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Tamani Jua Tao Resort

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Lamu Road | P.O. Box 1259, Malindi, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is a good getaway for those looking for one,with an African theme its good for foreigners,room air conditioned and spacious,pool,bar,good security,overwhelmingly helpful and friendly staff and affordable prices

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very Spacious room,beautiful massage parlour,deep swimming pool and a lovely wine bar lounge you wouldnt want to go to bed early. Something i extremely love about this place is that their Buffet breakfast,Buffet Lunch or Buffet Dinner is full fledged with full course well cooked and presented!..definitely the cooks here always know exactly what to deliver!...try their macaronis n spaghetti... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had an extended family of seven, and we had a great 10 day stay last Xmas and New Year's. I don't know where these people who have written reviews were staying but they are full of it. A "sufficient breakfast" --what does she want. There was juice, tea/coffee (pots of it and as much as you want), cakes, fresh... More 

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TamaniJua, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Tamani Jua Tao Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing comments! We do not believe to be so good but we work to achieve that objective, and definitely lightweight comments like yours gives us the energy to improve even more! Thanks again and we hope to see you soon at Tamani Jua! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I spent two nights, December 4 and 5, 2014 in this hotel. It has several cottages, with standard single rooms and a suite. I put up in a standard single room, 702, on the ground floor. It was a nice room, with a cobbled floor that made for a unique design. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioning worked... More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stayed for 5 days in May, 2014. I also stayed in 2010. The accommodations are ok. The positives: food, friendly and attentive staff. The negatives: Internet, towels, toilets, lack of hot water and water pressure Food is obviously prepared by someone who knows what they're doing. Breakfast was sparse but sufficient with eggs, toast, juices, cereal, beans and sausage.... More 

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TamaniJua, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Tamani Jua Tao Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and good advice that you have written on our resort and we apologize for any mishaps that were there. Obviously there will always be things to improve ... and we work in order to always offer a better service to our customers thanks to your advice. The thing I want to emphasize is what... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Tamani Jua gave a mixed impression on both good/nice and really bad/not acceptable sides. In general it was OK, the lay out of the buildings, the pool area and the restaurant were nice. The staff was also helpful although it was sometimes difficult to made oneself understood in English! Italian is by no doubt the preferred language and Italians are... More 

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TamaniJua, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Tamani Jua Tao Resort, responded to this review

We respect all opinions and work hard in order to satisfy our customers as much as possible. I do not think his review is very sincere as you know very well that many situations that told are not true, as many others just read the comments from our customers to find that his description is the only one of its... More 

London
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Booked a so-called Junior Suite through Booking.com. The room was just 3m x 3m and tucked away under stairs. The shower was poor and the room was generally tired. This room is what the hotel's own website calls a Superior Room but they told us that that was what had been booked through Booking.com despite our paperwork describing the room... More 

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TamaniJua, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Tamani Jua Tao Resort, responded to this review

The first thing I always thank those who write reviews of our resort, even though at times some of the reviews are not written with sincerity. In the case of this review, I want to clarify that customers will have been given two adjoining rooms very large and not measures such as reduced specify. Being in 4 people have considered... More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Arriving to the hotel we were told that the hotel added a 5 % fee if the room was payed for by credit card. Since the hotel is rather expencive we did not carry that much cash around so we had to pay by credit card. This should have been mensioned when booking the hotel. The breakfast was not to... More 

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Kyiv
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This was a wonderful place that was very affordable. Our family room was huge, actually two rooms a living room and a large veranda. Breakfast was very nice. The staff was always helpful and made us feel welcome. it is off the beach but the tuk tuks are very affordable. We went into Malindi and to the beach quite frequently.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed at Tamani Jua for a week and it was a very pleasant experience. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the staff was efficient, friendly and very attentive to our needs. (Many thanks to Justine, John and Faith!) A lovely swimming pool and outdoor tv, air-conditioning in the bedroom as well as an overhead fan. We hope to return... More 

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