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Sandies Tropical Village
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Malindi
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Pros:
-airy, clean rooms;
-well done food--excellent Italian food;
-professional, seasoned staff;
-clean scene--security was good;
-beautiful pool and hotel architecture.

Cons:
-staff a little bit stand-offish until you get to know them--except for the animators;
-wouldn't hurt to have some more fans going in the main lounge area near reception--can get a little stuffy;
-why not kit out the bar at the beach a little bit more?

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

I traveled there when the high season was just about to start to avoid the crowds and i must say the service was up to par with friendly staff to make you feel as if you're back home from a business trip,the all inclusive package was the best especially when it came to meals and the bar where i was for the most part,besides the white sandy beach that are not infested with beach boys.They specialized mostly in Italian food which was well prepared and never disappointed from the starter to desert everything was perfect and i can't wait for my second trip.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Had a great time with my wife. It was surely an All Inclusive package as we had been promised. We liked the architecture and had a great time at the beach. We enjoyed the meals and drinks in the lounge and the staff were very friendly and helpful. However, the bathrooms need to be fixed.

We are looking forward to another visit to this wonderful place and as always we will seek the wonderful services of Mfekane Tours & Travels (http://www.mfekanesafaris.com).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We stayed at Sandies Tropical Village for 10 days and it was fantastic. The hotel architecture is beautiful and the beach is very nice. Staff is friendly, and do their utmost to make your stay enjoyable. The lounge/lobby is lovely and you can enjoy a drink there after a day in the sun or before and after diner. Food is very good, lunch and diner especially, breakfast could do with a little more choice f.e. in cheese etc. The animation team is very friendly without pushing you into all kind of activities. The only negative thing we could mention is that the bathroom should be renewed and that might be the reason to go for an upgrade in the room if we would return. Because we certainly want to go back! If you are looking for a relaxed stay in a tropical paradise, with the possibilities to also see the fantastic wild life of Kenya not too far from your hotel (Tsavo is also an option just for one day) this is an excellent choice!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Lovely place, with a great ambiance. The food is lovely and has a great variety to choose from, would recommend this place to anyone. Their All Inclusive package is unmatched, rooms are splendid and in a class of its own.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

The hotel was Amazing with a great pool. Food was good and staff were exceptionally friendly. However, Rooms were not good at all and were very dirty. The beach was nice but you couldn't go beyond the hotel because of locals trying to sell you items. All in all it was a great holiday with a few bumps along the way. I definitely suggest going on a excursion out of your hotel to a Game Reserve.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

The hotel itself is ok, nice and clean. But there is the worst sea in front of the resort i have ever seen. Unfortunatelly. You will have a chance to swimm in the resort pool only as the see is red/brown from the nearby river and full of seaweed. We haven' t put our feet into it there at all.
There are less expensive resorts with great green sea just 20 min away at Watamu. Much better choice!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Sandies Tropical Village
Address: Casuarina Road, Malindi 68, Kenya (Formerly Planhotel Tropical Beach Resort)
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Malindi
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Malindi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandies Tropical Village 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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