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Mdawida Homestay

Sun Valley Estate, Phase 1, House # 135 | Otienda, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful home stay. We love the host and her family. The Internet is the best we found in all the places we stayed at in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. It's actually working! We used transport to get there (about 25$ each way) but it's worth it. The home stay is cheap and adding the transport it... More 

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Steven, we enjoyed having you here, we definitely had some great laughs. We are honored and we hope when you visit Kenya again you will stay with us. By the way you still owe us a joke remember? More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My friend and I stayed here on our very first night in Africa. Serah and her family are GREAT! They picked us up at the airport, and even though we arrived late Serah was there to welcome us and sit and chat for a few minutes. Our flight the next day was delayed for another day and she was very... More 

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Salzburg Region, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My girlfriend and me came to Nairobi and booked this homestay 30 minutes before we arrived there. Nonetheless the room was already cleaned, there was warm water and a watercloset and the owners and their kids were very friendly. All in all a nice place to stay when you want to save some money for other tings.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You know how great it is when you're going to a strange city for the first time but you have a friend of a friend to stay with? And they have a room for you and quickly make you feel at home, and feed you dinner, and advise you about where to go for this or that, and set you... More 

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I've been to the Mdwaida homestay several times now, and it is a great place to stay in Nairobi. Serah and Ron make you feel right at home, and they can advise you about anything and everything in and around Nairobi. I wanted a short trip to see more of Kenya's amazing scenery in the West of the country where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My brother and I visited Nairobi, before and after our safari to the Mara. While in Nairobi we stayed at Mdawida. It is a wonderful homestay. Serah made sure we felt always at home. Her brother Steve is a wealth of information. On our last day in Kenya, we used his services for taking us around Nairobi - he is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I highly recommend staying at the Mdawida Homestay! I have been traveling to and from Kenya for more than four years now and have also stayed for extended periods of time due to work, each of which I stayed at the Mdawida's and had a wonderful experience. The Homestay offers a very vibrant atmosphere, which will immerse you into the... More 

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Zach, I don't know where to begin, the small brother I never had. We have been family for the longest time through thick and thin, through the kids calling you Gack to finally proper pronunciation Zach. We have seen each other through all manner of situations, that is what family is about. Mdawida Homestay is your home, always welcome and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I had the chance to stay at the Mdawida Homestay for 4 months, from May to September 2014. I was working at a coffee business around 30 minutes from the homestay. As a student from Canada and as my first time in Kenya (or Africa at all) I was looking for an accommodation that would be as much of a... More 

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

JONAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are you? We miss you Chin-Can, bet you had forgotten that. We enjoyed having you here, you were one of the boys for sure. Thank you for the review, it was spot-on, hope when you come again you can be part of us. Cheers. More 

Paros, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Highly recommended! The Mdawida's are a wonderfully genuine and accommodating family, and their home and neighborhood are comfortable and convenient. Ronnie and Serah are helpful in so many ways, and the food is so good! I want to visit Africa again, since there's still so many countries I didn't get a chance to see. But after my experience with the... More 

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Hi My dear, thank you for the review, we were privileged to have you here, and we are happy to know you would make this your stopover in your world travels. Glad to always be there for everyones' assistance when they arrive, that is what we stand for. CHEERS More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed at Mdawida Homestay for 3 nights. We had initially booked the double ensuite room for all 3 nights but had to request Serah for a slightly larger room. While the double room is fine for a night, if you are staying longer and with lots of luggage, it may be worthwhile to opt for the studio apartment (just... More 

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Manisha It was a delight to have the both of you here. We enjoyed your comapny, learnt a lot about your home and seeing all the similarities was very interesting. Hope you can come back again. Thanks for your support Serah More 

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