Macushla House

Reviews of Macushla House

Good(89%) From 45 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 45 of our travellers who have visited Macushla House, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
E & D from New Mexico
Arrived on: 17-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Quiet place to land

I couldn't imagine a more prefect place to spend a few nights in Nairobi.

This gem of an old manor house has a beautiful garden, lovely colonial-style furnishings and just exudes a feeling of graciousness.

The quiet at night was a great treat after many long hours of travel and just in case you woke up forgetting where you were, a troop of some 40 black-faced vervet monkeys clambered across the roof in the morning.

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Mr & Mrs M from Ascot
Arrived on: 30-Dec-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Macushla House review

Very comfortable good environment

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Mrs J. from Colchester
Arrived on: 22-Dec-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Macushla House Review

We loved Macushla House. It was a perfect introduction to our holiday in Kenya. We arrived tired and early in the morning (the traffic from the airport wasn't as bad as we were expecting) and were immediately made to feel welcome. Our rooms were ready and we were expected for breakfast so we were able to have a rest and get ourselves sorted out easily. The staff were all friendly and helpful, and it was a very relaxed environment. The gardens are lovely and although the view of the Ngong Hills is largely obscured by trees we could see them in the distance. We spent the afternoon visiting the school my husband and I taught at 30+ years ago and returned to the hotel early evening. We ate in the hotel both nights as one of our party had been unwell in England and needed to rest - the menu choice and food were good both nights and very reasonably priced. Having driven around Nairobi and seen the development and challenges of the roads we really appreciated the quiet haven of the hotel. It is quite a way from the city but well worth it - as a family we don't like large impersonal hotels and all agreed we would definitely stay there again if ever back in Nairobi. It is a bit quirky with different themed rooms and interesting decor.
We visited the Elephant Orphanage which was excellent and the Giraffe Centre which is a bit more touristy but interesting nevertheless - both are easily reached from Macushla House but you need a driver / taxi.
Our two nights there set us up perfectly for the rest of the holiday.
The stand alone bungalow is being prepared as an airbnb property with the option of self catering or using the hotel for breakfast / meals.

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Mr D from Ilfracombe
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Colonial comfort at Macushla House

We arrived at Macushla house late at night from JK airport and were greeted with the broadest possible smile. We were offered a cooked meal which we thought was good considering it was around 11.00 pm, we went for a hot drink and then to bed.

The room was a very good size and comfortable. In the morning we had a lovely breakfast and strolled around the house and grounds. It was beautifully decorated in an old colonial style which was very appealing.

In the grounds we walked over a long wooden bridge to be greeted by an inquisitive troop of monkeys that ushered us back to the house. Only an overnight stay to get us close to our next destination of Giraffe Manor, which was literally just up the road.

Would definitely use this place again and recommend it as an overnight stop.

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Mrs Muriel B from USA
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Outstanding Service and Great Location

We were absolutely delighted with the kind, generous staff here who welcomed us upon our late arrival and was willing to rustle us up some grub close to 11 p.m. They also made a point to learn how to make our favorite cocktails. Their willingness to make us happy was charming and very pleasing.

We were super happy to find out that the Giraffe Center was just minutes away, as well as the Elephant Orphanage. The room was large and the accommodations were very comfortable and clean.

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Mr & Mrs J from Stockholm
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Could have stayed forever II

We returned to Macushla House after our safari and it felt great to be back, again diving into the warm and homely atmosphere, where the staff make you feel part of the family.

A quiet and cosy place with a great vibe, well hidden in the greenery of Karen and only 15 minutes by foot from the Giraffe Center.

It is also very conveniently situated if you want to visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

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Mr & Mrs J from Stockholm
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Could have stayed forever

This quiet and cosy hideaway with a purely British colonial vibe felt very homely, with it´s stylish interiors, fireplaces and a lush garden full of cheeky vervet monkeys. We loved the staff, of whom we especially remember Peter, Jane, Dorcas and Paul. The food is good and the service outstanding.

We stayed there in the beginning and at the end of our stay in Kenya, first in room no. 3 and then in room no. 6. Both rooms were very spacious, with one double and one single bed and a great modern bathroom. There was plenty of room for your luggage.

We really enjoyed staying there, particularly in room no. 6. Our only complaint is that both mattresses in room no. 3 were obviously outdated and uncomfortable. As we stayed only one night on that occasion, we never told the staff about it.

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Mr & Mrs T from Hants
Arrived on: 18-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Macushla House review

Lovely relaxing place to come back to after a weeks safari.

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Mr & Mrs T from Hants
Arrived on: 11-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Macushla House review

After a weeks working in Nairobi, it was extremely nice to come to a small but very comfortably and peaceful guesthouse, where one could just switch off from the hetic pace of Nairobi.

My only criticism, which is very small, is it would have been nice to have had a slightly larger bottle of water in the room.

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Ms R from Leicester
Arrived on: 6-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very comfortable

I stayed at Macushla House for a couple of days at the end of my trip as I wanted to see more of Nairobi before flying home. My room (No 5), although a little dark as the windows were either high up and shaded by garden plants and trees, was otherwise large, clean and very comfortable. A few more coat-hangers would have been useful; there were only 2 available.

The public rooms, terrace, gardens and pool at Macushla are lovely especially if the local troop of Black-Faced Vervet Monkeys are passing through the area. I was very well looked after by the staff. There weren't really any activities as such offered by Macushla House; it is a small, comfortable, quirkily-decorated boutique hotel in the quiet area of Karen which is close to many tourist attractions such as DSWT, Karen Blixen Museum, etc

I had a vehicle and driver from Southern Cross on both days (Edward asked me to say Hello to Richard !) to take me to the various places I wanted to see in Nairobi and this worked very well.

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