Stayed here in November 2013.
Last minute business trip, didn't want to stay to far away from downtown. I enjoyed the hotel, but it was VERY basic.
I had 3 single beds in my room, very limited Wi-Fi (They did apologise and mentioned they were experiencing issues with their internet I saw technicians on ladders all the time trying to "fix" it). The bathroom was ok, but in need of an upgrade/refit.
The advantage of this hotel is that it is very close to the local market and easy to get to. When the hotel couldn't fix the internet it was easy to walk to the local market and buy a 3G modem - in fact, this was cheaper than what the hotel would've charged me for internet anyway! I managed to walk around in the early evening - up to Fort Jesus and the "Middle Eastern/Arab market area" as well. A nice experience.
Dinners were ok, but cheap. Loads of Tusker beer, also cheap. Although it is annoying when you sit outside and the kids keep on asking for money - I managed to annoy them back and speak in Afrikaans.
Breakfast was ok, but again basic. Don't order sunny-side up eggs as it will be very runny. Rather ask for easy over. The tea & coffee was good, but the juices were warm.
All in all, for the price I paid (around $90/night) it was not bad value for money. The area around the hotel could get noisy, but you do get use to it. They were busy with renovations and hopefully the hotel would be better the next time I stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sentrim Castle Royal Hotel Mombasa is strategically situated within Mombasa Central business on the bustling Moi Avenue. It has 68 guest rooms all fitted with electric door locks, electric safes, TV, Dstv channels, Ultra Violet retardant windows, sound proofing, and en-suite. The hotel boasts a coffee bar, Long Bar and Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Royal Mombasa