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Malu

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Naivasha, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited Malu for well over 10 years and love the tranquility, the food, the friendly staff, and the cozy cottages. It's a fantastic place to go as a family with young kids. Sadly, the management seems to have done little to keep the place up. Floorboards are rotting, all of the soft furnishings are showing their age, even most... More 

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Thank WorldGerGirl
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We stayed at the Mahindu cottages over the May bank holiday weekend. Malu is in a beautiful area, and the grounds of the cottage were well-kept. Unfortunately, it rained a lot - but the cottage is so cosy and inviting that we did not feel hemmed in, The cottage is very well-equipped for self-catering, although we did pop up to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

An absolute jewel on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. With spectacular views, warm cosy rooms with roaring fires, comfortable beds and linen, wonderful staff, delicious Italian cuisine and a totally laid back atmosphere. A perfect getaway for couples looking for a romantic escape, families and friends wanting a relaxing break and brilliant for children keen for adventure, space,... More 

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We went for a weekend to this lodge in the middle of a park with wildlife (not seen) and also horses an mules. The cottages are confortable and when we returned from the restaurant they put on the fire place so it was cosy inside but also outside you could enjoy Naivasha Lake seen from the terrace. The lodge offers... More 

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Thank 34Nicolaas
Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Very quiet and nice environment. Charming and authentic cottages, with open fire. On one morning, a dick-dick was grazing at 2 m of my cottage. Excellent food... Very helpful staff and management. During my stay, the electricity of the grid was off, so at times they had to put on the generator, which broke the silence of the place. This... More 

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Thank vincentdebrouwer
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We visited the Mahindu cottages at Malu with another family for a weekend of total relaxation. Mahindu is right on the edge of a beautiful bubbling river. Total peace less than two hours from the choking chaos of Nairobi. We spent the weekend with another family and had a fantastic time. Lots of activities for all 4 little boys: hiking... More 

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Thank AndrewS_Browns
Ruiru, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This place offers scenes that look like something out of a magazine, make sure you carry a camera, additional battery and external HardDisk. Trust me when I say that you'll take more pictures than you had initially expected. Ask Ishmael or any of the other staff to show you around (which they are always more than willing to make your... More 

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Thank Cee_Kaymoney
Ruiru, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Very Serene environment, perfect place to go and unwind especially the horse ride through the nature trail, just make sure you carry your insect replant (they could be a bit too much) go at dusk or dawn you just might catch a glimpse of the wildlife.

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Thank Marv_Muigai
Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Visited with family between 26-29th of December 2015. Lodge is located on a large farm with beautiful views of Lake Naivasha to the south-east and heavily forested hills to the north of the property. There are plenty of activities for adults and kids alike, hiking, walking, jogging, riding (horse, donkey and bike!) among those we sampled. The highlight was the... More 

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Thank Kiragu N
Nairobi
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The cottages are large but cozy and very nicely done. It's a great place for walks and reading and sleeping, a nice weekend getaway from Nairobi. The staff were attentive and helpful and the food was good.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Malu!Nestled in an ancient forest with sweeping views over the Great Rift Valley, Malu is a stunning getaway and the perfect base for exploring the Rift Valley and many national parks ...a magical encounter with Africa - just 90 minutes from Nairobi.Malu is a small country hotel offering luxury accommodation, superb service & acclaimed cuisine. On Malu's 1800 acre private forest reserve you have the freedom to walk and ride through one of East Africa's original highland forests, where leopard, buffalo and zebra roam. Our horses & mountain bikes provide a unique close encounter with this untouched wilderness.Malu is a stunning getaway destination as well as a perfect base for excursions to Lake Nakura National Park, Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island, Hell's Gate National Park and Kigio Game Reserve.Malu is a stunning getaway destination as well as a perfect base for excursions to Lake Nakura National Park, Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island, Hell's Gate National Park and Kigio Game Reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Malu

Address: Naivasha, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $100 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Malu Hotel Nairobi
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