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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

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Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Very nice sustainable place. Relaxed atmosphere with a pool and close to the beach. Let you bring in beers but the bar is also reasonably priced. Dorms are comfortable as well. Really enjoyed my stay.

Thank Harry_C2594
Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded May 8, 2016

Thanks a lot for the feedback. We try to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible and we are glad you found it to be relaxing. Looking forward to have you again. Asante!

Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Swimming pool, private beach, activities, yoga, sun, nature, new interesting people, dawa - Distant Relatives is the best option if you want to relax and have fun at the same time. The dorms are spacious, good beds, creative interior, bamboo shower makes morning shower somehow...More

Thank Gabrielė S
Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded May 8, 2016

Thanks a lot! And we would love to have you back for more fun activities and new and improved facilities. Karibu tena!

Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Staff are as friendly as they come. Such a warm, inviting and fun group all around. Impeccably clean and we'll run eco lodge. Food and drinks were great, nice selection of seafood with a special grilled calamari this week.

Thank Ryan S
Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded May 8, 2016

Asante sana! Welcome back to sample our new and improved menu, you will love it! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed April 30, 2016

The beach is stunning and only a 2 minute stroll down the hill. The showers are surrounded by living bamboo and the compost toilets are clean and pleasant to use! I slept well and enjoyed being woken up by the various different wildlife about. The...More

Thank Alice B
Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded May 8, 2016

Thank you so much! We loved to have you. Looking forward to see you again soon! Karibu tena

Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a good option for staying in Kilifi for a few days on a budget. The private bandas are spacious and sweet although the bed and pillows are rock hard. And the sawdust toilet is fine unless you get sick and have to become...More

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Response from DistantRelatives, General Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded May 17, 2016

Hey Anna asante sana for your review! Firstly, I would like to say that we have just bought brand new spring mattresses for all of the rooms and I apologise that you just missed out on these! We were using a traditional method of making...More

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walid a
April 20, 2017|
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Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
Hi Walid, Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for getting in touch. I think the best way to send it to us is to share it on google drive. I'm not allowed to share our email address here but you can findit on our... More
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Begoña P
March 7, 2016|
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Response from Frida B | Reviewed this property |
There's a small beach just a few minutes walk. Not far to travel to larger beaches. There's possibility to snorkel within short traveling distances too. Better organise the snorkeling with a professional company, I went with... More
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Chokoishii
June 22, 2015|
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Hi there! Great to hear from you! Your cheapest bet apart from taking several matatus would most likely be by bus. There seems to be at least two companies doing Moshi to Mombasa (Tahmeed and Raqib) but I am sure there... More
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"Banda sleeps four nicely and very spacious, pretty."
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"amazing food and eco friendly"
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"Book early, the dorm tends to fill quickly"
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"Do not take private rooms but safari tents : it is cheaper and you will have common areas the same way"
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