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Lawford's Hotel

Lamu Road | PO Box 20, Malindi, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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

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Nairobi, Kenya
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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.

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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36 helpful votes 36 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 

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MALINDI- KENYA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 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 .

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Okemos, Michigan
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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Nairobi
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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 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Located right at the center of Malindi, near the store with fixed prices. Excellent cuisine, great selection of different dishes, 1x a week (Thursday) - African night. African food and Maasai dance. Very helpful staff, the guest is 'God'. Dinner by candlelight. Beautiful garden in which are two swimming pools with bars leads directly to the beach. As a bonus... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The location is perfect, as you are very close to the city but still on the beach. Modern design of the rooms, suit is big enough with comfortable furniture. Territory is clean and big pool is good. Not really fancy place for kids, but very pleasant for the couple . The buffet is correct with seafood and grilled fish every... More 

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