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    Papillon Lagoon Reef

    Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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    1 - 5 of 368 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My wife and I holidayed here in mid October 2017. Our favorite hotel on Diani Beach was booked solid and we opted for papilon as it was right nect door and had a couple of rooms available. Service is pretty good, staff are friendly and...More

    Thank Adventuresinafrica
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Nice Staff. Beautiful Location. Good food. Great holidays. That’s the short version of how awesome our 2 week trip to Kenya (Mombasa) was. We are a family of four (children aged 14 and 18) and we went to Africa for the first time. I didn’t...More

    Thank DJAL4
    Reviewed 20 September 2017

    The only downside is this hotel is on different levels and there is no lift. Unsuitable for people with walking difficulties. Do not buy anything from the beach boys. Boat trips are unsafe they kept having to bail water out. Broken promises, and dangerous trips....More

    Thank mindenkathy
    Reviewed 9 September 2017

    We stayed at this all inclusive hotel for 5 days, we enjoyed the welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the warmth of the staff, considering what they earn they really make an effort to make the guests feel well looked after. The hotel is well run,...More

    2  Thank l0urdes71
    Reviewed 7 September 2017

    Papillon Reef is a very nice hotel and offers a good quality/price ratio. All good things mentioned in the reviews below are true - friendly and helpful staff, nice swiming pool area, reasonably tasty food. Beach boys may be irritating at first, but they also...More

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    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Concierge
    • Airport Transportation
    • Babysitting
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$118 - US$333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #10 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 119
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    • Location
    • Kenya >
    • Coast Province >
    • Ukunda >
    • Diani Beach
    • Also Known As
    • Papillon Lagoon Reef Diani ,
    • Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel Diani
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    13 November 2017|
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    Response from bluejaylane | Reviewed this property |
    “Formal” means Long pants for men not formal by most standards. Sitting under the trees in the evening the long pants just add to a feel of a time when people dined and didn’t just eat.
    Kumar S
    1 November 2017|
    Response from Ian T | Property representative |
    Dear Kumar S Thanks for your enquiry. The hotel has two pools; the main pool is a free form shape approx 17m by 33m in size and a shallow infants pool. The gardens have plenty of shade from a variety of trees including... More
    Ash T
    30 October 2017|
    Response from Ian T | Property representative |
    Dear Ash T Thanks for your enquiry. The Family rooms at Papillon Lagoon Reef have a curtain that divides the room into two parts, one half with the double bed and the other half with the 2 single beds. The half of the... More
    Room Tips
    "Rooms away from the beach are very quiet, if that's what you're looking for."
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    "Rooms near the pool were noisy at night due to the entertainment being near the pool."
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    "Ask for an ocean view."
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    "It's a large hotel area , when the evening entertainment was in full swing ,you could not hear it from..."
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