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Nanyuki
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I loved this place. Its so relaxed, simple and low key. The rooms and main areas are built using local materials, set on the beach, and it has great character and style. The waiters were really kind and helpful and the food was great. The owner made a much appreciated effort to see us in the evening during dinner and...

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing time at Che Shale. Great staff, service, facilities and just an all round beautiful little piece of paradise on the east African coast. 12knt to 18knt all day wind. Though the main relaxation areas are wind free due to the way the buildings are set in relation to the landscape and prevailing winds in August....

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Thank Pos B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We got back on the 24th of July after a 2 week stay in paradise. I still have the Che Shale experience hang over. After work, i spend some time on you tube reminiscing as the Che Shale clips are so real to me. The reception you get is so amazing, its like one big happy family. If you are...

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Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We originally booked one week but extended to 2 weeks when we arrived. 30 seconds from the cottage to the sea :) The food is delicious and fresh, Steak for me every day, Fruits and Eggs for breakfast :)

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Thank mattmattma
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This review is long overdue. I used to live in Kenya for almost six years and I have travelled the country. I have been to literally every place at the coast between Diani and Lamu. Nothing compares to Che Shale! Let me start with that feeling when you get out of the car, put your feet into the sand, get...

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Thank Michael F
kampala
Reviewed 5 July 2016

After living in Uganda for 12 years and having visited the Kenyan coast and Zanzibar on several occasions I finally made it to Che Shale and WOW, I wish I had discovered the spot years ago. It is a truly unique place, completely beautiful in all respects. It has maintained a peaceful serenity unlike anywhere else I have visited, it...

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Thank Steven R
Cape Town
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a place you can get away from all noise and hustle and bustle. The internet is so and so but works, there is no TV that I noticed, the lights and charging is by solar panels, and the shower kind of salty...but you know what, it is amazing! This is the medicine needed to really relax. The beaches...

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Thank nomad_from_the_north
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Pristine location - almost to good to be true; very far from the average 'resort'; fantastic concept of no doors or windows anywhere(!) - yet you feel totally safe; extremely friendly and welcoming atmosphere throughout; many very high class activities - big game fishing, reef snorkeling, kite surf school. Good restaurant from African standards. Only drawbacks stem from the no...

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Thank Bjørn G
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We only went there for dinner and it was undoubtedly worth the 30 min bumpy car ride. Amazing seafood! As fresh and delicious as you would expect (but unfortunately do not always find) at the coast. Great and friendly service. Simply a must visit place.

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Geneva
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is a wonderfully isolated property on Kenya's North coast. It takes about 3 to 4 hrs from Mombasa, the last stretch on a coconut husk covered dirt road towards the beach. While accommodation is simple, the beach is first rate and the food top notch. Justin, the owner, farms crabs and his cook must have been inspired by his...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally situated on the pristine coastline 20 minutes north of Malindi Kenya, Che Shale offers style, simplicity and seclusion. Awaiting you are 5 miles of unspoiled deserted beach, eco-chic, stylish beach bandas, delicious fresh cuisine and a myriad of activities from deep-sea fishing to the best kite surfing in East Africa! We have two levels of accommodation and price depending on what you are in the mood for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Che Shale

Address: P.O. Box 2082, Mambrui, Malindi 20800, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi > Mambrui
Price Range: $167 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Rooms furthest from reception have most privacy”
 of 5 bubbles DMEG86, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you can afford it, go for the Beach Banda with the sea view, one is slightly better than the other.”
 of 5 bubbles jackf428, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Luxury bandas only have beach access. Ones at the back are lovely but no view.”
 of 5 bubbles Global35, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are quality”
 of 5 bubbles 884389, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I expect all the rooms are equally good,”
 of 5 bubbles sheenagh2015, 7 Feb 2015 | Read review
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