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4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Mnarani Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Scorpio Villas
Ranked #3 of 25 hotels in Malindi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The resort looks quite recently built and the rooms are very nice. There are numerous swimming pools, never very busy, and there is private access to the beach as well (although not as nice as the beaches in Watamu or further south in Malindi, as there is quite a lot of seaweed). The food is ok (particularly breakfast) but there... More

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Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The bungalows are approx 10 minutes drive from Malindi airport.Road is tarmac from airport to Scorpio Villas.Check in swift ,staff pleasant,ambience great with a breathtaking tropical garden.There are 47 cottages with 4 swimming pools and a sprawling tropical garden.The cottages are next to the beach and it boasts of a private beach complete with beach bar.The food was excellent,with variety.All... More

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Warsaw, Poland
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I had the pleasure to stay at this hotel on a half board basis in March 2011. It is hard to pick the best thing about this hotel... everything was as it should be - or even better. Rooms - we had a fantastic apartment with terrace. The room featured a huge double bed with a mosquito net above. The... More

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Warsaw, Poland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I spent a week in March 2014 in Scorpio Villas under all-inclusive formula and I really enjoyed it. Excellent and very friendly service (waiters in the main restaurant and reception people are just stars and know how to entertain guests and meet their expectations), marvellous food (Italian style, seafood), nice garden and decent private beach. A very cosy, small, and... More

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Warsaw, Poland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks in Kenya with friends -first week was organised safari (Tsavo,Amboselli, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara parks) and second week was chilling out in Scoprio Villas. The hotel is small, a total of 47 rooms only but that's exactly what I like, rooms are nice if a bit dark, especially the bathrooms... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Staying in this hotel gives me a double feeling. The resort is nice, the beach is one of the best in Malindi, food, staff is o.k. The ladysinger of the band is boring after 3 times. But...you don't feel at home when you are not Italian. My requested room was bad! Shower, AC : terrible! And the smell from toilets,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My family and friends vacationed here last December. The overall look of the place was really pleasant and check in was quick and we were quickly shown our rooms. The room was large' clean and nicely furnished, however the tv were really old (CRT TVs) and the channel selections were very limited and not interesting at all. The villas have... More

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Gdansk, Poland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Last December my daughter took me to Malindi in Kenya. We stayed there for 6 days in Scorpio Villas, which is the complex of bungalows situated in wonderful gardens. It's just a brilliant place with a private beach. The staff is very friendly, rooms big and comfortable, the food delicious. And, what was very important, the hotel wasn't crowded at... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights last week. Excellent attention from restuarant staff and very good selection of tasty food. When our group checked out we found we could not pay our bar bill and laundry costs by card, because the machine broke about 3/4 months ago and they would only accept cash. Exchange rate was KSH130 =£1. Luckily our bill... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed in Scorpio Villas for a few days on a work trip in October. It is a sprawling complex of villas in tropical gardens. The hotel was built in the 70's, but it has been maintained very well and still looks great. The rooms are simple, but functional with a TV, fridge, and hot water. Each room has a... More

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Address: Mnarani Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Scorpio Villas 4*
Also Known As:
Scorpio Villas Hotel Malindi
Scorpio Hotel Malindi
Scorpio Resort Malindi
Scorpio Villas Malindi, Kenya, Africa

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The Scorpio Villas is an attractive Small Resort where guests stay in Lamu-style, thatched cottages, furnished with hand-carved furniture including a large four poster bed. Every cottage has a large, shady terrace and the dining waiter will serve breakfast here every morning (on your request, or you may wish to dine in the restaurant). The villa accommodation is interspersed with four swimming pools around which you'll find sun beds and chairs. It is only 50 metres, along a path, to the white sands, private Beach With Umbrella & Sunbeds. Only 1.5 kilometres from the centre of Malindi. This hotel is conveniently situated and is popular with repeat guests. ... more   less 
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