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Macushla House

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Koitobos Road | PO Box 42510, Nairobi 42510, Kenya
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Macushla House
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We began our Safari adventure by flying into Nairobi & staying here: what a delight! Beautiful quiet neighborhood, close to Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick to visit baby elephants, Karen Blixen, & other intended destinations. Breakfast & dessert (all we are there) were incredible & the staff were all amazing. Kids & we had impressive well-appointed rooms near office, decor throughout... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is our 2nd stay. As before we booked in for a couple of nights before setting off on safari. It is a perfect spot to relax after the flight from London and all the stressful activity leading up to departing for any holiday, esp straight after the festive season. We were lucky enough to get the same room so... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Well situated in Karen area near main attractions ans and and and Nairobis top restaurants. Feels more like visiting somebodys home and not a hotel. Well organised with large clean rooms in a quiet and peacefula area. Excellent food and drinks cooked by friendly staff. We had a couple or after dinner evenings in the sitting room around the fireplace... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
79 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We stayed at Macushla House for 2 nights on a recent trip to Kenya and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The guesthouse is small, peaceful and in a lovely spot in Karen - just on the outskirts of Nairobi. We had 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner at the guesthouse and all the meal were fantastic and well priced. The... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The Macushla House is a wonderful inn about an hour outside of Nairobi - close to the Karen Blixen estate and the giraffe and elephant orphanages. The lodge and our room wreaked charm and romance and exceeded our idea of what an African lodge might be like. Although I gave value a 5 star rating (TripAdvisor made me say something),... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

A great boutique hotel in the suburbs of Nairobi, this place is the perfect place to stay and relax in Nairobi. It is also close to the main attractions in the Langata/Karen area: the Giraffe centre is short (and safe) 10 minutes walk away, while the elephant orphanage and Karen Bixen house are nearby. The hotel itself is very well... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

After surviving the commute from Jomo Airport in the hellish Nairobi traffic, Macushla House will feel like the most warm and welcome place in the whole of East Afrca. Our group of 4 spent just one night there on our way to the Mara, but we wished we were going to stay longer. The gated House, originally designed as a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

In the Karen region of Nairobi, Macuschla House is a delightful little oasis in the grimy city. Close to the sites, we spent two nights here with a full day visiting the Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Center, Utamaduni Crafts, and the Kazuri Bead Factory. Nice rooms, good breakfast, great service, and a gorgeous pool out back. Pool could have been... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

A great little find. We arrived from our 26 hr trek (USA to Nairobi) at 8 pm local time, expecting to go to bed without dinner. Happily we were wrong, and they cooked us a full dinner that was delicious. Mao, the resident cat, keeps you safe from critters, but does like to use the couch as a bathroom -... More

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A most charming, well appointed inn with the feeling of home. Each public room is interesting with African style touches and cozy furniture and a nice fire to keep you warm when it gets chilly. The staff is most attentive which was exhibited when I asked one staff member if there was a heater I could use in my room.... More

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Also Known As:
Macushla House Hotel Nairobi
Macushla House Hotel
Address: Koitobos Road | PO Box 42510, Nairobi 42510, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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Ranked #6 of 88 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Macushla House 3.5*

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