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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Being a Nairobi resident, it was nice to get out of town for a quiet few days. however, we also brought visitors from England. Rustic was fine, but not many animals and it was MILES on rough road to get there. The staff were lovely and helpful. Beds are comfortable, but if it rains at night, it is very noisy... More 

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3 Thank Leoma G
Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give Malu an honest review. Malu is 11km from the main Naivasha highway - I wish I could say that we could fix the location for you to get a better review - but we are where we are, and I love it, I love that we are far enough from the road... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Second time here for my birthday. Again, really really love this place! This time we didn't even bother going to the pool or main lodge, we just read and played Monopoly. As I've said before, very well equipped and clean and the staff very nice. Please add more bright lights to the lounge, it is so dark we cannot read!... More 

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2 Thank goodthickskirt
Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for you really kind review and for taking the time to offer us a very good suggestion as to how we can make your stay even better - I've taken your comments regarding the light in the lounge on board - and will will fix that for you - you are quite right, a reading light or two... More 

Kenya
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72 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed in the tree house for one night and it was just perfect! The room, kitchen area and all the utensils were very clean which was nice to arrive to. Beds were very comfortable with hot water bottles put in at night. It gets very cold early in the morning and after dark. The staff were really friendly and... More 

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Thank Bini S
Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

I am so happy your 'little ones' had fun at Malu and the staff looked after you so well. It is so nice to hear that and thank you for taking the time to write a review on Malu - we shall push ourselves to get a full 5/5 review from you next time. I hope that we will be... More 

Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Malu was serene and lovely, with welcoming staffs and great food! It was a perfect place to switch off. The room was cozy and with great view and a big nice balcony. We enjoyed the fireplace and a very nice hot bath! The internet was not available in the room but I think this is actually better as we could... More 

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

WOW! Thank you for your really lovely review. I am grateful for you taking the time to write about your stay, and in such kind words. I am sorry that the internet wasn't working - it can be a little temperamental in the rooms (with the help of the monkeys jumping on the antenna most of the time) - I... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We arrived very late at night and were surprised to discover just how far off the main road Malu Cottages was, but it is definitely worth the detour. Malu is the kind of place where you want to switch off, enjoy nature and restore your senses and energy. It's great value when you consider all meals are included and you... More 

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for your review. I really appreciate the fact that you point out the trouble and cost that it takes to maintain a small Lodge such as ours - the small number of cottages allows the unique and tranquil experience of Malu, but it make the income a little short - but we love that Malu is... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My husband and I with our 2 little daughters of 11 months and 2 years of age spent a wonderful 5 days in Malu in July. It was in fact my 8th time to return to Malu over the last 10 years but first with my children and we had a wonderful experience as always. What made is so special... More 

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Thank Grainne M
Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. PLEASE do let us know what we can do to make things that much better in the rooms and sleep quality department - we aim to get it 100% right - we are aiming for a 5/5 review next time :-) I'm so pleased that the staff looked after you so well... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed at one of the romantic Malu cottages which was beautiful and cosy and we took our meals at the lovely rustic restaurant. The staff were very warm and attentive. Have lots of free tummy space because the Chef will stuff you with delicious, generous meals; wholesome and fresh straight from the Malu farm! We enjoyed the walk after... More 

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1 Thank vifarel
Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your escape and I hope that we can tempt you back to Malu again very soon for a slightly longer visit. Don't wait a year for your next 'unwind and escape' - Valentine's Day (14th Feb) falls on a Saturday in 2015 - less than two short months... More 

Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The food and service were as impeccable and enjoyable as always. The staff are unusually cordial and attentive. The six cabins offer privacy and quiet, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. I can rest better here than almost any place in the world, though for those who like activities, horse rides and guided hikes through the forest are readily... More 

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Thank Prof2010
Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. It is lovely to hear from a guest who has been to visit us so many times and who continues to love Malu as we do. I would welcome any suggestions you may have to make the experience and your stay even better next time. I think that frequent guests like... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

In May 2014, my husband and I hosted a party of 15 people for a special birthday celebration. The Treehouse at Malu lodge offered a private yet spacious backdrop for the weekend. The fire pit was a highlight, along with the rustic wood lodge.

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

I'm so glad that your birthday weekend went so well and I think you have even come back and visited us again since - thank you, that is the best review! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a such a kind review of the Treehouse and I hope that we looked after you as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a great stay at Malu - incredibly friendly and helpful staff, beautiful setting, great food. Excellent place to bring friends and family for a relaxing weekend getaway. And they allow dogs, which is very rare in Kenya!

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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. As you say dogs are more than welcome at Malu - it is such a heaven for long walks and excitement for the dogs and for those dog lovers who want a 'doggie fix' Tanga and Bruno our 'Malu' dogs are always happy to oblige... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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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