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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place has been the worst experience of my life!! It was a nightmare!!! I will never in my life visit this place even if I am offered a free vacation. The service is terrible, the staff are terrible too and treat you so badly and make you feel soooo unwelcome. I wish i wouldn't have wasted my holiday here... More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

This review has been long overdue, but we finally get to write it. We first stayed at Funzi Keys in 2011 and were wowed by the place, it was a simple small family run hotel, had a rustic feel to it and yet still luxurious. Come March 2015 when my husband and I decided to finally tie the knot, the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Imagine a place with no roads but well-manicured sand footpaths, no human traffic other than the people serving you, no police station, no polling station, no vehicles, no planes, where you don’t need padlocks, nudity is not a crime....That Funzi keys. The cottages are awesome and all the meal customized. The staff are amazing led by the Owner Claudia, very... More 

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Thank Manza K
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Heaven on earth, a unique experience. The resort is managed with love and attention by its owners. Tasteful swahili decoration. Their cuisine is excellent, I particularly enjoyed the exremely fresh fish and seafood. A very safe and laid back place to go!

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Reviewed 28 December 2015

As a frequent holiday maker to Diani, we visited Funzi Keys this December. This was an experience to be cherished forever thanks to the beautiful natural setting of the resort, giving a real island experience, a feel for pure relaxation, and thanks to the fantastic hosting by the owners (The Toriani Family). The well trained staff took very good care... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

I found the Funzi Keys while searching in internet for a place on the Kenyan coast which could offer a beautiful and natural environment, comfort but also the chance to explore and enjoy sea-activities. After spending 5 days at Funzi, I must admit that The Funzi Keys has gone beyond my expectations. I traveled with my daughter ( 8 years... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a place for good food, relaxation and being spoiled. We flew to Ukunda (Diani) from Nairobi, drove 30 mins to the dock, took a boat to the island and were thoroughly spoiled for the weekend. The setting is sublime, the rooms are well appointed and the staff very attentive. There's a really nice pool and at low tide... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a 5 star hotel with Spa, aircon, entertainment than this is not the place to be. If you are looking for a family run little hotel to relax with all the comfort you like than go to Funzi. It is a beautiful relaxing place. Rooms are all open - no door, no window glass. You... More 

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Thika, Kenya
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

I visited funzi on 2013 after seeing an advertisement on local tv channel. I had recently lost my dad, i was undergoing depression and issues at work, i needed a peaceful getaway. I chose Funzi because of the location as i needed time to rest and unwind. I traveled accompanied by my daughter. We enjoyed our stay, the food was... More 

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Rusinga Island, Kenya
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

I attended a wedding at Funzi and besides enjoying all my new found relatives, I really enjoyed the laid back but superlative nature of the hotel and surroundings. The owners and staff were excellent, on point and very attentive. Their children were lovely and their staff were really nice. The food was great especially the fish dishes, beer was cold,... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away on a private peninsula of Funzi Island, The Funzi Keys' unique appeal is its luxurious seclusion and beautiful natural scenery, where the sight of local fishing dhows sailing by evokes colourful images of Swahili history and timeless traditions. Superbly located on a private, west-facing beach with glorious views of the African sunset, this is the perfect place to escape from the outside world in style. Accessible by a convenient 15 minute air transfer from Mombasa, or a short distance by road and hotel boat from Diani with its daily air services from Nairobi and the Maasai Mara. The accommodation consists of eight Sea-view Cottages and nine Beach-front Cottages. Each of the Sea-view cottages is shaded under a lofty thatched roof, fronted by a sandy terrace. The spacious, deluxe Beach-front Cottages also boast a jacuzzi with the sandy beach on the door-step. Two of these cottages have extensions specially designed for children, complete with their own en suite facilities. Life at The Funzi Keys is relaxed and many guests do little more than unwind by the spectacular free-form pool or laze on the pristine white sandbank with chilled drinks and a good book. The more energetic guests can enjoy sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and creek fishing or perhaps take a boat trip up the Ramisi River or Funzi Creek in search of brilliant kingfishers, crocodiles and dolphins. The hotel also has its own luxury deep sea fishing yacht. The essence of The Funzi Keys is bare-foot luxury and total informality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Funzi Keys

Address: Funzi Island 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Funzi Island
Price Range: £279 - £995 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Funzi Keys 5*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
The Funzi Keys Hotel Mombasa
Funzi Keys Mombasa
Funzi Keys Hotel Mombasa
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“All Beachfront Bungalows come with a jacuzzi.We previously stayed in deluxe-Bungalows 1 and 8.They are worth every penny.”
 of 5 bubbles ednao172, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The seafront cottages with jacuzzi look gorgeous but are more expensive. I stayed in one of the back cottages, which was almost as great.”
 of 5 bubbles hananita, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“the deluxe beach cottages”
 of 5 bubbles 131bhavnishp, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“both sea view and deluxe bungalows are very well organized. the Deluxe room ois however outstanding!”
 of 5 bubbles 200DavideN, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“pick a banda with a beach if you want to swim in the high tide times such as morning”
 of 5 bubbles 897lindam, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
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