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Mara Engai Indian Ocean Retreat

Bofa Road | PO Box 189 - 80108, Kilifi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Christchurch, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent three days in the Maasai Mara, we flew down to Malindi for a week of relaxation. We were met at the airport by Mr Mohammed and Syedi who chauffeured us to Kalifi, the location of this beautiful holiday home. On arrival we were given flower garlands and then taken to our room. I say room, but we had... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you want to be pampered, and spoilt then this is the place for you. From the moment you step inside, it's just like Paradise! Mohamed and all the staff meet you with a garland of flowers, and refreshments. Nothing is too much trouble, and the friendliness and efforts of the staff are very impressive. Food was excelllent, and lots... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed at the Mara Engai Indian Ocean Retreat after an adventurous 4 day safari in the Masai Mara, so we were ready for a rest, and that was exactly what we got here. We were lucky enough to be staying in the Black Marlin suite which is part of the private beach house which has it's own private pool.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed at the resort for 2 weeks. It was excellent from start to finish. Being picked up at Malindi airport and having a welcome fruit cocktail and cool face flannel to wipe down got everything off to a great start. The staff are all very friendly and want to do thier best for you. I have never felt so... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Mara Engai is a beautiful place.period. The grounds are expansive with plenty of trees and lush grass,sloping gently to the ocean- simply stunning. My first thought when I saw the deck overlooking the ocean was "destination wedding".The food is excellent, the staff kind with smiles and warmth. I would love to return.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Stayed over night at Mara engai , the warm welcome by Mr Mohamed at the airport was an excellent way to begin our stay and end a long day. The staff were very welcoming, accommodating, and friendly.The beach house (Excellent ) spacious,clean, beautiful and luxurious. .The food was divine and I cant rave about it enough! Kudos to the chefs... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

An amazing place & the a stay in the beach house is so worth it. The staff are so friendly & the ambiance special. In house manager Mr. Mohamed, Joseph from the service crew & Peter the super vegetarian chef are gems! Can't wait to get back for a longer stay. Keep up the great work! Wishing you all the... More

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We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Mara Engai Indian Ocean Retreat and thank you you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes from, The team at Mara Engai Indian Ocean Retreat and Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Its impossible to do justice to how amazing the Mara Engai Indian Ocean Retreat in a few paragraphs. Everything from the stunning complex, beauty of the beach and kindness of the staff made this a truly memorable holiday. Being greeted at the airport by Mohamed and [what was his name], we felt looked after as soon as we arrived in... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We arrived really late like 10pm but mara Engai team were waiting for us regardless the time and especially the kitchen.the food was excellent,rooms and surroundings. As a travel agent it is a place I can recommend and send my clients too. My teenage daughter passed it, and once teenagers does like it then it is worth trying it!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We landed at Mombasa early and a different flight number!! we could not locate the driver and ended up a little lost and then noticed a young man and as my husband approached him he stood up and he saw the Mara Engai logo on his shirt. We were escorted to the car and then we met Mr Mohammed who... More

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We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Mara Engai Indian Ocean Retreat and thank you you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes from, The team at Mara Engai Indian Ocean Retreat and Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge More

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Address: Bofa Road | PO Box 189 - 80108, Kilifi, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Kilifi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
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