Have not stayed at Sun And Sand but that is why we always go to the South Coast.
Looks as if Benidorm (not that that I have been) has come to the North!Edited: 12 April 2012, 14:59
Good grief, what an utter monstrosity. I shall decline a stay in this one.
it is a bit of a glitch on the previous site but you cant possibly compare this to Benidorm . The staff needed for this hotel will help most of the locals and I hope the clientel this project wants to entice will bring a bit of prosperity to the suffering people of Kikambala......
if it needs a review? I am available.. but my Helicoptor is in the work shop being overhauled at the moment .....
Skyscraper City is an informative website with a forum on the latest builds in Mombasa.....http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2637
I agree about the look - its awful. This isn't a hotel though. Its a complex of apartments.
As K says its a residential development though a reduced version of the old hotel is to be retained. .
❝Plans include a boutique hotel, restaurants, supermarket, bank, travel agency, health clinic, etc in the commercial towers 6 & 7 which will be built at the end of the development. In the meantime, the residents of Phase 1 will have access to all the services and amenities of the existing hotel on the premises.❞
I had heard the Chinese were involved in a huge residential development in Kikambala, I wonder if this is it or whether there is going to be another one as well
Benidorm it certainly is not. Like most recent developments on the North Coast (in Nyali, Bamburi and Shanzu) it is aimed primarily at affluent Kenyans and ex-pats looking to buy to live, for holiday homes or investment.
❝Nairobi and property around the coastal town of Mombasa not only made the list of fastest growing luxury real estate markets. They topped it, beating out cities like Miami, Cape Town, Bali and Vancouver. ❞ Africa Business Source
Far from heading down the Benidorm route the North Coast seems to be heading in the opposite direction, is seems to be increasingly targeting local customers, conferences, etc and as in this development moving from hotel to business and residential development. It seems the North Coast hotels are now generally too expensive for the UK package tour operators who are switching their attention to the cheaper South Coast hotels (the relative volume of traffic on these forums would seem to bear this out, the bulk of UK posts used to be for Bamburi and Nyali, now there seem to be more for Diani and Ukunda)
The general feel here is that Nyali will become the new business district as the Town is too physically constrained. As Nyali changes from villas to offices and apartment blocks so the current landowners are starting to move out and develop in new areas.