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Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

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Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

Hi

Having spent several holidays in big beach hotels around Mombasa we'd like to do things a bit differently and cheaply,We were thinking about trying the south coast and booking flights separately. Has anyone got any recommendations for comfortable, clean but cheap accommodation,preferably with kitchen facilities so we can self cater. There are 2 of us and we'd like to come in November. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

Depending on your budget there are Diani Beach Apartments - self catering and near to the beach.

Diani Villas.

Jambolulu Apartments - quite basic but with self catering.

Or if your budget stretches Rosys Apartments or Coral Cove cottages which we sometimes walk to from our hotel and right on the beach,.

Edited: 20 July 2011, 11:30
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2. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

Sorry meant Rosys cottages!!

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3. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

Have a look at this recent post on similar qtn from another OP:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g775870-i12044-k44…

There are cottages in Diani with swimming pool & some without. There are some on beach front & some not.

Do you have any preference in regards to pool & beach proximity ?

My personal pick of the lot (cottages) in Diani is "Bahari Dhow Beach Villas"

http://www.baharidhow.com/

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g775870-d155428…

Other than having big, clean rooms & kitchen, nice pool & beach frontage, it is very close to shops & hotels. Rates are also reasonable.

Sorry, have'nt stayed there myself, but heard good things about it.

Good Luck - Stef

Edited: 20 July 2011, 11:51
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4. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

Kijiji Cottages are wonderful – highly recommended. They're self-catering, but a cook and cleaner are included, so it's up to you how much work you do.

Not super-cheap, though. A really low-cost places is Stilts Backpackers - nice treehouses.

Richard

Edited: 20 July 2011, 12:16
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5. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

Don't touch Forest Dream Cottages - very long road to beach - basically not near shops etc and not clean.

Cockroaches in rooms.

Went to collect friends there who moved out.

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6. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

Richard - just curious, how far are Kijiji from the beach ?

Google Earth shows that it's NOT beach front.

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7. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

I'm not sure what you're looking at Stef - Google Earth shows Kijiji right on the clifftop, directly above the beach. It couldn't be any more on the beach-front but with the cliff there's also a little added privacy/security.

Richard

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8. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

If the accommodation is anywhere near the swimming pool, then yes, Richard you're absolutely correct. I was looking the at the little square box with cross in middle.

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9. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

Why the accusatory tone? The OP did not ask for beach front and Richard didn't say they were in his original post.

The square marks Kijiji Cottages Rd, not the cottages, and it is reasonable to assume the cottages are at the end of it, and it certainly looks like they are right on the beach front

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php…

From their Facebook photos page

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10. Re: Cheap basic accommodation South Coast

Nice memories. Thanks Paul. We stayed in Bonde. The kids adored it.

Most of the Kijiji cottages are immediately to the north of the easternmost of those two large, white roofs on the link Stef posted. They're makuti thatched, so quite hard to make out.

To be fair, Google Earth is often widely inaccurate with the marking of locations, often due to owners and others getting it wrong themselves. I was poring over Guinea yesterday and what is marked as a major highway appears to follow the old colonial-era railway line.

Richard

Edited: 20 July 2011, 15:46
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