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Lotus Hotel

Cathedral Lane, Mombasa, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a friendly staff always looking to please and serve with the friendly smile not uncommon in Mombasa. Rooms are simple with bed, desk, air con, hot water, flat panel TV, phone, wifi. Laundry service was returned the following day without issue for reasonable prices. Breakfast was quick and filling with usual offerings (eggs, sausage fruit, etc). There... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We dropped in for an early evening meal, possibly just as the kitchen/restaurant opened. The welcome was crisp and pleasant and we were offered a table in the pseudo-courtyard or restaurant. Since the latter was clearly still unlit we opted for the indoor courtyard. Service was efficient and we opted for soups and fillet steak. Both were tasty and well... More 

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Watamu, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed at the Lotus hotel on Febusry 26 for one night. Clean and very quiet . Friendly helpfull staff Good food Good room service Good air conditioning Good wifi Affordable We will stay there again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was not nice. When we entered the room there was a huge cockroach beside my bed. The blankets were dirty and the staff seemed not interested. The sleeping was certainly not nice, noisy inside and outside. Only the waiter at breakfast was friendly. For me it is very clear... I will never go to this hotel again.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stayed in Lotus Hotel with two of my friends for three days in March 2014. We had a horrible experience there. At the reception we booked a trip to the Tsavo National Park for one day. It costed 150 US Dollar (which is quite expensive because there was no food included but since the park entrance fee for an... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Not bad at Ksh. 4,000 a night for a single room. It's located near Fort Jesus, and each room has an a/c unit. The staff members were very friendly and helpful, but their poached eggs was poor! Their breakfast was actually quite limited, but sufficed for the day. They close the front doors at some point in the night, but... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I have recently returned from a three week business trip to Mombasa . While I worked in Likoni , I wanted to stay on Mombasa island and chose The Lotus Hotel , primarily based on Tripadvisor recommendations . I was delighted with my choice . The hotel was very centrally located in the Financial district but , being down a... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

After my disappointing stay at the Royal Court Hotel I was very glad to find this place. Much cheaper, staff are friendly. The food is good and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Free wifi is also a good touch. I had a problem with the shower when I arrived but I told the receptionist and it was fixed immediately.... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Lotus is an old Mombasa landmark and remains a solid bet. Good value, well built, the AC and hot water always work. The staff are friendly and efficient. It's in a remarkably quiet corner considering the proximity to the city centre, making it perfect for a business trip as everything's on the doorstep. They don't have indoor parking but there's... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in mid-Feb 2013. We found it to be good value, and a great location for seeing Fort Jesus, Old Town, plus several banking errands that we had to run as well. So easy to get around by tuk-tuk. The air conditioning worked very well, and the bed was comfortable. We recommend... More 

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