This is a delightful little low rise beachfront Swahili style hotel, with thatched roofs on the terraces of bungalows. Some are beach front, so you can see the reef from your little terrace. Very clean, well maintained, coral stone pathways. Bathrooms in standard rooms are small but satisfactory. Deluxe rooms are massive and have an additional single bed and large bathroom. Monkeys in the grounds and bushbabies, although you just hear them, never see them!
Staff are without exception fantastic: friendly, helpful, kind, hardworking. There are some acitivities arranged to join in.
However: all the guests are Italian, from a package holiday company. This is great, if you are Italian, as the food is geared towards Italian tastes. The buffets aren't massive, but tasty and they have fresh fish and barbecues, sometimes on the sand. But then again, that does mean they have an espresso machine!
I would happily go back tomorrow, it's such amazing value and super little place on a beautiful beach. But I'll need to take some more international friends because I don't speak Italian I'm afraid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheshe Baharini is a simple, unpretentious, mid-sized boutique hotel situated on Tiwi beach on the South Coast area of Mombasa, Kenya. Hidden away on this prestigious and idyllic beach away from the crowds of Diani, our guests are treated to miles of beautiful unspoilt beach providing privacy and no disturbances from beach boys or hoards of other tourists. The hotel comprises of 30 rooms in a relaxed friendly atmosphere providing ultimate relaxation with 5 star services.Guests dine in our open plan main restaurant, which overlooks the palm fringed beach that expands into miles of blue ocean and white surf. A variety of cocktails, chilled beers and other drinks are also served from the pool bar by the crystal clear swimming pool while you relax on the sun beds under the pergolas. All our food at Sheshe is prepared in-house by our skilled chefs using the freshest ingredients, always locally sourced where possible. You will often see local fishermen bringing their daily catches to the kitchen door in the morning for you to enjoy at dinner. There are few experiences more romantic than sitting in the open restaurant watching the moon rise out of the sea and listening to the breeze whispering through the palm trees as you indulge in fine wine and delicious, freshly caught seafood. Sheshe Baharini hotel is located on Tiwi Beach, South Coast, approximately 23 kilometres from the Likoni Ferry. It is only 10 minutes by car to the Diani area and other destinations such as the Shimba Hills, Shimoni, and Lunga Lunga are easily accessible from Sheshe Baharini. Air Kenya and Safarilink fly directly to Diani from Nairobi.Accommodation at Sheshe consists of 30 ensuite rooms in blocks of 3, all with private verandas facing the stunning tropical gardens or the sea. There is an emphasis on relaxed comfort and luxury. Our rooms are elegantly decorated in individual colour schemes with hand carved hardwood furniture and 4 poster beds draped with mosquito nets. All the rooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans. The seafront and superior seafront suites are a stone’s throw away from the beach and offer magnificent views of the ocean.With only 30 private en-suite rooms clients and large groups have the option of reserving the entire resort allowing them the liberty of ultimate privacy, meal flexibility, and an unmitigated unrestricted “feel at home” experience. Additionally there is an option of an exclusive 02 bedroom shower en suite self-catering villa with its own private large garden which can be used in conjunction with the hotel rooms or as a sole rental. ... more less