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Scorpio Villas
Ranked #3 of 28 Hotels in Malindi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 12, 2012

went back again in march for a couple of days after a years absence and the palce is improving all the time , the same staff , the same smiling faces and excellent service who could ask for more and even the new staff that where there last year still remeber your name
i have heard that they are going to extend the resturant and move the bar back towards the first pool with the resturant extended over the top of the bar, think it will look great if it happens

Room Tip: all rooms are excellent
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

This in fact will be my wife's and My fourth visit to Scorpio but I have only written this my second time review! I felt that it had received many good and sensible comments and I could add little. However one or two older comments as regards the Itialian owners and the state of the beach, have ensured I write this after my fourth visit.The new fourth swimming pool is a delight in beautiful designed and kept gardens that are constantly worked on by excellent and hard working staff. The happy disposition of almost all the staff from roomboys/girls to the bar staff and the waiters does not come from unhappy staff as has been suggested but by decent training and the fact that they have jobs in a country where unmployment is so high. This is a credit to the hard and constant work of Sara and Simone Manchini and their team of employees.The beach cleaning and bar are an example of persistantly improving this excellent hotel's facilities.The atmosphere at Scorpio is peacful even with the free music provided . The bar prices are fair and the food varied and far too much variety! Lobsters and giant prawms often on the menue! What superb value!. The only proble is so few English ? It is easy and reliable o book direct so go and enjoy we did for many weeks ! The apperance of attractive ladies and indeed young men with older men/husbands or wives/ladies should not be a cause of any modern person's snighed comments !

Room Tip: Not ours we will be back next year!
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter B
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Besides we were the only guests from Poland we could feel cosy. You can have a real rest in this place: in our room, at our tarrace, at the pool and, in the evening, while listening to the black live music. The special atomsphere was created by amazingly well-cared greenery and the staff made their best to guess our wishes. We are looking for the next summer to come back with our family and friends.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bożena S
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Would have loved to have stayed at this hotel. Booked with Cosmos for a stay over Christmas. However with less than 48 hours notice we were told by Cosmos that they were no longer sending clients to this hotel. Ended up at another hotel just outside Mombassa which was unsatisfactory to say the least. If you have a booking with Cosmos for this hotel you may wish to check with them that you will actually be staying here rather than risk a last minute change or cancellation. I personally will not be booking any holiday with Cosmos again after this shoddy treatment.

Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
Thank Coopell
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

A superb value for money hotel. Excellent food, superb choice. Excellent bar prices on a par with local bars. The whole complex spotlessly clean. Rooms simple but functional and spacious.Pool areas are well maintained too.
The hotel owners are very much in the forefront making sure everything is just right but the staff seem on the ball anyway and are all very pleasant and courteous.
Some balcony areas outside the rooms are in deep shade but that might be a welcome respite from the heat of the sun. Some rooms involve a fair few flights of steps to negotiate especially those furthest from reception and the bar areas, so beware if you have walking problems.
Then there is the thorny question of prostitution.Personally it didn't bother us one bit. You wouldn't even notice if it were not for the fact that a few couples are a different colour . It probably goes on in most hotels around the world, but not as noticeable for that reason. Everyone was otherwise discreet and impeccably behaved. If you are troubled by what is going on around you I suggest you spend more time looking at your partner in stead of someone else's.
Highly recommended hotel although personally I wasn't impressed with Malindi

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank DaveinNorthWales
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

We stayed at this hotel during our trip in Mid-December 2011. This resort is not too big and doesn’t get crowded. There is four large pool and close access to the beach. There is a guard on the beach to avoid some of the hassle coming from the beach boys trying to sell you their wares. The beach wasn’t the nicest when we were around due to the river overflowing and mud being drag on the beach (not that this is management fault in anyway). The breakfasts offered were very diverse with quality food. The rooms were clean and the staffs were accommodating. The only issue is if you think you want to go to bed early you better get rooms further from the bar as there is a good bland playing but they are quite loud.

Room Tip: Avoid room by the bar if you are planning to go to bed early
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Well have stayed in Scorpio Villas many times and very much intend to return in March 2012.

Always feel safe as sometimes be alone, enjoy food and close to Malindi, its safe to walk during daytime alone and no-one bothers you. Problem this year Cosmos not doing holidays there so ha e book direct and this way guess no return if for any reason unable to go. Paid deposit and March the rates get less. Safety is No 1 to me and this is everywhere in world not just kenya!!

rosemary/Ireland

Room Tip: All rooms are fine especially if able to climb some steps
  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Scorpio Villas

Address: Mnarani Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Malindi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Malindi
#6 Family Hotel in Malindi
Price Range: $72 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scorpio Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Scorpio Villas is an attractive Small Resort where guests stay in Lamu-style, thatched cottages, furnished with hand-carved furniture including a large four poster bed. Every cottage has a large, shady terrace and the dining waiter will serve breakfast here every morning (on your request, or you may wish to dine in the restaurant). The villa accommodation is interspersed with four swimming pools around which you'll find sun beds and chairs. It is only 50 metres, along a path, to the white sands, private Beach With Umbrella & Sunbeds. Only 1.5 kilometres from the centre of Malindi. This hotel is conveniently situated and is popular with repeat guests. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Scorpio Villas Hotel Malindi
Scorpio Hotel Malindi
Scorpio Resort Malindi
Scorpio Villas Malindi, Kenya, Africa

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