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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an exciting weekend in what's probably my 6th or 7th stay at Aberdare Cottages. Although we didn't get enough time to undertake fishing proper, the hikes were wonderful, the staff friendly and eager to help and all in all, with each hour spent here, I hoped all the more that the experience would not end. This time round, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Spent a weekend with friends and it was a magnificent experience. The cottages are right next to the roaring Mathioya river giving you a fantastic view and nice place to swim. Rooms are clean and well designed and the chef has amazing skills. Zack the owner who is also a local resident is very passionate about the place and goes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Clean, decent and safe place to stay in the country side. Don't expect hotel amenities but a fantastic way to experience rural Kenya, wander into tea farms and eat the tastiest, freshest fish. Good for one night or as a stop-over since there isn't too much to do.

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1 Thank Eva K
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Went there -great biking possibilities!- Jan '16 for 2 nights in the more expensive De Luxe rooms (as depicted on main pic). First impression: rather run-down, beds approx 190 cm long, no nets and no hot water through the day. Balcony too small to sit properly. Great views. Very nice staff though, doing their utmost to please. Hot-water bottles in... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We were a group of 8 staying at Aberdares Cottages and Campsite and had an extraordinary experience from the moment we pulled in to the moment we left. The staff were kind and accommodating, the facility was comfortable and in an ideal location, and the food was outstanding. The staff arranged for us a knowledgable guide to take us on... More 

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1 Thank Whitney F
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This review is long overdue being that it is my 3rd time this year to stay here. Aberdare cottages can is an easy 2 hour 15 minute drive from Nairobi. It is advisable to start your trip earlier and use every last amount of day light because that makes the trip easier because the last few miles are all weather... More 

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1 Thank Peter N
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Isaac Ndirangu, Nairobi, Kenya (9/12/15) The service we received from the moment we arrived to the time we left was tremendous. The cottages(Paradise next to the river) sleeping accommodation with the flow of Mathioya North river, really brought you back to nature. Food good and service esp the staff were wonderful and honest. The breakfast & Barbeque offering is the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Aberdare cottages is a heaven on earth.The campsite is just incredible.having visited the campsite in tranquile environ in muranga am so eager to go back there and enjoy the serene environ once more i also want to take my friends around with me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Lodge in a wonderful landscape far away from all the hustle and bustle of the big city (for example Nairobi). The peace and the silence are amazing on this location. The lodge is well organized by Zac and his team. Excellent customer service from all the staff, good food in the restaurant. John the "fishing guide" was excellent. His knowledge... More 

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2 Thank Bert B
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Aberdare Cottages is a gem....a place you relax,fresh air and very serene.The hike along the river mathioya is great and scenic.Zac is a great guy and his team is very warm.We had a lot of fun.We are already planning the next trip!!!!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aberdare Cottages a Romantic Countryside retreat in Muranga County Central Kenya. Located 130kms from the City of Nairobi and 45Km from Nyeri ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aberdare Cottages & Campsite

Address: Nairobi-Thika-Muranga-Kangema Road | Njumbi Road, Gacharageini, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Central Province > Gacharageini
Price Range: $45 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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