We stayed at the Nyali Beach Hotel from 3rd Sept 07 for 2 weeks, returning only last week and we both have withdrawel symptoms already. We had also heard that the Hotel was looking a little tired, which in places it was, but some friends had recommended it so we knew something of what we were letting ourselves in for. We had the most fantastic holiday and found the staff to be amazing.
Yes service was a little slow at breakfast but so what? what's the hurry? the whole idea of a holiday is to unwind and not rush things so we were happy to float along.
Juma & Lilly on the entertainment side had boundless amounts of energy and even though we did not wish to participate in the volley ball 'final' they were quite happy to spend time just talking to us as they craved information about the UK, they are both very intelligent and it was lovely being able to pick their brains about Kenya also. If you can go to Halla eco park, its well worth a visit and very informative. We also did Mombassa by night which was lovely.
We would recommend Tsavo East & West for a Safari and stayed at Voi Wildlife for one night and Finch Hatton (a tented open site) for the second. The safari was amazing and we had to keep pinching ourselves that we were actually there and not just watching things on TV.
We are hoping to go back to Kenya in a few years time and we will stay at Nyali again but do the Masai Mara safari next time which quite a few people had recommended.
We cannot express to people how wonderful our holiday, the hotel and people were, if you are lucky enough to get the chance to go - do. I'm sure you will not be disappointed. That is unless you are expecting a wild night life, which there isn't.
Just one warning, expect to barter for almost everything, somthing I hated doing but did on occasions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is an architectural marvel and brings colonial past and glory of Kenya. Offering panoramic view of Indian Ocean, the hotel is a gracious landmark of the Mombasa, showcasing graceful arches, tiled roof lush green vast lawns and wood work. ... more less
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