Severin Sea Lodge
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... asked to see the photo of Adrianne and I again. I declined to give him the photo, but allowed them to take pictures of it with their cell phones (although I was a little weirded out by it). When I inquired why they were so interested in the photo, they thought that we looked like movie stars and were extremely excited to tell their families that they had hung out with me. I had a good chuckle over it and found it ...
... saw plenty of fish, especially starfish. We had to be wary of the spiky sea urchins, very painful to tread on. Unfortunately Jo decided to pick a fight with one and came off worse; spikes covering the sole of her foot. But a trip to the on duty nurse when we got back sorted things. After the boat ride we had a late lunch and then just chilled around the resort for the rest of the ...
So after the scholars left we all piled into Abdallah's small apartment in the city (Mombasa). We all slept on the floor and he had his doorman bring us chai in the morning and all sat around on the floor sipping our tea and eating our mzdazi (fried dough). We made plans to head to Diani beach south of the city before heading up to Nairobi. Diani beach is AMAZING. The scenery was straight out of my Kenya travel book. Pinch me.
We didn’t even lay on ...
... people- which doesn't work with everyone, so I am learning new communication techniques. Ha!
7. I have drank several coconuts then subsequently eaten the flesh. Charro, my dad, asked if I wanted one, one day and he climbed right up in the tree and got me one.
8. My host dad had me plant a coconut tree with him the other day so "they could remember me always"
9. Gma Lois told me that she's going to be very sad when I leave and ...
... It's optional and the days are already quite tiring.
Every second Tuesday, Madam Dorothy from Precious comes to the house and cooks a Swahili dinner. It was really lovely, but far far too much. However saying that we did go to Cafe Mocha for desert.... I went with Sean, Michelle, Natasha and Laura, had milkshakes and shisha. We got bikes homes and they tried to race home, bit scary especially when Sean didn't turn up ...
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having read other review's for severin on this site, we were really lookng forward to two great weeks , in fact we were very disappointed, our room was very tired looking, the towels, were very old and smelt musty ( although they were changed everyday) the sheets on the bed were threadbear and not particularly clean looking and when we closed the curtains the room was filled with the most awful smell. I must say that this was also the same with the seats in the safari bar and pizza area. Also having to sign for all drinks and food was a pain - so much paper work for hotel staff and guests.
Relax, its Africa!
The Severin Sea Lodge hotel is a wonderful place to chill out. Having just spent two weeks here in June. The staff are exceptionally friendly and the service diligently and professionally carried out. The rooms are perhaps a little "tired" but, hey, this is Africa! Relax.
The beach boys will hassle but behind that painted smile lie some hearts of gold. If you don't want to buy simply say "no thanks" and they will leave you alone (eventually).
Before you go, clean out the bottom draw of the old shirts and maybe trainers and pack them in the suitcase. Give them to whoever you like best in Kenya and they will love you forever. They have very little except a lovely smile and a big heart.
I have been to kenya before and this was my second time i chose this hotel because of its location. The hotel was at a good standard and the staff made you welcome to the hotel the hotel is on the beach front this is good apart from the people on it trying to sell you keyrings and things made from wood that did make it hard to go on the beach because once at the top of the steps down to the beach they were there and calling you down. The food at the hotel was at a good standard different food every day. We used the pool everyday and the pool attendent was fantastic he used to get the beds ready for you in the morning and they would be in the same place every day witch was good we got to know some nice people in the second we who were getting married there the week we came home and they said it was all done for them the hotel in a lovely place to get married.
just come back from the best holiday ive ever had ! the severin was just fantastic the people who worked there were fantastic friendly and couldnt do enough for you fom the cleaners to the bar staff and the animation team all really great people the severin itself is beautifull and clean and the food was good never boring i would challenge anyone to say any complaints i went with my daughter and we were so looked after and never bored once there was things to do like water aerobics water polo jogging beach walks boat rides endless things but you werent pressured if you didnt want to join in hello to festus !! a top barman and to sweet harre who was a trainee animation team member give him a permenant job!! all the staff worked very hard to make your holiday great the rooms are really clean and comfortable and lovely gardens to look out onto (pat on the back to the gardeners !) i cant say enough about the severin it has as i said the best employers ive ever had the pleasure to meet and i think that made our holiday perfect well done to the owners of the hotel because they have made it a real pleasent family atmosphere there i cant wait to return again thanks for a perfect holiday
I found the journey from the airport to the hotel a bit of an eye opener - alot of poverty.
We arrived early morning at the SSL on 18th Feb 2006. We were greeted by warm friendly staff who straight away offered us a cold drink and a cold flannel.
Great Holiday And What A Wedding
This was the holiday not to be missed
the weather was great the staff very helpfull
the safari was the highlite of the holiday you MUST be done before its to late
the wedding was fantastic what a setting
The only down side to the holiday was if all inclusive you are constantley having to sign bits of paper
This could have spoilt the holiday but in the end all was ok
My husband and myself have just returned from a last minute holiday to Severin Sea Lodge, Bamburi Beach on an All Inclusive basis. As soon as we drove in we were very impressed with the picturesque cottage style hotel rooms. Seeing as this was a last minute deal we didnt expect this to be such a plush hotel. We can honestly say that this was one of our best holidays. Great value for money!!
Reluctantly left Nairobi for the Coast, weather notwithstanding in Nairobi, very dull, heavy rains.
Asked to find out where we would be staying, "Severin Sea Lodge", uuhhh! really? as in ok, if you say so, but I have never heard of such a place. Already been to Whitesands, Nyali, Watamu; Severin sounded different.
The moment we drove in, I just loved it. Yes, it was the excellent place to be at that time. Everybody was really good, explaining, providing information and details, very friendly, (information not requested but provided).
Enjoyed myself thoroughly! Recommended to all interested in a regenerating weekend!