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Naivasha, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Malu
Ranked #17 of 105 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

Senior Contributor
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

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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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