Hotel Papillon Lagoon Reef(3.5 stars)

Diani Beach PO Box 5292 80403 Diani View on map

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  • Hotel in general
    4.8
  • Room
    4.8
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    4.9
  • Food and Drinks
    5.0
  • Sport & entertain
    5.0
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Timo
Consistently positive, clear recommended!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
The hotel was well arranged and not too large. Everything is very well maintained and very well laid out, for the number of stars in any case more than adequate. The hotel was always clean and there was daily at the garden and the cleanliness taken care of. This hotel was a pure all inclusive hotel, therefore, there were from morning 07:30 a. m. until evening 9:30 p. m. almost continuously something to eat. Drinks until midnight. The only drawback here, bottles must be paid extra, 1 liter of mineral water costs 110 KSH. (tip: simply at the ... next supermarket and a 5 liter canisters for 175 KSH get). There were very many german tourists, a few russians, dutch and english. Austrians were also represented some. There were more older than young guests. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms were ok, not too small but also not large. As you normally anyway not spend much time in your room, this fits in. We had in room 125 (ebenerdig) air conditioning and a fan. The room was tiled, actually quite nice. The bathroom was also to our satisfaction. Our room had a partial view of the ocean, this room is highly recommended.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Overall, there was four bars, one of which had been open, which was a shame. The food was very delicious, had to post-seasoning you occasionally. There was lots of food to choose from, a lot of european food, but also local dishes, so it should be. The drinks were all in order. Only longdrinks etc. I was personally too much alcohol in it, the but you can also outside say, then they are not so much purely. Also here everything was clean and perfectly fine.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff is very friendly and courteous, there wasn't anything else to say, just comfortable. In Kenya english is almost like the mother tongue to look at, the majority of the country speaks very good english, the communication should thus be a problem. You can also speak a little german, with english gets ahead one however further and it is for both sides pleasant. With the room boys, we were always very satisfied, everything was clean and everything was well presented, nothing to complain about!

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    On recreational sports there was everything possible: • water aerobics • water polo • Volleyball • Bocce • table tennis plate was present The pool was great, the pictures look at. However, the pool was always very warm, a real refreshment you couldn't get. In the pool was a pool bar, great. The beach chairs were sometimes a bit broken, but enough available, one just took a different. There were editions for the couches, so you are always very comfortably under the african sun location.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel was well arranged and not too large. Everything is very well maintained and very well laid out, for the number of stars in any case more than adequate. The hotel was always clean and there was daily at the garden and the cleanliness taken care of. This hotel was a pure all inclusive hotel, therefore, there were from morning 07:30 a. m. until evening 9:30 p. m. almost continuously something to eat. Drinks until midnight. The only drawback here, bottles must be paid extra, 1 liter of mineral water costs 110 KSH. (tip: simply at the next supermarket and a 5 liter canisters for 175 KSH get). There were very many german tourists, a few russians, dutch and english. Austrians were also represented some. There were more older than young guests.

  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is located directly on the beach, perfect! From the airport Mombasa the hotel it was about 2 hours drive (depending on how long you have to wait on the ferry and how much traffic is). Shopping centers, there were some in a few kilometer distance, where you can cheap shopping, for example water (5l - 175 KSH), sunscreen (1000 KSH), cigarettes (from 950/1400 KSH, depending on brand), etc. Many strandbars and bars are also within a short distance, as well as a disco, the shakatak. With the Matatu (a minibus) one comes everywhere very fast. These book hold, as someone is. So just out of the hotel and in the Matatu in the price is 30 KSH one way per person, the timing could not. (please take no taxi, except of course at night, the Matatu belongs to the culture and is a real adventure).

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Johannes
Except for the manager really great.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
There are different room types. The standard rooms are very simply furnished and the ocean view rooms, much nicer. The location is in a good condition. Generally a good value for money. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    As i said, we to have us for a ocean view room decided, since the standard really very simple. Plus you have a free minibar and a beautiful view.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    There are two bars and two restaurants. The food was all very good. With the drinks, you should be careful which spirits be used.

  • Service
    4.0

    The staff are all very friendly, except for the manager. That is totally conceited and thinks him belongs the world.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    In the beautiful extensive gardens is a big pool with a bar integrated. Really nice.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    There are different room types. The standard rooms are very simply furnished and the ocean view rooms, much nicer. The location is in a good condition. Generally a good value for money.

  • Location
    6.0

    The airport is about 1.5 hours away by car, but the white pulverstrand directly before the door. One can with the minibuses for 50 KSH per person. After ukunda drive.

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Claudia & Andreas
Into the years come.
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
The hotel consists of several one and two-story buildings with about 200 rooms. The area was already a bit older, what you at various spots to see. Cleanliness is rather moderate and could be improved. All-inclusive (including small band at the wrist), no wi-fi, windows internet access in the lobby (300 KSH a 30 minutes). Guests are mainly from Germany and Italy, but also Austria, few russians. Little children, mostly older guests. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0

    The rooms are sufficiently largely however furnished very to spartanic and quite worn (cracked tiles, doors not close, etc. Equipped with air conditioning. No mini bar, no tv. Bathroom was ok, but also was already obvious marks of age.

  • Gastronomy
    3.0

    There was a large buffet for dinner (19:30 until 21:30), for breakfast, lunch, 5 pm tea and the freitagsbarbeque there is another restaurant. Bars are rather sparse on the area and not always occupied, or you have to often very long for its beverages to wait. The offered food and drinks are rather inferior quality. Also the barrel of quantity of food is often too low (at the buffet was only slowly refilled, partly also with other meals, you could get drinks during the day in plastic cups, etc.) Meals are rather simply, a lot of side dishes and vegetables (rather typical for the country.

  • Service
    3.0

    The hotel personnel is throughout friendly. Foreign language skills were rather not available, it is an advantage, if you as a guest a little speaks english. Room cleaning was rather poor (weekly change of linen and towels are rather rarely, hair in the bathroom, etc.) The service at the table is very poor. You have up to 3 times to order a drinks to get served. The staff are very nice, but very disorganized, clumsy and rather unmotivated.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    There are during the day, entertainment (but not pushy), each evening changing entertainment. The beach is beautiful and fine sand, however, the power the presence of the many boys a stay almost impossible. The hotel has a large sunbathing lawn (beach chairs and cushions were partly dirty and broken). The pool was okay.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    The hotel consists of several one and two-story buildings with about 200 rooms. The area was already a bit older, what you at various spots to see. Cleanliness is rather moderate and could be improved. All-inclusive (including small band at the wrist), no wi-fi, windows internet access in the lobby (300 KSH a 30 minutes). Guests are mainly from Germany and Italy, but also Austria, few russians. Little children, mostly older guests.

  • Location
    3.0

    The hotel has a direct access to the beach (but public beach with up to 130 boys). To the airport Mombasa circa 45 kilometer, the airstrip ukunda about 7 kilometer. shopping, restaurants and disco in and around the 'Diani shopping center ', about 5 kilometer away (taxi ride about 12 US Dollar simply). Excursions (safari, snorkeling, etc.. By the travel line and also by the beachboys on the beach (there needs one negotiating skills and good nerves).

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Jürgen & Sabine
Nice hotel with a great staff.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
Nice hotel, not more but also not less. Small but very clean rooms, as well as the whole area is kept very clean. The food was in order and there should be something for every taste to have been. Not so great was, that there was always only one bar was open and was closed. The pool had around 6:00 p. m. abandoned and the pool bar was from 6:00 p. m. closed. That what i felt in this ever experienced. The beach boys were already sufficiently described and although i have stayed several times in Kenya was ... i never so extremely annoying experienced! Completely great is the staff, all work really hard and are very friendly and helpful. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0

    The room was very small but sufficient and was cleaned daily. The reinigungsboy gave itself very much trouble and at cleanliness there was nothing to complain about. Would be nice a fridge in the room, but that was also not subsequently subject to a fee.

  • Gastronomy
    3.0

    The food was ok, i personally would have more dishes typical for the country is desired as i it from other hotels in Kenya am used to. Since there was always a keniacorner with local dishes. Also we could always a cup of coffee at any time of the day what was not possible. The timely closing of bars i've already described. All in all, limited here all inclusive to the basics.

  • Service
    5.0

    As already described, very friendly, very helpful, and clean. The best at the whole hotel!

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    The pool was always very clean, the beach chairs were not and partly also defectively. There were daily clean towels. The sport everyone could participate, water polo, water aerobics or beach volleyball were offered daily and also actively used. In the evening there was always a unterehaltungsprogramm with different channels.

  • Hotel
    3.0

    Nice hotel, not more but also not less. Small but very clean rooms, as well as the whole area is kept very clean. The food was in order and there should be something for every taste to have been. Not so great was, that there was always only one bar was open and was closed. The pool had around 6:00 p. m. abandoned and the pool bar was from 6:00 p. m. closed. That what i felt in this ever experienced. The beach boys were already sufficiently described and although i have stayed several times in Kenya was i never so extremely annoying experienced! Completely great is the staff, all work really hard and are very friendly and helpful.

  • Location
    3.0

    The location of the hotel is as almost everywhere on the coast of kenya directly on the beach, but without their own beach area. This means, that the beach boys will be charged on you assail as soon you a foot in the white sand,. Not so great we found, that it only 2 shopping center in 4 or 5 kilometer distance gave the you but with the bus.

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Christian
Quiet hotel for relaxation
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
A super hotel. Large area, plenty of space to relax. Great food and super staff, who also work without tips. The service is perfect, small problems were immediately dealt with and any requests were quickly met. The food was repeated after a week, but there are always 4 main menus available, so you can still eat a varied selection of food. Taste: fractionally better than mum’s-P The pool is excellent, the beach is clean and large. Only the beach boys are annoying, however is not a hotel problem, but a country-wide problem. A small tip. Don’t say anything, then ... they disappear fastest if you want nothing. Also you could go snorkelling well. Just from the hotel, some way to the left (50-100 meters), you can get to water without sea urchins and stones. then there’s something out there and there awaits great coral and fish. Small minus with the drinks, beer usually not carbonated. The entertainment area was also very simple in the evening, and the bar as well. The advantage, however, is that it is not always used even during the day. A small tip. With safaris and excursions look for MAX. He can speak german, has german drivers and is honest, reliable and not pushy. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    4.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Uwe
The 2 time and again beautifully.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
We were, that 2. time in this hotel and can recommend this hotel to others anytime. For kenyan standards, a rather small hotel with extensive gardens. What this hotel particularly benefits, that the care of the very individually and we got on certain ' abuses' ignored it looks. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    We had like the previous year rooms right on the beach with sea view. Mistaken in the morning and evening the great sea to see. However, the price for this room compared to other hotels were too high.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Divided opinion. The variety of the food has decreased. It tasted always, but the choice is limited has become. Here was from the owner, an indian, which in old England lives, drastic savings recover. The same also applies to the occupation at the bars, for the number of guests much too few, so often avoidable were waiting periods. One of my ' previous reviewers' feels so, what i can still can confirm.

  • Service
    5.0

    Great staff, which was very hard. Many employees are already many years in the area and are fast to the good. The room cleaning was in order and the guys at the pool and in the range of the lawn for sunbathing are great, if they treated us like, as you have earned it.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Friends, the animation is better from year to year. Unobtrusive, but courageous and with full commitment. The guys are real tendency to create, without annoying to be. Here one feels the guiding hand of the experienced chiefanimateurs' king George', which was one of the right hands of the management of the hotel is. In the other speaks obligingly for very well german and helps in 'all' situations very gladly. He sees the betreuungsarbeit than appeal and more you didn't write.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We were, that 2. time in this hotel and can recommend this hotel to others anytime. For kenyan standards, a rather small hotel with extensive gardens. What this hotel particularly benefits, that the care of the very individually and we got on certain ' abuses' ignored it looks.

  • Location
    5.0

    Directly on the beach, which by high and low tide is marked. The way over the ferry takes known way a bit longer, but that is well-known and also bearable. One should notice, that the übergangsmonaten the choking on it at the beach hardly rains. On the north coast, there are different.

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Nancy
Good hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
The hotel is approximately 1.5 hours away from the airport. The nearest place to shop, apart from the shop in the hotel, is the Diani Shopping Centre. With the matatu it costs 30 KES per person. Have the exact fare ready, otherwise they might say that no change can be given. Those who are not adventurous enough for the matatu, can also travel by taxi. I don't know how much it costs. The food is good. Once a week there is an African evening and barbecue. For the rest of the week, there is a good selection of rice ..., noodles, potatoes, roasted ham and much more. There is something for everyone. The staff is very friendly. The gardeners cut up fresh coconuts for you, the waiters are very nice, the bell boy inquires frequently if you are happy and the front desk staff are very helpful. The entertainment was excellent and not too pushy if you did not want to take part. The evening programme consists of a 30-minute show act with acrobats and masai dancers. The safe is 200 KES per day. The beach vendors have already been repeatedly mentioned in reviews. Since the beach is not owned by the hotel, this is something you have to put up with. After a couple of days you will know some of them by name and you will be left in peace. At low tide, you can best take a walk to the right of the hotel. The Baobab is the last hotel in this direction for some distance. As a result there are fewer beach vendors. If you want to buy something, you should definitely haggle the price down to about 80% of the asked price. They also always appreciate writing utensils or toiletries that you don't want to take home. Money is best exchanged when arriving at the airport. The hotel exchange rate is much worse. In our case, the rate at the airport was 1 Euro for 115 KES and in the hotel it was 96 KES. At the reception you can ask for smaller notes for tips. There was no box for tips in the hotel. The weather was also brilliant while we were there. During the first couple of days there were short showers and on the third day it rained throughout the afternoon, but then it stopped raining. The water a pleasant 27 degrees warm. There was algae at the beach which was not cleaned up, but you are in Kenya and not on the Maldives. Kenya with its great safaris should not be just a beach destination. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    4.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Heike
So nice!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
We had a really relaxing and interesting dream vacation with an exciting safari. The view of the beach is incredibly nice! Staff always very friendly and courteous. We also enjoyed the open-air breakfast by the pool. And only in the evenings: romantic lighting in the open air on every table under the trees. Candles. A dream! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Kati
Super for relaxing!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
super hotel for relaxing, food was top - great taste and something there for everyone - if you complain you should get out! Very clean pool. Always friendly staff, not too pushy. The resort is very well maintained. Only the beach boys on the beach were annoying - but if you talk to them a bit and show some interest, and then maybe buy one or two souvenirs, they'll leave you alone to walk along the beach in peace. Outside the resort we didn't go independently, we would take a taxi to the shops or bank. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.5
    Size of the bathroom
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.5
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    4.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Kathrin
Nice holiday with a few drawbacks.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
Price-performance ratio The hotel plant has a pleasant size, not too big, that the feeling has forever from a point to the other to walk. Unfortunately it gave no wlan, recommendation therefore, directly at the airport buy a sim card locally (circa 10 Euro ) then one could surf in the internet. There were mainly german guests, a few french or dutch here. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    No mini bar available, no tv. Room size was sufficient. Cleanliness top.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    You get no bottles of water! So better in the supermarket which to buy or a container with drinking water fill or even with 3 cups fill. The food was in order in the african food in the evenings, i am mostly went hungry went to bed, there was nothing for me. Otherwise one is friday at the bbq full ☺

  • Service
    4.0

    With english you definitely got further than with german. Disturbing was not, so you could his english somewhat test and extend ☺ We had at the beginning of the vacation a family room (despite booked double room). The family rooms are absolutely not to be recommended! Far away, very dated! After discussions with the employees of the reception and 3 days later we have our booked double, with a partial ocean view ☺ and a little modern equipped. Room cleaning was good!

  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0

    The guys of the animation were super friendly and we much with which maintained (partly spoke english, partly german). There were 2 times a day Volleyball, water Volleyball, water aerobics, Bocce, water polo The beach chairs were partly very broken (wood). Towels had to 17 hours delivered. We have us each time very annoyed! The cushions for the beach chairs were already from 4:45 p. m. under butt noses. We are straight from the Volleyball and wanted little chat and drink and then we are no longer on the beach chairs to sit or are...

  • Hotel
    4.0

    Price-performance ratio The hotel plant has a pleasant size, not too big, that the feeling has forever from a point to the other to walk. Unfortunately it gave no wlan, recommendation therefore, directly at the airport buy a sim card locally (circa 10 Euro ) then one could surf in the internet. There were mainly german guests, a few french or dutch here.

  • Location
    4.0

    Directly by the beach, annoying are, obviously, the beachboys. The texts a long, until you in the water and accompany a back to the hotel. We stayed at the beachboys nothing posted, but many have positively from their desk talked (cheaper than from the tour operator offered trips). At the end of the holiday we were left in peace, because they then knew that we all trips made. Simply nice smile and 5 times no say thank you, then they let you in peace. You could unfortunately not at the beach! A shame, that the beach was never cleaned! The washed ashore seaweed has the beautiful white sandy beach desecrated ☹ the hotel was not ready the section to clean, a shame!

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Rolf
For 1250 Euro for 14 days will be charged again.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
It is a somewhat older hotel in kenyan style with about 150 rooms in several buildings the lowest building has a very nice sea view. These rooms are bigger and better but also expensive. The extensive plant with bachläufen and a huge old Baobab tree is but very well-kept. There are many monkeys in the area we had 4 sorts of seen. At our time the plant was fully booked. This had 2 reasons, 1st the great price 1250 Euro for 2 weeks (usually the hotel is probably expensive but probably only half full) and the crisis in Egypt. The ... majority of the guests (40) come from Germany. For the price of 1250 Euro the hotel is highly recommended. If it clearly expensive would be, i would the neighboring hotel Baobab definitely prefer. (5 stars, better rooms and better food and drinks) Upon entering Kenya takes on a Visa, which directly on the airport for 40 Euro per person got. Furthermore, the malaria profilaxe for about 120 Euro per person for 2 weeks allow read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    The rooms are small and somewhat worn and only the most necessary things. But you spend only little time there and so it is ok. The rooms were always clean. There is no real window, but - and hinged glass features. Around the beds are mosquito nets to and pulled. There is an air conditioning system and a ceiling fan over the bed. Refrigerator and television not available (there is only in the expensive beachfront rooms) but one can also do. All rooms have a small balcony with 2 chairs and table.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    There are 2 restaurants in the hotel. The pool restaurant for breakfast and lunch and the restaurant for dinner. You can in all restaurants outside. Especially with the breakfast at noon it is super between pool and sea to stitzen. Everything was very clean. Once a week (friday) there is a bbq in the evening at the pool restaurant with live music. In addition there was still the pool bar (the pool) and the bar in the evening where the evening entertainment takes place. The dinner, it unfortunately repeated weekly. The main course mostly a roast (beef, lamb pork) was very good. The rest is a matter of taste. The breakfast is very good, there is a variety of freshly prepared egg foods and fresh fruit. Unfortunately, there was no fresh fruit juices. The drinks could be better. There is only one Cola replacement and cheap alcoholic drinks. The beer was ok but there were problems with the sparkling water. The wine was from the tetra luggage. (the neighboring hotel was a lot better but also more expensive) in the afternoon there was coffee/tea, some cakes and sandwich. In the afternoon are mostly the monkeys at the tables around something to steal (beware!). Unfortunately, there are always some, the feeding monkeys also on the balconies.

  • Service
    5.0

    The service throughout the hotel is great. The entire staff is very friendly with a 'jambo, jambo' and a smile on the lips. The staff speaks english and something german. Tips were gladly seen but not a must.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    There is a beautiful sea and a very nice, well-kept pool. The entertainers offer beach volleyball, water aerobics, water polo, Bocce, etc. Daily. In the water polo, the entertainers with the ball - great. The entertainers were very friendly and not too pushy. Deck chairs by the employees to the desired place. The cushions should repeatedly washed, because the were partly very dirty. Beach towels there were daily fresh. Problems with reserved deck chairs there was no, since there were enough available. The couches in the shade under the palms. At the beach there were no beach chairs. In the evening there is in the weekly rhythm various shows (with very good acrobats (masai show, dance show). After the shows there are until 24 hours a dj.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    It is a somewhat older hotel in kenyan style with about 150 rooms in several buildings the lowest building has a very nice sea view. These rooms are bigger and better but also expensive. The extensive plant with bachläufen and a huge old Baobab tree is but very well-kept. There are many monkeys in the area we had 4 sorts of seen. At our time the plant was fully booked. This had 2 reasons, 1st the great price 1250 Euro for 2 weeks (usually the hotel is probably expensive but probably only half full) and the crisis in Egypt. The majority of the guests (40) come from Germany. For the price of 1250 Euro the hotel is highly recommended. If it clearly expensive would be, i would the neighboring hotel Baobab definitely prefer. (5 stars, better rooms and better food and drinks) Upon entering Kenya takes on a Visa, which directly on the airport for 40 Euro per person got. Furthermore, the malaria profilaxe for about 120 Euro per person for 2 weeks allow

  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is in about 2 hours away from the airport. We had unfortunately on the ferry 1.5 hour wait and needed therefore 3 hours. The hotel is right on the beautiful beach location. You can very good long walks (or at the beach) the beach make. In one direction are hotels, restaurants and broken down hotel. There are also the most of the beach boys. The other direction is much empty with boys, as there were only private houses/villas are and further away from the next hotel. It is about 15 minutes from the hotel in this direction, there are 2 small restaurants with fish and seafoot on the beach. There you can very convenient of lobster. Low tide and high tide are clearly visible. At low tide, swim before neighbor hotel possible, at high tide everywhere. In the 2 weeks we had to mostly great waves, but also a lot of seaweed, which at this time but is normal. The water temperature was 28 degrees. Annoying were the many beach vendors, the constantly besiege and wanted to sell something. We were already in many countries in the world, but here it is with the beach boys at the worst (but it is the only way to earn money) The hotel was located a bit outside but you can for about 20 shillings (€0.20) indicated bus (Matatu) up to the shopping center to drive. (safari book, groceries, bank, pharmacy, etc.). Besides there is not much in the surrounding area.

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Mirko
Was very satisfied.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
We can recommend the Pappilon Lagoon Reef without hesitation. We were lucky and got a very large family room. Room, linens and towels were always clean and fresh. The food was well prepared and fresh, the quality of the food was good as well. You do not salt and pepper, but it is always available. The personnel was very attentive and friendly. We did not have any problems with the beach boys, some were very nice, even without business. Moreover, we were on an airplane safari in Masai Mara for three days, an absolute dream. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.8
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
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Ute
Recommendable also for the most demanding, but...
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
We stayed 1 night before and 14 nights after our over its booked 7 - day safari at the papillon. The hotel offers our needs after quite small room to the garden and very beautiful superior room to the ocean. Our first night we stayed in the garden room, which us a worn and dirty impression. The bathroom was very large but old and in the rooms only for the two beds (wide and well), as well as a small desk. The door to the balcony was enough space for animals, the mosquito net was fixed as a curtain and ... thus useless and the windows were scratched. We were compensated after the safari, as we had a gorgeous room in a separate building right on the sea was ready. Fridge, tv, seating area and sofa, schickes bath, wind-protected balcony with beautiful furniture - everything was nice and clean! The beautifully landscaped grounds (not barrier-free, because everywhere stairs) with garden, ponds and rivulets looks well-kept - find the many monkey, the constantly present are. If you didn't watch out, büst his drinks or the contents of the beachbag a - or cake in the afternoon. I agree with Ralf (rating: no fake.) At, the pretty said, as one without prejudice walks on the beach survives. The beachboys in front of the hotel are the 'large' fish, 200-300 meters farther right or left you pleasant contemporaries. Highly recommended are a half-day to Mombasa, the visited carver village is great and has a huge store with fixed prices. We were 2 times at low tide with a wooden catamaran (10 Euro for 1.5 hour) on the reef in front of the hotel, beautiful and highly recommended! Our 'captain' us animals and plants shown, the we alone would never have discovered. All in all, time passed very quickly, we felt at home and found the food okay. The nature of the breakfast/ mittagbüfetts quiet sure optimize, but this is Kenya: pole pole! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Garden room: as already described oh well, but not assessed. Our sea view room was great!

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Breakfast and lunch are down close to beach and pool, seats in the garden or covered to your hearts content. For dinner you can go to the upper area of the resort, there is the restaurant with a cozy illuminated garden. The food repeated every week, on europ. Palate you consideration. There was always salads, pasta and vegetables, as well as fish and meat prepared without large schnickschnack, but tasty. The african menu at monday was not our cup of tea, the evening even more.

  • Service
    6.0

    Staff is friendly and helpful, the maintenance guy came immediately, as the main fuse will come to and the damage was repaired. Beachboys spoke good german, the staff was not, here english you need

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  • Hotel
    5.0

    We stayed 1 night before and 14 nights after our over its booked 7 - day safari at the papillon. The hotel offers our needs after quite small room to the garden and very beautiful superior room to the ocean. Our first night we stayed in the garden room, which us a worn and dirty impression. The bathroom was very large but old and in the rooms only for the two beds (wide and well), as well as a small desk. The door to the balcony was enough space for animals, the mosquito net was fixed as a curtain and thus useless and the windows were scratched. We were compensated after the safari, as we had a gorgeous room in a separate building right on the sea was ready. Fridge, tv, seating area and sofa, schickes bath, wind-protected balcony with beautiful furniture - everything was nice and clean! The beautifully landscaped grounds (not barrier-free, because everywhere stairs) with garden, ponds and rivulets looks well-kept - find the many monkey, the constantly present are. If you didn't watch out, büst his drinks or the contents of the beachbag a - or cake in the afternoon... I agree with Ralf (rating: no fake...) At, the pretty said, as one without prejudice walks on the beach survives. The beachboys in front of the hotel are the 'large' fish, 200-300 meters farther right or left you pleasant contemporaries. Highly recommended are a half-day to Mombasa, the visited carver village is great and has a huge store with fixed prices. We were 2 times at low tide with a wooden catamaran (10 Euro for 1.5 hour) on the reef in front of the hotel, beautiful and highly recommended! Our 'captain' us animals and plants shown, the we alone would never have discovered. All in all, time passed very quickly, we felt at home and found the food okay. The nature of the breakfast/ mittagbüfetts quiet sure optimize, but this is Kenya: pole pole!

  • Location
    5.0

    About 4.5 kilometer from the town center with shopping center and bank, the porter helps with the pause a tuk-tuk or the cheaper bus Beach gorgeous white and wide at low tide, a pity only, that the inheritances of the camels remain lying and the sea be washed. You could also at the beach the flotsam and the seaweed wegharken, but nobody feels responsible.

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Niki
Very nice vacation in hotel papillon lagoon reef!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
The hotel has 150 rooms in 6 different buildings. Thus rather a smaller area right on the beach. The hotel is already somewhat older but from the front desk to the restaurant to the rooms are very clean. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    We had booked a room with an ocean view. Are the front of the hotel in a private building. Rooms were very large. Bathroom with a shower and bathtub. As far as i know only the rooms tv and a fridge (daily free filled) included. As already mentioned a little worn but very clean. Price achievement is here really great!

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There are 2 restaurants in the hotel. The pool restaurant for breakfast and lunch and the restaurant for dinner. Also here everything was very clean and there was a good selection of different meals. Once a week (friday) there is a bbq in the evening at the pool restaurant with live music.

  • Service
    6.0

    Here i would 10 points if it were possible. In all areas of the hotel the staff was very friendly! All staff speak very good english and some even german. The rooms were cleaned daily and requests (for example 2. ceiling) were immediately reagiert.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Daily animation with Volleyball, water polo, pool, table tennis, Bocce, water aerobics. But that is not a must and you will also not as in some other clubs forced to take part. Every evening there was a show from different dance and acrobatics groups - very worth seeing! Then until 00:00 good hotel. Large pool and enough beach chairs. Since you because of the beachboys not really at the beach can one remains in the area. Due to the many palm trees and trees gives it here very much shade. But be careful because of the monkeys!

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel has 150 rooms in 6 different buildings. Thus rather a smaller area right on the beach. The hotel is already somewhat older but from the front desk to the restaurant to the rooms are very clean.

  • Location
    5.0

    As already described, the hotel by the beach. From the airport Mombasa the transfer took (depending on the ferry) 1.5 to 2 hours. The next village is ukunda with some shops, restaurants and discos. (about 4 kilometers away) Also along the beach are some restaurants.

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Melanie & Uwe
A fantastic holiday on the Diani Beach!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
The hotel is wonderful laid out. The rooms are big enough and were always very clean. Every day fresh towels and the bed was daily again referred. The cleaning staff was very friendly and always had a sympathetic ear if you needed. Breakfast and lunch were very good and internationally aligned, there was always something for everybody there. Friday evening was bbq which was delicious as well. The dinner was very on the kenyan cuisine, which partly a matter of taste was. The average age of the guests was mixed. However, what was very pleasant read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The room was as described above cleaned always great ones. The size was sufficient and the room was functional. One has everything what is needed.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    Breakfast and lunch is served in the restaurant in the pool restaurant, which was always very tasty ☺ The evening meal close to the reception, which was rather nationaltypical.

  • Service
    6.0

    We were always friendly in the whole hotel and service. Many employees can also very good german. Otherwise you could get by with english along everywhere.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The entertainment, we can't rate, since we didn't use it. The vacation entertainers are not pushy. If you tell you like songs read, this is also in order. There were always enough beach chairs available. After 2 days Willi the responsible for the pool chairs was always at the desired capacity provided ☺ great service!

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel is wonderful laid out. The rooms are big enough and were always very clean. Every day fresh towels and the bed was daily again referred. The cleaning staff was very friendly and always had a sympathetic ear if you needed. Breakfast and lunch were very good and internationally aligned, there was always something for everybody there. Friday evening was bbq which was delicious as well. The dinner was very on the kenyan cuisine, which partly a matter of taste was. The average age of the guests was mixed. However, what was very pleasant

  • Location
    5.0

    The drive to the hotel from the airport took about 2 hours with a lot of traffic and you have a small piece with the ferry puts. The location of the hotel is really a dream. Right on the long white sandy beach. Depending on, whether at low or high tide is, you could swim superbly. The water was up to the grass really very clean. We ate one night in the forty thieves bar spent, which really is highly recommended. This lies directly at the beach and you get a good food and delicious cocktails. In the evening one should take a taxi. During the day you can without problems with the Matatu drive (just on the street and wait until it's ☺ costs about 40 Shilling. We booked a 3 day safari, which we prior to place through sipi tours booked. The office you will find the shopping center Diani. Frances the owner spoke very good german and was for many years for its as a tour guide take action, thus he knows well from. We have for this safari 3 30 €paid and had 3 beautiful days in a lodge in tsavo east and the salt lake lick lodge. We have also with guests in the hotel, their safaris from Germany from booked at lady m and for the same safari 4 90 €paid. So worth it absolutely this with sipi tours to book, because the people in Kenya from the tourism benefit and not a german in Kenya in a villa lives. What the beach boys concerns we had with these never problems. On the contrary. We even have a lot of time with them. One must be aware, the guests their country is. These people lives of us tourists and they try to make it to earn money. If you are friendly to them in any way and says that you don't want to buy anything, it is possible just to walk on the beach. We booked through all of these guys a lot about the people and the country in which we guest were learned and also many nice people become acquainted with.

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Silke&Stephan
If times Kenya-then again over there!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
Since we this hotel with the well-known european standard to compare, we can only say one thing: We were very comfortable and would always book this hotel again. For a hotel very small and well arranged (circa 150 beds), almost familiar as you always the same faces looks (staff, and guests). The rooms are simple but very clean and fulfill full their purpose-one is finally not so far travelled around the whole day in the room to squat (= No wi-fi in the hotel and the surrounding area! We ourselves are on the recommendation of friends and didn't regret it! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    As often : we are in Afrika!(= Simply held room without large frills, no mini bar. Tv non-existent, unless you have a room with a sea view booked. Each room has a balcony or terrace. Bathroom was completely sufficient. We booked the room only at night anyway use! For african standards was our room/bathroom was very clean!

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Morning breakfast-something of everything: eggs in different variations, fresh fruit, cereal, cereal, meats, cheese, salad, yogurt, beans, bacon... Lunch: changing small meals we burger, Hot Dog, wok, try, fries, rice, sandwiches... In the evening always changing buffet with many local dishes which we liked very much. Tips were not required-we ham's but gladly and it just should belong to it!

  • Service
    6.0

    Please don't forget : we are in Afrika! We were totally amazed from the hotel staff and this is what we all! Whether at the reception, the room boys, the staff during the meals, the service, the gardener and craftsmen. The cleanliness of the rooms was completely satisfying. Mostly communication in english, and then also times german. On arrival we had a small problem with our room immediately and super friendly, the problem was taken care of.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The pool area invites you to stay a while and the pool bar (= Beautiful lawns for sunbathing with beach chairs and cushions, umbrellas were non-shade the palm trees which spends more flair! Who likes can itself from 10 hours sports-the animation tries a moving forward but not intrusive. Volleyball and soccer on the beach, water aerobics, water Volleyball, water polo in the pool. Otherwise still badminton, table tennis, billiards, Boccia, darts... Each evening changing shows with dances and acrobatics from the region, then whoever still disco (even Andrea Berg played) (= For guests with children is rather not suitable... We would now say. But the monkeys in the area the whole very, very funny...

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Since we this hotel with the well-known european standard to compare, we can only say one thing: We were very comfortable and would always book this hotel again. For a hotel very small and well arranged (circa 150 beds), almost familiar as you always the same faces looks (staff, and guests). The rooms are simple but very clean and fulfill full their purpose-one is finally not so far travelled around the whole day in the room to squat (= No wi-fi in the hotel and the surrounding area! We ourselves are on the recommendation of friends and didn't regret it!

  • Location
    4.0

    From the hotel just a few steps and one stands at high tide (the indian ocean-strong tides) directly in the warm sea. At ebb-tide has a white sandy beach, the was unparalleled. From the airport Mombasa you can travel approximately 1.5 hours to the hotel if you are reasonably through the chaos is also faster. Smaller shopping possibilities in the immediate vicinity, but we didn't visit. Unfortunately it was on the beach were not so simple the beachboys siege immediately everything just a step to get to the beach... Very pushy in addition!

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Claudia
Very nice, quiet and relaxing! We'll be back!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
We'll be back!-) Our room was quite spacious. But sporadic practically furnished. We had one of the family rooms at the rear of the property. It was very quiet. The room even had 2 bathrooms with shower and toilet, as well as through a curtain separated rear room with 2 single beds for the children. The room was neat and clean. The bathrooms were remodeled, as the roosters and shower heads right calcified were, but you have that in such countries and you know that. We always had hot water and the mosquito nets were in order. The towels ... are changed every day. However, these rooms are without tv and fridge. The hotel itself is in a very nice with a lot of wood built style and very clean. Even the public toilets were clean and there was very rarely times something was lying around. It is very clean and one feels all around well. All-inclusive hotel! The breakfast is extensive and offers a lot of choice of meats, cheese, tomatoes, jam, different kinds of bread, cereal, baked tomatoes, frensh toast, pancakes, baked bacon, eggs, fruit, yogurt, verschl. Juices, sausages. And so on. Lunch was at the open buffet near the pools were eaten. The food was always very delicious. There was a lot of vegetables and different kinds of meat and other side dishes. Fish was every day on the table. The drinks were from a staff inquires and brought. Afterwards, there were around 3:30 p. m. coffee and cakes at same place one handed. The coffee even my husband, the otherwise no coffee tasted. You should definitely try it. The dinner was in the upper property, with a direct view over the resort. One could under the stars, or it is located in the interior, comfortable. Almost every evening there would be with the meal musical entertainment. The evening food was very rich in choice and best quality. The vegetables there is a real treat. The selection of verschl. Vegetables, meat and side dishes was great. There was always a soup and a salad buffet, as well as a selection of desserts. The average age is about between 35 and 50 years. Also families with children were present. During our holiday time there were very many germans. Overall a very nice, warm and relaxing holiday. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    The family room of us were in a small l-form laid out and with a large bed and 2 narrow beds in the rear area. The room had 2 bathrooms with toilet, sink and shower. Air conditioning and telephone is present on each room. The family room had no tv and fridge. Each bed had a mosquito net provided. The room was big but there was little space for storage or seating. A chair inside with table, a vanity in the room 2 chairs, a small table on the terrace. The rooms were cleaned daily and with fresh towels provided. There could have maybe even dusted,. The bathrooms needed a renovation or new fixtures. But if you often in poor countries travels, the knows this and know that we are not our usual european standard assume must. Husband could clean toilets, always had warm water for showering and could sleep calmed down. More luxury.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The food in the hotel is plentiful and varied. The range of vegetables is stunning and tasted excellent. Drinks there was at the meals or from 10:00 a. m. at the pool bar or from 9:00 p. m. at the bar in the show. At the buffets was always clean and tidy and beautiful displayed. The food itself are the european standard. But there is always something local, you should definitely try. Breakfast, lunch, and coffee are in the area of the pools outdoors, or under the roof in the restaurant area (for example when it rains) were served. In the evenings you al fresco in the upper range of the hotel with a view over the area, or in the interior. Tips are gladly under quietly accepted, but must not be. Everyone gives if they want!

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff is always very friendly. No matter what priority it in the hierarchy has. The gardeners for example, get a on request the coconuts from the palms and open. You pass the monkeys, which sometimes already annoying and be aggressive,. You spoke broken german. The usual language was english. The rooms are cleaned daily. Child services while we were there not given. From and an entertainer is children took time or was with you in the pool. The we didn't need a doctor, it is but a available upon request at the front desk quickly and directly to the hotel. The Diani Beach hospital is only a few minutes away. We didn't have any complaints! Not even diarrhea as in many other countries!

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    Leisure time activities offered: safaris ( shimba hills, tsavo east and west, Masai Mara, glass-bottom boat, snorkelling, diving with the hotel's own diving, excursions to other islands and much more! The animators strive always a program to have. Each day with water aerobics, pool ball. Beach ball, Volleyball, Child club gives it not. The playground is available, but saw the toys not very vertrauenerweckend from. Entertainment program in the evening with music. The pool was cleaned every morning and is clean. Each must also be clear, however, that if around the pool palm trees and trees, that here and there times a leaf fell into the water. The beach chairs are made out of wood and partially in need of repair. For each sunbed you get a soft mattresses edition. The towels must one itself at the handtuchstand and get in a book list. Umbrellas are not available. There is a shower directly at the pool the also a rooster to the sand from the feet to wash. Directly by the beach there were a waterhole for cleaning your feet and shoes for example Inside there is also a room where you table tennis can play. But we only heard and not seen.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We'll be back! :-) Our room was quite spacious. But sporadic practically furnished. We had one of the family rooms at the rear of the property. It was very quiet. The room even had 2 bathrooms with shower and toilet, as well as through a curtain separated rear room with 2 single beds for the children. The room was neat and clean. The bathrooms were remodeled, as the roosters and shower heads right calcified were, but you have that in such countries and you know that. We always had hot water and the mosquito nets were in order. The towels are changed every day. However, these rooms are without tv and fridge. The hotel itself is in a very nice with a lot of wood built style and very clean. Even the public toilets were clean and there was very rarely times something was lying around. It is very clean and one feels all around well. All-inclusive hotel! The breakfast is extensive and offers a lot of choice of meats, cheese, tomatoes, jam, different kinds of bread, cereal, baked tomatoes, frensh toast, pancakes, baked bacon, eggs, fruit, yogurt, verschl. Juices, sausages... And so on. Lunch was at the open buffet near the pools were eaten. The food was always very delicious. There was a lot of vegetables and different kinds of meat and other side dishes. Fish was every day on the table. The drinks were from a staff inquires and brought. Afterwards, there were around 3:30 p. m. coffee and cakes at same place one handed. The coffee even my husband, the otherwise no coffee tasted. You should definitely try it. The dinner was in the upper property, with a direct view over the resort. One could under the stars, or it is located in the interior, comfortable. Almost every evening there would be with the meal musical entertainment. The evening food was very rich in choice and best quality. The vegetables there is a real treat. The selection of verschl. Vegetables, meat and side dishes was great. There was always a soup and a salad buffet, as well as a selection of desserts. The average age is about between 35 and 50 years. Also families with children were present. During our holiday time there were very many germans. Overall a very nice, warm and relaxing holiday.

  • Location
    6.0

    The distance to the beach is a stone's throw away. From the pool area you could directly on the beautiful very fine sandy beach and the beautiful blue sea. A flight of stairs down and you can feel the very fine sand (almost sandstaub ) under the feet. For shopping you need not far! Either one will do its eh for souvenirs in budenpark the locals next to the hotel (reachable from the beach) from, or at the beach boys. One has the possibility in the hotel's own shop useful items and souvenirs to buy. Furthermore, you could by taxi or if you're on an adventure and times something else to make would like is indicated matutu ( eiheimischen bus) each on the road and motioned just for a few (mostly between 20 and 50 ksh) and goes where it wants. Cheap, but also not without. There are many accidents with the bus. But we have also this bus ride and were quite amused. The hotel itself offers almost every evening a showeinlage around 9:30 p. m. begins. Except for thursdays, there is only a band since, as there are for dinner not as usual in the upper area, but in the dining area near the pools. A barbecue is available at. It is on various gill's many meat and vegetables offered. Really tasty! Other restaurants and we didn't visit. For zeeland, the entertainment team with pool ball, beach volleyball, soccer on the beach...! Otherwise, you can get from the beach from a trip with the glass-bottom boat on the sandbank make. There you can with the snorkel different types of fish and corals see wildlife. On the way to the sandbank you got a view of the underwater world. There are starfish and a spinous spider crab or puffers on board in/out privileges and shown. Then but again into the water. Na and what is Kenya what? For his safaris. You can directly with the guide, the beachboys or at other organisations in the shopping centers. We highly recommend a booking with lady meter!

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Niki
Great vacation in a good hotel with top service
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
Nice but somewhat older hotel. Well-kept, extensive area with great pool, small bachläufen, huge old Baobab tree and many monkeys. Over- schaubare number of guests. The majority of the guests came from Germany. überra - schenderweise also many young people. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    Nevertheless we only two people were we had a family room near the entrance get. The room had 2 baths, 1 double bed and 2 single beds and was very spacious. All in all clean, but already a bit worn. No real window, but - and hinged glass features. Around the beds mosquito nets to and pulled. Air conditioning is only in the evening, but also not really much. We had constantly the ceiling fan on, which was enough at night for a little cooling off. To brush the teeth got drinking water in a thermokanne daily filled. Refrigerator and television not available (there is only in the expensive beachfront rooms). All in all enough for the room to shower and sleep fully come from.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The food was surprisingly very good and varied. Especially the beef was of good quality and very tasty. 1 times per week barbecue evening at the pool with live band. An absolute highlight! Waiters very friendly and hard-working. We have never for a long time on the drinks have to wait. To be highlighted here is the very nice and attentive clinton. Beware of the monkeys! Especially daily offerings for afternoon coffee were also in the afternoon foray this the cake buffet or steal a right the kuchenstück or the sugar packages from the hand. Made for some la-cher. The ' monkeyhunter' but it was always with its slingshot armed at a location nearby. It was always only a bar, and a restaurant was open. Around 6:00 p. m. the pool bar closes there was only at the beach bar drinks until around 12:00 p. m.. Would have been better if a further bar in the inner area of the restaurants or in the lobby and could therefore not everything only a bar concentrated. Also coffee or tea there were except the meals only at a specified time, which is however not further bad.

  • Service
    5.0

    The service overall was very good. Friendly staff, always with a smile and egg a nice 'jambo, jambo' on the lips. As i have problems with the kenyan han dykarte had, me the staff at reception immediately helped. Was even allowed to go short with their cell phone home phone. Top! Tips you should always there for and (depending on the good service and sympathy) the employees as unauf -due or so. Other gifts best in front of the hotel after their working time passed, so that no problems with the management to get. With a little cramped- lisch and german you can very well with the staff understood (also with hands and feet).

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    beach volleyball, water aerobics, water polo, Bocce, and so on daily. The entertainers were very friendly and not too pushy. Pool well maintained, here and there, but also a bit repa - raturbedürftig (loose stones, etc.). Beach chairs from the staff to the ge-wanted space and with upholstery stocked. Towels are included. Evening program in the weekly rhythm with very good acrobats and various other shows (masai show, drum & beats dance show). We didn't enjoy the reptile show, as queues, chameleon's, etc. Only in the crowd handed round until everyone has his picture has. Certainly not a very pleasant thing for the animals. These show the hotel could in future save. After the shows then still one and a half hour disco. Dj, music requests graciously accepted (also has some songs ready). Also plays some hits (Andrea Berg, etc.) Which we liked. Unfortunately it had a complaint of regular tourists made us the music in the last days more quietly make. Could we and many other guests absolutely not understand why, above all, because the music anyway only until 12:00 p. m. and all through the night. Philemon, with the dj working together, is a funny guy with a nice time mostly on the dance floor spent. Besides malt he also miracle nice pictures.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Nice but somewhat older hotel. Well-kept, extensive area with great pool, small bachläufen, huge old Baobab tree and many monkeys. Over- schaubare number of guests. The majority of the guests came from Germany. überra - schenderweise also many young people.

  • Location
    5.0

    Located right by the beach. High and low tide, it was always seaweed, and so on were washed ashore. But otherwise a very nice fine sand beach. As already often mentioned walks due to the annoying ' beach boys' to the ordeal. Hotel is a bit outside of the shopping possibilities. Here you can with the taxi (about 10 Euro) or the local collective buses 'Matatu' (circa 1 Euro) best to the barclay bank drive. In addition to this bank, there is a shopping arcade (quite insjnl-is located) where you could swim souvenirs, wooden figures, clothes, etc. Shopping. Towards the bank there is a big shopping center with all sorts of things. You could also the kenyan prepaid phone cards buy (the best safari com: good reception, costs about 30 cents per minute to Germany). Before one must naturally for a small fee to register. From Mombasa to the hotel about 1.5 hours, depending on traffic including ferry trip in Mombasa. At night alone to leave the hotel is not recommended.

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Patrick
Dream holiday in Kenya
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
The hotel is nestled in a great, well-kept green area with palms and streams. The whole property is in a perfect (hygiene) condition. Tourism is here, negative. The number of guests is manageable and the is also good sunday The majority of the guests came from Germany. The age structure was very mixed. Beside many young couples, were also many older couples in the hotel. Children were only very few there, due to the long prior beach chairs should. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    The rooms are certainly not the european standard. They are sufficiently largely, however already very dated (rust in the bath, maroder fridge). We enjoyed the but not really bother us, as we were only little in the room were.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The food was tasty and varied. Clearly better than in many all-inclusive hotels in Spain for example. However, if you a 5 star dinner, is here surely wrong. Don't forget, that you in Afrika and the people 200 metres further considerably less opportunities of food have. The restaurant is clean and tidy. During the preparation of the food is very much trouble. During the 2 weeks we ate very well!

  • Service
    6.0

    The friendliness of the staff beat everything, which we experienced so far. Every employee has a smile on their lips and were always ready for a chat. We were in this respect very comfortable. Great! With english one comes here very well. A few phrases in german were also spoken, but that is no problem at all.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The entertainment offered daily beach volleyball, soccer, waterärobic, water polo and Bocce at. The entertainers were very nice and friendly and not too pushy. In the evening apply various acrobats and dancers from the area. Everything was very nice and perfectly adequate. The pool is super beautifully, maintained and sufficiently large. Beach chairs are plentiful. Cushions and towels are included.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel is nestled in a great, well-kept green area with palms and streams. The whole property is in a perfect (hygiene) condition. Tourism is here, negative. The number of guests is manageable and the is also good sunday The majority of the guests came from Germany. The age structure was very mixed. Beside many young couples, were also many older couples in the hotel. Children were only very few there, due to the long prior beach chairs should.

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is directly at the tropical dream beach with white sand and turquoise water. To the airport it was about 1.5 h depending on traffic. The drive through Mombasa passes however very fast, since you very much from the 'african way of life' looks. In Diani Beach there are several possibilities also outside of the hotels some shopping. By taxi it only takes a few minutes to get to various' shopping centers '.

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Markus
It is not worth the money!
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
The hotel is situated on the Diani Beach it is located directly on the public beach at the Diani road. All in all it is a smaller area (circa 160 rooms). The hotel is rather old, here and there fresh paint would the hotel was rather good. The wlan was made by many guests wanted but not found! Two computers in the reception area is available for a fee the internet can be used. However, it is not recommended, very slow and many sides are locked (among other things. Gmx and facebook). Apparently is in the tv also ZDF available ..., also non-existent. Wearing a blue plastikbandes is a must. In the first week were felt 95% german and a few british at the hotel. In the 2. weeks, more english, a few french and a few russians there. I personally think that the handling of the hotel with many staff not acceptable! read hotel review
  • Room
    2.0

    The rooms are very small and dated. The rooms are hardly any counter space. The bed is a mosquito nets curious, but with fingerdicken holes. The air-conditioning is about 5:30 p. m. until 9:00 a. m. turned on. The windows have only in the bathroom bad. On the balcony, you should not things unobserved leave, the monkeys steal everything else. A minibar and a tv are also available. The cleanliness was okay. But it didn't bother us two weeks the termitenproblem, that means at night you could hear very clearly the 'prime' and in the morning we saw wood dust in the room. Despite repeated complaint/notices anything. The telephone was also not repaired. Very poor service in this area.

  • Gastronomy
    2.0

    There are two restaurants. One for the breakfast and lunch at the pool and one for the dinner which is on a hill. On fridays the bbq by the pool. The dinner is as dress code for gentlemen long trousers before, otherwise sleeveless shirts prohibited. Only monitors no humans! Here the hotel management should more care. Cleanliness and hygiene in the restaurant was marginal. Sausage and cheese with a fan cooled. Ancient plastic cups used at the pool for the supply of drinks. The drinks were on tap, the faucet is also dated. The food repeated every week. The meals are in english labeled. The few local dishes are not described in detail, so often came to mixups what it was. We had three days very good food and on excursions - i think that says it all. Unfortunately! Otherwise there was in the sands of nomand a nice restaurant, which some holiday-makers of the papillon used.

  • Service
    3.0

    The staff are very friendly and courteous. English is the main language, german was sometimes. If the hotel is busy cancels chaos. There are drinks forget or you can see forever no waiters in the food. Or there is simply no place available in the restaurant. The room cleaning was ok. Despite repeated references/complaints termitenbefall in the room this problem was not resolved... The massage was very good 1 hour full body for 1500 ksch. The manicure was a joke, the nails looked as eroded from - i didn't have to pay for it?! Customer service is something else. Massage, hair and manicure by the same mitarbeiterrinnen running.

  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0

    There is a swimming pool with poolside bar. In the morning there is water aerobics and in the afternoon water polo. Otherwise, the animation beach volleyball and Boule. In the evening local dance, music, or akrobatikgruppen in the hotel. From about 10:00 p. m. the open-air disco (until 24 hours). German hits... Many beach chairs were broken and should be repaired, but several days away on liegenfläche. Parasols are not available, but donations palms enough shade. Two showers are also available.

  • Hotel
    3.0

    The hotel is situated on the Diani Beach it is located directly on the public beach at the Diani road. All in all it is a smaller area (circa 160 rooms). The hotel is rather old, here and there fresh paint would the hotel was rather good. The wlan was made by many guests wanted but not found! Two computers in the reception area is available for a fee the internet can be used. However, it is not recommended, very slow and many sides are locked (among other things. Gmx and facebook). Apparently is in the tv also ZDF available, also non-existent. Wearing a blue plastikbandes is a must. In the first week were felt 95% german and a few british at the hotel. In the 2. weeks, more english, a few french and a few russians there. I personally think that the handling of the hotel with many staff not acceptable!

  • Location
    4.0

    From the airport you can travel approximately 1.5 hours to the hotel (including the ferry in Mombasa). At the Diani road are the properties directly together. The papillon is situated next to the boabob almost at the end. The beach is directly at the hotel. Nevertheless, it is a public beach without beach chairs. This means the beachboys on the beach what they want! Many tourists the beach only rarely or not used. The beach boys were very strenuous, many also accept no no! After multiple actually deny it and communication that we didn't want the bb still not on and texts to. One is a loosely, the next and tried to do business. It goes in price negotiations, in our case - moses shop (carvings) the bbs with outrageous preisvorstellung 7 0 €for two giraffes. In the hotel shop there is this for 450 ksch (about 4 Euro per piece). And come to me with no handicraft... A nightlife as in other resorts in the area there not. In 10 minutes distance (taxi) is a shopping mall.

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