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Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good53%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“giraffes” (2 reviews)
“suburb” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviews (23)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights prior to our safari. This is great place to stay if you want see some sights around Nairobi and adjust to a time change before traveling more in Kenya. Macushla is especially convenient to the attractions in Karen - Elephant and...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I've stayed here 3 times now and just love it. It is in Karen so very close to all the things you need to see (Giraffes, Sheldrick, Kzuri beads, Karen Blixen's house, Utamaduni, Mattbronze etc). The house itself is very comfortable and inviting iwth African...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have been here a few times and it has always been a nice experience, from the friendly owner to the kind staff who do their best to serve you. It is not easy to find it, as there are no signboards, but well worth...More

Thank Smilin555
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Quiet, private and small. walk the wooden deck, listen to the wind chimes and then settle down to a drink or swim and in the evening get to enjoy the fireplace and read a novel or magazine ..

Thank benbugz
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Wonderful house with charming bedrooms. Value for money is just right and wouldn't ask for anything more. Perfect for out of towners staying when you do not have enough room at home. Good food and unobtrusive service.

Thank Nik M
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I stayed here during 24hours transit in Kenya after a month in Africa. This guest house is in such a peaceful place in the suburbs of Karen and walking distance to the giraffe centre. My room was clean comfortable and charming. The local staff I...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in the Karen suburbs, macushla, which means 'my beloved' in Gaelic, the Celtic language of the Gaels or Goidels of Ireland, is a romantic and quiet place without the usual conjestion one encounters in most of Nairobi's restaurants. Surrounded by indigenous bushland, the...More

Thank KenyaGeographic
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Great place for some privacy, peace and romance. We spent our wedding night here in 2009 and have been here twice since. Its peaceful, the staff are friendly and the food is freshly made and delicious. I would pick it as a great place for...More

Thank Joan K
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We only had two night at Macushla House but I could have happily stayed longer. We were met at the gate by the delightful Steven and Jane, who continued to impress me with their attentive service for the remainder of our stay. The room was...More

Thank Rach2610
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This little hotel is so quirky, it's worth going for lunch just to wander around and admire all the interesting items on display. The rooms are lovely and the breakfast in the morning is delicious. It is a little out of the way but very...More

Thank Boomjet
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
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