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Naivasha, Nairobi 20117 , Kenya
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Malu
Ranked #28 of 91 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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El Sobrante, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

My wife and I spent 5 restful days and nights in this remote part of Kenya. Getting there is a challenge but once there one can relax and enjoy the quiet restful aptmosphere of the lodge and surrounding cottages. The restaurant is well managed and provides a good food wine and aselection of vegtables and greens grown in their own... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon. More

Nairobi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Malu Lodge was great for a quiet weekend away. The rooms were very comfortable and each cabin has its own fire-place and a balcony at the front which is great for enjoying the view. The only drawbacks were the 10km of dirt road to get there and the unexpected unavailability of credit card facilities which made paying at the end... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Dear Starush, thank you for your kind review - I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The road access around the Government 'Dairy Training Institute' can sometimes be a little unkempt but I hope that our roads on Malu were acceptable, as we have a constant team on road upkeep. We do accept both Visa and Mastercard at... More

Brüssel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Yes, it is quiet. And not much is happening at Malu Lodge. The cottages are beautiful - we were in a very spacious big one woith 2 bedrooms and a great fireplace - and the view is breathtaking. Our two girls (9 and 11) loved the horseriding and we enjoyed the nature walk. The friendly dog Tanga was quickly adopted,... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - I'm sorry about the power failure, it has become the norm in Kenya these days - hopefully our large new generator will be on line very soon, so we won't be totally reliant on the Kenya Power and Lighting Company. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to Malu... More

Nairobi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

I went to Mlau with great expectation to spend a lovely week end in a nice place, with good food and good service. The place is nice, I can confirm but service and food are really poor and definitely much below the average quality for the rate applied. Very disappointing also because I wrote to the management to complain and... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Dear Nicoletta B. Thank you for your feedback, I don't seem to have received a complaint, but would really like to know more so that I can work on whatever issues affected you, your review isn't very specific - of course such a poor review on Trip Advisor is harsh, especially on value for money, which is what we really... More

Nairobi
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Well its a quiet place so if all you require is quietness then it the place to go. Went for a honeymoon four nights and all I can for say we have paid less for better deals. There is no wow factor to it from the time you arrive. Staff are friendly and helpful. There is only one menu for... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Dear 'Sparks'. Thank you for your review, and I am sorry that Malu is not what you expected. I can't apologise enough for the vehicle being out of action. We are a small lodge, situated in our own private forest sanctuary and peace, quiet and tranquility is what we love, we are not a fast, furious activity lodge, and don't... More

Nairobi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We stayed at Malu over the weekend in one of the cottages and had a great time despite the cold weather. The provided lots of firewood for the fire place. The Italian food is good and the service great. We also visited the plunge pool which is a must visit. The donkey carts were quite fascinating though we did not... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Malu and hope that you will come back again soon. More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Our stay in Malu was helped by the friendly staff and excellent views, but from the onset, the services at malu did not meet the value for our money. First the "Italian restaurant" had no red wine, the food was no better than average and the quality kept going down as we stayed on, and even though we had thought... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you for your review and I'm sorry for your disappointment at Malu. I can only apologise - you will be pleased to hear that the source of the leak was found and repaired and that we now have some delicious 'smellies' in the bathrooms as standard, your point well taken from a lovely local company. I wasn't... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Had an amazing weekend away from Nairobi at Malu Farm. Though is poured it down, this added to the charm of being in the bundu, squelching in the mud, and cleared the sky up for amazing views down to Mt. Longonot. Service was slow though for such a small place. We had wanted to have a glass of wine from... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

I know what you mean about the geese and the ducks - since making the 'Manager's House' - or 'Tanga's House' as it is now known (after Tanga the little dog that lives there and that is so loved by all that visit Malu) - available to guests, some love the farm noises, others hope their children sleep a little... More

Blantyre, Malawi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

Less than 2 hrs from Nairobi and we had a fantastic stay at Malu. Kids were thoroughly entertained with what was on offer at this 'ranch' - from milking cows, feeding chickens, donkey cart rides, bathing in the hot spring, horse riding, walking... it goes on. Kids LOVED it - which meant we were very happy. Food was just excellent.... More

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back again very soon. You will be pleased to know that in Jan 2012 we have just bought a whole selection of brand new bicycles, with suspension, for both adults and children to explore Malu! More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2010

Away from the Main Road, nestled in the escarpment above Lake Naivasha is Malu Lodge, home away from home in every way. Great home cooked food of delicate nature and portions. Rustic concept but solid and very cosy with always a fire on hand in either the cottage or in the restaurant to fend off the cold but refreshing evening.... More

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Address: Naivasha, Nairobi 20117 , Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Malu Hotel Nairobi

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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
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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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