We had never been to Kenya before and didn't really know what to expect. Yes this hotel is in a very central location in Mombasa but what we didn't realise was that this wasn't necessarily a good thing. There is not really anywhere to eat around the hotel and the restaurant closes early. We were robbed outside the hotel whilst in a taxi that was stuck in traffic, so it's safe to say that the area is not very safe and as 3 young women, going out after dark was an absolute no no.
We actually used the hotel as a base before going on a 5 day safari and wish we had decided on paying extra for the safety of one of the hotels on the coast.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful, which actually can be said for all of the African countries we visited. Even at one point the receptionist let us use her phone to call our safari tour rep. But we had to ask for our beds to be made and for mosquito nets and the toilet in our room didn't flush, which was not fun at all when you have a dodgy tummy!
For $27 US dollars a night you get what you pay for.
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