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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I visited and loved every second of our stay! This is an exceptional property with clusters of amazing rooms around private pools. It is a tropical setting with lush landscaping, gorgeous art and beautiful large rooms with air conditioning and separate dressing areas. The staff was exceptionally kind, especially traveling with a child - they just could... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second time in Malindi BUT Lion in the Sun motivated me to plan my next holiday very soon. Spacious room, overall cleanliness +linen and well trained staff makes my business trip exceptional. I recommend Lion in the Sun to everyone who would prefer Royal Hospitality.

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Mombasa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I hardly visit Malindi, as personally i prefer to visit Diani more often. But i gave it a try for Easter Weekend only because of the hotel, and the good things i have heard about it. I must say,that we were amazed with the place. The hotel is more like a boutique hotel with limited suites, so not over crowded.... More 

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1 Thank Imran N
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

If you want an Incredibly relaxing facial in an amazing setting with very professional staff, this is the place to go Best place in Malindi. Would thoroughly recommend if you want to get away from it all.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Lion in the Sun was even better than I had expected. The room was well and tastefully furnished and very clean. It showed no signs of the wear and tear that is characteristic of many other hotels in this area. The wireless broadband worked without interruption in the room and around the rest of the hotel. The other areas of... More 

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2 Thank TimEVLU
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

My partner and I had a fantastic time at this very unique welcoming resort! Sabine, Kennedy and the rest of the of the team looked after us so well. Their laid back approach really does mean that you feel like you are home away from home. The rooms are simple and well furnished with a lot of space, your own... More 

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4 Thank Sabrina D
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

Lion in the Sun is an idyllic setting. Its a beautiful place to stay. The pools, gardens and houses are all amazing - there are so many places to sit and relax that are simply stunning. We stayed over the New Year period and it was a lovely balance of being peaceful but with some people around. Definitely a great... More 

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3 Thank Ben W
Malindi, Kenya
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

It was a breathtaking experience when I for the first time arrived at the Resort. No wonder the frequently visited Hotel by the rich and famous!Everything is perfectly in place..from the setting,food and service.The staff are amazing!The SPA is without any doubt the best I have ever since(Sophisticated equipment,qualified personnel,very well appointed details. Arrived weighing 86kgs but was 80kg after... More 

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4 Thank JM001_1984
Alcoy, España
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Excellent location, magnifique service at all levels. Beautiful area, beach magnifique. really a place to go, relax and enjoy the conversations with your colleagues. Do not miss the chance to visit the city, really interesting. follow the instructions of the people in the hotel about leaving in the surroundings.

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2 Thank Jumagito
Nairobi
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Plus Points:- • Amazing, very friendly excellent service from each and every local staff member. They went out of their way to cater for our requested dishes or so we felt. • Beautiful and very peaceful layout. • The Spa staff was accommodating and excellent at their work especially Millie and Dina. • Took us around Malindi town in their... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lion in the Sun was the famous Malindi dwelling of Flavio Briatore, where he was used to accommodate friends, sport champions and personages of the show but since 2007 he has preferred to turn it into an exclusive retreat. The Lion in the Sun is made up of 16 large and luxurious rooms distributed in 4 splendid villas dipped in a beautiful tropical garden, interrupted with 4 swimming pools, where the hosts can enjoy the principle privacy and 60 staff in order to satisfy every wishes and desires. The 16 rooms are furnished in various styles and each has its own personality in order to transmit emotions and feelings. The eyes of the guest stop in every corner because no details have been left to the case. Lion in the sun is a boutique hotel where bookings can be directed in two options:1. Hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board, full board or2. Hotel with Detox cure included.The property is in fact one of only six exclusive Henri Chenot Detox centers around the world and the Chenot philosophy of wellbeing through diet and the body is fully integrated into the guest’s staying on cure.Starting with a personal consultation, therapists use specific massaging techniques according to age-old Chinese tradition, hydrotherapy and aesthetic treatments. A bio-light diet is devised along with a bio light alimentary regime which teaches the correct use of food. The menu consists of exceptional fresh and natural foods including fruit, fish and vegetables. The on-site staffs at Lion in the Sun is fully trained to use an array of treatments from hydrotherapy, phyto-mud therapy and hydro jet treatments to ease away toxins and leave the body feeling purified and relaxed. The retreat’s personal trainer complements the treatments with a variety of activities from yoga to cycling through the forest, swimming and using the fully equipped high tech gym. Amongst the famous names that have come to Detox at the Lion in the Sun’s Thala Spa are Naomi Campbell, Fernando Alonso, Roberto Cavalli, Bono and John Galliano, to name a few.After having treatments at the Thala SPA Henri Chenot or relaxing in the sunshine by one of the four seawater swimming pools, you can take a leisurely stroll to the retreat’s private beach located only 300 metres away in the Malindi Marine Park. The beach which has a fully serviced pool, cooling tents with luxurious sun beds and personal butler service are the perfect ingredients to complete the Lion in the Sun experience. On the 5th of October 2010 Thala Spa Henri Chenot was awarded by the prestigious UK magazine TATLER as the best SPA of the world for Life- changing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lion in the Sun Resort

Address: Casuarina Road, Marine Park, Malindi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Price Range: $419 - $807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion in the Sun Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Lion In The Sun Hotel Malindi
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Malindi
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Malindi
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“Get the Suite with a private pool!”
 of 5 bubbles ImranN_11, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in suite which as very spacious. The turndown service included blackout blinds... my partner and I slept so well!!”
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“Room 210 is ideal for any person craving for a quiet holiday”
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“We got a low season upgrade.”
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