It was our first visit to Kenya and this wonderful Hotel and on our return home immediately booked again for 3 weeks next year. It is a truely magical place. With wonderful staff and management who clearly care about giving their guests the best experience. We were very pleased with our garden view room, the pool is amazing and we enjoyed the beach area and facilities. All staff are just wonderful and cannot do enough for you. We went on a 2 day safari which we booked with jawambu tours just outside the hotel. We had such an amazing time saw 4 of the big 5. Next year we plan to go to Masai Mara.
The only negative comments we wish to add is about the 'outside' guests who are allowed to come in and use the hotel and facilities once a week. They completely took over, were noisy and disrespectful to other guests. Woman in the pool fully clothed, children shouting and screaming. Management noticably scarce. We went for lunch and there was nothing left because they had eaten it all!! We decided to go down to the beach for some peace and quiet, where we were shocked to see these outside guests using these facilities as well. It turned my stomach to see two woman changing their childrens dirty nappies on one of the tables by the beach hut where people eat!! The staff it appears are fearful to say anything. This is something that needs to be addressed by management.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the cliffs of Kilifi Creek, just where the creek meets and merges with the Indian Ocean, Mnarani provides perfectly for the beach and turquoise ocean under one foot and the activity and adventure of creek-life under the other. Kilifi lives and breathes the gentle sea breeze, at the edge of the ocean, between Malindi and Mombasa. Set in 40 acres of landscaped tropical garden, fragranced by Frangipani blossoms and balmy ocean breezes, Mnarani is an idyllic retreat and holiday destination. Mnarani offers you the true African experience with excellent service always offered with a smile. Explore the coast north of Mombasa and take advantage of the brilliant diving and sailing opportunities. Daily entertainment and fine cuisine complete your fun filled days and make for an excellent holiday for the whole family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mnarani Hotel Kilifi