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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I can barely express how amazing this hidden gem in Malindi is. Everyone who works there has a wonderfully happy smile and are utterly charming, always! The food is delicious and the bar a blissful place to wind down after a day in the bustle of Malindi or on the white sandy beach, or indeed alongside the swimming pool. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We returned home yesterday from Driftwood Beach Club and had a great time. The staff were friendly, the food was delicious, the rooms, although basic have absolutely everything you need. The overall hotel facilities are very good...they even have air-conditioned guest loos!! We had lunch every day in various different restaurants in Malindi and Watamu and honestly felt that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just completed a week long medical mission in Malindi, where our group of 18 stayed at the Driftwood. Cannot compliment the staff enough for making our time there pleasant. Open air dining and bar area were wonderful ways to relax in the evening. WiFi allowed us to stay in touch with families at home. Rooms clean and comfortable, food and... More 

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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 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
#3 Family Hotel in Malindi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Malindi

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