We have just returned from Kenya, and Kinondo Kwetu was a truly marvellous choice of retreat for the family to relax and enjoy Kenya, after 3 days on Safari. It isn't cheap, but if you can afford it, it delivers a really relaxing experience and bespoke / personal service. Oddly the website doesn't show how good it really is. The owners/managers are hands on and the staff are so very attentive, helpful and attuned to each family (over 100 staff for a maximum of 40 guests). One extra 'joy' was the fact that there is no technology, no radio, tv, dvd/cd player - this is a straight gadget free experience. There is however a massive pool (and a small one), a lovely beach, kayaking, snorkelling, and other water sports.
Dinner the first night was Steak Bernaise and last night Lobster, and we had a variety of dishes in between. Our kids had whatever they wanted - nothing was too much trouble.
The rooms are full of local artefacts, and there is real charm about the decor. We enjoyed the animal chess set in one of the communal areas.
This is probably the best all-round service we have received in a hotel - we were treated to complete personal and informal attention and our stay was organised around us - this is nothing like the cookie-cutter mass chains that just don't really get how to provide an individual feel to a stay.
The service couldn't be better, but a kids club might be something that might think about for those for younger children, to give the parents some time to themselves. Air conditioning would also be out of style, but you do need to be able to cope with the heat as the daytime temperatures are well into the 30's consistently.
We will be keen to go again....soon if we can
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kinondo Kwetu is often described as a ‘home away from home’ - a paradise for those wanting a more personal experience on the Kenyan coast. Located on a tranquil private Galu beach on the south coast of Kenya.An all-inclusive boutique hotel - with room for no more than 38 guests, you will always find your own private spot at Kinondo Kwetu, which makes it a very special hideaway for honeymooners. It is also the perfect place to gather family or friends for a private celebration or wedding. In addition to relaxing in the sun and swimming in the Indian Ocean, Kinondo Kwetu offers an impressive selection of exciting activities – ranging from watersports such as Kite Surfing, Kayaking, Deep sea fishing and Scuba Diving, to land activities such as Game Drives, Horse Riding and Yoga weeks. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Jovago.com, Odigeo, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Kinondo Kwetu reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Kinondo Kwetu Hotel Ukunda