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Papillon Lagoon Reef

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Diani Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

well this was my second visit this year and standards remain the same...beautiful place with very friendly staff...the manager aloice very nice guy and will always have a chat if you encounter any problems......THERE IS NO EBOLA IN EAST AFRICA....be nice for English holiday makers to return.....Papillion we love you

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Crewe, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Wow, breathtaking location. Amazing staff, brilliant pool. Stunning sea. Scuba diving here is unbelievable. Looky Looky men on the beach can be a pain at the start of the week but once they understand you are not going to buy ( don't, cause once you do, you are done for) they leave you alone. The snorkelling from the beach is... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

stayed here yet again.17th time. 22nd sept for 15 nts. found hotel better than ever, a lovely relaxed flow + .clean , good selection buffet food. Aloice the manager and staff are doing a great job.The waiters Elijah , Patrick Johnson etc, ,bar staff Rafael , Fred ,room boys are very professional. beautiful setting directly on white sandy beach, gardens... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stayed here after our safari to relax & unwind and that is exactly what we were able to do. We flew to Ukunda/Diani air strip to get here because of the unfortunate trouble in Mombassa & I actually really enjoyed the flight on a small plane with safari link. The flight was just over an hour & our transfer... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you judge beach resorts by the state of sunbeds, this one needs renovation. Rooms are just comfortable enough, with balconies or porches on the ground floor. Standard rooms have no TV sets. Guests are forced to take all included option, which means one can drink cheap wine all day long. Safe box is NOT included and you will have... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The location is perfect, the territory is really nice with the decorative fish pond, huge baobabs, and plenty of flourishing plants everywhere. We have stayed in the end of the season, so the last day were the only residents there and were treated as king's family with special dinner with live guitar music. It can be good for families with... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

There are many positives to this hotel - the food was excellent, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the entertainments team make it all good fun. The setting is beautiful, the pool is lovely and the sunbeds are very comfortable. It is also very good value for money. The negatives prevent me from giving this a top rating. Not... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Just got back from my honeymoon, after staying at Papillon Lagoon Reef. We were welcomed with a complimentary bottle and fresh fruit platter which was nice. The best thing about this hotel is probably the staff. They work so hard and ensure you are looked after, they are so kind and welcoming, happy, friendly and charming. They just want to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Just got back from an 11 night stay. Had a brilliant time from being given an ice cold drink on arrival to being able to keep our room on until it was time to leave for the airport on our last day. You can't beat the staff, they all make you feel very welcome. Stayed in a garden room which... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The location of this hotel is juste perfect! Not so far from the Mombasa airport, and in front of probably the best beach I never seen but definitely the most beautiful! Warm welcome at the arrival with a free frech drink and very kind Front office manager. The rooms are good, just the necessary but weel done. Food change every... More 

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Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Papillon Lagoon Reef 4*
Number of rooms: 119
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Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel Diani
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#9 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#10 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#11 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach

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