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“Ultimate Luxury Getaway with Top Notch Service!” 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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Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Malindi
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“Ultimate Luxury Getaway with Top Notch Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

For a thorough, detailed review of my stay, please go to: http://severewanderlust.com/2012/07/ocean-beach-resort-and-spa/

This is one of the most amazing resorts I have ever seen. This place deserves 5 stars all across the board. If I was to be in this area again, I will no doubt stay here. I may even make a special trip to come back, just so I can stay here again. This place is luxurious beyond description. The grounds, the rooms, the food, and the staff were all amazing. If there is such thing as perfection, this place comes pretty close! I would recommend any of my friends and colleagues to stay at the Ocean Beach Resort & Spa. If I ever have to organize a conference, you better believe I’ll try my best to make it happen here!

Room Tip: For your honeymoon or special occasion, splurge on the Imperial Suite!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Roberto M, Owner at Ocean Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Hello from Malindi,
Thank you very much for your beautiful review, it was a pleasure to have you here in Malindi with us and all my staff and I are willing to see you here soon.
Robbie Marini
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This hotel is a little off the main road but has lovely ocean views and direct access to the beach.
There was nothing I could fault the rooms were lovely and cleaned daily,tea and coffee replenised willingly.The pools were kept clean and the attendant was always there to help wilth towels etc.
The was good with pleasant service from all and the bar room had very interesting pictures of
old times with the staff very knowledgeable.I stayed 8 nights.

Room Tip: all rooms had good views of either the garden or ocean
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

We only spent one night here by chance following fly 540 kindly cancelling our flight to Lamu. We arrived hot, tired and angry having spent over 6 hours in the airport waiting for our flight, which was eventually cancelled. The staff were welcoming and helpful from the moment we arrived. The accommodation was spacious & well designed, laundry service was excellent. Robbie was a great host, making sure all of his guests were happy and properly cared for. All in all a lovely, stress free place to stay


  • Stayed July 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We are a couple that are half way through a 7 country African safari in our own vehicle! We decided to take a two week break here in Malindi and because of the excellent online reviews we chose Ocean Beach Resort! There is no exaggeration in any of these reviews, on arrival when learning of the 12'000 kms we had done we were upgraded to a suite by the very hands on Italian owner architect Robbie Marini! The situation almost directly on the beach is one of the best spots in Malindi but if the ocean isnt to your taste there is a choice of 3 swimming pools.
We have enjoyed very special treatment by the staff who are expertly trained and always greet you with big smiles and 5 star service! Thank you for spoiling us Brandon, Frank, Michael, Ledger, Rita and the rest of the team
The quality of the rooms is equal to those in some of the best International hotels with beautiful furnishings and bed linens! The restaurant serves outstanding cuisine with an Italian flair! We were shown around the kitchen and were very impressed by the shining, spotless prep areas and equipment!
Thank you for providing us with a temporary home way from home, we have basked in the luxury!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Was a great experience. Hospitable. Friendly staff

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I went to Ocean Beach in May for a little get away and it was the best idea ever. The greeting at the reception area set the tone for the next few days.
We were taken to our rooms in a little golf cart and the staff explained everything in the room making sure we were settled before they left. The rooms were of a very high standard, every thing was of high quality, very clean and comfortable...the bed was the best part- big,soft pillows,quality sheets.
The food was very good and of a very high standard. Even though we were full after the 2nd course (it was a 4 course meal) we pushed on to dessert the food was that good!!!
The two pool areas were beautifully done made so that one can just sit back and relax either on the very comfortable pool beds or floating in the pool.
Highly recommended to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We were at the Ocean Beach resort and Spa for a week on our honeymoon and it was an amazing experience. The rooms are beautiful, the highlight for me being the Jacuzzi in the room.
The Staff are very friendly and i got the feeling that nothing was impossible for Harvey and his team. They were friendly and somehow still kept it very professional.
THE FOOD! another highlight for me. It seemed to me that there was a wide variety of foods that catered for even picky eaters (like my husband) and if you couldn't find what you wanted on their extremely wide menu, all you had to do is just ask for what you wanted and you would get it. if not that same day, at your next meal.

Thank you Harvey and Rita for making us feel very comfortable.
Special thanks to Daria, who somehow always ensured our room was spotless without interrupting out rest. And thanks to Brandon, who must be the most polite and friendly waiter on planet Earth.
We haven't forgotten Salim, and Michael at the Bar. thank you!

my only qualm? The spa. it's beautifully set, however, when i got my full body massage, the masseuses didn't massage me above the neck and didn't touch my feet. i found that abit strange and felt like i had an incomplete massage.so perhaps some improvement is needed there.

We hope to come back soon!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Ocean Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Golf & Country Club, Beach Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Amenities:
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 Family Hotel in Malindi
#1 Luxury 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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