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Papillon Lagoon Reef

Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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  • Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari
    1.1 mi
  • 3 star hotel
  • Pool
Reviewed 6 days ago
A beautiful location made better by the fantastically friendly staff.
We are just back from 11 days at Papillon Lagoon Reef. We... more
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Denholm, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are just back from 11 days at Papillon Lagoon Reef. We arrived on Dec 31 and enjoyed an amazing New Year party on the beach, nighttime camel rides, Masai warriors and a bonfire and fireworks at midnight. The hotel is set in a wonderful spot, with an enormous pool and loads of sun loungers. The meals are served around...

Thank Ali E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel on our way to 2days Tsavo East with Marco Pollo tours. I would have definately stayed for longer given a chance. The staff is really friendly and welcoming. The easy access to the beach is a plus. They also had fun activities for each day.

Thank Julius M
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

me and my wife stayed here Dec to Jan 2016-17 the staff are the friendliest of any hotel we have stayed at,they made the whole holiday better than we could have hoped for The whole setting is brilliant. Rooms are clean and spacious food is of a very good quality we had to leave for the airport mid night and...

Thank gary c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

resort was good room large but needs refurbishment pool view and seaview good food just chilled out enjoyed the sun nothing energetic lovey resort plenty of room didn't feel crowded cant say anymore really enjoyed atmosphere was great too many germans but otherwise good

1Thank Audrey S
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Very friendly staff and the hotel and pool in very good condition the only blip being we lost the air conditioning on our first night but otherwise a very good hotel. Enjoyed all the meals at the hotel.

1Thank Murtaza E
Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I've been staying here for what is around 12 years. We've tried other hotels but we keep coming back to Papillon. It is a cosy hotel with around 50 rooms. Staff are incredibly friendly and always went the extra mile to make our stay just that little bit more perfect! It has become our 2nd home! If you like quaint...

1Thank firegirlWM
Reviewed December 10, 2016

I have just returned from my 4th visit to the Papillon,and, it was just like returning to my second home.!!!! I had my usual room which, as always, was spotless. It has begun to show signs of wear and tear, but that must be expected. It certainly did not affect my stay in any way.The welcome back was genuine and...

3Thank Michael B
Reviewed December 4, 2016

We have travelled annually to Kenya and several years ago stumbled across the Papillon, we loved it so much that every year we return for two weeks and whilst in the hotel we book a three or four day stay at their Ngutuni Lodge in East Tsavo both of which we highly recommend. Joanne is English whilst I am African...

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Really we should not have worried and should have done it years ago! Although our holiday did not start off well - almost 22 hour delay at Heathrow and first night spent in Premier Inn - actually very good and we did see a few animals albeit the Essex variety! We arrived in Nairobi 1 day late and caught internal...

1Thank David H
Battle, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Stayed for five nights after safari on Masai Mara, ideal location on the best beach in Mombasa. Had a sea view room near the pool and and overlooking the Indian Ocean, could not ask for more, room very comfortable but mattress very hard. Only one real complaint, breakfast and lunch taken in restaurant close to pool on same level as...

2Thank Tony S
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Additional Information about Papillon Lagoon Reef

Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $93 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Papillon Lagoon Reef 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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Also Known As:
Papillon Lagoon Reef Diani
Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel Diani
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#10 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
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“second floor garden rooms are away from the main area but are excellent to see more wild life”
 of 5 bubbles garyc138, 1 week ago | Read review
“had a ground floor room facing swimming pool and sea loud music at night”
 of 5 bubbles audreys424, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“I usually stay in the same area ,so I cannot comment on the other rooms. I do know my rooms in the 360-364 area have always been very good.”
 of 5 bubbles R7446SAmichaelb, Dec 10, 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed in all and loved each room whether garden or beach front.”
 of 5 bubbles sghent, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room overlooking the beach and ocean”
 of 5 bubbles mcmurrytravels, Nov 6, 2016 | Read review
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