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Paris, France
Reviewed 5 December 2011

This hotel is worth visiting!! Outstanding facilities and room service!!! There is no doubt that I will return. Do not hesitate to send them an email were you need to be picked up at the airport This service was great as well! I especially enjoyed the food at the buffet, there was variety and the quality was excellent.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 5 December 2011

We had a fabulous vacation at the REEF Hotel. The hotel has finished a 2year face-lift and has completely changed from when I stayed there 5 years ago. The food was excellent, the service very friendly and the rooms have been upgraded to 4 star European standards. 3 pools and lots of things for the children to do.....swimming on the...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 13 November 2011

back at the reef for business and so glad to see they have refurbished the bathrooms (which i moaned about last time)...modern showers have replaced the old bath tubs! and no more bulky keys but swipe cards which are so convenient. the air-conditioning in the rooms were not adequate, but they have wall fans which do assist. the hotel was...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 10 November 2011

We had a fine holiday in the Reef Hotel, we from, Holland did our first time in Kenya and we were not dissapointed. Kenia and Mombasa are a big adventure The Hotel food, room and facilities were okay ! We did also a fine Safari with the company from Mr Benard Ngei. http://www.gichmaksafarikenya.com. We were guided and driven by his...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2011

My organisation ran a 4-day workshop here in 2010 for around 35 people. (NB - we visited in Oct 2010 but I'm so slow getting this review posted, TripAdvisor won't allow me to select that date in the options list!!) Reef made the workshop management process so easy. There was a well co-ordinated airport pick-up system and attentive reception service....

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1Thank Lewkers
London
Reviewed 31 October 2011

I am a fequent traveller to Kenya and have stayed at several Mombasa hotels. We stayed as a couple at the Reef B and B for 3 days in late October and I can honestly say this is a great value, clean comfotable hotel.The staff were all fantastic never imposing for tips and any very helpful and friendly.The rooms were...

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Thank london j
Cheltenham
Reviewed 29 October 2011

My husband and I who are frequent travellers to Kenya stayed at the Reef Hotel in October 2011. The hotel is well located in beautiful surroundings. The facilities are excellent, The rooms are nice and clean,. The staff cannot do enough for you. The food which is buffett style is good with lots of selection. It is therefore a pity...

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Gallinsky, Director of Sales at Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that our staff was helpful. We have been very active to prevent the cats from waking in the dining area. Soon we will open our new ocean view restaurant so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with...

Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2011

Stayed in the Reef Hotel in Sept 2011 with a couple of friends Big Game fishing out of Mombasa. We did not pick hotel for any other reason that it was close to where we sat sail. But I was extremely happy with our luck, just a little miss understanding when we arrived (type of room and sleeping arrangements) that...

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Gallinsky, Director of Sales at Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that our staff was efficient and friendly and that you liked our buffets. We started renovating the rooms earlier this year and half of the rooms are finished. By summer 2012 all the rooms will be totally renovated. We will soon open our new ocean view restaurant so...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2011

My wife, our 22 month daughter and I have just returned from a great 2 week holiday in this resort. We took a long review of the comments about this resort before booking the holiday as this could be our last exotic holiday for a while as our daughter will have to pay full plane fare once she reaches her...

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Thank Paulo A
England
Reviewed 8 October 2011

Have just returned from a wonderful week in Kenya staying at the Reef Hotel. We were all inclusive for the week, and spent 2 days on safari. Positives: - Great food - Really friendly staff - Stunning views over the beach and the Indian Ocean - Excellent main pool and bar - Evening entertainment (particularly the live band) was excellent...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Reef Hotel Mombasa is a friendly, relaxed Hotel, professionally managed since 40 years by the same family to serve a mix of international and resident guests. The hotel offers a combination of resort facilities for beach holidays, as well as business services including conference rooms and corporate business facilities. The Reef Hotel Mombasa is conveniently situated on the white sandy beaches of Nyali overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. We are adjacent to the very best shopping areas, clubs, restaurants and golf courts and only 7 kilometres north of Mombasa city centre. The original Reef Hotel Mombasa was built in 1972. The hotel just had a significant renovation and has re-opened with new designed rooms and public areas. Reef Hotel rooms are air-conditioned, each with its own bathroom, balcony, telephone extension and TV. Buffets are the traditional way we serve meals with a international mix of cuisine. Enjoy our romantic candle-lit dinners on theme nights (African, Chinese, Lebanese, Indian, International, etc) and regular barbeques. A choice of 3 restaurants and 4 bars, and water sports directly on the beach assure you that the Reef Hotel Mombasa is ready for your holiday. With regular entertainment by our resident live band and disco, 3 fantastic swimming pools, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, relaxed sun-bathing and elegant evenings; yours will be a very special holiday in Reef Hotel Mombasa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Reef Hotel

Address: Nyali beach | off Mount Kenya Road, Mombasa 82234-8010, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa
Price Range: $106 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Reef Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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Also Known As:
Reef Hotel Mombasa
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Mombasa
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“Don't choose this hotel the rooms are in need of renovation.”
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“Rooms over looking the sea are serene. Rooms are not modern but they are nice and clean.”
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“Not room 247.”
  • Interesting pattern on the bathroom mirror...
  • You could pay a lot for the tarnished loo these days...
  • Previous guest left an apple sticker... nice touch.
  • Socket is loose.
 of 5 bubbles tjfc66, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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