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Djibouti Palace Kempinski

Ilot du Heron | P.O. Box 1960, Djibouti, Djibouti
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Djibouti
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel, 20 minutes from the airport just past the port is a visually impressive property. It offers a bit of a secure haven from the heat of Djibouti with several restaurants and a very good assortment of services. All things considered, it is the best hotel in Djibouti, with only Les Acacias and Sheraton offering competition. The hotel does... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently located and working in Djibouti. I have frequented the hotel for many brunches, and afternoons by the pool. A great location to unwind and relax in Djibouti... Being as Djibouti is shall we say unique, in many ways, this hotel, brings you back to reality!

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DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities and services of the hotel. We have shared your feedback with the... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kempinski was recommended by a co-worker. I am happy we booked it. If you are in Djibouti, this is the place to stay. The grounds are spacious, the staff are helpful/kind/knowledgeable, it has 2 infinity pools, a beach, nightlife, a spa, the tennis courts and many many more. I stayed for business and the Kempinski was just what I... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities and services of the hotel. We have shared your feedback with the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed here for 3 days in January. We had booked a special offer that we found on the Kempinski website which included the room, breakfast and dinner, and 2 full day excursions around Djibouti, even though it was fairly expensive, it worked out to be good value. We were picked up at the airport by a... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities, services and excursion offered by the hotel. We have shared your feedback... More 

Nanjemoy, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 6 nights here last week of June 2015. Room was excellent; plenty of water bottles were provided. The bed had a pillow mattress that made for an excellent sleeping experience. Caution that the minibar is not free and your invoice at the end of your stay automatically charges you for its contents, as well as a daily donation to... More 

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DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities of the hotel. At the onset, please accept our sincere apologies for... More 

North Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have stayed in this property for about a month and it was really an island in the desert. I loved the workout facilities and the pools where good swims could take place. While in Djibouti I had the opportunity to visit most the country on roads that really were tracks where rocks were pushed aside so vehicles could travel.... More 

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DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities and services of the hotel. We have shared your feedback with the... More 

Lima, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I visited this hotel for R&R while I was deployed in the military. Djibouti, Africa does not offer much, but if you find yourself in that country, I would recommend staying here. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. My only reservation was the prices of some of the services and goods. They don't transact in US currency so you... More 

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DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities and services of the hotel. We have shared your feedback with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I stayed here for a few days in late 2011 with my boyfriend and we enjoyed the stay immensely. The pools are great (swim up bar, infinity pool overlooking the ocean, comfortable chairs), restaurant was fantastic (we usually visited it for breakfast), and the hotel itself was beautiful. However, do not expect much to do within walking distance. We walked... More 

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DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience with your partner during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities of the hotel. Your positive feedback is always a... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stayed her for business. Rooms are comfortable with great sea views. The property is well maintained and the staff were courteous and efficient. Qualities always associated with the Kempinski chain. The fitness center was excellent - very well equipped overlooking the pool. During my stay they had a high occupancy of military personnel who used the fitness center in the... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities of the hotel. Your positive feedback is always a source of motivation... More 

Dalen, The Netherlands
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I stayed in this hotel twice, but was less than satisfied with the overall performance. The hotel is just too big for a real hotel and real service. Many rooms and apartments are rented out to people that work here for longer periods of time. I had several bad experiences here, credit card wasn't accepted, they charge you an arm... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Djibouti Palace Kempinski, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every guest; therefore your feedback is very important to... More 

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