Papillon Lagoon Reef
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... and had a lovely lunch under the huge trees which are inhabited by small cheeky monkeys that dropped nuts on us. In the after noon we did an evening game drive and were lucky enough to see a family of black rhinos, several giraffes and a herd of elephants. We were also blown away by the bird life. Arrived back for dinner under stars and headed of for an early night as we ...
... on my plane, so at least I have company for some of the journey.
I said my goodbyes again, this time to it's final! Really strange leaving everyone and the home I've had for a whole month, but it's time for the next chapter and adventure.
We had a couple of obligatory beers at the airport (of course). I had about 5 hours to kill in Addis Ababa before boarding the next plane to Delhi, so ...
... with stone wall and German inscriptions on the gravestones
Along downtown old German Bagamoyo: Now we walked in the warm weather along the cobblestone street and looked at the old houses around us…. And we decided we needed desperately a cold drink… no drink but the icecream guy came by, so we had nice cold icecream in front of an old German house…. Further down the road we found also a cold drink…. ...
... about them loving the facepainting! Wow! It was such a hit with them.
Last night the kitchen boys and Wade from Manchester were listening to the game on the radio and you could hear them hollowing as Manchester won. It is nice for them to have a guy here. Today we took him to the local school and around the village, and like me initially was astounded at what 'school’ is like here and local shopping in a village. Asbestos laying ...
... He has made a pumpkin and ginger soup that Shelby dies for, it is so thick with ginger that it is almost spicy hot. Then there are samosas, which are made from triangular wraps of bread, similar to tortillas, stuffed with meat and coriander. He makes us every kind of seafood we can purchase from Ali, our personal fisherman. So far, he has gotten Estela and the kids to eat fish, lobster, shrimp, both breaded and in a curry sauce, octopus and tonight he will attempt to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Papillon Lagoon Reef Diani
If you know in advance what to expect from this hotel by reading reviews on different website as we did, you won't be disapointed.
We stayed a week at this hotel following our safari. We were in a beachfront room, the rooms need allot of work they are quite run down with mould growing on the wall and ceiling especially the bathroom.
My boyfriend and I have just got back from a brilliant trip to Kenya. We checked everything out on this website before we went and we weren't disappointed.
My wife and I travelled to Kenya to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and I can say that we were not disapointed. We stayed for 10 nights, 7 at the Beach and 3 on Safari.
We stayed at the then Lagoon Reef back in September 1992 with my parents and friends. We were married at Fort Jesus, and celebrated our wedding day at the hotel, with a lobster meal in the beachside restaurant in the evening. It was a fantastic holiday. Everything about it, from the beautiful meandering gardens down to the pool, to the monkeys that frequented our balconies every day. We loved the hotel and staff, especially the entertainment team who got us all involved in volleyball, keep fit and anything else they could think of in the pool each day. I cant believe it is 16 years since I was there. We swear we will get back there when we are 25 years married with our children. It looks just as beautiful inthe photos now as it was back then. Thoroughly recommended. (PS is Rasta Bob still the resident taxi driver? long dreadlocks, about 35 years of age?)
The one place to re-visit!
well what can i say about the papillion?
apart from the fact its paradise, i loved it so much ive now been about 5 times!
its not just the sun and the sea that will make you return to kenya, but the people and the atmosphere are so unbeleivable you will never want to leave.
i personally think the papillion lagoon reef hotel is by far the best hotel on diani beach the service is fantastic the people and staff are so friendly the food is out of this world it certainly is a once in a life time experience!
so when you write your list of things to do before you die make sure a visit to kenya is somewere on that list!
It was a nice clean hotel, but seemed to be the last on every collection and drop off. Great pool, gardens, sun bathing area and pool bar and the lads who organise the pool sports are excellent, worth getting into if you are getting bored.
Much has been written about the hotel, complaints about the staff; the large number of German guests and the food.
The Great Papillon Lagoon Reef (Kenya)
Am really lost for words. Papillon Lagoon Reef hotel is way cheap and has the best services ever.
I have been to other- even better and expensive hotels in Mombasa-Kenya but the saying that cheap is dear does not apply anywhere near this hotel. Their standard of cleaniless is excellent.
Am planning on a visit again there sometime in June this year.
If you havent tried this hotel, please make sure you do the next time you visit Africa and the Carribean as well.
TRY IT YOU'L LOVE IT
Invasion of the German Kind again!
The hotel Is very nice and I found the food excellent , the staff wonderful But the biggest problem is that this hotel is manly used by the Germans and it is true about the laying of towels on the loungers. I caught them in a photo at 6.15am before we went on a trip