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Driftwood Beach Club

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26/05/2017 27/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Driftwood with friends for dinner. I was told there was a grill at a fixed price. But it was not at fixed price, the grill wasn't bad at all, but nothing else to eat, just few types of salad and a little choice of desserts. Eating on the beach was quite cold, and the light was so...

Thank erosdream
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in a house locally in Malindi but went along to the Driftwood for lunch and a step back in time into childhood memories of happy days at the coast. The bar area remains gorgeous with a view of the beautiful beach and pool area. Everything is clean and well maintained, the staff are attentive and friendly. All...

Thank Johnny A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not 5* but it's a wonderful chilled vibe on the Kenya coast, with a pretty beach and superbly comfy beds. Oh, and wonderful seafood! Having stayed before, we were prepared for somewhat laid back service attitude for food and drinks. We were pleasantly surprised to have an alert young waiter take us under his wing, and bring us menus...

Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a 5 star deluxe beach hotel with all the bells and whistles then Driftwood Beach Club is not for you! If however you are looking for a traditional Kenyan beach hotel oozing with character and charm then read on. The rooms are clean, air conditioned and very comfortable. The bar and lounge are thatched, open...

Thank intimateplaces
DodgeNairobi, Owner at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for these kind words. We look forward to seeing you back here at some stage. Hope you had a safe trip back. Kindest regards...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Having stayed in Driftwood before, I was looking forward to returning. Unfortunately, this will likely be the last time I stay at Driftwood. The rooms we were allocated have not been touched in the best part of 10 years (despite management protestations to the contrary on tripadvisor). Of the 6 rooms our party took, 4 had some sort of plumbing...

Thank Tom N
DodgeNairobi, Owner at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

Hi Tom, thanks for the feed back from your trip in December 2016. We can't seem to find your booking in our system so would ask if you can give us the dates you were here. Concerning your comments; drinking water is supplied in thermos flasks in the bedrooms. Its boiled fresh, safe drinking water. We use an external company...

Reviewed 13 March 2017

One of the most charming hotels on the Kenyan coast. Great thatched cottages 100m from the coral sand beach, sea view and a cooling gentle breeze. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent, a great variety of fresh local produce; great quality fruit, fish and vegetables.

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My wife and I wanted to get away to the beach for a day...this was our first time to visit the Driftwood Beach Club and we were not disappointed. Everything from the accommodations, to the beach shades, to the meals was perfect. We especially enjoyed Saturday evening's Mongolian Barbecue--great selections to choose from and all perfectly cooked by friendly chefs....

Thank Jon G
Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I went there on Saturday the 4th March 2017 for a Horticulture Exhibition. It is a great wonderful Breezy and quiet place on the sea front with wi-fi. I was served some Fresh fruit Juice by the open bar. I will definitely make time to go back there with friends and family.

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was our second stay and it was as enjoyable as before. Comfortable cottage, excellent food, very friendly service, splendid pool, kids friendly dog,... The only drawback was that our stay was too short.

Thank dajda
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Only went to restaurant but viewed rooms. If you want great battered fish with chips this is where to go. Also the finest salads of the restaurants we tried in malindi. Also do good spicey chicken. They also have other UK favourites like cottage pie and as such a welcome change from the predominant Italian focus when you need a...

Thank John P

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Everyone will enjoy Driftwood Malindi for it’s barefoot, relaxed and informal style. We cater to families, couples or groups and can host small conferences or large wedding ceremonies. This charming hotel is situated on Silversands beach. With reef protected, balmy water’s at the doorstep, this unique experience combines casual accommodation with excellent food and warm, friendly banter. The hotel is just a short 10 minute drive from the Malindi International airport and promises the wary traveller refuge from their daily grind. With easy access to the pristine beach, you can take your morning stroll at the water’s edge before breakfast, have a stress-relieving massage at our Spa and then settle in with a good book around the swimming pool to laze away the day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Driftwood Beach Club

Address: Silversands Road | PO Box 63, Malindi 80200, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Price Range: $153 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Driftwood Beach Club 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Driftwood Beach Club Hotel Malindi
Driftwood Beach Hotel
Driftwood Beach Malindi
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
#3 Family Hotel in Malindi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Malindi
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“We found room numbers 3A and 3B to be ideal for families.”
intimateplaces, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try and get one of the rooms that's been updated”
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“Cottages No. 1 and No. 2 has the shortest distance to the pool.”
dajda, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“This is a small resort, so every room has a wonderful view of the ocean from the front porch.”
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