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Hotel Melinde

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Lamu Road, Malindi, Kenya
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Hotel Melinde
Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Malindi
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Me and my husband and kids have stayed here a couple of time s and have booked to stay for new year 2014. It's really friendly, staff are great especially Purity who cleaned our room and always left the bed looking beautiful with flowers displayed on it! The food was great and the pool nice and clean. The owners are... More 

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Oslo, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I visited this hotel for the third time with a friend last year and back with my spouse The staff are the most friendly and polite I have ever come across. The food is first class as is the location. I recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to have a relaxing holiday away from the rat race

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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I booked into the Hotel Melinde this June, partly due to the great reviews the property received on this website. I will start with the good things - it was in the centre of town and a short walk to the beach. The air-conditioning did work, as well as the fridge, TV and wifi. But all the good ends at... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Three of us needed a last minute place to stay in Malindi and chose Hotel Melinde pretty much at random. We were really impressed. The price was great for a hotel of this standard located so centrally. The rooms were huge and imaginatively decorated with some nice touches (big mirror, large bathroom with open-side shower, massive bed, proper mozzie nets... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Hotel located in centre city, very close to main road, supermarket and night clubs. But this a quite and peaceful place with enough security,if you like swim here is good pool. The restaurant offers a high range of food ( great europen food but also local tastes). Staff are very friendly. The room was quite spacious, good sized closet space,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I stayed at Melinde for two nights in February 2013. My experience was of wonderful staff, l had a lovely room overlooking the very clean and clear swimming pool. The hotel is situated in a place the provides easy accessibility to Malindi center, shopping places and the beach. Best of all, Eloisa is a great manager. I highly recommend this... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I've stayed at Melinde hotel for 16 days and I felt at home right away. The owner Eloisa and her husband Amani are really friendly so is the rest of the staff. The location is perfect as it allows you to live Malindi and experience the daily city life as well as the beach only few meters away. Malindi beach... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The environment was great and the food was wonderful! The owner is an Italian female, I guess that's what made the food so tasty. 50 meters behind the hotel is the beach, can use some qualify time there! The owner is very friendly, often meets her guest at the restaurant with smile and carefully prepared food -- even as you... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

the best thing about this hotel is the service. The owner pays attention to the customers. It is like being home away from home. The fact that it lies close to the beach is also amazing. I definitely look forward to coming back again.

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Melinde is a hotel in Malindi,Kenya with a private beach front that provided a wonderful three day budget holiday for my wife and I. The Arab style buildings and interiors are great and the lounge is quite spacious and provided a great relaxing ambiance. The food is not that great though so maybe one should just stick to the bed... More 

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Additional Information about Hotel Melinde

Address: Lamu Road, Malindi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Hotel Melinde Malindi, Kenya, Africa
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Malindi
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi

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