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Reef Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nyali beach | off Mount Kenya Road, Mombasa 82234-8010, Kenya
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Ranked #18 of 48 hotels in Mombasa
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  • Location
    4 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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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel, nice food and right on the beach, the rooms are a bit tired though and you don't get value for money. We stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed ourselves. The safe in the room is not available for free! The hotel requires you to rent it if you want to use. We did a mistake and chose... More

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Dear Guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Reef Hotel for your recent holiday and having spared time to share your experiences. We have taken note of your feedback and we are looking into the matter so as to ensure it never reoccurs and all our guests are comfortable throughout their stay. We... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being robbed at Mombassa backpackers this place gave me great deal. typical kenyan style, shower and toilet weren't amazing but i had ocean views with wifi in room and ocean views. Seafood was great too. Staff super friendly! Recommend! Beachfront and access without harassment!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slept at this Hotel for 2 nights 4th and 5th June 2014. Liked the breeze near the swimming pool side. The food was fine with so many people converging here for super and having a nice evening talk. I even sighted my good Professor from Strathmore in the Group. I would comfortably recommend someone to stay there given that the... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Reef hotel is an excellent place to stay. We arrived after 5 days of Safari (sleeping in tents) to stay for tree days and it was a really good choice. The hotel is quite far from the city center, but is silent and great place for relax. The suff is really helpful, funny and it is a pleasure to... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with the Reef. Really good for a three star hotel. Buffet restaurant had a good and healthy variety of food. All staff in the hotel did everything to make our stay a happy one. Their care was genuine and definitely not a slimy way to get tips. This resort is quite spacy, 2 swimming Pools, and... More

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Khartoum, Sudan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Very good location, near Nyali shopping centre. Beautiful views from hotel. When we arrived, a fabulous welcome from staff. Rooms not clean. Beds well made but first night when returned from pool, bed infested by red ants that bite! We called and it was taken care of. However, under bedding had damp smell that had me and one of my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Good locaton, clean rooms, fair price, good wifi, good security, ok breakfast, great staff, they ask extra money for use of loom lockers which is annoying, they need to start sheesha again. Good restaurants with amazing sea view. Will stay again

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Lemmer, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We booked Reef hotel because its very near to Mombasa and as well not far from the airport. Everything in the hotel is on a 2.5 star standard, room was ok, food was very disappointing, mostly to cold and tasteless. Staff is friendly and the beach in front of the hotel is not bad. On the good side I like... More

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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The reef hotel is a Nice Place to stay. The staff is helpfull, the rooms are average and the price is good. In my point of view, its a good value for the Money spent. I stayed for 10 days and was really happy about it. the hotel have 2 pools and the Beach Close by. All the People selling... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

HOTEL. I recommend the Reef Hotel (Mombasa), I was really satisfied with what I got there. You can use the swimming pools till 5.45 p.m. (they pour some chemicals) and that is a bit too early, it would be much better if they did it after the sun is down at about 6.15 p.m. LOCATION. The location of the hotel... More

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Address: Nyali beach | off Mount Kenya Road, Mombasa 82234-8010, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Reef Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Mombasa
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The Reef Hotel Mombasa is a friendly, relaxed Hotel, professionally managed since 40 years by the same family to serve a mix of international and resident guests. The hotel offers a combination of resort facilities for beach holidays, as well as business services including conference rooms and corporate business facilities. The Reef Hotel Mombasa is conveniently situated on the white sandy beaches of Nyali overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. We are adjacent to the very best shopping areas, clubs, restaurants and golf courts and only 7 kilometres north of Mombasa city centre. The original Reef Hotel Mombasa was built in 1972. The hotel just had a significant renovation and has re-opened with new designed rooms and public areas. Reef Hotel rooms are air-conditioned, each with its own bathroom, balcony, telephone extension and TV. Buffets are the traditional way we serve meals with a international mix of cuisine. Enjoy our romantic candle-lit dinners on theme nights (African, Chinese, Lebanese, Indian, International, etc) and regular barbeques. A choice of 3 restaurants and 4 bars, and water sports directly on the beach assure you that the Reef Hotel Mombasa is ready for your holiday. With regular entertainment by our resident live band and disco, 3 fantastic swimming pools, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, relaxed sun-bathing and elegant evenings; yours will be a very special holiday in Reef Hotel Mombasa. ... more   less 
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