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Djibouti Palace Kempinski

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ilot du Heron | P.O. Box 1960, Djibouti, Djibouti
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Djibouti
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel and a great location by the sea. Its the best hotel in Djibouti and I believe is the safest. Rooms are great and service is very good. The hotel is very pricey though. Food is excellent but very expensive. If you can afford it you definitely must go there. A relatively good hotel is les acacias and its... More

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

Dear Sir, Greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski! It is an immense pleasure to receive a feedback from senior reviewers like you on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you liked the services and ambiance of the hotel. It is always heartening to know that the experience, services and other offerings were as per your expectations. It is our endeavor... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel would score highly in any location. The fact it delivers at true international 5 star standards within this 3rd world setting is quite remarkable. The rooms are large and of high end standard, I cannot fault the in room amenities or cleanliness. The hotel facilities are spread wide across the site and cater for a wide range of... More

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

Dear Sir, Greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski! It is an immense pleasure to receive a feedback from senior reviewers like you on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you liked the services and ambiance of the hotel. It is always heartening to know that the experience, services and other offerings were as per your expectations. It is our endeavor... More

washington, dc
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
81 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i am an experienced world traveler of matrure years, traveling alone or with friends, picky but not overly so, who does much advance research for trips, and am therefore generally happy with my hotel choices. i often go out here for the day to eat in the restaurants which are fantastic, and use the spa which is not as inexpensive... More

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

Dear Sir, Greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski! It is an immense pleasure to receive a feedback from senior reviewers like you, on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to know that your journey with us was remarkable, comfortable and valued as you said. We continue to strive for perfection, flawless services and special attention to our valuable guest and it is an... More

Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While deployed to Africa , I went to this hotel on a MWR trip, to spend the day at the pool, have lunch, and receive a full body one hour massage. The pool was a nice infinity pool, the lunch was very good, but the massage was to die for. But massage I have ever had and I have had... More

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski! It is an immense pleasure to receive a feedback from you, on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you liked the Spa services and ambiance of the hotel. It is always heartening to know that the experience, services and other offerings were as per your expectations. It is our endeavor to provide... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best hotel on the country, luxury ,clean and calm rooms, ten minutes from the airport and and excellent service food and facilities. The sea view is fantastic Djibouti palace kempinski the best place for relax ,tanning and enjoying the time .

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Dear Sir, Greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski! It is an immense pleasure to receive a feedback from senior reviewers like you, on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you liked the services and ambiance of the hotel. It is always heartening to know that the experience, services and other offerings were as per your expectations. It is our endeavor... More

Amman, Jordan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is only few minutes from the airport. Rooms are clean and calm, perfect for short and longterm stay. Food is excellent, and customer service is perfect. An ideal hotel for airline crews and business travelers.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski! It is an immense pleasure to receive kind comments from you, on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you liked the services and the culinary delights cooked up by the culinary team. We are delighted that you had an enriching experience and our staff members could ensure that you experienced a personal... More

Tokyo
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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why did I pay $275 a night? Because a) I wanted a comfortable room and bed, and b) I wanted a hassle-free stay. The room and bed are indeed comfortable, but the Kempinsky is far from hassle-free. I stayed on 2 non-consecutive nights. Arriving at 5 pm, I was told the room was not ready, although check-in time is from... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for your comments and feedback about Djibouti Palace Kempinski. It is true that our services are extended to meet the expectations of our guest and it is unfortunate to read your comments with so many points reoccurring as per your review. Our company policies ensure that each reoccurring issue is treated on the spot, should there... More

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

One comment up front. I agree that Djibouti is not a standard tourist destination with a long tradition of high quality hotels but my concerns have nothing to do with the regular power failures as this is normal for this part of Africa. As with many "luxury" hotels, the more you pay, the less you get. We were quite impressed... More

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

Dear Sir, I am sorry that I was not able to see you on departure as I had wished. I trust also that you enjoyed the dinner in our seafood restaurant Bankuale, where a three course dinner with only fresh seafood and fish is sold at 40 USD per person. Being the only beach front restaurant in Djibouti, we pride... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Business trip with Interpol. probably the best hotel on the country, and not a bad standard for the region, the manager is a very experienced guy and strives for very high standards but this is Africa and a lot of conditions are beyond his control. Security? I felt safe, no vehicles such as taxis allowed up the drive, security guards... More

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski! Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to know that you spent a good time with us, either in your room, the outlets, the beach or the swimming pool during your stay. It is much appreciated to read your perfect evaluation of... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
452 reviews 452 reviews
151 hotel reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Just like to say thankyou to the different folks at the Kempinski. Djibouti is not a natural destination and there are very few capitals in the world where tripadvisor shows only 6 hotels! The reception is flexible with our arrangements re trips and dining. just ask, true effort to please the customer. Rooms are 5* standard and so are the... More

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

Dear FOL-1003, Greetings from sunny Djibouti! We were very glad to read your comment, as it is always a pleasure to hear how our guests enjoy their stay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Bankoualé our fish restaurant and that chef Saleh took good care of you. We will surely pass on the great comments. We also hope... More

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Also Known As:
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Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel Djibouti
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Djibouti Palace Kempinski
Address: Ilot du Heron | P.O. Box 1960, Djibouti, Djibouti
Location: Djibouti > Djibouti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Djibouti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Djibouti Palace Kempinski 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Away from the busy districts, yet only few minutes from the airport, Djibouti Palace Kempinski is ideally located at a prime beachfront between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, in a secluded and peaceful setting of palms and bougainvillea. Djibouti Palace Kempinski features a plethora of entertainment amenities, including a fully equipped fitness center, mountain bikes, outdoor swimming pool, mini club, restaurants and bars. Djibouti Palace Kempinski redefines luxury service in the Land of Gods. ... more   less 
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