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“Magical Family Home in Rural Kenya”
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7 reviews
Pool and BBQ area by night
Pool and alfresco dining
Chef with Bubble & Squeek
Sundowners on the roof terrace
Sitting room with log fire place
Eland bedroom
Chef at the pool side BBQ
Impala bathroom with a view of the stars
Pool & poolhouse
The Bushbuck bedroom (Family rooms)
Afternoon tea & biscuits
Alfresco dining on the verandah
Wild Guinea fowl in the garden
Pool framed by tumbling Thunbergia
View of the dining room from the sitting room
Bushbuck ensuite bathroom (Family rooms)
The pool
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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Amboseli Eco-system, Rift Valley Province

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Erica B
Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
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“Magical Family Home in Rural Kenya”
Reviewed 8 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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We just spent an amazing two nights at Tandala Estate. We were 7 adults, 3 children and we could have stayed for a week. The house itself is this amazing combination of indoor and outdoor space with one of the most welcoming, relaxing vibes we have experienced in Kenya to date. Almost every element of the architecture and layout is charming, well thought out and comfortable. Words really don't adequate describe how unique and special the house is. You feel like you are sort of in a rural version of Alice in Wonderland. Tons of nooks and crannies that create special enclaves -- it took us hours to fully discover all of the twists and turns in the house!

The staff were divine. We chose to self cater but honestly with the amount of support the team gives you, it really didn't feel like true self catering. They helped us cook, were amazing with our children and cleaned up before we could get to it ourselves. The best part about the house is that it allows you to truly unplug. There is no internet, no television and a generator for a short time at night. We took walks and swam and read and spent time together -- it was a truly basic (in the best sense of the word) weekend. They had a wonderful massage therapist at the house for the weekend and so many people in the party had treatments throughout our stay.

Already booking our next trip to the house. We really, really loved our time there.

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Liked best: The house itself was truly magical. The view, the layout, the architecture, the setting -- it was all just really special.
Liked least: The house could have used a more thorough cleaning -- especially the bathrooms, bug nets and pool. The pool really needs to vacuumed daily.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
9 Jan 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your stay at Tandala.

I and the family are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you for your wonderful comments about the house and the staff. I have printed your review and given it to the staff which I am sure they will find extremely encouraging.

We have noted your comment on the bathrooms. The owners have decided to remove the fireplace in one of the bathrooms which we hope will make the room less smokey and keep it cleaner.

We look forward to welcoming you again when you visit in February.

All the very best

Jill (Tandala Agent) and the Team
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