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Kivulini Luxury Resort

4.0 of 5 MAYUNGU ROAD, Malindi, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the chance to visit Kivulini with some friends during my last trip in Kenya! I would definitely reccomend Kivulini Resort to all my friends back home! The resort itself was beautiful, well maintained and safe! Rooms were very clean nice, spacious with typical african design. The staff was absolutely focused on guests needs and I wanna thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I recommend this hotel for those who want to enjoy the nice hospitality, swimming pool, and various types of food. The hotel is in a quiet place away from the city. The beach in front of the hotel is not for swimming, but they have a shuttle who drives you for free to the near Wayungu beach which is 3... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed here for two nights in December 2014. The check-in process was slow even though the staff were friendly. We were welcomed with fresh juice which was very refreshing, however it took long for one of the staff checking us in to run my fiancé’s card for payment. It was until Paula the manager came to her rescue and... More 

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raffaele c, Direttore at Kivulini Luxury Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you for having stayed at Kivulini Luxury Resort. We are very happy that your stay was beautiful. Regarding the double-charge we are making all the checks necessary to understand what may have happened. We are awaiting a response from the bank, we apologize but it is a problem that does not depend on Kivulini Luxury Resort. I... More 

bedlington { - NORTHUMBERLAND}
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was the first time I have stayed at Kivulini and I was very impressed with the surroundings, a beautiful hotel set very near to the beach, it had a large swimming pool and the décor was very nice. The bedrooms were large and I liked the idea of the beautiful flowers put on the bed each day, The location... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay. It is a bit of a drive from Malindi town but they have shuttle service. It is very quiet and beautiful. The meals were freshly cooked on order and served in the beach side restaurant. We enjoyed good food and great views of the ocean. Their rooms are done well with a mix of traditional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Took my fiance' there after we got engaged. We both absolutely loved the place. The staff were friendly, from Paula the manager to the guard at the gate. Loved the way they have curved the rocks/cliff by the side of the sea to become seats. We will definitely go back there again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had a fantastic stay at Kivulini. It was pretty quiet when we were there so breakfast was in the smaller beach side house that was absolutely stunning. The food was some of the best we had on any holiday. The menu was not to extensive and one I'm sure the likes of Gordon Ramsey would approve of. The staff as... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I stayed here for a night earlier in the week. My husband and I found it to be very quiet and a perfect gate-away for couples. The staff are very friendly and they went out of their way to make us feel at home. The Ocean view room we were in is the best part. The rooms are very beautiful... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We arrived into a bit of an electricity-cut, internet-cut nightmare... and yet I give it 5/5? Only because all of the staff, Italian and Kenyan, really did their best to turn things round... they moved us three times to chase the electricity, carrying our bags for us... when we wanted water (instead of buying ridiculous little environmentally-damaging and expensive bottles)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a great time at Kivulini! We initially booked for 2 nights and extended for another 2 nights as the place was just the perfect place for the peace and quiet that we were aiming for in this holiday. We arrived in the evening and were met warmly by the reception team. In fact, I was... More 

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Address: MAYUNGU ROAD, Malindi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kivulini Luxury Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Kivulini Village Beach Malindi
Kivulini Luxury Resort Malindi, Kenya, Africa
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Malindi
#5 Luxury Hotel in Malindi
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Malindi
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi

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