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“do not go if you want to swim in the sea”

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Kivulini Luxury Resort
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Malindi
Certificate of Excellence
Trieste, Italy
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108 reviews
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“do not go if you want to swim in the sea”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

the street to reach the resort is not with asphalt and takes about 10-15 minutes with car on a very bad stony and sandy road.
the largeness of the beach is only about 100 meters and depth of 10 meters...if the tidal marine is low.
the best thing that i appreciate is the swimming pool, one is for kids, the other is very nice and deep, but from 6.00 PM every day you can't swim anymore because they put chlorine inside.
the rooms don't have the phone, so you can't call other rooms for keep in contact, or for decide when to meet somewhere.
the first 2 days we didn't have in the rooms the shower gel, the foam and the soap.
the water everywhere, from the swimmingpool up to the shower in your room is salty!
I thought it was a soft all inclusive, but you have to pay for a coffe, a beer or other special drinks.
the crew was not very polite, and if you were asking something that it was in the program that they didn't do, they sad that it was not their fault because they are not so many people! (but it's not my problem!e.g.:two times they didn't do the dance lessons)
the food was normal, with a not very big choice, and on the menu there is alvays written that they do something on the grill, but it happened just twice!
From 10:00 PM you can't drink anything for free, even water!!!!
if you loose a beach towel it cost 25 euro!
for having the key of the safe in your room it cost 2 euro per day!
the good things are:
there is a doctor 2 hours a day
the swimmingpool
the safari
as much as I liked Kenya so I did not like the resort!
for sure:it's not a 4 * resort...not with european standards!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Kivulini Luxury Resort

Property: Kivulini Luxury Resort
Address: Mayungu Road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Malindi
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Malindi
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kivulini Luxury Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Charming Resort,a refined atmosphere where Privacy reign, relax and a incredible customer focus ... more   less 
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Kivulini Village Beach Malindi
Kivulini Luxury Resort Malindi, Kenya, Africa

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