Pros: Gorgeous design of the hotel Very quite and private Good service, helpful staff
Pros: The ambiance was extremely good and the rooms were big, clean and spacious. The staff were helpful
Cons: Pool was not clean, its around 1 km to the sea from the property.
Pros: The bed was extra large and comfy. The room was very spacious and the food was amazing - especially the seafood dishes!! It was very serene and relaxing. Staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay...
Cons: A couple of cats that kept appearing at meal times. Not a huge deal but just not a fan of cats.
Pros: Staff were fabulous. Room wonderful. Restaurant and food great.
Cons: Bit far from the beach. Over-attentive cats!
Pros: We really liked our stay! The house itself is incredible , very nicely decorated and quiet. Each room has a small and very comfortable terrasse, the beds are comfortable , everything is clean. The ...
Cons: It is a bit far from the center of malindi, nice if you want calm (which was our case) , could be ennoying if you want to party there. Do not be in a hurry for the food and plan to order in advance...
Pros: 2ND time staying here and it has never disappointed for me. This is an awesome place and with genius perks - it was ideal for the pocket
Cons: Couldnt find any
Pros: The African House Resort is an overwhelming place to stay in Malindi. Located in a very safe residential area, it is the perfect place for enjoying the Kenyan coast. The secluded and very well-...
Cons: Honestly, there is nothing I could potentially criticize.
Pros: The front gates opened into and oasis of lush landscape, beautiful decor ,fine furnishings and furniture and best of all, great staff... food was also great usually fresh from their farm. The pool ...
Cons: Nothing. I wish flights to and from Malindi were on time.
Pros: Antique facilities
Cons: 1. I cannot use the WiFi on my last day. Because the modem or repeater was moved to other place for other guests who came after without my permission. He never informed me about the moving before I ...
Pros: Almost don't want to give a positive review as I want it to be available when I want to book. Extremely lovely.
Cons: Wireless does not extend to the rooms.
A great choice for a stay in Malindi, African House Resort is just 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from the airport. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in massages, body scrubs, or facials. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale resort offer up nice touches like rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, and Select Comfort beds with premium linens.
Cons: The massage experience could have been a little better!
Pros: The villas are few hence the feeling of privacy, tranquility and luxury. I was taken away by the fact that each villa has it's own private swimming pool. The architecture is stunning and various...
Cons: The floor in general, especially the wet areas of the swimming pool and bathroom, could be slippery. Like most floors in most hotels, caution is important.
Pros: Amazing place. Best in Malindi/Watamu. Very friendly staff. Perfect private beach. Great Wellness center with good steam room.
Cons: Lots and lots of flies end of April disturbing outdoor eating.
Pros: The staff were most pleasant and responsive.
Cons: The food was not consistent. For a family holiday the facilities to keep the young ones occupied are non-existent. The rains didn't help matters much
Pros: Excellent Service and facilities value for money
Pros: Excellent facilities, friendly and service minded staff, the place itself is quite stunning including architecture and layout.
Pros: The whole experience was amazing!
Cons: The food need more variety
Pros: Principle of this resort : one pool, one team with butler, cooker... Dedicated to 4 rooms.
Cons: The food is not worthy of an alleged 5 star hotel. What you want to order is never available even in their small weekly menu where you can choose between two plates. Apparently an expat cooker was ...
Cons: Swimming pool
The Resort, immersed in a very well-tended tropical garden with ornamental and medicinal plants like the Hibiscus, Frangipani, Aloe Vera, Baobab, Moringa and Neem (known as “the Village Pharmacy”) is cared for to the minutest detail.
The Villas that make up the Resort are completely independent with a private swimming-pool and garden and from their raised position overlook the Indian Ocean with its breathtaking views. They are spread out around the Wellness Centre and Spa endorsed by Marc Mességué, the real pivot of the Resort. They are built using Swahili traditional techniques and furnished with the experience of Italian design, using strictly local materials.
The roof is done in Makuti, a typical local roofing material made of interwoven palm fronds, the floors are in finely-polished taraso and every furnishing has been made by expert local hands, using mango and Mvule wood.
To complete the premises, there is an evocative beach equipped with a Grill Bar and Restaurant for the exclusive patronage of the guests and a small rocky area from which one can admire the stunning view of a long and uncontaminated stretch of the Kenyan coast.
Pros: Upon my Arrival, I was well welcomed by Mr.Gianni,(the owner of the hotel)he is the most friendliest and helpful host I have ever come across..the staff are great,the really know the true value of ...
Pros: Bed, Swimming Pool, Serenity
Cons: Un-availability of restaurants close by. Internet should also be stationed accessible to guests and not be requested everytime.
Pros: Nice and quiet place.
Cons: No restaurant. Dark road without street lights. Nowhere to dry bath clothes. Problem to use internet; few users and only one router on big area. Bad was very high.
Pros: Immersed in a luxurious vegetation Mela offers relax and comfort. Simple but nice like the people working there. Gianni the owner has been of good help to approach Malindi with his advice. I enjoyed
Pros: Amazing place...the owner and staff will make you feel at home Very good breakfast, served in the classy veranda overlooking the tropical garden and pool
Pros: Breakfast was awesome landscape super natural and beautiful staff loveable and accommodating
Cons: Bed a little noisy but not that bad change of bedding
Pros: The environment is fantastic, it paints a completely new but interesting picture of Malindi. The hosts were the best and you cant ask for more while on holiday. Kudos
Pros: This place was very satisfying. I was there for 2 nights... The owner, JAANI took real great care of everything. The rooms were very clean, the bathrooms were also very clean. The place is beautiful,...
Cons: I absolutely loved it, except Jaani has a dog. And no offense to anybody I'm not a dog lover and sort off have dog phobia so I was always on the alert on the premises looking out for the dog. ...
Pros: safety and peace. The owner very helpful in every aspects of you stay.Well done Jiovanny and Welma!!
Cons: The break fast was only served only after 8 o' clock. Little more effort to organize the break fast please!
Featuring a lush garden with a pool, Villa Mela Hotel is located in Malindi, within 1,641 feet of the Indian Ocean. It has a restaurant and a bar, and offers massages and a fitness area. Each room at the Villa Mela faces the pool garden and includes typical wooden beds equipped with mosquito net. They are all air conditioned and come with a private bathroom fitted with bath, shower, and hairdryer. The restaurant offers specialities from the local area mixed with classical international dishes. Barbecue facilities are also available for those guests who prefer outdoor meals. Silversands beach is only 5 minutes’ walk away, while the Malindi Marine National Park is 1,641 feet away. The local airport is 2.8 miles away and the hotel can arrange a shuttle service upon request.
Pros: The room was so lovely and spacious, the bathroom was good too. The beach was beautiful and they have a great pool and spa. The staff is what stood out at this property, they were all so helpful, ...
Cons: The food could be a lot better. For somewhere on the coast there was hardly any fish or variety in menu. They had a set menu each day which wasn't impressive and consisted of meat and gravy and ...
Pros: Rooms were spacious and very homely
Cons: The food sadly was nothing to write home about.
Pros: i liked the service its amazing especially by Richard who served us very well.
Cons: the hotel should built suits that have a beach front
Pros: Staff were very warm.Timothy-one of the managers very kind. Spa pool which you pay 1000kes was amazing-it was very relaxing
Cons: Leak in our toilet The common pool wasn't all that nice
Pros: Polite and helpful staff, size of room/balcony/bath.
Cons: Needs a bar near the pool/beach.
Pros: Excellent service from all staff. A fantastic menu with great variety and the most delicious pasta dishes. I really loved the swimming pool and the spa which has great therapeutic services. ...
Cons: The common areas need stronger fans since it was quite hot. This includes the lobby and dining room. Also need a fan in the bathroom or stronger AC unit in the room.
Pros: The bathroom
Cons: So many things
Pros: I would recommend this resort for everyone travelling with children. Big bed, extra bed for 6-year old child and a good sized baby cot. Very good food. The food was always well made and special meals ...
Pros: I really enjoyed our stay. However, having also visited resort south ( Diani), I found the beach left a lot to be desired. The resort is a good place to stay if your are interested in just the resort and doing nothing else. If you want to spend more time on the beach or I. The ocean, I would go somewhere else.
Pros: Leaving the premesis
Cons: The staff attitude, lack of management, horrible food
Pros: Nice pleasant staff, professional, efficient & helpful. Rooms are spacious & well appointed, with private balcony.
Cons: The hotel is very relaxing, almost too quiet. No real sense of energy or vibrancy, this may be good for romantic couples but less do for the solo traveler. NOT recommended for children, despite the ...
At Diamonds Dream of Africa, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing are nearby. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and hydrotherapy. Main restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, offers pool views and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's a poolside bar and a bar/lounge, and rooms at this luxurious resort offer jetted tubs and flat-screen TVs.
Pros: The hotel was Amazing!!!! I was on half board - breakfast and dinner and that was a nice menu and setting near the beach. If you are looking for a Romantic gateway - this gives you the ideal setting...
Cons: There is nothing to not like about this place
Pros: The rooms were clean and the food was flavourful. The dinner entertainment was good as well. We enjoyed our experience at the Spa. It was relaxing and treatment was professional.
Cons: We were meant to check in at 2pm and our room was only ready at 4pm. The drinks were not very cold upon arrival. Not all the staff members greeted or displayed a friendly and approachable manner.
Pros: The pool was big
Cons: Ants in the room Food was limited Staff were not friendly
Pros: The bed was comfortable.
Cons: Food could be better. Beverages watery like tea, juices.
Pros: Had some form of entertainment every evening
Cons: They kept running out of food; their linen is old (towels especially)
Pros: Staff were very friendly and attentive.Location was great directly by the beach
Cons: Management of the hotel isn't interested in the development of the hotel .General Manger iisb'ht visible and is more interested into the development of the African Dream .He also mentioned ...
Pros: The staff was really friendly and prompt to satisfy our requests. The food was good and the room clean. It's possible to access to the beach directly and safely. We enjoyed particularly the ...
Cons: The package 'not all inclusive' reduces quite a lot the the options available (i.e. drinks excluded, not possible to sit wherever we wanted, awful purple bracelet to wear during all our ...
Pros: Enjoyed our stay ,will definitely refer and go back. The hotel was very accommodative with early check in and late check out .
Cons: Was happy with everything.
Pros: A quiet and relaxing place. Nice seafront location.
Cons: Salt water in the fresh water pipes is not nice.
Pros: The staff were very friendly and went out of the way to make everything as perfect as possible. The food was very good and the grounds were very well kept.
Cons: The room I had initially booked was very basic and could defnitely do with some upgrading but everything else at the hotel was great and offers very good value for money..
At Sandies Tropical Village, you can spend time at the beach relaxing in a sun lounger, plus activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing are nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials, and hydrotherapy. Dining choices include 2 restaurants and the 3 bars/lounges are great places to grab a cold drink.
Pros: The staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. They made us feel very special. Excellent spot for relaxing. Food was very good.
Pros: The beach and the swimming pool were very nice. Lodging was quiet, peaceful, and had AC. Nice kitchen with needed necessities; Caretakers, guards, and housekeeping staff were very helpful and friendly...
Cons: Upstairs shower head was never fixed upon check-in on a three day stay despite multiple complaints. Did not receive warm welcome during check-in from receptionist. Unaware of charge(s) for beach beds ...
Pros: I love the house, clean and spacious. Loved how near the beach was. Loved the pool that our children and whole family greatly enjoyed !
Cons: The showers need more water.
Pros: The resort is beautiful, service is exceptional. A place to truly relax.
Cons: The food could have been better. Pasta was very good but other choices not so good.It wouldn't stop me from returning.
Kola Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 200.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. 2 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like bathrobes and slippers.
Marine Holiday House is just 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours). You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or unwind with a drink at the pool bar. There's also a garden, and rooms offer room service and rainfall showerheads.
Driftwood Beach Club offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, beachside drinks, and sun loungers, plus you'll have access to onsite surfing/boogie boarding. The outdoor pool provides plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages and mani/pedis. Offering a beachfront location, Driftwood Restaurant serves seafood and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a children's pool are other highlights, and rooms offer patios and room service.
Pros: Staff were helpful in arranging transport for us during our stay. Entertainment was provided during the first night by a dance group.
Cons: 1) No generator to supply electricity during power cut (there was power cut on 2 days out of the 3 days we lodged at flamingo villas club which lasted for about an hour and a half each night in ...
Cons: The beach was quite far
Pros: Pool was small but nice. Gardens were nice. That's about all!
Cons: Rude staff. Nothing they advertise is actually there, all lies to get you to book. No buffet dinner or breakfast, no evening entertainment, no opportunity to book tours through the hotel, no wifi! No ...
Pros: Very nice garden, nice accommodation.
Cons: Very poor breakfast - a lot of cakes, few fruits. No other food.
Pros: Location is good
Cons: Washrooms need upgrade in rooms..service needs to be improved in terms of waiter friendliness
Pros: The staff and the management were very welcoming. We all felt so well and look forward to returning
Cons: The wi-fi was not working as promised. Parking on the public road was not well received. We wish they have a parking within the compound.
Pros: We had a very comfortable stay and loved the room: very spacious, good beds, very clean! Nice pool, great setting in well-maintained grouds. Food was great and varied! Staff was very friendly and ...
Cons: Because the property is not on the beach, the hotel provides a tuc tuc and driver to go to the beach club, a five-minute, but bumpy, ride away. Beach club is great for lunch and drinks!
Pros: All was great except of the average and overpriced food. Very sympathetic owner good service and beautifull natural beach 15 minutes by free tricycle
Cons: Overpriced food with just two options: chicken or fish
Cons: No other guests
Pros: The staff and Stella, the owner, were all very friendly and always ready to make our stay even more wonderful. When there were some internet glitches, everyone helped to correct the problem; ...
Cons: The beach is a 10 minute ride by tuc-tuc to the beach club, where lunches are served. But once there, it is heaven!
Pros: security, gardens, pool
Flamingo Villa's Club offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy Italian cuisine at Flamingo Villas Club, which is open for breakfast and dinner. An outdoor pool and a beach bar are other highlights, and rooms offer furnished patios and 24-hour room service.
Pros: I liked the enviroment, the young girl who served us in the restaurant Dinner/breakfast was excellent.
Cons: The reception staff were confused.
Pros: Amazing rooms and stunning views over the beach from the swimming pool. All the staff were very friendly and accommodating.
Pros: nice pools
Cons: no or very slow Internet,poor TV Channels
Pros: The room, room service, the ambience! The food! We had a heavenly experience
Cons: There's need for a kids playing area
Pros: Courteous staff! And the flexibility on checking out allowed us to better sample the place after we arrived late for the overnight stay....
Cons: The road to the hotel and the beach...! Can't blame the hotel though.
Located just 2 mi (3.2 km) from the airport, Ocean Beach Resort & Spa offers a shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with massages, hydrotherapy, or thalassotherapy, and Victoria Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. A beach bar and a poolside bar are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious hotel offer up nice touches like Egyptian cotton sheets and slippers.
Pros: Fantastic property, right on the beach. The manager Lydia, is a blessing.... she is super helpful, warm and helpful. The staff is a little slow, but friendly. The bathrooms and the place in general is...
Cons: The food is ridiculously over priced, and very very substandard.
Pros: The problem is that it was out of season with a skeleton staff and little choice on the menu.
Cons: Only the DSTV you need to get more stations like CNN, and the other major news network.
Pros: Relaxing with very nice spa pool and very good lunches served by very pleasant staff.
Cons: The beach is covered in seaweed and there are too many hawkers. The room was tacky. the safe didn't work twice and the bathroom tap leaked. The toiletries offered were the meanest of any hotel we...
Pros: Spacious rooms, friendly staff, excellent and delicious food. The premises are serene. Good value for money.
Cons: Improvement on the doors to the room. Should have door handles.
Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa offers a private beach where you can enjoy free cabanas, beachside drinks, and sun loungers, plus activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing are nearby. 6 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, and aromatherapy. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A free airport shuttle and a spa tub are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious hotel offer furnished balconies or patios and LCD TVs.
Pros: The staff was very helpful, warm and cheerful. The rooms were very cozy and the books were a good addition. There was a good variety of indoor games for everyone, including the children. The view from...
Pros: Wonderful house, hosts and staff. Very large bedroom, beautiful grounds. We had the pool all to our selves. Most definitely coming back with friend and family.
Pros: The ambience,the decor and it looked better physically than on the website. The staff were very welcoming and Felix the one who received us went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable
Cons: I wish they could hire a guard because there wasn't someone always available. More variety with the breakfast menu. And also the room we stayed had a problem flushing so u had to physically open ...
Pros: Very disappointing!
Cons: The rooms were not upto the standard at all. The view was not as discribed on boking.com I booked for two rooms and I only got a room and a half. It only had one single bathroom. On the website i ...
Cons: The property
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Malindi Beach, Marine Park, and Mambrui Beach. Ruins of Gedi and Bio-Ken Snake Farm are also within 20 mi (32 km).
At Sandies Coconut Village - All Inclusive, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing are nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials, and hydrotherapy. Dining choices include 2 restaurants and the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a cold drink.
A great choice for a stay in Malindi, Kivulini Luxury Resort features an airport shuttle. Guests can indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge and a children's pool are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer patios and flat-screen TVs.
A great choice for a stay in Malindi, Pine Court Hotel is just 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from the airport. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Rooms offer minibars and free WiFi.
A great choice for a stay in Malindi, Angel's Bay Resort features an airport shuttle. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A children's pool and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer balconies and minibars.
A paradise retreat with a rich history of big game fishing, Hemingways Watamu is just steps from the ocean and Watamu Beach, considered one of the worlds most beautiful. The resort is surrounded by lush, palm-filled gardens with Watamu Marine Park right on the doorstep.Pools and sun terraces as well as lawns and rich vegetation create an ambience balanced between barefoot charm and total sophistication. The spacious rooms and suites are arranged in traditional thatched buildings decorated in contemporary style with touches of local African art and bold printed fabrics.Big-game fishing is definitely something you should try here. If that is not for you, go dolphin-watching, snorkelling or take a sunset cruise on Hemingways private dhow. Try the mangrove crab in the restaurant with fresh vegetables from the resorts own farm and then enjoy a nightcap in Hemingways Bar, named after the famous writer.The Hemingways Watamu is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.
Kenyan House Boutique Hotel is just 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle for KES 160 per person roundtrip. Guests can splash around at the indoor pool or grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Rooms at this upscale hotel offer up nice touches like bathrobes and slippers, along with living rooms and room service.
When visiting Malindi, Lion in the Sun Hotel is a great choice to consider. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in massages, aromatherapy, or Ayurvedic treatments, and MAIN RESTAURANT serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 2 bars/lounges and a beach bar, and rooms at this luxurious resort include upscale features like private pools and fireplaces.