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“Perfect Grounds, Perfect Staff, Perfect Stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Golf & Country Club, Beach Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya   |  
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“Perfect Grounds, Perfect Staff, Perfect Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Ocean Beach is a new property. That said, I hope it manages to maintain all of its ambience and demeanor when it becomes really really popular. And it WILL become really, really popular. It's location is great, secluded, but not really - you can walk to town from the beach. The beach is HUGE! Not the clean, pure white sand, but it's walkable and has gorgeous, rolling waves and surf. The property is well-apportioned with large rooms with great amenities. LOVE the bed with the wrap around mosquito net -- with the bedside tables INSIDE! Large, flat screen TV, nicely hidden bar/fridge and tea facilities. Large, open spacious bathroom, more than adequate built in wardrobe, wonderfully private terrace wall, within glimpse of the beach, even from the back. And the ocean is loud enough to hear all over the property. (I thought that was great!) Two great pools, one right on the ocean, the other nearby for "real" lap swimmers", and nice pool snack/bar facility that's about the nicest place on the property. Only downfall, it doesn't have internet access there. They're still working on the spa, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. The grounds are well maintained, and will be remarkable in spring when rains come and green it up. Staff -- irreproachable! They went well above and beyond. Were always pleasant and amenable. If you want to eat late, not a problem. Want one more drink in the bar - not a problem! I was there for my birthday, and they literally locked me out of my room to fix it up with flowers and suprise me. And even gave me a delightful cake (with my name spelled correctly) for dinner that night. The setting is near-perfect, but really the staff is what makes OB five star in my book! Two things would've made the stay more perfect: internet access in the room, and a "Do Not Disturb" sign for housekeeping! Keep up the good work!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabaki, Proprietario at Ocean Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 20, 2011
Thank you very much for your comments,
We will be having Wi-Fi internet facilities ready in every room before December 2011.
We were not able to have the all hotel covered due to poor signal quality that would have not been sufficient and strong enough to cover the entire area.
Now, with the optic fibres which are almost ready we will be able to have a better and faster internet service.
I want to thank you so much for choosing Ocean Beach Resort for your holidays and I hope to see you soon again.
Kind regards,
Roberto Marini
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Excellent resort if you want to relax, the place is very private and secluded, seemingly quiet and peaceful. The resort is right in front of the beach which offers you amazing views and experience of relaxation, for an instant you feel alone in the world. Each room has been designed and decorated with taste and sense of details, you can also enjoy your own private balcony or relax by the pool in seafront which has an unique design that makes you feel in a beach. The restaurant was also a very good surprise, offering a four course gastronomic menu with local flavors mixed with Italian influences. If you are coming from a safari and want to keep the wild and cosy experience or simply if you want to experience a real luxury african holiday, this is a perfect gateway before going back to the city!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Golf & Country Club, Beach Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Malindi
#1 Luxury Hotel in Malindi
#1 Family Hotel in Malindi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Malindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ocean Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FIVE STARS EXPERIENCE. Ocean Beach Resort is a superior deluxe five star hotel that takes hospitality back to its essence with its unique style of tropical early 20th century style with wooden roofs and elegant wooden floors. It is situated in the sand dunes beach two kilometers north Malindi Township. Malindi, the pearl of Kenyan Coast. This is the favorite destination for those whom are looking for something special. The hotel is on the beach, adjacent to the Malindi Golf and Country Club and only two kilometers north of Malindi Town. ... more   less 
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