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Severin Sea Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bamburi Beach, Malindi Road, Bamburi, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I stayed at Severin for 8 days in May/June. I visit at least twice a year to work with Bombolulu, a cultural centre and disability workshop close by. Days are long and hot and it is such a pleasure to be able to return to the Severin for great hospitality, decent food and a relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are clean... More

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Severin_Kenya, Manager at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Travelbeehappy, Thank you very much for your comments on Tripadvisor. We are glad that even during these hard times for us that you still come to Mombasa and had a good holiday. The hotel always has 24 hour guard service as well as CCTV and alarm systems. We like to ensure that our guests are safe with us. The... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Overall the experience was very relaxing as it is was very crowded. I didn't feel like I was on one of those package holidays with everyone and anyone. Their rooms are very very old and very basic but you get what you need. Upside- We walked to other nearby restaurants for lunch and dinner. It's on a strip of hotels.... More

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Severin_Kenya, Geschäftsführer at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Savannah_Rain, Thank you for the write up on Tripadvisor and noted your comments. The rooms you were in are our standard rooms and although they are dated, we keep them clean and make sure they are looked after daily. We are planning to also renovate these rooms in the near future. Our animation is low key as we are... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'm in love with the place the landscape the rooms and the atmosphere around. Makes you feel home away from home. My only issue is service and senior staff attitude. I would define it as "heaven being ruled by jungle men". It's so embarrassing that they cannot take care of a simple set menu of 24 people a thing that... More

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Severin_Kenya, Geschäftsführer at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ken, On many occasions after the event, we tried to discuss this with you, but you did not wish to. Sorry to have you think we are ‘Jungle Men’, but it is not the case here and we are the first ones to admit a mistake when we have made this. We will never run away from these. However... More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great resort with good food and facilities although the locals congregate around the steps to the beach and try to sell you everything from carved sculptures to safari trips Usually they will try and snag newly arrived travellers and priced will be hugely inflated for items you can buy vastly cheaper a few days later. Be aware that safari trips... More

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Severin_Kenya, Manager at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mike 24536, Thank you very much for the write-up here on Tripadvisor. You are correct that the beach sellers do try and get you to pay as much. We normally advise our guests that bargaining is a way of life here and whatever prices they say in your mind half it then half it again and start bargaining, you... More

gagadju
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We chose this hotel due to many positive reviews that was posted on this forum. I agree that staff are polite, accommodating and helpful, however there were too many issues that arose on a daily basis that made us feel that this hotel does not deserve the 4 stars or the 4Ts that Thomson has rated it. I have stayed... More

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Severin_Kenya, Manager at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Aitenshi Whether reports or critiques are good or bad we would like to thank you for your feedback and I would like to reply to some issues that you may have had here at the hotel. We do have 2 categories of rooms according to the rate our guests pay. These are either the standard rooms or comfort... More

Steffisburg, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I was Staying there from the 09.05.14 to 11.05.14 Room Nr 179 Karibu Class Bungalow with Breakfast Inclusive just near 50 Mitters from the Pool as was Request for. I have say the Room was even the Bath and Toiletw were very Clean even the Beds and what Actually belonging to was Very Clean.My Proble was the Bed linen s... More

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Severin_Kenya, Manager at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Macryf, Thank you so much for your comments here on Tripadvisor! We've noted that you have mixed feelings regarding the evening meals. Indeed we have a combination of 3 buffets and 4 sit down à la carte evenings. When we do à la carte we always have a choice of 2 starters, 2 soups and 3 main courses with... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

During a Hotels exhibition in Nairobi, we got a fantastic deal to pay for 4 nights and get an extra night free to stay at the SEVERIN SEA LODGE’. An easy transfer from the airport ,which took about 40 minutes, brought us to this lovely place full of palm trees and greenery, located in one of the most touristic areas... More

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Severin_Kenya, Manager at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sudhir P, Thank you very much for your fantastic write up here on Tripadvisor! We are very proud that you enjoyed your stay at Severin Sea Lodge so much, and I will for sure forward your kind words to the entire staff! It was great having you here, and we hope you will come back to Bamburi Beach soon!... More

New Delhi, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The resort gives you a feel of Africa. The view from the resort is amazing. I was a little dissa pointed with the food but teh staff was very helpful and polite. The rooms in teh main building are good but do not have a close view of the sea, however the view is not bad at all. There are... More

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Severin_Kenya, Manager at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Prankshere Thank you very much for your comments on Tripadvisor. We are sorry that our food choices did not come up to your expectations, generally we have meals available to make sure we try and suite everyones tastes. However if the guest is a vegan, vegetarian or has cultural preferences we are always happy to discuss with the guest... More

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The Hotel is first rate and the staff are brilliant and nothing is too much trouble for them. We arrived at check in and given a drink and a form to fill in. Once the form was completed your room is allocated and a porter takes your luggage to your room with you. The rooms are spacious and well kept... More

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Severin_Kenya, Manager at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David Many thanks for your very good write up and we thank you especially for telling us about the lady married to a Kenyan. I did speak to them personally and they took heed and desisted in trying to make a fast buck. Whilst everyone has the right to choose who they wish to go on safari with, the... More

Sint-Kruis, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend during the 2014 easter Holiday.I loved the stay, the food was good though I would highly recommend the imani dhow.We really enjoyed the meals, goood presentation,two awesome waiters Dressed as the swahili (sorry dint get the names) but we went there a couple of times and there were no disappointments at all.Tge two pools... More

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Severin_Kenya, Manager at Severin Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Othouwar Many thanks for your report on Tripadvisor and we thank you for coming here to Kenya and especially Severin Sea Lodge for your holiday. Noted your comments on the rooms and cleaning and we are taking this up with the Housekeeping department to ensure they improve on the cleaning. We would be glad to welcome you again soon!... More

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Address: Bamburi Beach, Malindi Road, Bamburi, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa > Bamburi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Severin Sea Lodge 4*
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