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Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

I have been here a few times and it has always been a nice experience, from the friendly owner to the kind staff who do their best to serve you. It is not easy to find it, as there are no signboards, but well worth the effort to get there. I like the tea with fresh scones, clotted cream and... More 

Thank Smilin555
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Quiet, private and small. walk the wooden deck, listen to the wind chimes and then settle down to a drink or swim and in the evening get to enjoy the fireplace and read a novel or magazine ..

Thank benbugz
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Wonderful house with charming bedrooms. Value for money is just right and wouldn't ask for anything more. Perfect for out of towners staying when you do not have enough room at home. Good food and unobtrusive service.

Thank Nik M
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016

I stayed here during 24hours transit in Kenya after a month in Africa. This guest house is in such a peaceful place in the suburbs of Karen and walking distance to the giraffe centre. My room was clean comfortable and charming. The local staff I encountered could do more to help and were very accommodating in arranging a late check... More 

Thank Helen B
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in the Karen suburbs, macushla, which means 'my beloved' in Gaelic, the Celtic language of the Gaels or Goidels of Ireland, is a romantic and quiet place without the usual conjestion one encounters in most of Nairobi's restaurants. Surrounded by indigenous bushland, the 6-roomed Macushla is a bed and breakfast boutique hotel with a rustic look to it... More 

Thank EnchantedLandscapesK
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 19, 2015

Great place for some privacy, peace and romance. We spent our wedding night here in 2009 and have been here twice since. Its peaceful, the staff are friendly and the food is freshly made and delicious. I would pick it as a great place for couples who want to spend time alone together or even for a family lunch.

Thank Joan K
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

We only had two night at Macushla House but I could have happily stayed longer. We were met at the gate by the delightful Steven and Jane, who continued to impress me with their attentive service for the remainder of our stay. The room was lovely, the bed comfortable, the food is divine, and the location was perfect for us... More 

Thank Rach2610
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014

This little hotel is so quirky, it's worth going for lunch just to wander around and admire all the interesting items on display. The rooms are lovely and the breakfast in the morning is delicious. It is a little out of the way but very handy for visiting the giraffe centre, the elephant orphanage and most of the best shops... More 

Thank Boomjet
Dusseldorf, Germany
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 times in macushla. It is not the cheapest choice, but the hotel is worth every penny. This small african lodge with its well maintained pool/garden area and its beautiful interior offers a cosy and warm atmosphere. The service is very attentive and caring and we felt "at home" immediately after a long journey. The meals are of... More 

Thank Flo_Howman
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is a nice place for a photo shoot. The house is quaint with nice furniture and good deco and the garden has a rustic touch to it. Other than that I wouldn't recommend it as a restaurant. The food is expensive for no reason and the service was poor.

Thank kerubo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?