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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love coming to Macushla house for lunch and using the pool. Really a nice little place with a gorgeous garden, lots of monkeys and just a nice place to relax. The staff is really friendly and helpful, the food very nice, really our only complaint is the pool can be a bit dirty...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet house, off a side road in Karen. Quaint building with some quirky decoration. However clean and staff were friendly. Lovely birdlife in the garden as well as some playful monkeys. Walking distance to the Giraffe centre, and most the attractions in the Karen area are 5-10mins away by car.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I stayed here for 10 nights in October 2015. It was a wonderful experience. The hotel room was spacious and tastefully decorated, with mosquito nets around the very comfortable bed. The property was beautifully designed and decorated. The staff was able to provide assistance for tours; I went on a different tour nearly every day. The food was great and...

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Walton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Wow what a find ! This little gem was recommended to me by a friend as a perfect place for 2 ladies travelling without their menfolk. So welcoming, with wonderful staff, rooms and food. Nothing was too much trouble to make our stay enjoyable. Away from the centre of Nairobi, it is a peaceful oasis within easy reach of either...

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Key West
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Nairobi can be an intimidating place. Arriving late at night after a sleepless, 'round-the-clock series of international flights only intensifies one's disorientation. Finally reaching Macushla House, the people you have come to know by name as you've made arrangements for your stay here personally welcoming you with enthusiastic hugs and handshakes, instantly dispatches all anxiety. It truly is a feeling...

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Thank TropicalInnOwner
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had the best time here with great service and food. The staff and owner are so warm, friendly and just lovely folks to be around. The food is amazingly gourmet with lots of great presentation and fresh local produce. Being vegetarian this was not a problem for their creative cook who knew how to cook for Gluten Free diet...

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Thank patriciahX1435AY
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is my fifth visit to this special place - a place lacking entirely of any pretension or ostentation. Macushla is a guest house that feeds the soul. Wonderfully peaceful, the silence is broken by birdsong and chattering monkeys. Dinner outside amongst the trees is one of the highlights. Book a massage in your room and then go for an...

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Thank Louise O
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My partner and I stayed at Macushla House for just a night before a transfer to the Masai Mara for our safari. We were given a great, comfortable room by the excellent staff, who couldn't have been more helpful towards us. After venturing out to a nearby giraffe sanctuary and elephant orphanage, we returned and had a top quality meal...

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Thank JoeMc999
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

spent 1 night here before East Africa safari. Friendly staff, good food, large comfortable room. Great place to stay in a very quiet part away from the hustle & bustle of Nairobi. Many monkeys on the property!!!

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Thank rik m
Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed at the Macushla House for two nights on our way back from the Safari. It is located in Karen, a really nice suburb of Nairobi. The place is so full of character, lush greenery, monkeys, the works. They made a really nice dinner for us the evening we arrived.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Macushla House

Address: Koitobos Road | PO Box 42510, Nairobi 42510, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Macushla House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Macushla House Hotel Nairobi
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“all rooms are on ground level”
 of 5 bubbles 803rikm, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms look lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles KJM_Boulder, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All but two rooms are in the main building. The two remote bungalow chalets are about 60m away from the amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles Willy0z, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the dingy corner bedroom on the main floor next to the office.”
 of 5 bubbles carefree-travels, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“we stayed in the 2 rooms at the "Cottage"...ideal for families”
 of 5 bubbles darlingclementine1, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
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