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Macushla House

Nguruwe Road, Nairobi 00100 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 494 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
In untouched nature, MACUSHLA HOUSE is a unique, primely located yet secluded Nairobi getaway. Charismatic Main House - 6 keys; Private Cottage - 2 keys; acclaimed Restaurant and Service; Log Fire Lounges; Verandahs; Swimming Pool; Study. Events on enquiry.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Swahili
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gadabout22 wrote a review Sep 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina23 contributions32 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights there after flying to Nairobi from North Carolina and before starting our safaris. It is a beautiful property set in lush grounds with a swimming pool that reminds me of Gaudi. Our room was large and well-appointed. The house is full of attractive artifacts. We ate both breakfast and dinner there for 2 days and all our meals were excellent. We were able to use wifi in our room. The staff was very helpful. There was only one other couple there when we were so it was very quiet. We walked to the Giraffe Center in about 15 minutes. The only downside was the shower had very low water pressure and it was difficult to keep the water temperature where you wanted. Highly recommended if you want something more appealing than a standard hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
David K wrote a review Feb 2021
Seattle, Washington32 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed her in 2020 right before the world shut down, and it was absolutely delightful. The hotel staff are so warm and friendly, and the accommodations are comfortable. The breakfast was also pretty good, and we wished we had taken dinner there the night before instead of going to Talisman. But post dinner drinks, sitting out in the back listening to the calls of the tree hyrax was one of the highlights of the trip. Wish we had spent more than 1 night, and we're already talking about how we can return!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Dio9mm wrote a review Oct 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado89 contributions78 helpful votes
I loved our one night stay at this property. After traveling for a few days to get to Kenya, this was the perfect place to spend a restful night to catch up on sleep. I love the non-commercial, authentic feel to it that makes me feel like I’m Africa. If you’re more of a hotel person with all the boring, sterile hotel amenities, this may not be for you. Although we arrived relatively late in the evening, they willingly cooked us dinner from a surprisingly large menu. I really appreciated that they remembered my dietary restriction of low-sodium and cooked me a delicious chicken stir fry with very little sodium, which is an amazing feat. The breakfast was equally excellent, including a passion fruit juice that was the best I’ve ever had. The property grounds are gorgeous and the decorations in the main areas are so interesting that you could spend hours just looking at them. The location in Karen makes it a perfect spot if you want to go shopping. I wish we had stayed a little longer, especially to use the pool, but will definitely put this at the top of my list of places to stay when visiting Nairobi.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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GILL C wrote a review Mar 2020
Chichester, United Kingdom31 contributions5 helpful votes
We only had one night here but the staff, especially Peter the Barman, made us very welcome. They were there at 5.30 in the morning to offer breakfast to us and other fellow travellers. The furnishings are characterful and unusual and the rooms comfortably appointed. A haven en route through Nairobi. We had a delicious dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: we only saw the 2 room cottage as travelling with friends
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Beverley B wrote a review Mar 2020
Deal, United Kingdom301 contributions153 helpful votes
This is a lovely place to stay. It has a calmness about it and the service is superb. The rooms are spacious and well equipped but do not have air conditioning. The restaurant serves food of an excellent standard at all meals. There is a swimming pool available set in lovely garden surroundings.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macushla House
Which popular attractions are close to Macushla House?
Nearby attractions include Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (2.7 km), Giraffe Centre (0.9 km), and Nairobi National Park (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Macushla House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Macushla House?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Macushla House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Macushla House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macushla House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tamarind Restaurant, Tamambo Karen Blixen, and Matbronze Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Macushla House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Macushla House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Macushla House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (5.7 km).
Is Macushla House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.