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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 December 2012

The decor, layout and ambiance of this place is absolutely lovely. If frangipani in the Air, lazy swims in heated pools, sunbathing on pristine white sunbeds, or finding. New spot to curl up with a book, iPad or magazine is your thing then this is the place for you. Although the rooms are not huge, you don't spend much time...

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Reviewed 21 October 2012

The only way in which to appreciate Lion in the Sun is to visit it to expereince the unique ambience and decor, the amazing food, the superb efficient and friendly service from everyone and much more. We went with our two little girls and couldn't have asked for a better holiday - teh girls loved it and the staff (especially...

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4Thank Pingvs1285
paris
Reviewed 26 August 2012

My wife and I had a most enjoyable stay af Lion in the Sun. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. Our room was very spacious and coimfortable. The beach with white sand is absolutely fantastic.. The Spa equipment is very impressive and the massages were like we experiences in no otehr place. We cannot wait to come back.

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2Thank JJ M
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Was told that it is the best place to stay since I was looking for a luxury place in Malindi Checked and found that its the most expensive resort in Malindi Pics look nice so I decided to stay there Booked through Expedia after checking with the hotel reservation and found that its more expensive to book directly Rooms are...

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10Thank Shlbre
Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 25 June 2012

A very exclusive boutique hotel in Malindi.Built on second row from the beach but still very impressive.The place is exactly how it looks on the website.The rooms are beautifully decorated in a simplified manner. Absolutely loved it.They also offer bicycles for guests to ride to the beach and have a interesting open van that drives guests to the restaurant.The food...

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4Thank DuaraSafaris
Reviewed 11 April 2012

I ve been to Lion in the sun 7 times in the past 3 years...this mean i ve been in different periods..and different situations...single,with girlfriends,with my boyfriend. Everything is absolutely perferct,the bedrooms,the service and the spa..i loose 3 kg every week doing sport(great personal trainer),eating healthy but tasty,relaxing and doing incredibly good massages. The beach is beautiful and i higly...

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1Thank Michela B
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 March 2012

I stayed in February for two nights at this great venue. If you like staying around teh pool to relax, You will be spoiked by the choice. As for the beach, it is just a few minutes away and the hotel runs a shuttle service. Teh rooms are extremely spacious and set up in clusters of 4 rooms. Each cluster...

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1Thank WWWShopandBar
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 22 November 2011

What an amazing 5 days... Detoxing... Fabulous team.. Strict right to the waiters and cook!!! No alcolhol!!!! Lots of herbal tea and WATER. If you ask for anything else wait for "NO" it comes hard and fast!!!!!!Sounds hard.... Well first 3 days are... BUT.... oh so worth it. Such a caring team of people and so understanding of your problems...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2011

Not surprised that it is frequented by the great and the good. A beautifully appointed hotel in a stunning setting but let down by poor service. Astonished that there is no wine list and even more surprised to find that warm white wine is served without being offered for tasting. After three efforts we gave up and opted for red...

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9Thank geronimo001
Nevada
Reviewed 8 February 2010

A fantastic location, great staff always willing to go the extra mile to make the best out of my stay. We will defnatelt be back for more! Vivica & Paul Brown Nevada.

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The Lion in the Sun was the famous Malindi dwelling of Flavio Briatore, where he was used to accommodate friends, sport champions and personages of the show but since 2007 he has preferred to turn it into an exclusive retreat. The Lion in the Sun is made up of 16 large and luxurious rooms distributed in 4 splendid villas dipped in a beautiful tropical garden, interrupted with 4 swimming pools, where the hosts can enjoy the principle privacy and 60 staff in order to satisfy every wishes and desires. The 16 rooms are furnished in various styles and each has its own personality in order to transmit emotions and feelings. The eyes of the guest stop in every corner because no details have been left to the case. Lion in the sun is a boutique hotel where bookings can be directed in two options:1. Hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board, full board or2. Hotel with Detox cure included.The property is in fact one of only six exclusive Henri Chenot Detox centers around the world and the Chenot philosophy of wellbeing through diet and the body is fully integrated into the guest’s staying on cure.Starting with a personal consultation, therapists use specific massaging techniques according to age-old Chinese tradition, hydrotherapy and aesthetic treatments. A bio-light diet is devised along with a bio light alimentary regime which teaches the correct use of food. The menu consists of exceptional fresh and natural foods including fruit, fish and vegetables. The on-site staffs at Lion in the Sun is fully trained to use an array of treatments from hydrotherapy, phyto-mud therapy and hydro jet treatments to ease away toxins and leave the body feeling purified and relaxed. The retreat’s personal trainer complements the treatments with a variety of activities from yoga to cycling through the forest, swimming and using the fully equipped high tech gym. Amongst the famous names that have come to Detox at the Lion in the Sun’s Thala Spa are Naomi Campbell, Fernando Alonso, Roberto Cavalli, Bono and John Galliano, to name a few.After having treatments at the Thala SPA Henri Chenot or relaxing in the sunshine by one of the four seawater swimming pools, you can take a leisurely stroll to the retreat’s private beach located only 300 metres away in the Malindi Marine Park. The beach which has a fully serviced pool, cooling tents with luxurious sun beds and personal butler service are the perfect ingredients to complete the Lion in the Sun experience. On the 5th of October 2010 Thala Spa Henri Chenot was awarded by the prestigious UK magazine TATLER as the best SPA of the world for Life- changing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lion in the Sun Resort

Address: Casuarina Road, Marine Park, Malindi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Price Range: $372 - $608 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion in the Sun Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Lion In The Sun Hotel Malindi
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Malindi
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