We're still reeling over the wonderful time we had.....!!
I booked our holiday online and found the whole process very user-friendly. I got my responses promptly and was assured of a great time before my family and I got to the hotel.
We have stayed at the Kenya Bay before and loved it back then but this time we were in for a pleasant shock! Surprise is too mild a word. The rooms were a pleasant surprise! I loved the changes made in the bathrooms because bedrooms in any hotel are generally clean and functional but it's the bathroom I'm finicky about. Lovely touch with the little Lamu chests with the toiletries in them and the BEST thing in the bathroom...? Full size bath sheets! Very rare to find full bath sheets in hotels.
The garden areas looked lovely as well. I liked the area where we'd have our tea in the early evenings and enjoy entertainment later on.
Kids loved the pools and the attendants actually offered to keep an eye out on them while my cousin and I SLEPT under the hot hot sun. Loved the turquoise umbrellas and actually want one for home too! LOL Seriously speaking they were easy on the eyes. I have a thing against tacky beach umbrellas.
One thing I must apologise over (toungue in cheek) is that we didnt go out of the hotel to other restaurants because we loved the food at Kenya Bay. I must commend you on that because your food and menu and quality is fabulous and i can confidently say you rival a very popular 5 star hotel near you in that aspect. That hotel's food actually borders on mass produced gunk and compromises on taste and quality of food.
The buffets in the evenings were well spread out in terms of choice of food. I have noticed that the best way to judge a good buffet is to see what is being offered to the vegetarians. If there is a good variety (obviously not comrpomising on taste either) then you know you have a winner. So congratulate yourself on that. I'm not a vegetarian but your veggie selection was amazingly delicious.
Theme nights for food is not an unknown concept and we really enjoyed the daily choice we were spoilt with. My daughter fell in love with the desserts and the breakfast spread. The breakfast gets a separate mention because that is seriously an entity on its own! You have a brilliant breakfast spread every morning and we ate like pigs!!!
The Frangipani restaurant was also good. My cousin thought the fish from there was out of this world. The food was amazing and even the finicky eater kids that I have enjoyed the food at all times.
- 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
- Hotel Kenya Bay Beach
- Kenya Bay Beach Hotel Bamburi