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“Charming and romantic creek-front getaway with a gorgeous pool!”
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Villa Annchen
Ranked #1 of 8 Bamburi B&B and Inns
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
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“Charming and romantic creek-front getaway with a gorgeous pool!”
Reviewed 27 February 2011

Villa Annchen was the perfect weekend getaway about a 45-minute drive north of Mombasa. The service was excellent, food delicious (the fresh seafood is well worth the additional cost!), and the Swahili decor charming (Rasmus designed the entire villa and all the furniture within himself!). But my favorite feature of Villa Annchen is the gorgeous pool overlooking the creek - perfect for a cool dip after a long, hot day.

In terms of activities, you can walk down to the creek and swim a bit, but as a caveat there may be some naked kids swimming and staring at you, and the creek bottom is very slimy. For lunch, Rasmus made two excellent restaurant recommendations: 1) La Marina (Mtwapa creek-front) and 2) Monsoons (ocean-front near the Jumba Ruins).

My only complaint is that the villa is a bit far from the main road, making it a bit difficult to get around if you don't have a car, but the staff can help you arrange for piki-pikis and taxis.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2010

A beautiful villa, with a unique, clean stone pool overlooking a ravine. Close to all amenities. An excellent place to go for relaxing and enjoying a pool, without all the crowds. There are 4 rooms - a perfect place to go with a small group. Very private, with beautiful gardens (and some visiting monkeys too). The staff are very accommodating, and the meals are very good, with organically grown vegetables coming from their own garden.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

Made a reservations through http://www.mombasahotels-tours.com/hotels-in-north-coast. Very good reservations. Sara Njoroge did it for us. The Villa is on the north coast area. No beach AT the house, there is a creek but not recommended for swimming. There is a housekeeper, (Rebecca), Cook, Guard with dogs (mandatory here) and grounds keeper. Very good place to stay at. Be careful with the money you provide for the cook to prepare the food...quite a bit of it gets siphoned off...so you been told!!
The Beach is a five minute drive away at the White Sands Hotel (Cost is KSHS 1500.00 each which includes full buffet and beach access/restrooms. I wouldnt go to the public beach unless you want to be hastled by the vendors.
Fully furnished villa, get price for entertaining as well. The only issue was it is quite a distance from the main road-The Mombasa-Malindo Highway, but then thats a good thing, so you will need a taxi to take you back and forth to Mombasa or Malindi. Good luck and enjoy your stay

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Villa Annchen

Property: Villa Annchen
Address: 1 Mtomondoni Creek Road | Mtwapa Creek, Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa > Bamburi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Bamburi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront Villa Annchen is elevated over the most beautiful shores of the Indian Ocean inlet Mtwapa Creek within 6000 sqm of land. Exclusive natural stone pool (16m x 12m x 2.8m) with majestic view of Mtwapa Creek. Deluxe guestrooms, furnished with African carved hardwood made of exceptional attention to detail and design, with low sound split air-con, ceiling fan, mini-bar-fridge, mosquito net, kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom. ... more   less 
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Villa Annchen Kenya/Bamburi

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