Nyali Beach Hotel
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... extreme poverty - dung huts, corrugated metal shacks, and shelters made from twigs and plastic bags. The main road is ringed by "shops" that sell a few of everything you can imagine. After driving through horrendous traffic and poor areas we opted to skip the city tour and head to the beach. The hawkers recognized new blood and we made many new 'friends" who offer ...
... bar area where I could still get as much sunlight as possible. I had a Tusker (lovely Kenyan lager) and sat there listening to the African music playing loudly from the bar. A guy from the hotel came and joined me and we had a nice chat about life in Kenya and his work...everyone here is so keen to talk to you and find out about life in England.
I chilled in the bedroom for a while....I actually had a HOT shower. For the first time ...
... was right by my feet.
Again I went and swam in the ocean, and relaxed for an hour on the beach. I had been admiring the beautifully bright kitenges the African ladies wear and ended up buying....a few.....shall we say!!! I chose them and agreed a price with the seller (lady called Fatma) but didn't carry cash with me down there. She was so trusting, and handed me the kitenges and said I could pay her on Sunday!
The people here are so lovely and I ...
... was disruptive from the outset - he is clearly a damaged boy, older than his years in many ways but with a good understanding of English. He is hardened from the streets and still thinks it ok to carry on acting as he would there.
I witnessed him teasing the little ones, and hitting them across the head quite a lot - there were lots of tears, and the younger ones sat on my lap sobbing. I reported it all to Sister who tells me they ...
... the sandy dirt, as we passed....children looking up to wave and say 'jambo'.
The dormitory where 'my boys' would be staying is pretty big - split into sections with 4 bunk beds in each and 8 lockers. The washing area is in a dusty old room - 8 sinks, 4 showers and 4 toilets - I can only imagine the pandamonium in this area each morning!!! I was told 'teacher - wash yours hands'...which I did!
We ere allowed to help the boys unpack and find their ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Nyali Beach Hotel Mombasa
Just returned from Nyali Beach Hotel. Staff can't do enough for you, all very friendly. Very good food in all restaurants - Mvita grill excellent! All gardens kept in beautiful condition. Only complaint is air contitioning in bedrooms good but very noisy.
Tip- if you want to go on safari, book it with Richard or Steve on Beach (by free form pool, much cheaper than tour reps and excellent. Two day/one night to Tsavo East £85-100 includes all meals and accommodation (cash only - prefer GBP or Dollars). We stayed at Lion Hill Camp - Excellent accommodation!
Just spent 2 weeks at Nyali beach and it was wonderful! Located on the beach, and with beautiful well-kept grounds we had a fantastic time here! The main pool is huge, and the rooms (garden wing) were lovely - nice and cold to escape the heat!
LOVED EVERY MOMENT
After doing a weeks safari we had 8 nights at the Nyali Beach Hotel.
Everything about our stay was great. We was half board and enjoyed
the evening meals being served to your table made a real change
from buffets. It was very quite in the evenings.
Hopefully will be back again in 2006.
Two friends and I first stayed at Nyali beach 3 years ago when our booked hotel, Travellers Beach was burned down. We arrived in the middle of the night, shocked and without our belongings or any idea if we would be able to retrieve anything or continue our holiday. The Nyali Beach staff could not have done more to make us welcome and help us and re-opened their restaurant late at night to feed us. For these reasons and the fact we had a very enjoyable stay that time, we went back this year.
We have just returned from a holiday at Nyali Beach Hotel and were very disappointed in the drop in standards compared with our last visit five years ago. We booked it last minute and thought that as we had stayed in the hotel previously it would be the same. Whilst the staff were friendly and helpful the whole hotel seemed to be "caught in a time warp". The area around the large swimming pool was the exact same. It needs a complete overhaul with new sun loungers, umbrellas and chairs & tables at the bar. The rooms were not clean in comparison with our last visit and the room fridge had not been defrosted in months. After speaking to the staff we were told that the hotel is in receivership so many were unsure of the outcome. Hopefully it will be bought and money invested in re-developing the hotel as it is in beautiful grounds with great staff but they can only do so much.
I have just come back from a holiday in Kenya where I spent a week at the Nyali Beach Hotel (norht coast of Kenya, near Mombasa).
This place is paradise in every sense of the word. My mom and I flew to Mombasa and stayed at the Nyali Beach Hotel. It was my birthday, and the waitors and hotel staff made a procession carrying a wonderful cake, not to mention the live band that promptly began to play the "Happy Birthday" tune...all this for me! I was really touched.
Fabulous staff, beautiful surroundings
We stayed here for a week after a hectic schedule of safaris. What a lovely, relaxing ambience. Great rooms (a vervet monkey and its baby visited us on our balcony the first morning!), views of the Indian ocean, and two fabulous pools.
The highlight was when the staff discovered it was my son's 19th birthday. A beautiful iced cake with his name on, and a card signed by the staff appeared in our room that evening. My daughter's African braids, which took over five hours to do in the hotel hairdressers cost a mere £40. I'd love to go back. Kenya is fantastic!
Best beaches: Malindi, Lamu & Nyali
Nyali Beach hotel - decent pool; lots of waiters.
Malindi Coast & Lamu for best beaches & historical tours (areas temporarily controlled by slavery era Portugese militia, etc.). Watch out for deep sea poisonous jelly fish (pale or purplish in colour) that may wash up dead or alive on some of the more remote beaches! Buy Arab/Swahili sandals for decent prices in old Mombasa town.