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Driftwood Beach Club

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Silversands Road | PO Box 63, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Malindi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were expecting family and friends to come to Kenya for Christmas, but due to a complete misconception about security and health issues, this did not happen, so our family Christmas was cancelled also. Next best thing was Malindi, the best place at the Coast, and the best place to stay in Malindi is The Driftwood Beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this place.. we come here every year with our friends and kids and it never disappoint. The staff are friendly and the manager, Roger is always present making sure things are right. My tip is Go to the beach and have a beer right afterwards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My family and I spent 5 spectacular days at Driftwood Lodge. It's really laid back with delicious food and cool people. Best breakfast bacon I have ever had! Our cabins opened out onto the beach and the swimming pool was big and deep and cool and fresh. Lovely bar area, great playlist, kayaking, kite-surfing, swimming, eating, drinking, eating, napping, drinking,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

For its price, this hotel is not good value for money. It looks luxurious on the website, but it's very average. Rooms are basic, and need a makeover. The location is beautiful. Pool is nice. Service is excellent with really friendly staff. If you were paying €70 a night you'd be happy. The food is not good. Breakfast is ok.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was a part of a medical mission surgery team that came to Malindi from Vanderbilt University for two weeks. We came to work hard and spend the majority of our time in Kenya at the hospital but were overwhelmed by the beauty, location and hospitality at our home base at the Driftwood. The views of the ocean from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I've been staying at the Driftwood Beach club over the last 15 years it's a lovely colonial style hide away from the hustle and bustle of Malindi, excellent food lively bar, swimming pool, comfortable rooms, attentive service. Driftwood Beach club is not for everyone that's why I stay there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Imagine chilling out in the afternoon under a huge thatched roof with a cold drink while watching gentle waves breaking onto a white sandy beach no more than 30 yards away. Imagine that the tropical heat sometimes can be a little ennervating but a dip in the warm clear water of the Indian Ocean is all you need. Imagine all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Once again, had another superb holiday and love the new pool!! The weather is amazing at this time of the year - if you don't like it too hot. The bar's looking awesome and Holly is doing an amazing job adding her artistic touch to everywhere, including the gardens. Roger, as usual, the most charming host!!

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just returned home from our Kenya holidays and thankfully we chose Driftwood as our beach location and during the 6 nights we were there we all had a fantastic time. We were of course off season but that did not dampen the great time we had. Tourists numbers are down because of the recent troubles but we had no issue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

wow what a fun time we had. everyone we came in contact with were special.Roger is the best host ever and took a personal interest in us.The entire Driftwood experience was heaven... .and now its time to say good bye..kudos the Driftwood beach club..we will be back....

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Address: Silversands Road | PO Box 63, Malindi 80200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Driftwood Beach Club 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Driftwood Beach Club Hotel Malindi
Driftwood Beach Hotel
Driftwood Beach Malindi
Driftwood Beach Club Malindi, Kenya, Africa
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Malindi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Malindi

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