I visited Manyika house twice last year, in march for a silent retreat and in december with two family's (4 adults and 5 children aged 5-13 years) for the weekend. Both stays were just fabulous: the house is beautiful, spacious and cosy with a nice fireplace; the place is very much suitable for both occassions. The authentic, colonial style of the house feels like being back to the thirties, however, facilities are up to date. We all enjoyed the hugh garden with trampoline, the little bikes, domestic animals and quiet seating and we walked around the coffee plantation with John, the gardener, with beautiful sceneries. Both Joel, the caretaker and cook, and John are very friendly and just avalaible when needed. The food was very nice too. Overall, Manyika house and surroundings make you feel like being far away, but also at home, in just a second!
Manyika House is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. The grounds are lovely – gorgeous vegetation, a child-friendly play area and fun,farm animals meandering about. The accommodation is charming, spacious, and filled with wonderful lounge areas to cozy up into. The staff is attentive and responsive, and Chef Joel should not be missed, especially his Swahili style curry. We highly recommend staying here and already look forward to our next visit! Thank you Eva and team.
The experience was wonderful, we enjoyed the environment, the service, the food, the hospitality and the freedom. I cannot even sum it up in one email but it was the best experience I had in 2015.
The staff is helpful with everything, the rooms are divine. You might need to have the master bed in the big room checked as it makes a creaking noise, other than that I cannot complain about anything.
I am glad I got to experience Manyika.
Looking forward to another visit this new year.
I stayed at Manyika with my extended family over christmas. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, for a serene environment for reflection...this is an excellent place to stay. Well maintained grounds, good rooms, and excellent service by friendly staff. Great food...my family enjoyed the variety of the food.
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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