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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not stay here, but had lunch here and it was a pleasant experience. It is definitely a place to get to if you want to have delicious food in peaceful and lovely surroundings. It was also an experience to visit the bathroom which is literally on sand....!

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Having lived in Kenya for 10 years I'm FURIOUS that I hadn't discovered Che Shale sooner! What an absolute gem. Tucked far away from the touristy package-deal hangouts (but only a short drive from Malindi airport) it is the most fabulous place to get away from it all and relax in peace. I went with my 2 small children and...

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1Thank Blidget
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stayed at this lazy relaxing hideout for 4 days and couldn't recommend it more. Beautifully run, exceptional staff, super friendly owners, immaculate beach, rustic escape with the added fun of kite surfing thrown in. Only advice would be to give the kite surfing a go if you come here for more than three days. Expensive, but worth it. Looking forward...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We absolutely loved our stay here - it was a BIG surprise for my boyfriends birthday and after living in Kenya forever 6 years he'd never seen a beach or a 'hotel' like it. I say hotel loosely as its more like a romantic hideaway, we stayed in one of the luxury bandas and the staff couldn't do enough. They...

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Thank Global35
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay the night as the generator was turned off at 12 midnight but would have liked to. Spent quite a few hours there and it was really laid back. Great food and a beaut beach to walk along. Looking forward to returning when the power is connected - soon we are told.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We loved our stay in this gorgeous hidden away retreat right on the beautiful Kenyan coast! Setting, service, staff all were top notch. Delicious food and very welcoming hosts! We will definitely come back and also take advantage of the ideal conditions for kite surfing. Henrietta and Davd

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

There are not enough superlatives to describe this amazing place. Owned and run by the warm and welcoming Justin and Isabelle, it is quite simply a perfect place to escape and chill on a pristine, white sanded and secluded beach. And yet it is only 40 mins from Malindi airport. The Bandas are beautifully done and extremely comfortable. The food...

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Nanyuki
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I loved this place. Its so relaxed, simple and low key. The rooms and main areas are built using local materials, set on the beach, and it has great character and style. The waiters were really kind and helpful and the food was great. The owner made a much appreciated effort to see us in the evening during dinner and...

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing time at Che Shale. Great staff, service, facilities and just an all round beautiful little piece of paradise on the east African coast. 12knt to 18knt all day wind. Though the main relaxation areas are wind free due to the way the buildings are set in relation to the landscape and prevailing winds in August....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We got back on the 24th of July after a 2 week stay in paradise. I still have the Che Shale experience hang over. After work, i spend some time on you tube reminiscing as the Che Shale clips are so real to me. The reception you get is so amazing, its like one big happy family. If you are...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally situated on the pristine coastline 20 minutes north of Malindi Kenya, Che Shale offers style, simplicity and seclusion. Awaiting you are 5 miles of unspoiled deserted beach, eco-chic, stylish beach bandas, delicious fresh cuisine and a myriad of activities from deep-sea fishing to the best kite surfing in East Africa! We have two levels of accommodation and price depending on what you are in the mood for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Che Shale

Address: P.O. Box 2082, Mambrui, Malindi 20800, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi > Mambrui
Price Range: £60 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Che Shale Hotel Malindi
Che Shale Kenya/Mambrui
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“If you can afford it, go for the Beach Banda with the sea view, one is slightly better than the other.”
 of 5 bubbles jackf428, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Luxury bandas only have beach access. Ones at the back are lovely but no view.”
 of 5 bubbles Global35, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are quality”
 of 5 bubbles 884389, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I expect all the rooms are equally good,”
 of 5 bubbles sheenagh2015, 7 Feb 2015 | Read review
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