Manyika House in Thika is a beautiful colonial house with its own lovely gardens. The house is well decorated and the bed rooms and living areas are fantastic. We were about 16 people and had a very good time. The cook is excellent and very helpful. Its a great week end get away cloase to Nairobi.
Would highly recommend - lovely staff, lovely setting, great history. Particularly great for families with kids who are looking for a quiet weekend retreat.
We stayed in Manyika House two times during our stay in Kenya - every time with our own familiy (my husband and me + two kids) and one or two more families (friends). We enjoyed all our stays very much. There is so much peace and quiet, great garden for the small children to play in, with lots of house animals, and a small bathing inflatable pool for the children to play and get cooled down. It is great to go on a tour in the coffee plantation and also to go to the nearby village. Beautiful nature. The staff is helpful and it is great that you can bring your own food and get the cook to prepare it. The house is very evocative. All in all, a very nice place to stay with a lovely atmosphere.