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Reviewed 6 May 2010

We visited with our family. While making reservations, they described the property.

What they did not describe were the AWFUL condition of the 30 min- 1hour road to their property. We understand the roads can be bad in Kenya, but they almost seem to keep the road in bad shape on purpose.

Overall the road could have been filled in with the red clay/gravel mixtures on many roads in Kenya. (My brother who lives there and was traveling with us stated, it is inexpensive to fix these roads.)

By the end of the road up, we had damaged the drive shaft on our Toyota Land Cruser. You can use their vehicle for transport, but the price is expensive.

We stayed in the Treetops, it was nice. Even a worse road ...

Overall, a nice place to get away into a forest lodge. The food was OK, not too special. The chef makes his meal and you eat what is served. For example, we would have liked baked potatoes or fries, but he had mashed potatoes as the only option.

Be read for a bumpy ride to get up to the top. You may want to spend the extra $$$ and have them transport you up/down/around the resort.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2010

Thank you RADMD for your positive response. Sadly the 11km of approach road doesn't belong to Malu, and the tractors that use the road during the rainy periods (just before you visited us) do churn it up - I trust that the roads on our property were more acceptable, we have a team on 'road repair' each day. The good news is that there is rumour that the road will be paved in the future, we live in hope, until then it is for our visitors to 'enjoy' the use of theirs, or our 4x4 vehicles - though some of our adventurous guests do visit using saloon cars. All of our food is freshly prepared and we aim to cater for any requests, but with a little notice . . . we will have fries for you next time . . . I promise.

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Reviewed 26 April 2010

An hour from Nairobi by road on the brilliant new Nakuru Highway to the turn-off, then another 20-30 minutes of challenging driving to Malu - 4X4 strongly recommended. My wife once did it in her BMW - in the dry, with no real problems. Whatever, it's well worth the effort. Great cottages with fire places and all the little bits 'n pieces you'd asscoaite with a much more expensive offering. The view over Lake Naivasha is breath-taking. The clubhouse, the social fulcrum, exudes charm and is warm and cosy. The food is simple fare Italian style - an ever changing fixed meal offering (of I think five or six courses) always good, hot and delcious. Great staff, lovely walks especially to the the hot spring cuddle puddle. We didn't ride, but other folk did - well behaved nags, lovely trails with great vista's. Wifi in most cottages and in the club house for those that can't live without their daily e-mail fix. Evidently Malu is full every weekend, so if you plan to go at these times, book well in advance. Mid-week if you can sneak away from work , would be brilliant - the less people at Malu the better. Reasonably priced both mid-week and on the weekends - great value.....go see you will not be disappointed. TCB

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2010

Thank you very much for you rpositive review TCB, we look forward to welcoming you back to Malu in the future.

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Reviewed 2 January 2010

Malu Lodge is one of the best lodges I have stayed in. The cottages are cleverly and brilliantly furnished, they are spacious as well. The staff are simply brilliant and the food is just awesome. But what tops it all is the spring pool at the top of the mountain.

Would highly recommend this place and will definately come back. Malu is truely worth it.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2010

Thank you ObieroX for your lovely review, we are so happy that you so enjoyed your visit to Malu Lodge.

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Reviewed 1 December 2009

It was low season when we went and so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Lovely, happy, dedicated staff. Great accommodation, (a small cottage to ourselves) and huge amounts of brilliantly cooked fresh italian food. Not to mention, the horse riding, hot spring fed plunge pool and treks into the bush. We had two very small children with us (4 yrs & 18 months) and they had the time of their lives, feeding the animals, donkey riding and swimming.
The track to Malu is VERY long and bumpy and takes about 30 mins from the main road so don't try it unless you have a 4x4. I think this adds to the place though as not many people can get there. However if you can make it, do - you really won't regret it.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2010

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Malu and we hope you will come back and visit us again.

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Reviewed 11 February 2013
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Room Tip: vi bodde i romantic cottage nr 6 vilken var jättehärlig.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Malu_Lodge_Kenya, Owner at Malu, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2013

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