Papillon Lagoon Reef

Diani Beach, Diani, Kenya | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $114.00

Travel Blogs from Diani

This Time for Africa

A travel blog entry by evy_duville


... and look at me now...and what I have achieved in those 7 months...I can honestly say I am proud of myself for making this trip the way I did it!

The last 3 days I have been in Diani Beach, and how fast my time went by, being busy just meeting friends that I left behind and seeing the children from Kebene Children's home again. Friday evening was a crazy night out with Dolly and mr Steve, in which even my phone crashed because of too ...

Degoretti and the matatu

A travel blog entry by cat.richardson


Today was our first day back from safari and we had the unbelievable opportunity to volunteer in the slums of Kenya. We broke off into groups of two or three and headed out to the different pediatric HIV slum clinics known as Lea Toto. Lea Toto literally means "to raise a child" and these clinics offer free services to HIV positive children one day old to eighteen years of age. Depending on their level of need, these children can also be sponsored to go ...

Getting to know the boys and visiting Kikumbala!

A travel blog entry by charlottewright


... the school where the boys go after they have spent a successful amount of time at the rehabilitation centre. However it is not always successful as one of the boys who is currently with us at the rehab centre did successfully get to the school, yet sadly went back to the streets, so is now back at stage 1. All of the boys have 3 chances at the centre.

When we arrived at the school we were met by Sister Emma, one of the two directors of the project ...

Quality Kenya

A travel blog entry by thealfers


... we should have realised this as we left Hell's Gate to head back to Nairobi. We got in the Matatu taxi, expecting to be able to leave in about 20 minutes when the taxi filled up. Next thing we know the taxi heads off with just three of us in it. We tried asking the driver what was happening but we got a non-committal shrug of the shoulders in response. We then went on a bizarre trip around Naivasha town, speaking to mechanics, going past a shop and then ...

This is a sentence.

A travel blog entry by carynjw

We attempted capital letters and full stops in English today, what a nightmare. I thought this was something they really would have grasped by now, I mean some have, but some really have NOT.

I popped to Ratna to collect my clothes that I'm having made. Linda had forgotten the long skirt, the short skirt was too small and the dress was too big. Bit of a shame, but I'll be able to get it sorted.

Visited Cafe Mocha ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Papillon Lagoon Reef Diani

    Very pleasant hotel


    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.

    Tired and run down ,lovely beach


    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.

    Kenyan magic - thanks to this website


    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.

    A Great Holiday!


    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.

    Our wedding at the Lagoon Reef


    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!

    Papillon Lagoon Reef, Diani Beach October 2005


    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.

    We liked it-I'm sure you will too


    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.


    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

    TripAdvisor Reviews Papillon Lagoon Reef Diani

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent