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Mbuyu Beach Bungalows

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P.O. Box 104 | 80404 Msambweni, Msambweni 80404, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a quiet relaxing spot at the south coast of Kenya - this is for you. A very small and intimate hotel (only five bungalows) directly at the beach front and with a beautiful green garden. The bungalows are not luxury, but simple and rustic - this is not a criticism, as everything is well maintained and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had 3 days over christmas in this paradise. Spacious clean rooms with all you need. Perfect with basket with towels and cushions for the beach, mosquito spray and coffee in the room. Wonderful variety of homemade food, quick service and friendly staff. The hosts are the most friendly warm and helpfull people you can imagine and we could not... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If like us you don't like mass tourist destinations then this is perfect, there are no big hotels nearby and very few souvenir sellers on the beach leaving you free to relax in the sea with the local children and fishermen, around the pool with an occasional monkey or in a hammock in the beautiful tended gardens. This was absolutely... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

After our safari trip, we relaxed here for 4 days. Mbuyu beach bungalows is a marvellous place. If you're looking for a quiet, beautiful place right on the beach with superb service and food, Mbuyu is the place to be!

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Ljusne, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place was everything that we wanted, and more so!! We felt extremely welcome, enjoyed fabulous food, and l stayed in a lovely bungalow right by the beach. No loud discos, no souvenir sellers, just peace and quiet. The only thing that we did not like was the weather, it rained a lot. But our hosts, Werner and Isabel, took... More 

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Zwickau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is such a peaceful place on the beach, with only 5 Beach Bungalows, a Pool and a beautiful Garden. We are always coming back here to relax, watching the Ocean and the Fisher Man with their catch of the day and the Cows passing by the Beach...it is quiet. Only the wind, palm leaves, or birds you are listening... More 

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Waldenburg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Mbuyu Beach Bungalows is an idyllic, small and quiet place, off the beaten tourist track in the authentic Msambweni village, but also not far from various tourist attractions. The lovely decorated bungalows are overlooking the white beach. They are equipped with mosquito net, fan, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities, beach bag, and surrounded by a neat palm tree garden with swimming... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed at Mbuyu Beach Bungalows for four nights in the end of September/beginning October. I stayed in the room which is in the main house and was very happy there. The room is very tastefully decorated. Because of windows to all sides there is always a fresh breeze so that I never missed aircondition. The windows have mosquitonets and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is the ideal vacation spot for those who want to experience one of the few remaining untouched holiday locations along the Kenyan coast. You immediately feel like you have the "Msambweni Island" to yourself - friendly village atmosphere, a private beach walk and the feeling that you are the only guest at this lodge. So if you are looking... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Coming straight from the city and a long drive, the welcome was already priceless. Everybody waiting to have dinner with us and breathing in the fresh ocean breeze promised a fantastic start to a couple of days on the coast! - The food is fantastic, as is the service! Next morning watching the sun rise & breakfast overlooking the ocean... More 

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