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Naivasha, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Malu
Ranked #17 of 107 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
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207 reviews 207 reviews
51 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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
1 review
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 

Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

This little lodge located on a private forest reserve is a perfect getaway for a few days. We were there with friends and just relaxed. There are lots of nice activities as well. So, you can just relax and do nothing or fill your days with a few of the many acticities they offer. We went horse riding both mornings.... More 

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your most kind review, you clearly had a lovely stay and I am so happy. One of the joys of Malu being situated in its own private 1900 acres is that we are able to do night game drives, something that is forbidden in game parks. If I may be so bold as to point out one... More 

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
223 helpful votes 223 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 

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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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