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Makuti Villas Resort

Old Ferry Road, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This place is serves the best family business, serving the best food in kilifi, the rooms are comfortable and the staff are really attentive, they are because they have strict rules to apply when serving good food. I found the owners two of the nicest people in the area. they welcome you to their table they have a wonderful family... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Had dinner on a rather quiet evening in September with two friends. The food was great - loved the breads straight out of the oven; all so fresh with just enough herbs and olive oil or garlic or olives. I ate a fish dish was just as tasty but best all were the saute veggies, done just enough to retain... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We didn't stay here but found it a handy place for a swim. The swimming pool was basically deserted most of the time, and for $2 a time it was a good deal. The pool is clean and medium sized. The restaurant wasn't bad but not great either.

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Nairobi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I stayed there for a weeks and although its ok for a budget hotel, the service was terrible. At one point the waiter actually forgot my order so I had to go to some other hotel to eat my dinner. If you're on a business trip, this is not the best place to stay, especially if you have early morning... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Having agreed a price and paid a deposit weeks before with the staff of this very basic place to stay, its owner went against the written down agreement trying to treble the room rates. When i said I would move out next day his accountant asked us to stay for the sake of his staffs wages at the agreed rates.... More

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Carolina R, Manager at Makuti Villas Resort, responded to this review

We kindly refer to your review in which you called us racist. We found that to be very offensive and uncalled for. I did not know the person you sent to us, it happened to be your brother in law, neither knew him by his name . He came as any other agent booking for his client in turn of... More

KIlifi Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

In Kilifi there is no other choice for a budget holiday. There are three 4 stars hotels but very expensive. The Makuti Villas, which is undergoing renovations, is a quiet nice place with the rooms around a garden with a swimming pool in the middle. The restaurant offers african, continental and Italian menu. There is a wood-hoven working all the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Makuti Villas is a pretty rustic motel in Kilifi. A large group of students and lecturers stayed here for 8 days whilst attending a conference at nearby Pwanu University College. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating. The motel is neat and tidy, although a bit run down, however it is really very cheap so i can't really complain.... More

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Marseille, France
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

It wants to look like a holiday resort - or tropical motel, and manages a good job to it. The pros: big rooms - basic - with room-like mosquito net. Swimming pool and cheap beer (160). The owners are very helpful. Don't hesitate to ask them to fix things, or to put you in a different room; they'll do it.... More

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Carolina R, Manager at Makuti Villas Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review we are sorry that during your stay the wi fi was not functioning , sometimes this happens but normaly is going well. We are Italians and for the pizza we use only italian ingredients! and we wonder what is the difference of the pizza we make and an italian pizza. We wish you a Merry Christmas... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

we have just returned from a four night stay at this hotel and really enjoed my stay. it was recommended by a friend, we booked 2 double rooms and we got 2 greet rooms with a nice view to the pool. the location was great, easy walk to nearly everything. the rooms were basic clean and confortable. staff all spoke... More

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Delta, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Due to security concerns in Lamu we had to spend a couple of days in Kilifi during a recent trip. We were booked into the Makuti Villas Resort which we soon regretted. Arriving on a Sunday we were promptly tortured by extremely loud music coming from the pool area. Apparently it was family day and the place was crawling with... More

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Address: Old Ferry Road, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Kilifi
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