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Djibouti Palace Kempinski

Ilot du Heron | P.O. Box 1960, Djibouti, Djibouti
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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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I checked in I was asked for my visa card to make a block on it totalling 150,000 DJF. This seemed very excessive as I was only staying one night. A few days later and I'm still waiting for the money to be released. As for the hotel, let's me be clear, it would not be 5* anywhere else... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a few times. This is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in. I would recommend to anyone. And in DJ there are not many nice places. The place is a welcome gem! Great food both in room & buffet. Nice extras like in house spa.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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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 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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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, services and excursion offered by the hotel. We have shared your feedback... More 

Nanjemoy, MD
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews
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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 

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