We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Djibouti Palace Kempinski

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Djibouti Palace Kempinski
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

438 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 269: English reviews
Bucarest
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

IF AND ONLY IF this is for sure the best hotel in Djibouti, very nice and lovely decorated, we are VERY FAR from a five star hotel standard, nor a Palace, except if you have always been living in a Toukoul or a Mongol Yourte before. In addition, the problem is that they practice extraordinary high rates (except if you...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Thlaspi
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Thlaspi, Warm greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski. Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you, because comments like this allow us to move from good to best. Your feedback was shared immediately with the concerned departments. We do hope that you give us another chance to...

Reviewed 1 week ago

A strange mix of Djibouti's elite and Belgian soldiers on R&R from Somalia. After a shaky first day where everything that could go wrong did go wrong, we really enjoyed our week long stay. The room was clean and well maintained, and having an outside terrasse was a bonus. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, a special thank you...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah P
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Sarah P, Warm greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski. Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.com. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities and services of the hotel. We...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Palace Kempinski to search about whale shark excursions organized by hotel,eventually left the place with many useful information provided by friendly staff. Turkish Airlines office in the hotel was efficient, receptionists and Thiam working in excurisons helped us a lot for many other things as well! Even could not afford to stayed there, we had a very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mugeguner
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Mugeguner, Warm greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski Thank very much for your interest in our Hotel and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.com. We are very glad to know that you have remarkable experience during your stay in Djibouti Palace Kempinski. All your great words will be shared with our team. Your positive feedback is always a source of motivation...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in an almost surreal environment, in a tiny oasis within a dust-filled country on the Gulf of Aden, this luxury hotel has actually become base camp for a number of foreign militaries (most notably the U.S. and Spain) as their anti-piracy brigades patrol the coastal waters or operate drone programs from nearby bases. While doubtless ensuring the commercial safety...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cenz S
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Cenz S, Warm greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski. Thank very much for your interest in our Hotel and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is always a source of motivation for all of us to enhance our guest experience and allow us to move from good to best. We read with regrets that we could not meet your...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just came back from Djibouti and tried different hotels and locations. We can certainly say that the Kempinski was outstanding in terms of service, facilities and kindness of the staff. From the warm welcome in the reception to the multiple restaurants and travel agencies (including its own THY office), this hotel made our stay much easier and pleasurable.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Adonai H
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Adonai H, Thank very much for your interest in our Hotel and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.com. We are very glad to know that you have nice experience during your stay in Djibouti Palace Kempinski. All your great words will be shared with our team. Your positive feedback is always a source of motivation for all of us to...

Murfreesboro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Generally speaking it is an amazing place in Djibouti but it is a palace. Restaurants are good places specially the sea food one outside,except the buffet which can be sometimes not sufficent and expensive. Rooms are in line with a palace standard but attendants could improve their style and language. Fitness club and swiming pools are Best in Class. You...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MurfreesboroTom37
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Murfeesboro Tom37, Warm greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski. Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit with us. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities and services of the hotel. We...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is of traditional outlook. The breakfast is ok. The dinner seems very good. Nice pools and the sea side is dirty and closed for people. The country is very poor and there are few hotels around. Only thing available in Djibouti is the night life

 Report
Helpful?
Thank niyasahd
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Niyasahd, Thank very much for your interest in our Hotel and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.com. We are very glad to know that you have nice experience during your stay in Djibouti Palace Kempinski. All your words will be shared with our team. Your feedback is always a source of motivation for all of us to enhance our...

Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I had the best vacation ever since a very long time. The hotel is more than amazing. The food i have never tasted anything like that before . As for the service the staff are very friendly & helpful , they try &do there best to make the guest really feel like home. I really never though that i can...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Simo3686
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Simo 3686, Warm greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski. Thank very much for your interest in our Hotel and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.com. We are very glad to know that you have nice experience during your stay with us. All your great words will be shared with our team. Your positive feedback is always a source of motivation...

Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellency is talent and hard work. Every corner of that hotel makes you feel at home. Every touch of class tells a success story. Management style assures and grantees your complete satisfaction with professional, well trained staff waiting for you everywhere you go. I was there for a week with friends during September 2016. We were all amazed with the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Ahmed S
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ahmed S, Warm greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski. Thank you for patronizing our hotel and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.com. It is gratifying to receive feedback from you. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your visit to the hotel. Thank you for your appreciation of the facilities and services of the hotel....

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

The hotel looks great, unfortunately it is overpriced for what it is. Before arriving to the hotel I called to ensure that I could have a car with a driver for the couple of days I was going to be there . The staff over the phone assured me that there will be a car available for me. When I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mhedhili
DjiboutiPalace, General Manager at Djibouti Palace Kempinski, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mhedhili, Greetings from Djibouti Palace Kempinski. Thank very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor which we take very seriously. Comments like yours give us an opportunity to re-evaluate our services and facilities in order to deliver the highest standards which one would expect. We read with regret that we could not meet your...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

511 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (437)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (85)
Viewed
Room/Suite (36)
Viewed
Dining (47)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (47)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (26)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (12)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (170)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (74)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (27)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Djibouti hotels
1.3 mi away
Sheraton Djibouti Hotel
Sheraton Djibouti Hotel
#6 of 8 in Djibouti
182 reviews
1.6 mi away
Atlantic Hotel
Atlantic Hotel
#3 of 8 in Djibouti
7 reviews
0.3 mi away
Les Acacias Hotel Djibouti
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Auberge le Heron
Auberge le Heron
#1 of 8 in Djibouti
35 reviews
1.6 mi away
Hotel Residence de l'Europe
0.0 mi away
Royal D Plaza
Royal D Plaza
#1 of 5 in Djibouti
1 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Away from the busy districts, yet only few minutes from the airport, Djibouti Palace Kempinski is ideally located at a prime beachfront between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, in a secluded and peaceful setting of palms and bougainvillea. Djibouti Palace Kempinski features a plethora of entertainment amenities, including a fully equipped fitness center, mountain bikes, outdoor swimming pool, mini club, restaurants and bars. Djibouti Palace Kempinski redefines luxury service in the Land of Gods. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Djibouti Palace Kempinski

Address: Ilot du Heron | P.O. Box 1960, Djibouti, Djibouti
Location: Djibouti > Djibouti
Price Range: $350 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Djibouti Palace Kempinski 5*
Number of rooms: 320
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Odigeo, Agoda and Travelocity so you can book your Djibouti Palace Kempinski reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel Djibouti
Palace Kempinski Hotel Djibouti
Palace Kempinski Djibouti
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Djibouti Palace Kempinski staff and other travelers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Djibouti Palace Kempinski staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“The junior suite is perfect”
  • junior suite
  • junior suite
  • junior suite
  • junior suite
  • junior suite
  • junior suite
  • junior suite
  • junior suite
 of 5 bubbles niyasahd, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Ground floor rooms have garden entrances.”
 of 5 bubbles jefferyw773, Aug 4, 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room on the ground floor ocean side...you get a deck with chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles diveferfun1, Jul 3, 2016 | Read review
“"Corner suites are large and sunny"”
 of 5 bubbles nomanf814, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the bottom floor, where you can see the sea easily, and you're five steps away from the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles carloscU2534JQ, May 13, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay