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Kahama Hotel
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Bamburi
Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed one night here and for a large, comfortable air conditioned room with tv and lovely bathroom it was 4,950 shillings with breakfast included.... Best value place we have visited in Mombasa. We spent the evening in the sports bar, had a good quality cheap meal and then watched Mombasa Roots Band who were awesome. Highly recommended.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kampala, Uganda
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108 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

I normally stay up scale when i come to Mombasa but wanted to try a different place. A friend hinted at Kahama which was much cheaper compared to my normal places.

It is not possible to pay online for the room when doing booking which is a hassle and they keep telling you the booking is not confirmed until paid for. Trust me they do sell out...

The staff is excellent and very friendly and will help with anything that might be wrong in a jiffy. My key stopped working and rather than me running down the cleaner did while having opened for me. All staff are very polite and dressed in kikoys or masaai outfit which gives the place a very nice feel. The rooms are rustic Kenyan styles which is nice.

The breakfast is a bit on the weak side as the kitchen dont seem to cook the omelettes or eggs as per instruction given thus eggs overeasy will be ... well.. done... but for the price of the room with breakfast included pfft not a big deal.

There is no view from the rooms but the hotel is in a good location to reach yuls beach place and other good places in addition to the nice bar at the premises.

I dont agree with others complaining about the noise from the bar, yes a bit of music can be heard but hmm the AC noise (which is not above average) drowns it out. not all the way but not to be disturbed from.

The swimming pool is nice. could be cleaner though but difficult with all the trees and their leafs.

Now mentioning the bar. I love it... About 50 LCD screens showing sport plus at least 4 projectors, live band and a pooltable. There is no way to get bored there. The kitchen in the bar is slow and below average but overall the place is very friendly and a nice place for a quiet drink outside or a noisy one inside. The staff is though excellent and very nice.

Normally a place in this price range would be a dump.. Kahama is not.

Overall i felt more like being in Kenya staying at this place than in any up scale establishment

Room Tip: keep trying to tell them to accept bookings on booking.com or similar sites as it would make better...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank expatswe
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Rooms are very well equipped with A/C, TV, Wi-Fi, mosquito nets and food service. Location is good, the swimming pool is well maintained. The only problem we had is that we couldn't rest because the disco from the same Kahama had the music super loud. Music played and played after mid night even without any clients there and with many families with children trying to sleep in their own rooms...

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Thew rooms are very clean,the prices are amazingly affordable,its in a Very convinient location. There are lots and lots of activities to do there.ther is a club nearby,the beach is 3 minutes away..My stay was awesome basically.I loved it.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were 3 people and took the apartments instead of rooms and we didn't regret the decision at all. We had everything we needed and everybody got really impressed with the beautiful decoration of the flat. The staff was very kind and attentive, doing everything to help us get the best during our stay. Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Anderson B
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Zurich, Switzerland
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have stayed in a lot of Kenyan Hotels in my life and Kahama was very good for the price although I would rate it a 3 Star Worldwide. Food, location and facilities were ok/good but not great. Staff was very nice and friendly. I would visit again and recommend for those who don't wish to pay much more with other hotels.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CHTraveller67
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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

I had the Swahili apartment 1 which was a two bedroom, two balcony and a lounge and kitchen apartment. It was spacious, clean and cheap. The staff was nice and the Masai staff was super cool. The ac was good but did not need it much. It was a minutes walk from bamburi beach where I saw a rainbow. The breakfast was good however not a lot of variety. You also get to dine with monkeys in the morning who keep strolling the gardens here. I paid around $ 100 for an amazing deal. The only thing wrong was that in both rooms was a bathroom with only two showers, which had a glass door, that didnt lock. i would suggest they change their doors and add locks. Also i would suggest they add lock to the common bathroom as well as it is the only bathroom with a comod and it was very weird telling your family that you are going to the bathroom. i would really suggest this hotel however would like the management to add locks to the bathrooms and have opaque doors.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Kahama Hotel

Property: Kahama Hotel
Address: Malindi Road | P.O. Box 10626-80101, Bamburi, Mombasa, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa > Bamburi
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Bamburi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kahama Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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