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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Dylan W
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had a lovely time there. The owner Roger sure knows how to make you feel at home. Our lunch sadly was pretty average. However, the place makes up for it. The oysters were very good and i recommend them 100%. We will be back!

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Thank Salima M
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is our second stay at Driftwood this year. You can see our previous review for a very pleasant vacation here last August. With this visit, we now feel very much “at home”. Once again, we find the staff friendly, helpful and efficient, and the facility is extremely well maintained. We have had a wonderful time, again. There are many...

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Thank Antoine S. T
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Roger and his excellent staff create a wonderful experience every time we stay with them. We have stayed 2 weeks each year for the last 9 years! With a oceanside backdrop, the property is incredible, and the staff always take pride in making it look wonderful. The villas are clean, well kept, and very nice private accommodations. The beach and...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nice environment, clean rooms,good food,and great entertainment!lovely staff and owner!the beach is pleasant and it's really a family oriented place.they have mosquito nets,which they draw in the evening before you get to your room.

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Thank shish252
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place !! Good environment !! Price bit high but perfect place to enjoy your holidays !! We enjoy remarkable two nights here !! Good food and Resturents !! Waiting to visit again in next December !!

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Thank Ruhul A
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The hotel is right next to the Malindi Beach. I love walking on the beach in the morning when the tide is in. And all the way to the reef when the tide is out during the day. And the sea food was quite impressive.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Driftwood is a great place to relax for a few days or a few weeks. Set on a beautiful and quiet stretch of beach I couldn't find fault. The food is great and there are also restaurants within an easy walk on the beach if you want a change of scenery. Roger is a very good host and seems to...

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  • 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: €99 - €155 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Malindi
#2 Best Value Hotel in Malindi
#3 Family Hotel in Malindi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Malindi
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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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