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Sai Eden Roc Hotel
Ranked #20 of 28 Hotels in Malindi
Reviewed April 15, 2007

A lovely hotel with big spacious cottages, big beds......on a cliff overlooking the sea.Faithful enough to collect one from airport if requested. Service ok but very biased especially for Africans-you can be literally ignored! The evening entertainment programmes (boring at times)are conducted in both italian and english but at times italian only.Our complain went unheeded for one evening for change of language and we had to leave it.Otherwise, an above average hotel,at average prices to high prices.

Stayed: October 2006
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Reviewed January 22, 2007

After travelling around Kenya for almost 2 weeks we stumbled across this lovely hotel very central in Malindi.

We stayed at first at a friends place privately in Malindi but due too
many bad surrcomstances we needed a hotel room in a hurry.

This hotel ended up saving us and beeing a real haven!

The two of us girls had a great time.

We payed 5800 shilling for a middel class double room. It had no tv wich was a dissapointment since we had been in the bush for 2 weeks and longed for news and tv sapping. But it had a nice balcony and ok bathroom and AC. lovely!!!!!

The room could have been cleaner but we gave the cleaners some tip every day instead of the last day. I always does that while travelling. That trick does it every time. The room was suddenly much cleaner and it stayed clean.

It also had lots and lots of large ants that visited every evening. A bit discusting but quite normal in Africa and it was not too much of a bother. We stayed for 8 nights and after 2 days we got a "pet " salamander in our room. It stressed me a bit until I realised that it got rid of all the ants and evening mosqitoes.

The hotel has at least 2 pool areas. Someone told us there were even 1 more but we never saw one

The upper pool area has a large pool and sunbeds with and whithout shadow. There are one restaurant just by the pool plus a pool bar.

Going down in the larger hotel garden you felt more free and had more possibility to retreat and be left alone still there where a small pool there and a bar. It also of course has nice sunbeds under the many big palms.

A small stone path leads to the beach. There are hotel guards patrolling at the path.

Once on the beach you are on your own...

This is a hotel with mainly German guests booked through German travel agencies and I understood that they rarely had drop in guests like us. Most prebooked guests has buffet dinner. We did`nt. which ended up beeing a problem since the hotel does not serve dinner after 0330 pm. The buffet dinner starts at 7 pm and there is nothing but the buffet to order other than bear and wine. As long as you know this you are fine and can take a
toko toko to a restaurant in town. just remember that most eat outs in Malindi close between 3 and 7 pm....

Most of the african staff spoke German and I fond it a bit strange to be adressed in German every morning from the reseption....I speek a bit german but prefer English. but it did not bother us much.

The hotel has entertainment most evenings and you can sign up for tourist events outside the hotel.

If you need a ride to the city centre just fatch a toko toko outside the hotel. Any ride should not cost more than 50 shillings even at night time. Be aware of con men and africans aproching you in the streets. They ALWAYS wants your msongo money in some way or another......`

just next door from the hotel is the dico Club 68 I think its called.
A fun place with lots of lokals

We had a great time partying with some nice russian chopper pilots working for the UN. "slodem godem" Olexander and Nicolai : - )

Stayed: January 2007
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Reviewed September 15, 2006

Best choice in Malindi. Friendly service, very efficient. Good value on their recently renovated suites. Very spacious.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 28, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2014
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Lamu Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 28 Hotels in Malindi
Price Range: $77 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sai Eden Roc Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sai Eden Rock is nestled in a 38 acres tropical garden with direct access to the miles long Malindi beach. The location is unique; you combine a beach vacation with all the amenities of the historical coastal town of Malindi and easy access to Tsavo East National Park. Fine restaurants, trendy boutiques and discotheques and a modern shopping centre are all in walking distance. Our hotel stands for affordable holidays in a friendly relaxed environment. Feel at home at Sai Eden Rock Hotel famous for leisure travellers, families, business executives, weddings and for those who just want to get away. ... more   less 
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