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Kivulini Luxury Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   MAYUNGU ROAD, Malindi, Kenya
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Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Malindi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Mombasa, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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
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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed at the Kivulini Resort for 3 weeks from December to January I had booked 10 days. When I arrived and saw the smiling faces at the reception I new I was at the right place. so I extended my stay two times. It was hard to leave. The Hotel is all like new after total overhaul so everything... More

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Napoli, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Me and my friend have recently stayed in this fantastic resort in Malindi. We have booked through booking.com and got a very reasonable rate, which was in fact lower than other nearby hotels. The location is splendid and the hospitality is awesome . They all tried to make us feel home, and the result was satisfying! They organized a transportation... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 1 week in early jan 2014. We originally booked for 3 nights but we liked it so much that we extended our stay for additional 4 nights! The place was recently refurbished and is now under new management. There is an Amazing buffet restaurant, with superb food, classy atmosphere and reasonable prices. Very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed in this hotel over the dec period, whilst the hotel is ideally situated overlooking the coast with a decent sized swimming pool. The service and room quality leave alot to be desired. It took about 45 mins to be checked in, a bus load of Italian tourists arrived 15 mins after us but they all had their room... More

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

Dear Traveller, we want thank you very much for your review. We are analyzing what’s happened during your short stay at Kivulini Luxury Resort and we apologize that you haven’t enjoyed our resort and our services that always, since your comment, have been very positive and satisfactory. We really looking forward on welcoming again at Kivulini in order to have... More

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Additional Information about Kivulini Luxury Resort

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

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