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Macushla House

Koitobos Road | PO Box 42510, Nairobi 42510, Kenya
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Ranked #6 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here upon my arrival before heading to the Mara, stayed in the main house room 3. So lovely, again stayed a day and night after my safari in the cottage. Got to meet Grant who is super nice and Stephen who made sure I had everything that I needed. To me it is more superlative than the Fairmont... More 

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Los Angeles, CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was a private home in a beautiful area just outside Nairobi called Karen (of Karen Blixen, "Out of Africa" fame). Now, it has a few rooms, but the feel is still completely like a private home, which makes it a great stay for travelers. This is comfortable, private, quiet, and cozy. With its lovely interior design, it has a... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wonderful way to relax after 11 days on Safari. Convenient to Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Kazuri Beads. As a solo traveler, I felt very safe at Macushla. Definitely recommend this location for those looking to unwind. Food was excellent. Caroline is a wonderful hostess.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It is set in a beautiful natural garden with loads of birds and monkeys. We enjoyed our stay there because it is quiet and peaceful, the staff are excellent and very helpful. The linen needs updating and it can get costly if you are reliant on taxi's to get around as it is quite far from the main Karen shopping... More 

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Michigan
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Located in the Karen area, Macushla House is very convenient if you are going to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Kazuri Beads, Utamaduni Craft Centre and the Galleria Mall. There are many positive reviews on Trip Advisor about this lodging, particularly for solo female travelers, and it did not disappoint. After my long flights from the U.S., I was picked... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Set in the up-market suburb of Karen, Macushla House is about 40 minutes from the international airport (with no traffic) and closer to the Wilson airport. As noted it's close to a lot of local sightseeing spots including the Kazuri Bead Centre (well worth the visit) and you can spend a relaxing day taking in the sights. It's very nicely... More 

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Duxbury, MA
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband an I stayed at Machshla House for two nights upon arrival in Kenya on Qctober 2nd, 2014. We did not arrive until 11 pm and were just looking forward to a light snack before bed. However, we were encouraged to have a full dinner as it wold be “no trouble.” We were treated to a delicious soup, fresh... More 

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Lagos State, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Even though my wife and I were in Macushla House three (3) years ago, our memories of Macushla is still evergreen. It was our honeymoon and we had been in Mombasa and Seychelles. We planned to spend the last two days in Nairobi before heading back home (Lagos, Nigeria). We chose Macushla because of the comments on TripAdvisor. Everyone seemed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a delightful stay in room 6 which has its own courtyard. Room was well appointed and charming. We loved all the birds and monkeys playing. Staff was super- very nice, welcoming and friendly. Only problem: no hot water and very low water pressure. We pointed it out to staff who seemed mystified. Never got fixed and no explanation... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Have just returned to Australia from Nairobi and wanted to review Macushla whilst the whole experience was fresh in my mind. I book all my travel independently of agents and dealing with this guesthouse found all correspondence was timely, courteous and nothing was a problem. Booked airport transfer thru Macushla at a very reasonable rate and then used Peter for... More 

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