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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at whitesands with my 3year old for 8 days was given a room on a third floor, the air condition and mini bar fridge was not working, In the evening was no room service, i had to keep on going up and down to pick my sons milk from the night bar near the pool. the children play...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whitesands never dissapoints, was back here again for a conference in March! The place is clean, the activities numerous, the food fresh and the rooms spacious. The staff were very helpful during the conference and were able to quickly meet our needs since the participants came more than we had booked! but they accomodated our expanded needs gracefully!

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Francis M, General Manager at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent conference. Thanks for finding time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are humbled that you scored us tops in all the areas and I would like to reassure you that we...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Having spent many years in mombasa and knowing most hotels and beautiful places,whitesands hotel stands out in the crowd. The rooms are wonderful and you can easily do business from your room. Lovely staff and their buffet from lunch to dinner is one of the best very cosmopolitan. They have the best wifi and you are always on the internet...

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Francis M, General Manager at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent visit. Thanks for finding time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are humbled that you scored us tops in all the areas and I would like to reassure you that we...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location: The hotel is a few kilometres north of Mombasa island. This isn't the prettiest beachfront on the Kenyan coast, but the hotel compensates for this with a wonderful guest experience: Room: We stayed in a ground-floor room just a few steps from the pool. There were sun-beds just outside the room. Everything was within easy reach, for maximum relaxation....

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Francis M, General Manager at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent visit. Thanks for finding time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are humbled that you scored us tops in all the areas and I would like to reassure you that we...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent 2 weeks at Sarova with my mother. The resort never disappoints, from fantastic surroundings to staff care and attention. We arrived mid morning on 11/2/2017. Check in was efficient, thanks to Bernard Munghai who had pre arranged our rooms. Food is a little better than my previous visits. The chefs are always willing to accommodate requests from guests,...

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Raj V, General Manager at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent visit. Thanks for finding time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are humbled that you scored us tops in all the areas and I would like to reassure you that we...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed every bit of our stay here. Very family friendly. Check inn was very quick. Food variety was very good mix if local and international dishes. I took half board basis including dinner and b/fast. For dinner, drinks were charged separately as it was not part of the package. That was not made clear to us at the...

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Raj V, General Manager at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent visit. Thanks for finding time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are humbled that you scored us tops in all the areas and I would like to reassure you that we...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location of hotel is of nice. I cane here with high hope, however the service has not been upto the mark. The airconditioning was pathetic, even though i requested specifically while checking in to give me riom which has proper airconditioning but unfortunately it didnt make any difference. We complained atleast 4 times but nothing happened. After lot of request...

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Kisumu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel has managed to remain consistent with competition coming up everywhere. We stayed in premier sea front rooms and they do not disappoint. Large rooms with two double beds.Housekeeping is efficient. Breakfast and Dinner choices are large and service prompt even if they are busy staff are swift and smiling. Check in is too slow.We dint get towels and juice....

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Raj V, General Manager at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent holiday and having spared time to share your memorable experience in this forum. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we apologize for we did not live-up to your expectations during...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well kept, friendly staff and brilliant buffet - The Whitesands was one of our favourite hotels we stayed at in Kenya. Rooms are kept to an exceptional standard, with huge double beds, a good mini fridge and a large bathroom with bath and shower! Around the resort, there's a lovely spa pool which was quite - and during the day...

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Raj V, General Manager at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent visit. Thanks for finding time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are humbled that you scored us tops in all the areas and I would like to reassure you that we...

Nairobi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at room 1110, great location, great views, partial sea view. The renovated rooms are really nice. Great rain shower, pity about the bathtub though. Why was it omitted? The AC works well, The TV channel selections was good. The housekeeping could be a little prompt though. I could've given 5 stars were not for them. Most house keeping was...

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Raj V, General Manager at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent visit and having spared time to share your memorable experience in this forum. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, I have shared your comments on rooms with my Executive Housekeeper....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
East Africa's finest resort, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa is conveniently located on one of the longest magnificent beach fronts on the Kenyan coast. We take pride in ensuring our guests enjoy the most relaxing and comfortable stay in tastefully furnished rooms and suites offering spectacular ocean, pool and garden views. For dining and entertainment, guests can choose from three themed superb restaurants, two great bars, and the exclusive Cocos Beach Bar, overlooking the beautiful Mombasa Ocean. There are four outdoor swimming pools with water slides, spring board, diving boards and four floodlit tennis courts that also serve as a landing ground for helicopters. A fully equipped wellness and fitness club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a PADI diving centre and a host of water sports, like snorkelling and jet skiing are also available. Be it a family holiday with children, beach wedding, honeymoon, business meetings with a difference or special interests like deep sea diving or fishing, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa has something special for everyone. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Malindi Road, Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa > Bamburi
Price Range: $234 - $436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 335
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Also Known As:
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort And Spa
Sarova Whitesands Beach Hotel Bamburi
Whitesands Hotel Mombasa
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Kenya/Bamburi
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bamburi
#1 Spa Hotel in Bamburi
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bamburi
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“Near the bar can be noisy at night”
 of 5 bubbles Nyakato, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms from 1110 on wards, proximity to the beautiful pool, quiet and some have partial sea views”
 of 5 bubbles BabbzNairobi, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea view, pool view rooms”
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 of 5 bubbles Stylish001f, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view to the sea”
 of 5 bubbles apiispa, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Palm rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles 81ashokb, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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