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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 #5 of 24 hotels in Malindi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
John W Ripon, United Kingdom
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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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Ripon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will not find a better place in Malindi to enjoy excellent food with good wine and splendid views of the Indian Ocean. Also excellent value, try it, you will not be disappointed. Usually populated by a few of the ex colonial types but they can be tolerated.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beyond the perfect location, we experienced that the staff was very friendly and helpful. The Hotel is no too big, it´s easy to feel welcome and find a quiet corner to relax! The rooms are fairly basic but spatial, and right on the beach. The restaurant serve a good variety of food, all i all a very nice little Hotel... More

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Port Alfred, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Firstly, It must be said that the setting is really fantastic. Right on the beach, with a lovely pool that allows for an unobstructed view of the brilliant Kenyan ocean when in it. The staff are remarkably friendly and the other guests were equally accommodating. I ate there a number of times and each time the food was very decent... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Simply put, the accommodation, food and service were simply fantastic. Anyone looking for first class accommodation on the Kenya Coast, look no further than the Driftwood Club. Good food, good service, clean, well equipped accommodation and great entertainment, you can't go wrong.

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is always a welcome getaway from busy and stressful Nairobi! The staff are attentive and always friendly. The rooms fairly basic but clean and pleasant with an air con unit. The Beach Club is small and therefore cosy and uninhibiting. I look forward to another visit soon and highly recommend it.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We spent 4 relaxing nights at this hotel right on the beach at Malindi, and cannot wait to go back again. The hotel is very reasonably priced, the rooms are meticulously clean and comfortable and the food is excellent (the high spot of the stay was the Sunday curry buffet just prior to departure!). But what makes the Driftwood special... More

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sainte croix
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Driftwood has always had an excellent reputation and this is the first time we have stayed here as we used to have a house on the beach. We brought 9 people here to relax after a hard time in the bush. With the stunning situation of the Driftwood Club directly on the beach with beautiful sea views, this was... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Yes you can stay at more upmarket places in Malindi but Rodger and his team do a great job on service and having live music at one of the best bars overlooking the ocean in Malindi. The food and wine options are great compared to the standard Malindi italian menu and is avaliable either at the bar lounge area or... More

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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband, daughter (2.5 years) and I stayed at Driftwood to relax after a week on safari in other parts of Kenya. We were mainly happy with our choice of hotel and the service that we received. We had requested a 'sea view' room, but the view from our first room (29) was partially covered with other huts in front... More

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58 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stayed here on a number of occasions and all visits have been good, the staff are very welcoming, the rooms are a bit basic but everything works and they are comfortable, the internet is good and the food is simple and the beach location just makes the place. The hotel is for those that just want a place to chill... More

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Also Known As:
Driftwood Beach Club Hotel Malindi
Driftwood Beach Club Hotel
Driftwood Beach Hotel
Driftwood Beach Malindi
Driftwood Beach Club Malindi, Kenya, Africa
Address: Silversands Road | PO Box 63, Malindi 80200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Malindi
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Malindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Driftwood Beach Club 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Suitable for families, couples or groups. Everyone will enjoy The Driftwood for its barefoot, relaxed, ‘family home’ style.We also host a large number of wedding ceremonies.The Kenyan coast is a lush diversity of various environments. The marine life in the parks is absolutely stunning and only getting better and better since the law was implemented to protect from over-fishing. The edges of the beach are lined with palm trees that sway gently in the wind. Further inland there are the lush tropical forests that house hundreds of species of bird life and animal life. The most famous of these is the Sokoke forest which is half an hours’ drive from The Driftwood. ... more   less 
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