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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed this place. Like other visitors have said, it’s a quiet, peaceful, bird-watcher’s paradise. And more. Let me explain. If you’re done with the formal bigger hotel thing, then you will love Malu as much as I did. There is nothing stereotypical about your stay. It feels like you’ve been welcomed into a family home - it’s just that... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the cottages. Comfortable with a nice verandah to watch the birds outside. Loved coming back from dinner to find a roaring fire in the fireplace. Meals were tasty. Steven, the guide, led us on bird spotting walks in the forest, and was an expert at identifying the many birds in the area. Best if you... More 

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Vasteras, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We, two families of all together seven people stayed in the Tree house for two nights. The setting is splendid with green trees and small monkeys all around the house, the river with hippos just close. The only obstacle was that you REALLY need a 4x4 car to get to the tree house- which we didn't have. That meant a... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I've always loved Malu - from the cottages setting, fireplace in the room, friendly dogs, set menu and the wilderness of the place. So much that I've been back here 4 times. The rooms may be rusty but it adds to the charm of the place. There's no TV, Wifi and cell reception is very poor so if you really... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had a wonderful two night stay at Malu, nice relaxing farm environment. The kids enjoyed the donkey rides, milking the cows and collecting the eggs. We all enjoyed the walks and the plunge pool! We stayed in villa 1 which was nice and cosy, the staff were courteous and friendly and the food was great, accommodating to special requirements.... More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

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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Reviewed 11 May 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
Reviewed 9 May 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 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 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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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 14 March 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: £79 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Malu Hotel Nairobi
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“There are 6 cottages and two other buildings for larger groups.”
  • one of the cottages at Malu
 of 5 bubbles Adventures_travel123, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Family cottages are great, lots of space”
 of 5 bubbles WorldGerGirl, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We love the individual cottages that have a Kingsize Bed, ensuite bathroom, open fireplace, tea/coffee facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles Heliprops, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“If you traveling with the family or as a gang of pals definitely go for the family lodge (not so sure if that's the exact name)”
 of 5 bubbles Cee_Kaymoney, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Go for Room Number 5, it is huge”
 of 5 bubbles Marv_Muigai, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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