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Ziwa Beach Resort

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you have no funds and have no where to stay do not stay here. The hotel was horrid but it would have made such a huge difference if the staff were just a little bit friendly. The manager was !!

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1Thank rinahmnene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister in law went there with our 3 children. The room was not ready, was in fact flooded and the manager casually talked about 'the plumber is on his way'. And the manager was refusing to refund the money as 'per policy'. Meanwhile they had traveled all night and the children are under 7 years. So of course, tired...

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2Thank Mary G
Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ziwa is a nice place and the ambience is also very natural. But they could do with a little improvement here and there like put microwave and cookers etc. All in all the experience was a good one though.

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2Thank Wawira K
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I was there with my friend from 20/02 to 5/3, it's very clean resort, friendly staff and well connected with city centre and taxy. Bar opened 24/7. We will be coming back again. Thank you all the staff.

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1Thank tragemanfi
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for something different from the usual beach resort, something with that's filled with character and superbly located on an Indian Ocean beachfront near a marine reserve filled with coral and tropical fish, then try the Ziwa Beach resort. This resort is small and intimate, the buildings are superbly hand crafted by local tradesmen using traditional methods from local timbers...

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2Thank jezdawg
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Their mango juice is to die for. The staff is very nice and the place is beautiful, with a great view on the beach but I just regret that, as I was alone, members of the staff kept asking me for my number. There is a different between being polite and want to make new friends. I politely declined but...

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3Thank Stéphanie D
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The staff is absolutely nice and we are very satisfied with the service & the food. We mostly appreciated the beautiful african style decorations of the resort, the privacy of the veranda, the closeness to the beach,the pool & the kitchen facing the ocean. Rooms are equiped with air conditionning and nets for the beds. We recommand without hesitation.

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The place is unique , all in wood with a lot of potential . Too bad the maintenance is poor and needs to be refurbished in the outdoor areas , the water tanks for the rooms need to be cleaned because the sink water stinks, the cookware in the kitchen are old, dirty and rusty , in other words it...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I Was here in December during charismas holiday, the services offered were nice, is a cool place to be very fair in terms of pricing... the African design is amazing.. nice place to be within Bamburi. No regrets at all. thanks team Keep up

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Kitale
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Been here six times in as many years. The lack of tourism has contributed to a poorly managed facility. Understaffed and poorly paid/trained staff ultimately falls on the ultimate comfort of the vacationers. The beer fridge keeps beverages cool at best, often out of ice cubes. Carry your own bags to the room and no instruction or information is offered...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ziwa Beach Resort is located directly on Bamburi Beach, 12km from downtown Mombasa and 24km from Moi International Airport. It has 7 beach cottages each with two, 2 bedroomed self-catering apartments and 1 beach cottage with 6 hotel rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean and the beach. All rooms are air-conditioned, equipped with large hard wood double beds or twin beds, shower/toilets, kitchen, dining room, a private sitting area where guests can drink and watch the sun go down in total privacy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ziwa Beach Resort

Address: Malindi Road | Plot no. 1532, Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa > Bamburi
Price Range: $71 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ziwa Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Bamburi Beach Hotel Bamburi
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Bamburi
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“Try and get a room away from the reception the owner comes in the evening and sits on a guest balcony?????????talking loudly ?????s”
rinahmnene, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Be sure the AC is working. They offer no TV. Internet not working. Rooms closest to pool are great for those who enjoy music.”
Larry4Africa, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The bathrooms are fitted with hot water and rooms are large”
956elijahn, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the Coco Bar offer the best views of the ocean”
daveyyz, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“5'000 ksh for the sea view room was a fair price.”
lukash552, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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