Travellers Beach Hotel & Club
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... 12. I put up the alphabet and numbers 1-100 on chart paper I had and we work through them. They could only count to 30 but now they're getting it. They were sent home Friday from school b/c they couldnt' pay the school fees, so we had school at home :) That night I came in and Charro and Eunice (mom and dad) were going through the alphabet too. charro only completed primary and eunice didnt' go to school. It was quite a cool moment to see ...
... like. The adults at first glance look very intimidating with their stern faces, but are VERY quick to smile as soon as you say “Jambo!” and wave.
Being as they changed my village late in the game, they are still figuring out home stays. Abdallah said “pick which one you like” as we toured around. He basically gave me two suggestions and the reason why one is better than the other- but that I could ...
... yourself. Our treat for the last day in Kenya.
The british couple touring Africa: here we met a couple from Britain, who shipped their Toyota Landcruiser to Mombasa – they had to wait for a month, because the harbor was to busy and the ship couldn’t enter… he was a car mechanic too and showed Paul all his little tricks he built into his vehicle. It is always amazing to meet other world ...
... supposed to be swimming with dolphins but turns out we couldn't find any even though our tour company promised a 95% success rate. Instead we went out to the worlds second largest reef and mum snorkelled while I went on a number of scuba dives. My instructor was a guy named Juan who decided we are in love and had to get married. So we "got married" on the bottom of the ocean with his scuba instructor friend conducting ...
... or fabric. 'Very good price for you because you are my friend' lol. Its fine the first few times but after awhile it became quite annoying. Even if you ignore them or give one word answers they just keep talking and asking question after question. Relentless! We started making a game of giving fake names. I am known as Shakira or Melissa.
I will never forget my weekend in Mombasa. Partly because its like being in paradise but also because ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travellers Beach Hotel & Club Bamburi
Just returned from a 2-centre holiday in Kenya. First week on safari was awesome. Wonderful experience and stayed in great lodges with fantastic staff, accommodation and food. Then we transferred to the Travellers Beach Hotel..... Rooms are large but require updating and decorating. We had to report that our showerhead was blocked and that water leaked from behind the hot water tap all over the floor. Tap also got so dangerously hot that it had to be handled through the protection of a towel!! None of the faults were satisfactorily rectified.
We were thrilled with the Travellers Beach Hotel. The grounds were beautiful, the pools were lovely and the beach was so nice (even with the constant hustle of the beach boys). The hotel felt very safe and our double room was clean and quite big.
We stayed at the travellers beach hotel three times for the last five years we have always found everything about the hotel and the staff to be excellent we decided to take a safari with the beach boys which was superb we went to exactly the same safari lodges as the people who had booked from the travel agents for pounds less. We saw the big five even rhino. WE MADE FRIENDS WITH MOST OF THE BEACH BOYS. Most people who are on holiday in Africa dont really know how the beach boys live we visited one of the beach boys homes we were amazed at how poor they really are .but all were good natured I just think it is a shame people dont get to know the beach boys before belittleing them when they are only trying to make a living for themselves and their families and who knows what we would do if the situations was reversed. We are looking forward to going back for three weeks this year and make some more friends.
We have just returned from a family holiday to the Travellers Club in Mombassa, this is the all-inclusive part of the Travellers Beach hotel. We had a wonderful time, the staff were fabulous, helpful and friendly. The animation team were very good. The staff who cleaned the rooms were very good. We booked a two week holiday from England and decided to book our safari whilst we were there so as to take full advantage of the "local" knowlege. Our children are 9 and 11 and we found this a fabulous age to take them as they were not too young to enjoy the safari and not too old to be "bored". The only drawback as with all these places is the fact you have to remember to take your malaria tablets! The beach at the Travellers was very nice, but is full of hawkers trying to sell their wares, when in Africa it is best to remember, however annoying they are, that they are just desperately trying to make a living. Once you let them know you are not interested they tend to respect that and leave them alone. We didnt use the beach except for walking, and tended to sunbathe by the two lovely pools (the hotel also has a pool, but we found the AI side had all the best facilities). Sajid the Somak rep at the hotel has a lot of knowledge about safaris and I would recommend booking through him rather than from a person on the beach or outside the hotel, at least that way you have some guarantees. We went to Mwalugange Elephant sanctuary a tented accommodation for one night, which was included in our holiday. It was fantastic there. Then we went to Tsavo East, staying at Voi Wildlife Safari Lodge for one night and Saltlick Safari Lodge for one night. There are plenty of animals to be seen in Tsavo East, but take heed, you will probably not see Leopard and you definitely wont see Rhino as you need to go to Tsavo West for that, and would need another night really. In Tsavo East we saw a total of 29 lions over two days, not more than three metres away, we also saw a total of approx. 400 elephants over the period. Do not listen to rumours that there are no animals to be seen in Tsavo, it simply is not true. Go, have a great time, and remember take loads of camera film because it is very expensive there!
ich war mit meiner tochter im tb und es war großartig. die anlage ist sehr schön, das personal sehr zuvorkommend, ohne aufdringlich zu sein. das ganze hatte familiären flair.
wir würden jederzeit wieder hinfahren.
Sauberes Hotelzimmer von angenehmer Größer, Bettwäsche wurde täglich gewechselt. Essen durchschnittlich, jeden Tag mehr oder weniger das Gleiche, Frühstück aber besser als Abendessen mit Pfannkuchen und Omelette auf Bestellung, hmmmm, sehr lecker. Aktivitäten am Tag gut mit Darts, Wasser-Aerobics, Wasser-Polo, Minigolf. Abendunterhaltung durchschnittlich. Insgesamt gutes Hotel, könnte aber besser sein. Bitte beachten: Sonnenbaden am Strand nicht möglich, weil die Pagen einen andauernd damit nerven, etwas von ihnen zu kaufen; einfach entschlossen bleiben und nein! sagen.
Wir sind gerade von einem zweiwöchigen All-Inclusive-Urlaub im Travellers Hotel zurückgekommen. Ausgezeichnetes Personal, aber das leitende Personal ist lästig. Frühstück ist gut, Mittagessen okay, zum Abendessen lieber ein anderes Restaurant finden. Das Essen in der Poolbar ist gut. Besser als das Mittagessen im Restaurant. Baraccuda Tauchkurs sehr gut. Tauchjungen sehr freundlich und toll fürs gemeinsame Tauchen. Wunderschönes Riff. Wassersport gut. Sicherheit ausgezeichnet. Zimmer sehr sauber und geräumig. Zum Essengehen in der Nähe probieren Sie mal das Yuls, Il Covo, das indische Restaurant im Hotel oder The Moorings in Mtwapa. Kann auch das Big Game Fishing von James Adcock empfehlen (im Hotel nachfragen). Das Hoteltaxi sollte man lieber nicht benutzen, denn man bezahlt viel mehr als den üblichen Preis. Lokale Taxis um die Ecke oder fahren Sie mit dem Bus (20 Shillings, um einen Stück die Straße herunter zu fahren).
We have just come back from two weeks staying at the all inclusive side of the Travellers Hotel.
A must do
Hotel room good size and clean,bed linen changed everyday.Food average basically same food everyday,but breakfast was better than evening meal with pancakes and omlettes cooked to order mmm very nice,Activities in day good with darts,water arobics,water polo,crazy golf.Entertainment at night average.Overall good hotel but could do better.Take note no sunbathing on beach because ofb bellboys hassaling you to buy things all the time,just be firm and say no!.
My boyfriend & I took a holiday here in July/August 2005. A really great hotel - can't fault the cleanliness or the service esp from the restaurant staff. Rooms were a bit dated I thought and could do with a bit of modernisation i.e. the tv was very old with a green tinge to the screen and the pictures on the walls were a tad gloomy. Food fab, loads of choices, very clean pool. Nice security - esp 'Dave'. Lovely African grey parrot called 'Amigo' in a cage in reception. He looks a bit depressed we wanted to free him. He didn't say a word in 2 weeks! Birds in cages - not right. Beach is very stressful infact it spoiled our holiday with the constant hassle from the beach boys. Far too in your face and won't take no for an answer. Going for a romantic walk is out of the question. Esp at night. Safari is well worth going on but NEVER book from the beach boys. We went to Tsavo East and it was unforgettable. Cheetahs & Lion cubs on the sighting list. Wouldn't come back to Kenya but would thoroughly recommend Travellers Beach Hotel.