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“The quietest resort so close to Nairobi!”

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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Thika, Central Province

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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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Souvik_Ke...
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“The quietest resort so close to Nairobi!”
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in November 2015

We went to Manyika Resort in a group of fourteen, which is the maximum the resort can comfortably accommodate. Not knowing much about the facilities available, we chose to take a cook with us, but as it turned out, the caretaker Joel was extremely capable of dishing out great food! We never knew Mount Kenya could be seen from a place so close to Nairobi, and that was a real treat!

The resort itself is beautifully maintained, with a resident complement of docile dogs and lambs and turtles. The trampoline provided some great times for some of the seniors and juniors alike, and I must say that you can easily turn back the years and become a child again in Manyika! And all this just an hour's drive away from Nairobi!

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Liked best: The quietness, the view of Mount Kenya, the ambience, everything!
Liked least: The sleeping arrangements could be improved
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jan 2016
Dear Souvik, Thank you so much for your nice review! Happy you got to see Mt Kenya when you stayed with us as it only shows itself on clear days. Hope to have you back as our guests soon!
Warm regards,
Eva
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DEBASISH...
1 review
“Beautiful place, very close to Nairobi”
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in November 2015

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.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Jan 2016
Dear Debasish,
Thank you very much for your positive review! Great to hear you liked both our beautiful garden as well as the interior. I'll pass your compliments to Joel ;-). Hope to have you back at Manyika soon!
Warm regards,
Eva
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Hannah G
Juba, South Sudan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely house in peaceful setting”
Reviewed 17 December 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Would highly recommend - lovely staff, lovely setting, great history. Particularly great for families with kids who are looking for a quiet weekend retreat.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Dec 2015
Dear Hannah, thank you for your positive review. We hope to have you back as our guest in the near future! Warm regards, Eva
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minnafh
Roende, Denmark
2 reviews
“Lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed 16 December 2015 for a stay in March 2013

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.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Dec 2015
Dear Minna, thank you so much for your positive feedback! If you ever come back to Kenya you are very welcome to stay with us again! Warm regards, Eva
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Luk_BF
Valencia, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
349 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in August 2018
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