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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed in Driftwood before, I was looking forward to returning. Unfortunately, this will likely be the last time I stay at Driftwood. The rooms we were allocated have not been touched in the best part of 10 years (despite management protestations to the contrary on tripadvisor). Of the 6 rooms our party took, 4 had some sort of plumbing...

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Thank Tom N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most charming hotels on the Kenyan coast. Great thatched cottages 100m from the coral sand beach, sea view and a cooling gentle breeze. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent, a great variety of fresh local produce; great quality fruit, fish and vegetables.

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Nairobi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted to get away to the beach for a day...this was our first time to visit the Driftwood Beach Club and we were not disappointed. Everything from the accommodations, to the beach shades, to the meals was perfect. We especially enjoyed Saturday evening's Mongolian Barbecue--great selections to choose from and all perfectly cooked by friendly chefs....

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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there on Saturday the 4th March 2017 for a Horticulture Exhibition. It is a great wonderful Breezy and quiet place on the sea front with wi-fi. I was served some Fresh fruit Juice by the open bar. I will definitely make time to go back there with friends and family.

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was our second stay and it was as enjoyable as before. Comfortable cottage, excellent food, very friendly service, splendid pool, kids friendly dog,... The only drawback was that our stay was too short.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Only went to restaurant but viewed rooms. If you want great battered fish with chips this is where to go. Also the finest salads of the restaurants we tried in malindi. Also do good spicey chicken. They also have other UK favourites like cottage pie and as such a welcome change from the predominant Italian focus when you need a...

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 8 days in January 2017, and it was most superb! It's an amazing place if you want to relax and u wind and sit back with a cold drink, superb food and watch the Indian Ocean do its stuff . The atmosphere is very incredibly welcoming and nothing is a problem. The cuisine is of s high...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We mostly liked our stay in this British-owned and run beach hotel in Malindi. Food was good and reasonably priced, the different dinner options were great (BBQ evening, Mongolian barbecue, crab night, etc.). Friendly service and good location on the main beach of Malindi. The pool and cabins are a bit dated, however, and seem to belong to a budget...

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Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is the place to enjoy really good food in very pleasant surroundings. Quick friendly service at very reasonable prices. The only downside is some of the ex pat regulars think Kenya is still a British colony. I despise these people with their superior attitude, there is no place for them in modern Kenya.

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1Thank John W
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Driftwood is a wonderful resort and beach club on the Kenyan Coast in the small town of Malindi. Check in at this wonderful resort is made even sweeter with a complimentary glass of freshly squeezed mango juice. From the check in desk, you are escorted to your room by one of the friendly staff members to your room. The...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Suitable for families, couples or groups. Everyone will enjoy The Driftwood for its barefoot, relaxed, ‘family home’ style.We also host a large number of wedding ceremonies.The Kenyan coast is a lush diversity of various environments. The marine life in the parks is absolutely stunning and only getting better and better since the law was implemented to protect from over-fishing. The edges of the beach are lined with palm trees that sway gently in the wind. Further inland there are the lush tropical forests that house hundreds of species of bird life and animal life. The most famous of these is the Sokoke forest which is half an hours’ drive from The Driftwood. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Driftwood Beach Club

Address: Silversands Road | PO Box 63, Malindi 80200, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Malindi
Price Range: ₹ 7,230 - ₹ 10,748 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Driftwood Beach Club 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Driftwood Beach Club Hotel Malindi
Driftwood Beach Hotel
Driftwood Beach Malindi
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#3 Family Hotel in Malindi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Malindi
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“Try and get one of the rooms that's been updated”
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“Cottages No. 1 and No. 2 has the shortest distance to the pool.”
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“This is a small resort, so every room has a wonderful view of the ocean from the front porch.”
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