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Kenya Bay Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mombasa Malindi Road | Bamburi Beach, Bamburi, Mombasa 80100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Bamburi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014


I went there with my family nearly the 3rd time and I must say I have no regrets going there every time I go mombasa the rooms the food everything is excellent my only request would be of they could add a bit of Indian breakfast in there menu. Otherwise am happy with the kenya bay team and special kudos to Stella she is a lovely person and would always be there to help us. Can't wait to return to Kenya bay beach hotel

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My wife and I visited Kenya Bay hotel over Christmas and New year's period in 2013. After a few trips to South Coast of Mombasa we decided on a change of scenery and planned a trip to the famous North coast. There were a few hotels along the popular stretch of beach known as Bamburi, and after extensive research we found ourselves booking 6 nights at Kenya Bay hotel, which I have to say did not disappoint us in the slightest. As soon as we arrived we knew we had made the right choice, a very warm reception with a lovely welcome drink. My wife and I were very weary after a long journey from the UK and the staff at reception were amazing. They made us feel so happy to be there, escorted us to our room after one of the quickest check-ins I have ever experienced. I would very much recommend the refurbished executive rooms which have amazing views.

Our stay was extremely comfortable and anything we wanted was a phone call to the reception away. The buffet spread was amazing on all days and exceptionally good on New Years eve. When feeling peckish, we found ourselves in the very cool sea-view restaurant Frangipani with great food. The location of the hotel is great, with Il-covo italian restaurant on the left and Yules Water sports and restaurant on the right. If you are a sports enthusiast like I am, be sure to make the daily 5pm Volleyball matches on the Beach. We made so many friends and cannot wait to go back.

The one negative was the amount traffic we found leaving the hotel to get to the airport. Leave well in advance as this popular strip of the coast can get quite busy on the roads.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kisumu, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for four days from December 16th 2013. I was a bit apprehensive because I had booked online and had no idea if reality was anything like the pictures. We arrived earlier than expected before our rooms were ready, and were given a room to clean up and refresh in before we went for breakfast. That was a great reception as the kids were tired and grumpy from travelling all night! The sea view is fantastic, the rooms really clean and the staff are great. Everything we asked for was provided quickly and with a smile, including changing the kids room to accommodate twin beds.
My only suggestions are that the towels need urgent replacement, some slippers in the bathroom would be welcome.The breakfast menu could also include local foods rather than being fully continental.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Initially planned to stay at the hotel for two nights, however hotel staff were friendly and service was good, so extended a couple more nights. Facilities and amenities at the hotel were very good. Will definitely recommend to friends and family, and would stay there again!

Room Tip: Superior rooms face the ocean
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Excellent service and hospitality . Staff is excellent very friendly & caring towards it's guests .
Food is very good , good variety .dinner is just fantastic !!!!!!!
Rooms are excellent and newly refurbished .
A very personal touch by mr Harbinder kalsi (director) in ensuring guest comfort is extremely pleasing and hospitable . Our 6 nights were wonderful and very relaxing .
The entertainment too was very nice .
Special thanks to safari for organizing the animation programs which kept us entertained
With beach volleyball , & water polo .
Adeel khawaja

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent,suitably located and conveniently located!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights and found the staff very friendly and helpful. Restaurant provided excellent breakfast and dinner buffets and had evening entertainment included. Friend celebrated birthday during our stay and waiters and waitresses were very accommodating and even all sang in their native language for him!
Rooms clean and tidy and felt very safe. Safe boxes in room and also safety deposit boxes at cashiers office. Rooms had mosquito nets provided on request although did not find that there were many mosquitos around.
Good location on the beach. Also swimming pool had games which were fun to take part in.
I would definitely stay again as good value for money also.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

stayed in this hotel for 4 nights, and noted the following that the management need to check on,
1. rooms clean, bed comfortable, towels are too old and please make them white.
2. a choice of only 1 local Tv channel, which in fact was not working when we were there.
3. staff extremely friendly but the management should buy them new uniforms so that they can look neat and more appealing, i trust you are in the hospitality business where what the customer sees is very important.
4. food good but no varieties, please include foods like arrow roots, sweet-potatoes, kaimati, mahamri, and bacon for breakfast and please don't keep serving sausages that have been warmed for like 2 days. For dinner too try and make varieties eg like various beef recipes, chicken recipes etc.
5. swimming pool perfect.

staff i repeat are very friendly and very good and they are the strength of this hotel.

Room Tip: view from higher floor rooms is very good
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mombasa Malindi Road | Bamburi Beach, Bamburi, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa > Bamburi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bamburi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kenya Bay Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful setting among Frangipani and Bougainville with the most breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, welcomes you to the Kenya Bay Beach Hotel, Mombasa. This exclusive hotel built in a subtle blend of African and modern architecture offers a marvelous ambiance for a truly wonderful and relaxing beach vacation. Located on Bamburi Beach, it is no wonder that year after year, families have anchored at this hotel for a relaxing and memorable holiday. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kenya Bay Beach Bamburi
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