I stayed with our two children (9 and 14) in August. For them the all inclusive is great. I asked my nine year old daughter what she liked most: "everything". I would not stay here alone or as a couple. Food in general is good, I would have liked more elaborated salads and fruit. Lots of activities, good watersport facilities like windsurfing canoeing and very helpful staff bringing the equipment to the water. My son learned windsurfing after a two hours course. We took a snorkel trip with the tbbc boat. Snorkeling was great. There are plenty interesting activities not far from the hotel. The beach boys are nothing to worry about. We had a very interesting presentation on snakes at the hotel one evening. The musical entertainment in the evenings is from the eighties and drove me to my room. The hotel is from the nineties but generally well maintained. All in all a great stay.
Great place to stay. Expensive, but if money is not a problem then I highly recommed staying here. Small and personal. The owners are hands on. The staff are friendly and attentive. The rooms are nice. The food is outstanding.
Is away from the main part of Watamu so it is secluded and quiet. If you so desire, you can walk to the main shops along the beach. Great view. A+
We really needed some down time, and African House gave us just that. The surrounding garden was peaceful and there were always staff ready to assist (special thanks to Mombasa). The pool was kept nicely, and the area offered sun and shade. Every afternoon 4:30-6:00 they served coffee and tea and snacks. The breakfast was abundant. The meals we bought were delicious, especially the homemade pasta...but we didn't eat here often because the prices were too high on their ala carte menu (ex. Spaghetti and meatballs 1400/ksh=$16.66USD.) We would definitely visit again.
We wanted a nice, relaxing, quick getaway to the coast from Nairobi so decided on Malindi. The hotel staff was not helpful, you had to ask 3 different people in order to get help. There is no service on drinks at the beach or pool area so you must walk to the lobby if you want an alcoholic beverage. They only have Tusker on tap and no bottles of beer plus only a red wine and one white wine to choose from. The bartender would set your drink on the opposite counter instead of actually serving you. There was no good customer service at this hotel. On the beach you have people walking around that work for the hotel trying to get you to play volleyball or go for a walk on the beach. After telling the first person no thank you and then putting my headphones back in I had to deal with 4 others asking the same questions. There was no relaxing as some of these boys would come and just sit on my chair and want to talk about how beautiful I am (which I know they say to everyone) and make themselves at home when all I wanted to do was relax. Being at a resort is supposed to get you away from the numerous "beach boys" trying to sell you things but instead you have the annoying workers bothering you.
The beach bar does not have anything in stock that you request so you end up walking to the lobby bar anyway. There is ONLY internet in the lobby and when they say only in the lobby that is not an exaggeration. There are no tv's in the rooms and only ONE in the lobby area.
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