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“Swimmig and Dreaming at Mombasa”
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Severin Sea Lodge
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Bamburi
Queluz, Portugal
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“Swimmig and Dreaming at Mombasa”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stay 3 nights at this Hotel and we can say that good staff, service and food!
We travel with our daughter 9 years and she liked very much the 2 swimming pools and the monkeys around.
And the it is only ten steps from the Hotel.
Wonderful.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Nairobi
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Severin Sea Lodge was worth visiting twice. The food is good, the rooms are good and the service esp in the dining area is good.
Only problem was there was too much disturbance about where to sit in the dining hall. People should be allowed to sit wherever they want. Maybe they should do like some hotels and allow FREE SEATING. At one point my friend and I got really mad with some waitress telling us to VACATE a certain table because it was booked!! Yet there was no reservation sign on it. They better get that sorted out or else they may get embarrassed if they disturb some HOT TEMPERED person.
There were many interesting organised activities esp in the pool area. Also the 4pm tea and cakes were delicious.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Nairobi
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

nice place to stay,beautiful rooms with a spacious balcony with a beautiful view,the room service is awesome,i love the pool and its location just a short distance to the beach and they play nice band music on a couple of nights.....

Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Holland
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

After 13 days of safari in Tanzania and Kenia, this was a realy relaxing place. A nice hotel at the beach. Good food, a nice staff, good rooms, a nice swimming pool and only a few steps from the beach. Only when you go to the beach there are a lot of people who want to sell you things. So if you don't like that, stay near the pool. There are guards who make sure that the people don't come to the hotel. They also make sure that the monkeys stay away.
We booked a city tour to Mombasa on the beach. We had a very nice tour for much less money. We booked our tour with: Smile Africa Tours & Travels. The owners are: August and Rama. You can find them every day on the beach. I don't say what we payed but you can bargain with them.
The result is very nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

After 2 weeks of safari we spend 4 days at Severin Sea Lodge. Rooms and especially the bathroom were (compared to the rest) very good. It was clean and the toilet and shower worked.
2 Pools with everyday a couple of activities like waterpolo or aquagym.
Problem with the beach was the salesman, they are very disturbing.
There is little to do at this hotel. Only one tabletennis table. De evening entertainmant was bad.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

I stayed at Severin with a large group of friends in May 2012. We had a special group discount but even without that I would say that Severin is great value for money. My room was big and bright with a nice balcony overlooking the area.

I tried two of the restaurants and I liked them both, specially the late-breakfast buffet.

The only drawback I can think of was the AC: It had two settings, on or off, and it was quite loud. But if you let it run through the day then your room would be cold enough to sleep through the night.

You can buy wifi vouchers at the cashier's desk - choose the 24h ones if you're staying more than a couple of days.

The Severin Sea Lodge is located at the northern end of the beach and you're advised not to walk along the roads at night, mainly because there are no street lights. But there were always taxis available outside the gate, so no problem there either. And during daytime you can walk along the beaches to the bar/restaurant/nightclub area

Uh, and don't leave any food or nuts on the balcony, it will be gone within minutes, thanks to the local monkeys.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Just spent 4 days here with my family and had a great time. The rooms are spacious, clean and fairly well equipped. We had one of the bungalows on the side and we in room fridge, safe, tea and coffee facilities and a 32" flat screen TV (channels are a bit limited but I hooked up my tablet which kept the kids amused when we wanted to chill out).

The on-site facilities cover the main items that you would want on a holiday. There are two pools (be warned they are both fairly deep and small children might struggle), small slide and a jacuzzi (ask for it to be switch on). Couple of restaurants and bars to choice from though there are plenty on that stretch of beach. Small gym (I think one treadmill, one rowing machine, one cross-trainer and a couple of dumbbells.). Spa with massages (very relaxing and not too pricey). Entertainment most evening, we had live singers, acrobats, reptiles (kids loved handling lizards and snakes), disco, etc.

But really made the holiday was the staff. Little bit slow but nothing is to much trouble for them. From helping with the sunbeds (plenty available), to making a custom dinner for my kids, sorting out local visits and keeping supplies in the room topped up.

Quibbles, the food was good but portions a bit small on the days they have a set menu. Beach was covered in seaweed (small area in front of the hotel is cleaned though) and busy with hawkers (just tell them you are not interested and they will go away), though neither is the fault of the hotel.

Note, you made find it cheaper to book direct with the company, their e-mail is on their website and they are based in Germany though had no problems doing the transaction in English.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Severin Sea Lodge
Address: Bamburi Beach, Malindi Road, Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa > Bamburi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bamburi
#2 Spa Hotel in Bamburi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Severin Sea Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 188
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GPS Koordinaten: 3 59 13 Sud, 39 44 21 Ost ... more   less 
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