Renovated in 2011, the hotel has been constructed with attention to detail in the traditional Swahili style, with the round bungalows, the main buildings and the two swimming pools all harmoniously located within a vast grove of palm trees. The 188 rooms and suites are equipped with hand-made wooden furniture and designed in a classic natural style. Guests are welcomed in the air-conditioned hotel's lobby, which offers a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service, as well as a hotel safe, cloakroom and currency exchange. A hairdressing salon also features, as does a TV lounge. Younger guests can let off steam in the children's playground. Guests can enjoy a drink at the café and bar, and dine in the restaurant. Business travellers can take advantage of the conference facilities and wireless Internet access (fees apply to the latter). For an additional fee, room and laundry services are provided. Those arriving by car may leave their vehicles in the hotel car park.
This property is an oasis of calm and recreation amidst an extensive palm garden. Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya and is famous for its Portuguese fortresses of Fort Jesus and the Elephant Tusks. The hotel is located on the shores of the Indian Ocean on Bamburi Beach, approximately 12 km from Mombasa Town and 20 km from Moi International Airport.
The rooms are divided into different categories: the comfortable Karibu Class rooms in traditional Arab style and the luxurious Comfort Class rooms and suites with custom carved Lamu furnishings. Charges vary according to the room category booked. All rooms are en suite with a shower and a hairdryer. A double or king-size bed comes as standard, as does a telephone, satellite/cable TV and mini fridge. Guests can stay connected during their stay thanks to the in-room Internet access provided. There is a safe for the storage of valuables. Further standard in-room amenities include individually regulated air conditioning and a terrace.
Guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool and relax with a massage or spa treatment (fees apply to the latter). Activities like chess tournaments, archery, volleyball, beach volleyball, table tennis, aqua fit and jogging are also provided. Tennis, pool/snooker and minigolf facilities are available for an additional fee. The Kenbali spa and fitness area offers a reception, 2 individual massage rooms, a gym and a dressing suite. For an additional fee, guests can try their hand at waterskiing, jet skiing, surfing, windsurfing, motor boating, sailing, catamaran boating and canoeing. Fans of the fairway can head to the nearest golf course, the 18-hole Nyali golf course located around a 20-minute drive away (fees apply). For an additional fee, guests can head to Baracuda Diving School, one of the best diving schools in Mombasa. An entertainment programme for adults is provided.
The hotel's restaurant has been upgraded to reflect the high quality of service that the hotel has become famous for. Guests may select their breakfast from a buffet and the midday meal may be enjoyed as a set menu or à la carte. Dinner is served as a set menu and à la carte, and there are themed buffet nights.
American Express, MasterCard, VISA and some debit cards are accepted at this establishment.
Airport transfers in comfortable and air-conditioned minibuses are organised by the hotel team on request.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
King size bed