We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lawford's Hotel

Lamu Road | PO Box 20, Malindi, Kenya
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Lawford\\
Add a photo
Add Photo Write a Review

215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    77
    99
    19
    9
    11
See reviews for
26
122
9
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (215)
  • Mar-May only
    (29)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (50)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (57)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (79)
All months
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My stay at Lawfords was pleasant and peaceful. Visibly few guests in the hotel made it seem like it was a low season for vacationing. It was selfish of me, I must admit, the fewer guests made my stay a whole lot better. The rooms/suites were very spaciuos and had a sizable balcony, that was a big plus. Very close... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I arrived in the evening and was received well. Despite a few hiccups, I was given a good explanation. The place was nice and the rooms were very spacious and warm. However, since the place had been closed down due to very unfortunate circumstances, not all the amenities were available. The food was lovely and the dining area awesome. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
88 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

unfriendly at check in and just sort of uninterested in their guests the rooms were huge and kind of a cool design, they just lacked any warmth the breakfast was depressing, instant coffee? in a country famous for coffee I paid USD55 for one night, I would not have wanted to pay more, it would not have been a value

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The ambience was perfect and their staff are very friendly. The location makes you able to tour around the coastal town. We enjoyed walking to the beach and the beach front here is very clean. It is a place you go to when you would like to relax.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wairarapa, New Zealand
Level Contributor
118 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My only night at Lawford's was by accident or adventure, after I was detained by the Malindi Police under suspicion of carrying drugs. (I carry a homeopathic travel kit and also multi-vitamins.) Perhaps they were jumpy due to the war with Somalia, or perhaps they just wanted a bribe. Suffice it to say, that when I was released after being... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MALINDI- KENYA
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

one of the finest hotels located on the coastal side, superb accommodation, mouth watering meals, and so close to the tourist market and business district area! the friendliness of the entire staff will definitely make you feel right at home .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Okemos, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The beach is covered with garbage, the buildings are falling down, a bottle of wine is several dollars more than the very same bottle at the hotel next door, the air conditioning gets turned off at midnight, and the toilets don't flush. The first few hours of our stay were wasted waiting for various repairmen to come fix everything in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

At the gates we were informed very rudely that the hotel was not for people of my colour, how is it even right to get discriminated in my own country & I am positive that the watchmen would not say that if they had not been authorized to do so

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

After reading some of the negative feedback here, I'm wondering what these people want. This hotel was very nice, huge garden, two big pools, rooms were very nice as well with everything what you needed. Only air con was playing, but when you told them at the reception, it was repaired in short time. The restaurant was beautiful. I love... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I stayed at the hotel during the Malindi Rally and the hospitality and welcome from staff and the General Manager in particular was refreshing. The general manager Mr. Mungai ensured that all our team were well taken care of and when we asked for a late checkout as our flight was mid afternoon, he had no problem extending it! Small... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

237 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (231)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (49)
Viewed
Room/suite (24)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (31)
Viewed
View from room (15)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (90)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Malindi hotels
0.0 mi away
Tamani Jua Tao Resort
Tamani Jua Tao Resort
#9 of 28 in Malindi
4.5 of 5 stars 62 reviews
0.0 mi away
Driftwood Beach Club
Driftwood Beach Club
#5 of 28 in Malindi
4.5 of 5 stars 147 reviews
0.0 mi away
Diamonds Dream of Africa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Ocean Beach Resort & Spa
0.0 mi away
Scorpio Villas
Scorpio Villas
#7 of 28 in Malindi
4.5 of 5 stars 325 reviews
0.0 mi away
Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay