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Oakland, California
Reviewed 10 August 2013

My boys and I had a fantastic time at Che Shale, it was just what we needed between game park visits. The resort blends so well into its natural surroundings you hardly know you have arrived and it is very tastefully furnished. The bandas are amazing, with plenty of privacy and mere steps from the beach....and what a beach! Stretches...

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Che Shale is the kenyan paradise. A unique place in a fantastic and quiet beach, integrated in the nature, with excellent accomodation, fantastic service and food, perfect for having a rest or for Kite Surf, with friends, couple or alone.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Che Shale is exactly what is promises to be - it is stylish, but not in a 5-star resort way; It is far away from everything and everyone; it is peaceful and quiet; it is stunningly beautiful; and offers a great escape. It is a perfect place for doing nothing, but enjoying the beach, and great food. It is not...

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CheShale, Owner at Che Shale, responded to this review

Greetings from Che Shale, this is Justin. First of all thanks so much for taking the time to post a review for us We are so happy you had a lovely time at Che Shale and we sincerely appreciate you sharing that positive experience with other travelers. I must admit it is odd typing up a management response as they...

Ad Dawha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Well, well, there is a lot to say about Che Shale, but apparently Kenyans donno about this hidden gem. 20 kilometers of Malindi lays Che Shale, its a resort you need to visit in a life time... Unspoilt, sleepy, calm, quiet and tranquil, the resort give you back the nature. Arrive in coconut avenue, stay in natural 'bandas' - its...

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harare
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Che Chale is the best spot we have been to for kite surfing and chilling , offers flat water and waves , excellent accommodation, food and drink , surf shop and instructors and most importantly consistent winds ! ....look no further !!

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Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

A truly fantastic, breathtaking, beautiful place in the middle of nowhere, just perfect for a romantic getaway or seclusion from the busy world! We found it by luck and prolonged our stay in Kenya only because of it! The service and quality impeccable! We fully enjoyed every minute of the place and astonishing coastal surroundings... it's heavenly located in the...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2013

This is one of those places I could return to every year to relax, get away from it all, eat amazing food and kitesurf all in the same place! We decided to book the basic hut to save money on the overall trip, but even the basic room was brilliant. Next time though, we'll be upgrading just to spoil ourselves.

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5Thank MatHinton
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We arrived to CHE SHALE with high expectations from reviews that we read in the net and things that we saw on their website. Our stay there was above all ideas that we had in all maners. The staff from Justin & Isabele through all others were the best hospitalable could be. All were always taking care and had the...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 1 January 2013

a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Che Shale for making our 6 night stay so very enjoyable. We loved everything, the friendly dogs which kept us company the whole day, the "out of Africa" deluxe banda, the fantastic and very tasty food and the really nice staff who cared for us in such a warm and simple way, that...

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Spent only one night in Che Shale but it was enough to convince me that I can never again go anywhere else in Malindi. I would say that Che Shale is the 'beach' equivalent of some of the upscale ecologically-minded tented camps in Kenya's national parks: a perfect mix of rustic simplicity and green luxury. There is a lot of...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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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: ₹ 5,185 - ₹ 11,256 (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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