Mombasa Beach Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Mombasa, Kenya

3 Reviews

Mombasa Beach Hotel
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Satisfaction Poor
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 31% more and rated 15% lower than other 3 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families31
  • Couples61
  • Solo50
  • Business28
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    Best pool on the north coast


    I've never actually stayed at the MBH but every time I come to Mombasa I stay in a guesthouse in town and come to use the pool here. The reason I like the pool here is because it is a nice decent sized rectangular pool not a daft shaped pool that is impossible to swim in a straight line in.

    Unique Quality: The hotel is in a lovely spot on the cliff above the beach.

  • Avoid this hotel


    I had the misfortune to spend three nights at this establishment and don't recommend it.

    It was the original International Style hotel in Mombassa, built in 1970 and apart from a lick of paint I don't think anything has been done to it since. In our original room the taps would not turn off, they were unmarked so you could not tell hot from cold, but it did not matter because they both produced the same tepid temperature, an electrical socket was upside down, the phone socket was hanging by the wiring and not fixed to the wall, the electric shaver point did not work. Worst of all the much vaunted airconditioning did not work either. It could be turned on and was very noisy but made no difference to the temperature. The only way to get cool at night was to have the balcony and landing doors open to get breeze, not something to be recommended as there were monlkeys about. I spoke to a maintence man and he confirmed the only work they did was repair and make do as cheaply as possible.

    The food was pretty abysmal too, served buffet style with tables set around a bare open courtyard and the buffet over the other side.

    The place was only 20% full, and this was the high season. Most of the guests were geriatric Germans, there for the winter. We were the only English. Several of the men had young African women with them acting in a very amorous manner and there were often unattached women sitting in the main foyer smiling at males passing by. It seems the hotel is so desperate for custom that it tolerates prostitution.

    If you are in Mombassa keep well clear of this hotel.

    Directions: Go north from the City Centre towards Malindi

  • Well i recommend you to sleep...


    Well i recommend you to sleep anywhere!!, as they have hospitality over there, that they would not let you go to a hotel, but iF you really need one then Try Sun and Sands, Mombasa Beach Hotel, Reef Hotel.
    The price is cool, especially if you are coming from Outside Kenya you are able to do all sorts of activities and much more with your money.

    Unique Quality: The hotels Ive listed are the 5 astar hotels they have in Mombasa.

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by MikeAtSea

If one thinks of Kenya the Serengeti and Mount Kenya come to mind, the mighty Masai worriers and the story of Out of Africa.
This country has become a popular tourist destination for visitors to explore the game reserves or laze on the beaches at popular Mombasa beach resorts. This image however has been dented in recent months with violent political uprisings.
However the tourist centres appear to be calm, even though much less tourists are travelling to Kenya at present.
The countries capital Nairobi is the economical and political centre, Mombasa at the Indian Ocean coast is the countries prinicpal port.
Expeditions lead to the top of Kenya Mount Kenya.

Mombasa raha

by muguruki

Mombasa itself is an island only joined to the mainland of Kenya by a short causeway to the west a bridge over the creek to Nyali in the north and a short hop on a ferry to the south to Likoni.

To the north and south of the island are long stretches of beaches made up of soft white sand. Some distance out to sea you can see waves breaking at the point where sand bars and the coral reef is close to the surface of the water.

If you take a look at my Mombasa page you would be mistaken for thinking that I spend all my time on the beach. There is only so much slobbing on the beach that you can do, but if that is what you are going to do then there is probably no better place to slob out than this beach in front of the Mombasa Beach Hotel. The Mombasa Beach is a good old hotel with a nice rectangular pool so you can swim proper lengths up and down the pool rather than around concrete whales, plastic palm trees and under bridges.

It is a nice beach mind!

For me Mombasa is the town not the beach I just love the mix of the peoples on the coast of Kenya. The town is full of Indian influences as well as Arab, Swahili, and Bajuni. there are also a lot of up country Kenyans as well Immigrants from Kenyas close neighbours Tanzania, Uganda nad Somalia and completing the mix are the bright pink tourists.

Mlango Wa Kenya! Gateway to Kenya

Not only is Mombasa the gateway to Kenya but to a lot of East Africa. Container ships that dock in the port of Mombasa will be unloading goods that can end up in Uganda, Rwanda, and Eastern Congo.


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Forum Posts

Single day safari

by naturalbornflier

I am travelleing to Kenya ( Mombasa beach area) for a week in July 2007. I am taking my partner and her family. Is it possible to go on a 1 day safari from here.



Re: Single day safari

by flyrubi

Yes it's possible to take a one day safari from Mombasa. You can visit the Shimba Hills National Reserve. It's a coastal botanically rich rainforest.
It's only 45min drive from Mombasa City and 30min from South coast. Here you have the chance to see the rare sable antelope, herd of elephants, the dramatic black and white columbus monkeys, if you are fortunate the leopard makes rare appearances here.
For accommodation there is the shimba lodge which is a tree hotel where each room has a balcony overlooking the water hole where you get to see the animals us they come to take water.
Hope you enjoy your stay in Kenya.

Re: Single day safari

by muguruki

Yeah! easy to get a safari from Mombasa, Hotels, reps and beach boys will all be trying to sell you safaris. The 1 1/2 day safari was a good deal from what I remember with a night in Voi lodge and a chance to do a night safari and they are quite a bit different from day safaris. It is always cheaper to get the safari that end as well. I have also known people who have booked 2 day safaris in this country with the travel company and find out that when they are on safari they have to pack up there belongings and leave there room while they are in the bush only to find they are given a completely different room when they come back to the hotel.

However long you book your safari for get ready for a very early start its not unusual to leave before your breakie at the hotel.

If you are staying in the Mombasa beach hotel enjoy the food Yum yum!

Re: Single day safari

by Nairobi75

Check if this helps ...



Re: Single day safari

by Servalcat

hi there,
There are several day trips that you can make out of Mombasa which include Tsavo, Shimba hills or just dhow excursions. MICS Safaris do offer such trips and I hope this link will be of great help to you.

All the best


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