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Mdawida Homestay

6.5 km from Nairobi centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Sun Valley Estate, Phase 1, House 135, Police Dog Unit Road | off Kungu Karumba Road, Nairobi 00517, Kenya
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to stay for the week while exploring Nairobi. An awesome family that make you feel right at home instantly. The rooms were spacious and quiet for sleeping. You should definitely consider this spot when staying in Nairobi! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Brodi R
SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for bringing warmth and laughter into our home. We enjoyed your company and the children could not get enough of the fun and games. We hope we shall see you again, cheers.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Serah – we so enjoyed our time with you – and the opportunity to meet your extended family, friends and other guests. A much more rewarding experience than staying in a hotel! We stayed at Mdawida Homestay for several weeks while on a one-month visit to Kenya. Mdawida is in a gated community of family homes – so it is...

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

We are so grateful to have met you. We enjoyed having you here and loved having our little chats about life, your experiences and so much more. If ever you are in Kenya again, you have a family now.

Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Sara the owner had problem with Agoda booking system, We had booed two rooms, she only had one! She gave us whole nearby house with 4 bedrooms . All to our selves. without charging anything extra. It is a beautiful house, with all appliances in kitchen. Very very clean. Highly secured. quite neighborhood. Her arrangements for local sight seeing are...

Thank nalin1962
SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for being so understanding, I appreciated your patience as we sorted everything out. When in Nairobi please stay with us again, we would be honored to host you and your family again.

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We spent one night before we headed out on our overland tour. Sarah (owner) had arranged our airport pickup so we didn't had to worry at all. Rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable all we were looking forward to after a long flight. Clean bathroom, fully equipped kitchen. This property is very close to the National park's...

Thank Rajashree M
SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you here with us, it would be a pleasure to host you again. I hope you enjoyed your travels

Bondo, Kenya
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The host(ess) kept on calling us and updating us on the arrangements they had for us. They were kind enough to pick my family from Otiende shopping centre. They ushered us in with lots of welcoming smiles. very friendly people. The rooms were clean, neat and spacious. My kids also found other kids to play with. Lots of cartoons and...

2Thank aldadenya
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015

There is nothing this lovely couple cannot do for you. They sorted me out with a great trip to the Maasai Mara. From arriving, you feel like part of the family. I loved it so much, I came back to stay for one more night before leaving Kenya. The family support community schemes in Kibera that was worthy of support.

1Thank janeff189
Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Before going into Tanzania, we stayed in the Homestay for a few days. The room was good, it had a good bed with mosquito net and a nice warm shower. We also spent some time in the living room, where we had stable WiFi. The meals were served here too. We really enjoyed having dinner: trying some different local dishes....

Thank Sanne P
SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Sanne It was great having you guys here. I hope you enjoyed your adventures

Bracebridge, Canada
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Just came home from another great three weeks in Kenya at Mdawida Homestay and Wongonyi village. Treated like family at both locations. Improvements noted both in the Homestay and the village from my visit five years ago.

Thank PTW86
SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

It was a great joy to have you back. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 October 2015

If you want to truly stay in a homey place in Kenya, I highly suggest this household. Serah is so kind and welcoming. Her children are well behaved and polite. The room we had was clean and adequate. The house is out in the suburb area, so you do not have to worry about the city bustle and hustle. It...

Thank mcbake01
Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful home stay. We love the host and her family. The Internet is the best we found in all the places we stayed at in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. It's actually working! We used transport to get there (about 25$ each way) but it's worth it. The home stay is cheap and adding the transport it...

1Thank Steven B
SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Steven, we enjoyed having you here, we definitely had some great laughs. We are honored and we hope when you visit Kenya again you will stay with us. By the way you still owe us a joke remember?

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome! A homestay is a form of tourism and/or study abroad program that allows the visitor to rent a room from a local family to better learn the local lifestyle as well as improve their language ability. Our home stay is warm and welcome to people who want to have a bit of culture, home cooked African meals and get to know about Kenya from real Kenyans. Here you meet people from every corner of the world and the experience is amazing. We have housing and homestay options for singles, couples, groups, volunteers, students and travelers you name it, we have a place for you. Our homestay offers a great location to all that Nairobi has to offer, as well as a superb base for heading out on your travels around Kenya. Many of Kenya's highlights are just a short drive away from our home. Is this your thing? We are waiting for you, come join!!!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mdawida Homestay

Address: Sun Valley Estate, Phase 1, House 135, Police Dog Unit Road | off Kungu Karumba Road, Nairobi 00517, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $27 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Use the lower rooms if you have kids and you do not want to watch over them every second.”
 of 5 bubbles aldadenya, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you want a bit of privacy, ask for one of the self contained outside rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles TJ267, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Room choices depend completely on your preference. If you enjoy a social experience and want to immerse yourself into the day-to-day environment of the Kenya way of life, then there are several rooms inside that can be selected. There are shared and private rooms inside the house to enjoy. For those who would like a more private stay or are traveling as more than one, there are two rooms directly adjacent to the house (within the same compound), which will provide you with the privacy you (or your spouse, significant other, and/or friends) can enjoy.”
 of 5 bubbles 223zacharyw, 27 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The separate home (just outside but still within the compound) is a good choice if you prefer more privacy or solidarity, staying indoors is a much more social environment however.”
 of 5 bubbles jonahh270, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the little outhouse just opposite their main door ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles RavikiranMA, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
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