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Mzima House

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Galu Beach 80400, Kenya
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible service. Takes over 3 hours to serve one beer.terrible terrible Terrible food. Very poor service. Plumbing doesn't work. Excellent view and excellent layout. It's a shame the owners have not given any priority to customer service or food. Wouldn't spend my money or time here again

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Mzima is one place I would go again and again. To express in my own words OWE SOME and BREATHTAKING. All the staff were fantastic. I would like to compliment chef Eliud and Protas who made our stay memorable not forgetting Lily and Catherine. For anyone one who wants a serene place with family and friends choose mzima house

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We took over Mzima House with friends for the Xmas/New Year holiday. We had a fabulous time and couldn't have asked for more. The staff were attentive, polite and extremely helpful. The location is to die for, with beautiful gardens leading directly on to the beach. Every room is exceptionally well furnished and the outside furniture is tasteful and comfortable.... More 

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MzimaH, Manager at Mzima House, responded to this review

Dear Joanne, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Mzima House. My team and I are delighted to read that you and your friends enjoyed the Christmas/New Year's holiday with us. We look forward to hosting you once again in 2015 and assure you of a memorable holiday. Best Regards Catherine More 

Reno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We recently stayed at the Mzima House and were so pleasantly pleased with our beautiful accommodations. The property is absolutely breathtaking with a beautiful garden leading down to the beach. It is a very quiet inn where one can truly relax. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. We decided to take an excursion into Mombasa and the hotel arranged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed at beautiful Mzima House late September 2014. We were warmly welcomed by Catherine and Lily, the managers. Our room was lovely and had a gorgeous view of the ocean. Mzima House is so inviting we quickly fell into a relaxing rhythm of reading, yoga, swimming, and long beach walks. Initially, we had planned to sightsee... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed at Mzima House in late September 2014 with our 1yr old, just before the high season. This is a hidden gem - a boutique hotel with direct beachfront access (see photo). It's also only minutes from Ukunda Airstrip (UKA) with direct flights from Nairobi, so getting there couldn't be easier. Rooms We stayed in the "honeymoon suite" -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I recently enjoyed a very quick stay at Mzima House in advance of bringing a bigger group later in the year. The property and the location are absolutely stunning, and offer complete relaxation. The rooms were beautiful and extremely comfortable, the food was fresh and delicious and the staff went above and beyond. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

we were here in a group of 15 people for 4 nights over the easter and we all loved this place.. the staff at this place was exceptionally good.. the chef cooked some really good food and the Manager Catherine made us so comfortable that we felt like we were at home.. thanks to all the people at Mzima House... More 

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MzimaH, Manager at Mzima House, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jawahar, Thank you so much for taking time to share with the world, the essence of beauty depicted at Mzima House. We strive to offer quality service and we are pleased to know that you and you family had a memorable stay with us. We truly look forward to hosting once again. Mzima House Management More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have been to Mzima House twice and both times we had an unforgettable good time. This last time was with a group of friends for a short stay to mainly evaluate the place for a larger group holiday later this year. We all loved it and we'll be back! We stayed in the main house which has a luxurious... More 

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MzimaH, Manager at Mzima House, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Kinuthia, Thank you for finding time to give us your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your short stay with us and we look forward to giving a memorable personalized service to your group in November. Regards Catherine More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Attended a wedding at Mzima House recently. It is certainly a stunning location for a beach wedding. The main house with its bedrooms facing a courtyard swimming pool is stunning. There is a nice apartment block at the rear of the property which is well built and appointed. The gardens and lawns are well cared for and attended. The beach... More 

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MzimaH, Manager at Mzima House, responded to this review

Thank you for offering your comments in regards to our services. Mzima House is committed to offering the best in both service and accommodation at all times. We pride ourselves as the best venue for exclusive weddings along the South Coast of Kenya. In March we had the pleasure of hosting around 60 guests for a wedding event. For the... More 

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