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Driftwood Beach Club

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Silversands Road | PO Box 63, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Malindi
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, superb beach, functional rooms, friendly, good bar with local characters. Good table with notable seafood dishes. Very secure. The Manager is a unique character who will both accommodate and entertain. Guaranteed a good stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Amazing location, great atmosphere and fantastic food. We didn't stay here overnight, but spent our days lounging by the pool and beach. A bit of the old colonial charm - simple, straightforward and perfect.

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have been staying at the Driftwood for 4 years. Roger Sylvester is an incredible host and makes everyone feel so special. The staff is very dedicated and been part of the Driftwood for a long time. I have seen many weddings at the Driftwood and I can't imagine a more beautiful location.

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Following my daughter's wedding at the Kenya coast I opted to do a private trip down memory lane and started off in Malindi. Since my last visit it has grown in leaps and bounds and I might have had difficulties finding my way to the Driftwood, but the driver took care of that. No sooner had I entered the compound... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Okay, so I had to visit Malindi because of business, so it wasn't necessarily by choice. I had heard how beautiful this part of Kenya was, but of course, the coastal region has had bad press and an 'advisory'. I strongly recommend you TOTALLY ignore the rubbish that is written about the area???I felt as safe there as I do... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Four girls had four nights at Driftwood Beach Club, courtesy of a raffle prize. The accommodation was modest yet comfortable and most importantly, clean and air-conditioned. The package included breakfast and we dined there every night, even though we planned to go out for dinner, we were happy to stay put. The food was great but the wine list disappointing... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Driftwood Club has the most beautiful view of the ocean situated right on the beach at Malindi. The rooms are private and very comfortable. The staff are welcoming and very accommodating. We have loved being here. We have been incredibly well looked after. We have felt safe and secure at all times. We have enjoyed long walks on the beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit to The Driftwood and felt I had to write a review. I visited with a good friend and his wife to escape the Winter weather in the UK and have to say it was smashing. The rooms are great, no temptation to watch TV here, just sit on the porch and listen to the crashing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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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Trier, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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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