Mdawida Homestay
Mdawida Homestay
Mdawida Homestay
Mdawida Homestay
Mdawida Homestay
Mdawida Homestay
Mdawida Homestay
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8.6

Excellent
/10
(28 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping3
Breakfast2
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7.4

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Nairobi National Park 1.3 km
Kenyetta Conference Centre 6.6 km
American Embassy Memorial Garden 6.9 km
Nairobi National Museum 7.1 km
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages 7.3 km
Karen Blixen Museum 7.7 km
African Heritage House 9.4 km
Karura Forest 9.8 km
The Village Market 10.5 km
Ngong Hills National Reserve 18.0 km
Nearby landmarks
St. Mary's Hospital 380 m
Otiende Shopping Center Parking 420 m
Neibas Supermarket, Lang'ata 450 m
Beyond Zero Community Clinic, Raila 870 m
Lindex Dispensing Chemist 960 m
Revival Medical Centre 1.1 km
Mini Prime Chemist 1.1 km
Tabitha Medical Clinic 1.1 km
Tree 1.1 km
Hiltop Chemist 1.1 km
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Mdawida Homestay

Woodley, Nairobi, Kenya - See map
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Ticket services

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nairobi every 45 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center10.7 km
Location rating7.4
Nearest airportWilson Airport (WIL)
Distance to airport3.8 km

Rooms available at Mdawida Homestay

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.3
Studio
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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Double En-site
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Budget Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Economic house
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      Economic Single Room
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        ECONOMIC STUDIO DOUBLE BED
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Mdawida Homestay?

          Check-in is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The homestay offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Mdawida Homestay?

          Mdawida Homestay is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 2000 KES. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the homestay know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Mdawida Homestay has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Nairobi with private transportation, the homestay can arrange both taxis or car rental.

          What is the smoking policy at Mdawida Homestay?

          Mdawida Homestay does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What restaurants are nearby Mdawida Homestay?

          Mdawida Homestay’s neighborhood is Woodley which includes popular restaurants such as Tipuana Garden Restaurant, Planet Yogurt and 1824 Whiskey Bar & Lounge.

          What popular shopping places are close to Mdawida Homestay?

          Mdawida Homestay is located in Woodley area which features shopping places such as Galleria Shopping Mall and Katchy Kollections.

          What are popular attractions near Mdawida Homestay?

          Mdawida Homestay is located in Woodley area, which is famous for attractions such as Mijikenda, Taita and Kuria.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Mdawida Homestay?

          Mdawida Homestay is located within Woodley, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Rowallan Scout Camp, Indaba Campsite and Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park.

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          Value for money score
          9.1/10
          Service score
          9.6/10
          Room comfort score
          8.3/10
          Cleanliness score
          8.7/10
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          Overall rating:

          8.6

          Excellent
          28 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.7
          Facilities
          8.3
          Location
          7.4
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          More about Mdawida Homestay

          More about Mdawida Homestay

          For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Nairobi, Mdawida Homestay is the perfect choice. Situated 11km from the city center, guests are able to reach the town's attractions and activities. Mdawida Homestay is accommodation that allows guests to rent a room or bed in a family home to experience the genuine local lifestyle in Nairobi.

          Here, guests stay in a home in a very informal setting and more family-orientated environment. Facilities also cater for students, backpackers, and leisure travelers who want to experience travel instead of rushing to the next destination. Mdawida Homestay is your complete one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Nairobi.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Excellent
          Facilities

          8.3

          Most talked about facilities

          Internet

          2 mentions

          Taxi

          2 mentions

          Housekeeping

          2 mentions

          Breakfast

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Garden
          • Swimming pool [indoor]
          • Swimming pool [outdoor]
          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • First aid kit
          • Free face masks
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Protective screens in common areas
          • Staff trained in safety protocol
          • Temperature check for guests and staff

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Restaurants

          Services and conveniences

          • Contactless check-in/out
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Dry cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          Access

          • Pets allowed

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Rental car
          • Taxi service

          Available in all rooms

          • Desk
          • Free bottled water
          • Kitchenette
          • Kitchenware
          • Linens
          • Mosquito net
          • Private entrance
          • Satellite/cable channels
          • Shower
          • Towels
          Location
          Sun Valley Estate Phase 1,House 135, Police Dog Unit Road, Off Kungu Karumba Road, Off Langata Road, Otiende, Langata., Woodley, Nairobi, Kenya, 00517
          Very good
          Location

          7.4

          Airports

          • Wilson Airport (WIL)
            3.8 km
          • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
            16.6 km

          Public transportation

          • Nairobi Railway Station
            6.9 km
          • Dagoreti
            9.6 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • St. Mary's Hospital
            380 m

          Shopping

          • Westgate Shopping Mall
            8.2 km

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            1.2 km
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Nairobi National Park
            1.3 km
          • Kenyetta Conference Centre
            6.6 km
          • American Embassy Memorial Garden
            6.9 km
          • Nairobi National Museum
            7.1 km
          • Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages
            7.3 km
          • Karen Blixen Museum
            7.7 km
          • African Heritage House
            9.4 km
          • Karura Forest
            9.8 km
          • The Village Market
            10.5 km
          • Ngong Hills National Reserve
            18.0 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • St. Mary's Hospital
            380 m
          • Otiende Shopping Center Parking
            420 m
          • Neibas Supermarket, Lang'ata
            450 m
          • Beyond Zero Community Clinic, Raila
            870 m
          • Lindex Dispensing Chemist
            960 m
          • Revival Medical Centre
            1.1 km
          • Mini Prime Chemist
            1.1 km
          • Tabitha Medical Clinic
            1.1 km
          • Tree
            1.1 km
          • Hiltop Chemist
            1.1 km
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Children 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from11:00
          • Check-in until22:00
          • Check-out from10:00
          • Check-out until12:30

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee2000 KES
          • Distance from city center10.7 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)26

          The property

          • Number of floors1
          • Number of rooms 2
          • Year property opened2007

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee0 KES

          Reviews of Mdawida Homestay from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.6
          /
          10
          Cleanliness8.7
          Facilities8.3
          Location7.4
          Room comfort and quality8.3
          Service9.6
          Value for money9.1
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          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (12)
          8-9 Excellent (7)
          7-8 Very Good (5)
          6-7 Good (2)
          <6 Below Expectation (0)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (4)
          Jun - Aug (9)
          Sep - Nov (6)
          Dec - Feb (7)
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          8.3
          Excellent
          Peter from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 7 nights in July 2014

          For those looking for a family away from home”

          Sera and her family, the value for money, exchanges with other travelers

          Mdawida Homestay was everything that Trip Advisor and other reviews promised -- a nice family atmosphere that was welcoming, friendly, and helpful and made all the travelers feel like part of an extended family. Of course, being part of the family means being part of the chaos of kids running around, shared bathrooms, people coming and going, and all the other little ups and downs of family life. But it also means feeling very well-advised about how to get around Nairobi on your own without resorting to taxis and typical tourist infrastructure that may not let you see much of the "real" Kenya (and that are far more expensive). It means being invited along to dinners out and even excursions around the country. Sera is funny, warm, and a laidback host and the homestay is out of the main city noise. It's not easy to get work done at the homestay itself nor is it a quick trip into the Central Business District, so if either of those are needs of yours I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. But for independent, long-term, or budget travelers the value for money is hard to beat and the stay will be a pleasantly memorable one!

          Reviewed July 16, 2014

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          7.7
          Very good
          Haiyan from China
          Couple
          Double En-site
          Stayed 1 night in February 2015

          Homestay, Safe and Clean Accommidation”

          Clean, Safe, Fast Internet

          Mdawida Homestay is in west Nairobi and close to Nairobi National Park. Transportaion one way from or to the NBO airport is approx. USD 20 to 30 and to downtown, it would be also some costs in addition. Mdawida Homestay can arrange the transportion or tours if you like. USD 15 per person (breakfast included) for the dorm, or more or less the same price for a standard room (breakfast not included) is a fair price. With addtional payment, you can also have lunch or supper with the family at the homestay. The family are very friendly.

          Reviewed February 16, 2015

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Margaret from United States
          Couple
          Double En-site
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          2-night stay in July”

          My partner and I stayed in one of the studio rooms for two nights. The location is great for visiting the Nairobi National Park, and close to the rest of town by car *if* you aren't traveling during rush hour. Serah and Ronny and the rest of their family are fantastic hosts - they helped arranged a driver to take us around town for a day, were always available for assistance and advice about what to do around Nairobi, and they provided delicious food and excellent conversation. I highly recommend this facility for a Nairobi homestay experience.

          Reviewed July 25, 2016

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Edward from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in May 2014

          Conveniently located near Nairobi National Park”

          Close to the entrance to the park; very helpful owner; family-style accommodations

          This homestay is within walking distance to the entrance of Nairobi National Park, one of the main reasons to visit Nairobi. The owner, a woman named "Serah," is very helpful and kind. There are several rooms downstairs and several upstairs with shared bathrooms. Guests are treated to family meals in the dining/living area.

          Reviewed May 28, 2014

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          8.8
          Excellent
          hussein from India
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

          Very safe place this a little far from d main road, but all facilities provided.. Good breakfast”

          Safe location Homely atmosphere V kind n generous hosts V lively atmosphere Great breakfast Great lunch n dinner(not included in price, but d owners offered me free-A BIG THANK YOU) cheap way to see other locations Arranges a tourist guide for just a tip! Arranges pick up n drop to d airport with v reliable and known drivers. All in all... I will only stay there and advise tourist to opt for this place on Nairobi

          Reviewed December 11, 2016

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          7.7
          Very good
          Haiyan from China
          Couple
          Double En-site
          Stayed 1 night in February 2015

          Homestay in Decent Neighborhood in Suburb Nairobi”

          Decent Neighborhood, Clean Room, Fast Wifi

          Fast and dependable internet is really a plus for this homestay. The room rate is ok for us and they also kept the luggage for us during time when we were at a safari. People there speak good English and they can make an arrangement for you to go to downtown or shopping mall in the vicinity, or a day tour or safaris etc. It's not a hotel, it's a homestay in suburb, where the family house is situated in a decent neighborhood in west Nairobi.

          Reviewed February 16, 2015

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Wu from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Solo traveler
          Double En-site
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          Excellent stay, lovely hosts!”

          The host was away during my stay of one night, but her brother Steve who was home-sitting really took care of me. He is very friendly, hospitable and I got to hang out with his family and children too. They even helped me clean my boots when they got all muddied from the rain. The room is very clean, wifi is strong. I would definitely stay there again if I visit Nairobi again.

          Reviewed May 05, 2016

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Leontine from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Budget Twin Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2017

          Home away from home”

          Tuck in a quiet, secure location, away from CBD... Serah and her family were very kind and accommodating hosts. Loved the home-cooked dinners they prepared. The room was so spacious and clean. The hot shower was a plus! Will stay here again if I got the chance to go back to Nairobi.

          Reviewed November 11, 2017

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          gayatri from Canada
          Family with teens
          Studio
          Stayed 1 night in June 2017

          Will highly recommend this homestay especially for families, women. excellent host, great wifi connectivity, safe neightbourhood.”

          We stayed 6 days at Mdawida and 4 days at their other home stay called pacific cottage. 5 stars!!!

          Reviewed July 05, 2017

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Tatsuya from Japan
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in March 2015

          Warmest home stay ”

          Staffs, clean equipment and wifi connection

          I have arrived late at night but this family accommodated me warmly. Next morning, they have prepared westernised breakfast and organised taxi going to airport for me. Taxi was conscientious price and taxi driver has good nature. Little bit difficult to find the house, but it would be great stay for all travellers expecting warm home stay in Nairobi.

          Reviewed April 05, 2015

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          nalinkumar from India
          Family with teens
          Double En-site
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

          Value for money”

          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 very economical. Davis who took us around, is the man. Very polite and safe driver.

          Reviewed August 16, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Camille from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

          Great stay !”

          We stayed at her friends' house, Jane, because we had a lot of luggage and the room was a bit too small to stock everything, and we had an amazing time there. Jane was incredible helpful and never hesitate to go an extra mile to make our life easier. She cooked us delicious meals and made us feel at home. She's a great company and it was a real pleasure to stay with her. Asanti sana for everything Jane, hope to see you soon, Camille and Daniel.

          Reviewed January 24, 2018

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          I am so glad you had a great time and i will be sure to let Jane know the great reviews you have given her. Thanks again.

          Responded February 13, 2018
          Mdawida Homestay
          6.3
          Good
          Vivek from India
          Couple
          Studio
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

          Far from city but comfortable stay”

          Homely, peaceful, no disturbing

          it's distance from city makes it less favourable as u have to go to city and have to spend huge taxi money in transport. bed was poor, breakfast so so, water supply restricted. have to walk significantly to catch public transport. In Nairobi, traffic jam can't be avoided and it is pathetic.

          Reviewed August 08, 2015

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Lidija from Germany
          Couple
          Double En-site
          Stayed 1 night in August 2015

          Safe location, nice rooms and lovely people”

          Relaxed atmosphere of family, good shower, lovely people

          We enjoyed our stay very much and felt at home in the relaxed and cozy family surroundings. Ronnie and Serah are wonderful people and make their guests feel very much welcome. The place is located in a gated community and is very safe. The location is especially ideal for the JK airport and the main tourist attractions like the Sheldrick Foundation and Karen Blixen. Can recommend this place wholeheartedly!

          Reviewed August 17, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Amina from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Studio
          Stayed 1 night in April 2015

          Basic clean very helpful”

          Homely feel, gated community feeling safe

          Well what can I say it was exactly how we expected it to be, for a good nights sleep before we went of to the Masai Mara. The owner was amazing she sorted all my travels requirements out for me so that saved a lot of time and hassle as we were not familiar with the area.

          Reviewed April 22, 2015

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Jacinta from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in October 2015

          Amazing hospitality in a quaint home ”

          Great host and helpers, fast wifi, clean rooms and showers, delicious home made food, they arrange a good deal for transport wherever you need to go.

          Serah was a wonderful host, Agnes a great cook, and the kids were a delight. Even as the kids play downstairs, the family gives you privacy. Loved this home!

          Reviewed October 15, 2015

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          8.0
          Excellent
          rajesh from India
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in September 2017

          quite location , nice room ”

          I had a nice stay there. Quite location and comfortable room to stay.Sara was a good host. Thanks a lot to her for all.

          Reviewed September 11, 2017

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Alan from United States
          Solo traveler
          Studio
          Stayed 1 night in July 2015

          Excellent, warm reception - real value for money”

          Value, value, friendliness

          Welcomed and well looked after during the stay. Basic accommodation but everything was there as needed. And the hosts are really nice. brilliant.

          Reviewed July 07, 2015

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          kevin from Malaysia
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Friendly Homestay ”

          Totally recommend people to stay here, a home away from home.

          Reviewed September 30, 2016

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          7.7
          Very good
          Nataliia from Russia
          Couple
          Studio
          Stayed 1 night in January 2015

          ovetnight stay”

          service, price, clean

          Difficult to find as it is not on the road but inside community. Follow Google to find it.

          Reviewed January 08, 2015

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