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“Great English Manor Retreat Experience in the Kenyan Countryside!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kilima Kiu Manor

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Kilima Kiu Manor
Ranked #1 of 14 Machakos B&B and Inns
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“Great English Manor Retreat Experience in the Kenyan Countryside!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Hard to know where to begin, really. My personal experience here was an outstanding one, in every respect. The room was as good as it gets, high ceilinged space with a substantial patio overlooking a glorious view. Well and thoughtfully appointed, the room reflected a serious consideration of the guest's desires - more than just requirements.

The food was even better, again all delivered in cosy surroundings with a very "English manor" feel. The little touches were something to behold: excellent cutlery imported from discreetly exclusive British and other European manufacturers. The quality of the food, largely sourced from local farming communities, felt like real organically produced tasteful produce. And sitting outdoors for lunch under an old African tree and in a utterly bucolic setting with wandering dairy cows nearby and horses (which the manor keeps at it stables for equestrian guests), is nothing to be sneezed at.

Most of all, it is th calm and serene atmosphere at the manor that gets you. Not too far off the beaten track to be a daunting trip to get there, it is still sufficiently isolated to be cut off from the madding crowd, as it were. And there are plenty of grounds to wander about in.

It's not a cheap place to stay at, but there is absolutely no reason why it should be. Value for money, however? I doubt you can find many (or any) better options in Kenya.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Place is set in a serene area in Machakos. The food was amazing. The rooms very spacious and cozy and every little detail considered/ The food was very good and the ambiance very inviting. I applaud Kilima Kiu for the welcoming service offered to my husband and I. A must for a second visit!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Kilima Kiu Manor

Property: Kilima Kiu Manor
Address: Konza, off Mombasa Road | 7km From Malili Town, Machakos 90100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Machakos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Machakos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the serene Malili area in Kenya, this charming reservations-only boutique hotel is only 80km from the capital Nairobi along Mombasa road. Since its handover to the current owners, Kilima Kiu Manor has undergone significant transformation from a regular ranch house to a fantastic getaway. We have taken time to develop exemplary hospitality standards in the hope that you will find your stay with us both relaxing and memorable. From bubbly champagne breakfasts to delicately customized dinners, we promise nothing but the best for that discerning traveler. ... more   less 
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