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Moyne/Bungalow Road, Nyali, Mombasa 00200 Kenya
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#28 of 104 hotels in Mombasa
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At Makwetu Villas we offer wonderful alternative to the traditional hotel accommodation, a unique cost effective accommodation solution that combines the convenience of the hotel accommodation with flexibility of a self catering option. The best haven for business relaxation and/or leisure and travel stunningly beautiful out and inside. If you are considering a romantic getaway, planning to create long-life memories with your family or planning a business trip Makwetu Villas will offer you the flexibility to stay your way. Makwetu is extremely well positioned near Nyali Beach Hotel, adjacent or sharing the same wall with Nyali Golf Club, 5 minutes walk to the clean Nyali beach for and easy access to Mombasa Shopping centre’s and recreational facilities that is few minutes’ drive to access the same. A homely and friendly place for those with young families and those who prefer the informality of self catering holidays.
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J.M. M wrote a review Nov 2019
Nairobi, Kenya102 contributions31 helpful votes
I booked the place via airbnb and stayed for two nights. The place is suitable for a budget traveler. Its a advertised as a serviced apartment but the service is minimal. Breakfast options are limited. kitchen closes at 5 pm. No gym or health club. There's a swimming pool though. The room is of reasonable size and looked clean and with the necessary basics. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. The general ambiance is cool away from town noises. Good for business travellers on budget.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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BabaZedi wrote a review Jul 2019
Nairobi, Kenya41 contributions15 helpful votes
Makwetu Villas is tucked away in a quiet and calm corner of Nyali in Mombasa. It’s quite neat the public beach too. The studios are 2 types - larger ones on ground floor and smaller ones on upper floor but with a balcony. I prefer the ground level rooms - Larger. It can benefit from some renovation. The staff are very helpful and available. Nice place for peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Makwetu V, Manager at Makwetu Villas
Responded 27 Jul 2019
Thank you for taking time to rate our place,we appreciate your gesture. We have noted you comment about renovations and be assured that we are already i the process of giving our facility a face lift. We hope to host you again in the near future. Thank you
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Anita wrote a review Jan 2019
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My family and I stayed at Makwetu for four nights. Three main reasons I chose Makwetu was due to the amenities (pool, A/C, self-contained rooms and fully equipped kitchen); proximity to the beach; and the ability to accommodate a big group yet allow us to spend time together. The place met all these three needs. I liked the queen-sized beds. I especially liked the attention provided by Jeremy, Isaac and the housekeepers. Communication and customer service was good indeed, if we complained about an issue they made sure to fix it. It felt like a safe home away from home. We also requested for catering for one day and the food was good as well as the setup outside with a table and chairs for our big group. As is expected, there is always room for improvement. One big issue was the fact that the fridges in both our villas had problems due to the faulty sockets. Second issue was the catering fee which was not very clearly explained to us from the beginning. This fee is charged per villa and not one fee for the whole group. All in all, most importantly, these two problems were resolved. I really loved the experience at Makwetu and would stay there again and also recommend others to try it out.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Makwetu V, Manager at Makwetu Villas
Responded 6 Mar 2019
Hi Anita. Thank you so much for staying with us. We had an amazing time hosting you guys. I apologize for the faulty sockets and dealing with the catering levy as is part of Kenyan hospitality law. All in all I'm happy you had a good stay with us and we are working on fixing everything you mentioned, as for next time you visit everything will be up to date.
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Slim Jutken wrote a review Jan 2019
Perth, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Gluttonous Management. I don't think they have an idea how to manage a hospitality premises.Communication was huge barrier between house keeping and clients. Looking for value for your money don't even think of this place..
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Makwetu V, Manager at Makwetu Villas
Responded 6 Mar 2019
Hi Slim, We as Makwetu villas apologize for the inconvenience you experienced while staying with us. Your comment will be taken with the utmost priority to emphasize new training for our staff to improve the services. Please do not hesitate to call us for any further queries. we as makwetu wish to see you soon as this time our service will be of top notch.
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Andrew wrote a review Dec 2018
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We took a visit to Makwetu Villas as a group of 5 friends and it definitely exceeded our expectations. The place is very clean, with very beautiful gardens and a nice spacious private pool. The staff are very professional, especially Jeremy who was always there to check if we were okay and went the extra mile to meet any request that we had. The rooms are definitely nice as well, with well furnished wardrobes, queen size beds, air conditioning, self contained toilet and bathroom. Also we opted to Self cater for ourselves during our stay which was a great option to have; the kitchen is fully equipped with detailed items of everything you need in a kitchen setting to prepare meals. Last and final thing I found to be really great is that Makwetu is in a very ideal location. Just a few minutes walk from the villa to Nyali beach, which we found to be very clean and not as crowded with many people. I would definitely recommend that you try out the place. Its a perfect gate away home away from home indeed. Just a few pointers I would suggest that need improvement: 1. Consider upgrading your TVs to better modern ones and expand on the channel list options too. 2. Despite the fan in the living room area, consider adding an A/C there as well, cause at times it would really get hot and the living room fan wouldn't be sufficient to reduce the heat levels. Other than those, you guys are doing great. Keep it up!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Makwetu V, Manager at Makwetu Villas
Responded 6 Mar 2019
Hi Andrew, glad you enjoyed your stay. everyone in makwetu misses you guys. wish to see you soon. As for the upgrade of the TVs, we are action working on investing in it as well as ACs . Please do call or email for any further queries or assistance.
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Abiria wrote a review Nov 2016
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania84 contributions27 helpful votes
Stayed in this Makwetu because I wanted to cook for myself. The studio offered basic amenities for this - no blender or coffee maker though. Place is clean and quiet. Access to the hotel can be problematic as it is off the route used by public vehicles. once has to call a tuktuk or taxi.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Makwetu V, Manager at Makwetu Villas
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Hi Abiria, Thanks for taking time to let us know of the experience of your visit. Be assured that we have made lots of improvements. Welcome back to Makwetu and let us know if you'd like any assistance with transportation to our place.
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Mumbua M wrote a review Aug 2016
Nairobi, Kenya14 contributions3 helpful votes
Makwetu villas sounds ideal for a good family get away especially based on the location and accessibility to most amenities , however that's the only good thing that they have to offer. Check-in : The staff and manager were not prepared at all when we arrived. They did not seem to have the details yet we had booked and paid mid July. We had booked 2 apartments and only one was ready, however it had water leaking from the bath pipes into the corridor. Staff: The staff were very unpleasant , borderline rude. Especially the duty manager as even as late as 6 pm (Check-in starts at noon ) one apartment wasn't ready and the team were unapologetic. Rooms and General state: The facilities available in the serviced apartments are far from ideal. In one apartment only 2 cooking pots available, some of the equipment such as fridges , fans, air-conditioners in the rooms were not working ideally. One room did not have any mosquito nets. The wi-fi available only works in areas closet to the reception Check out: Once again the staff were not polite, they came to the apartment asking us to leave an hour before check out. I would not recommend it for anyone and it was definitely not value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There is only one 2 bedroom apartment with new furnishings
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Response from Makwetu V, Manager at Makwetu Villas
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Hi Mumbua, Sorry for your previous unpleasant experience at Makwetu Villas, please know that Makwetu is now under a new, improved, proffesional and very hospitable management. Check-in : We now have well trained front office personnel handling check-ins and check-outs very professionally. Staff:All our staff are presentable and well trained to conform to hospitality rules. Rooms and General state: Thorough renovations and were done, dis-factional equipment disposed and Wi-fi availability improved. Check out: As much as we want check-outs to be on time so as to enable ample time to prepare the rooms for the next guests, we handle our guests with a lot of professionalism, wisdom and hospitality. We invite you back to Makwetu and we'll ensure your stay is comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.
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Chebabes wrote a review Dec 2015
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Absolutely wonderful and small place for a quiet and refreshing getaway at a fair price. Excellent for families, friends and couples looking to self cater and bond with each other in their own unique way (I recommend you carry your own fun and games ideas or activities), or any individual who wants some alone time to rejuvenate, meditate or simply bask in coastal delight while reading a book. Located in a secure and serene location quite close to Nyali beach and a short distance to the shopping malls. All the staff are friendly and professional ensuring a comfortable stay and the chef is always at hand to work up a delicious fresh meal. Definitely a place to visit again and again.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Makwetu V, Manager at Makwetu Villas
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Thanks Chebabes, your most welcome back to Makwetu
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nuriruby wrote a review Sep 2015
Nairobi, Kenya30 contributions15 helpful votes
A great place to relax with family. The kids had an amazing time at the pool and running around on the grounds. Susan was very welcoming even with our last minute booking, and we cannot thank Chef Martin enough for the meals including the special breakfast we had requested. It was our 3rd time in one year to visit Makwetu and we are looking forward to going back there already!!!
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bottom apartments open out to the garden and swimming pool.
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Response from Makwetu V, Manager at Makwetu Villas
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Thanks, looking forward to hosting you again
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Sudhir_Dixit2001 wrote a review Mar 2014
Bogota, Colombia1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is Fourth Time , I am staying in Makwetu Resort ...I stayed for Long duration sometimes one month and even two month . Everytime I come get better service then before Cool and Quiet Place , apartments are neat and clean , in house services are prompt . I recommend Makewetu for both short or for long duration . Peace of mind Guaranteed ....., Nice green Lawn and Pool make u feel fresh after hectic day Smiling face of Suzanne Manager at reception make your day . Security and Even Staff in Makwetu are very helpful in all aspect Its home away from Hope I give Makwetu 10/10 and looking forward to stay again during my next visit to Mombasa
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: My room is Fixed , Apartment No 202 ( Two Bedroom Apartment )
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Response from Makwetu V, Manager at Makwetu Villas
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Thanks and Welcome back to Makwetu.
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US$50 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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KenyaCoast ProvinceMombasa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makwetu Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Makwetu Villas?
Nearby attractions include Nyali Beach (0.5 km), Mombasa Marine National Park (0.7 km), and Wild Waters (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Makwetu Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Makwetu Villas?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Makwetu Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roberto's, Zains Barbeque House, and Li's Chinese Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Makwetu Villas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Makwetu Villas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town (3.6 km), Leven House (3.8 km), and Fort Jesus (4.3 km).