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White Elephant

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Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Malindi, Kenya
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The place has very unique archietecture. Service was excellent. They made breKfast as per our requirement. Rooms were very clean and well maintained. But poor wifi and we booked on the spot sooo may be some hick ups in rooms. Pool was amazing. Food was reallly tasty. Just that due to lack of tourism the place llooked very abandoned by... More 

Thank Mansi P
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The White Elephant is a landmark destination in Malindi. The open air art galleries are lovely to pass through, the tropical garden settings are fabulous. The restaurant is as good as anything in all of town. Great place to stay, high recommended.

Thank Rory K
Kaltenkirchen, Germany
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138 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

The rooms are big, with an interesting view, some in the garden.or sculpture or at the side the beach. The breakfast was a bit poor, for this hotel. The evening dinner ok, but nothing special. It was not our hotel style.

Thank Tatjana0409
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Absolutely the best beach spot in Malindi. The small menu ensures everything on there is very good. The staff are brilliant but you spend most of the time enjoying the beautiful view. Prices are pretty decent considering how exclusive the hotel is. Best dish: Indian Ocean risotto

Thank Rowan E
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2014

..If you are an Art lover..you will fall in love with the place. I hope the services are cool too. I didn't get to experience a lot ...but the little i got was great.

Thank Winfred Rware M
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

It was awesome..the rooms were beautiful and the bar and pool amazing :) I'm a fan of good bathrooms soooo theirs was definitely a plus point :) :) the food was good though I had gone during low season..the beach is also nice and dazzling and it's very close to rosada :)

Thank Oltome M
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

I stayed here over easter for five nights and I really must say its like staying in an Art gallery its so beautifully artistic. The rooms were gorgeous and v spaciously with great care given to turn down and display every evening. Service was also wonderful and the staff v friendly and always accommodating. Easy and cheap to get into... More 

Thank HunterSony
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

Though I wouldn't be quick to go back, only because the ambience wasn't ideal for me.... But the food was great, the waiters were the best I've come across in malindi. We went here just for lunch and had the pleasure of looking at the art pieces and I must say the whole place is like one huge painting. Beautiful.

Thank Irene M
Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2013

A lovely beach location, the venue has a very interesting art display that is worth a meander. There is a nice pool and atmosphere is OK. Beach area was very crowded with little privacy, sea not brilliant for swimming. Lunchtime food - was very average. Service could be improved (a lot).

Thank Carol B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malindi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?