In the main the staff were great (especially the guys on the front desk), the room was good and the food great. but it was those little touches that let them down. I could imagine that this hotel was magnificent back when! There seems to be a little lacking. The odd shower room that has dodgy tiling and doesn't empty the water for several hours. Mosquito nets that don't..quite fit... A few more smiles from some staff (however in their favour the owner was a dragon, she seemed to be on their backs all the time for the slightest misdemeanor -poor form for all the work they put in and having to deal with overweight, arrogant and ignorant Europeans).
Apart from these the setting was beautiful. It felt very lovely to have to dress for dinner (not all did - SHAME), attentive animation staff and the beach, well WOW!!!!! I don't do sand normally but this stuff was amazing. The sea was warm and clear, the snorkeling great and if you take the advice and ignore the beach boys (who are polite but persistent) it is magical. We went as a couple (20 anniversary) but it would equally work with a family.
NOTE: Having to do the ferry crossing is interesting because you get to see real Mombasa but coming back it can be a little nerve racking if you have a flight to catch.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included