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Nairobi
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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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Thank NehaDatta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I spent one night at Malu with my boyfriend and we both wished we could stay for longer! The cottages are wonderfully private and fully equipped with everything you could need (include fresh coffee and a caffitiere!), a fire place, an incredibly comfortable bed, private veranda and heaps of hot water for a bath. The housekeeping staff are incredibly attentive... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I must say the lodge exceeded my expectation. Starting from the great location. It is quiet and peaceful perfect for anyone who wants to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city to relax. The grounds were gorgeous and well kept. We stayed in the Mahindu cottage. The decor & ambiance was amazing. The cottage was clean,well maintained... More 

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Thank hernancita
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

An atmospheric old style Kenya resort, cosy cottages, nice fires, clean linen but impression my family and friends had is that the management had given up caring much and left the junior staff to run the place as best they could. These staff were friendly, helpful, and attentive however. Our major gripe was the tiny size of the lunch and... More 

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Thank davidalnwick
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is marvellous! I went with my girlfriend for one night and both of us wished we could have stayed longer. The ambience if very relaxing. The cottages are secluded and wonderfully equipped, a well stocked minibar, incredibly comfortable four poster bed, roaring log fire, private veranda, very romantic indeed. There is no menu however the Italian themed food... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Tired or shabby aren't adequate descriptions of how run-down or ramshackle the accommodation is. The interiors are terribly ill-maintained. The basin in our bathroom was cracked and the toilet seat on the commode was falling apart. The carpets were completely worn out and frayed. This is in the main cottage. The annexe was marginally better. The pictures of the accommodation... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Stayed at the self-serve Mahindu cottages for two nights and had a fabulous time here. No network signal, just birds, colobus monkeys and beautiful surroundings. The plunge pools, the hikes in the forests are fantastic. Best of all Malu allows dogs - so our Misty had a wonderful time exploring with us. Mahindu cottages were comfortable and well equipped -... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Coming back to Malu after over 5 years was somewhat of a disappointment. The natural spring and forest were beautiful and definitely the saving grace of this lodge. The management has let the place run down spectacularly. What were once cosy family cottages are now falling apart at the seams with dated furniture. The meals were adequate and wholesome and... More 

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Thank Heeral V
Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Oh No. What can I say - I am very sorry that we have let you down so terribly. I'm not sure what to say. I will look into what cottage you stayed in, as others have had such lovely stays - I will look into your room and see what we can do, I am really sorry that we... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is such a sweet little cottage and it's a perfect break from Nairobi. The gardens are adorable and the whole house is a picture. The kitchen is well equipped for and the sitting room is cosy. Love it.

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - third time! Well done and thank you - I hope we can tempt you into a 4th and more visits! I think you stayed in the Mahindu Cottage - as you say, "adorable" - I love it. THANK YOU. More 

Nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Two nights and lots to do. Loved the ensuite African-sytled chalet with a verandah facing the forested hill, the hike up through the cedar forest, seeing Sharpe's starling on the canopy of the forest and more. This is the only tract of indigenous forest of cedar left on the escarpment and it's important to manage it well for the forest... More 

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Thank rupiNairobi
Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Goodness - what a review - thank you for taking the time. I really appreciate it and I love that you find the wildlife and the birds so interesting and important - Malu is such a special place and alone in its little island of paradise forest. Well done on the milking! Thank you again for such a detailed review... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • 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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