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Coral Key Beach Resort Malindi

Mama Ngina Road | P.O. Box 556, Malindi, Kenya
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went to the resort for the day for swimming. For beach access, they charge approx $25 Canadian per person - this includes a buffet meal and access to their amenities. The resort is beautiful and has direct ocean access. It appears well maintained and clean. Only con: Buffet food was good, but made me wary (it was out in the... More 

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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A week long holiday, all inclusive. Nothing to complain, decent food and drinks, Kenyan style, rustic, accommodation. Quiet, a bit...sleepy place, apparently for a reason. The place is half-hotel, half-timeshare. There's a separate hut alley marked "Owners and residents only" wherein there are plenty posters "For sale" attached to bungallows. It says something about the state of things there. The... More 

Thank jaybee4133
London, uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This must once have been such a great resort. Unfortunately, it left a lot to be desired. there was only a skeleton staff working. Customer service was closed all the time, Travel office - we never saw anybody there. The restaurant was good, but both the restaurant and the only open bar ran out of beer after three days and... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Pros: Lots of space to lounge about, nice pools and water areas, excellent masseuse, great beach access, lots of taxis and tuk-tuks outside the front door, friendly waiters / cleaning staff and serves up some fabulous pizza. Cons: Very poor client service at the front desk, staff not trained in the art of greeting and smiling at patrons, inadequate and... More 

1 Thank Vinman_III
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The food was fresh, and the housekeeping staff were friendly, exception on the head receptionist who is ill mannered, For once i did not feel segregated in a predominantly Italian set up. more consideration for the other visitors would be highly appreciated and clear cut communication on activities would be highly appreciated otherwise it was okay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

arrived to a welcoming fruit cocktail and that was refreshing after the long overnight bus ride. we got rooms near the main restaurant and loved the African woodwork in the rooms. the stuff were quite friendly

1 Thank njeri k
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Located on Silversand beach. The sand is white but sea is not beautiful due to the proximity with the Sabaki river mouth and the presence of algae. I stayed in the Yachting club area which is calm and nice.Tides and beac boys are annoying. Good buffet all inclusive.

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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Visited several times and would go back again. Time share side is more European-like, multi-floor condo units, while the village side is more tropical, beach huts. Both are very nice. Food is plentiful buffet style, all-inclusive. Entertainment is enjoyable local flavor. Amenities include beachfront showers, cabanas, waterside food/drink, safari travel service and a number of beautiful freshwater pools. A plus... More 

1 Thank Philip2009
Malindi, Kenya
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

good location but the worst in;- staff, not friendly n poor communication to clients. food, low quality food. rooms, the standard of the rooms is quite local and below standard. reception, the receptionists do not even know how to communicate fluently on english and the had worn out uniforms , disappointing to get a male receptionist wearing a chain while... More 

2 Thank kennedy k

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This has to be the worst resort I have ever been to. To start with, they have no internal parking so you have to park your car outside on the road. We had to pay a 35 euro charge per person (we were not informed of this charge so was a total surprise). This charge was for using the hotel... More 

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