Overview of Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments

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3.9 / 5Good
66 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen


Explore the area

Popular LocationBamburi Beach1 min walk
Popular LocationNguuni Nature Sanctuary10 min drive
Popular LocationRabai Museum10 min drive
AirportMombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.)20 min drive

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  • Studio

    Room amenities

    • 520 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 818 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Queen Bed
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  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 1260 sq ft
    • 2 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Queen Bed
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  • Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 2206 sq ft
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Queen Bed OR 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed
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About this area


Located in Mombasa, Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Bamburi Beach and Nyali Beach. Wild Waters and Mamba Village are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving, snorkeling, and water skiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bamburi Beach - 1 min walk
  • Nguuni Nature Sanctuary - 10 min drive
  • Rabai Museum - 10 min drive
  • Haller Park - 11 min drive
  • Mtwapa Mall - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 20 min drive


  • Suli Suli Bar Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments

Ocean-view aparthotel with a beach bar, near Bamburi Beach
Guests of this beach aparthotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a health club or a children's pool. Each apartment features a kitchen with a refrigerator and a microwave, plus free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Additional amenities include room service, free bottled water, and a shower.
Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments offers 86 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water. Accommodations at this 5-star aparthotel have kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 43-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


On the beach


Outdoor pool
Sun loungers


Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Train station pick-up shuttle (surcharge)
Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
Accessible parking

Family friendly

Children's pool




1 restaurant
1 beach bar and 1 bar
Room service available


Rollaway/extra beds: KES 3500 per stay


Shower only


43-inch flat-screen TV with satellite service

Outdoor areas



Dry cleaning/laundry service
Laundry facilities

Work spaces

1 meeting room
Business center


Air conditioning


No pets or service animals


Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

Concierge services
Tour/ticket assistance
Safe at front desk
Free bottled water
Wedding services
Convenience store
24-hour front desk

Location highlights

Near the ocean
Near the sea
On the waterfront

Things to do

Health club
Beach volleyball on site
Aerobics classes on site
Parasailing nearby
Water skiing nearby
Ecotours nearby
Golf nearby
Scuba diving nearby
Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Boat tours nearby
Windsurfing nearby
Snorkeling nearby


86 rooms

Where to eat

Suli Suli Bar Restaurant – Restaurant with a bar offering regional cuisine.



Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for KES 3500 per stay
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American Express
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: KES 250 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: KES 1500 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: KES 3500 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • The property is professionally cleaned, and disinfectant is used to clean the property.
  • For traveler safety, contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Cowrie Beach
Cowrie Shell Apartments
Cowrie Shell Beach
Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments
Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments Mombasa
Cowrie Shell Beach Mombasa
Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments Mombasa
Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments Aparthotel
Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments Aparthotel Mombasa

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Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


    Bed was aweful - Felt like I was sleeping on the floor, but with the matress springs poking me in the ribs. Worst sleeps I've had in a long time. The studio apartment I was given was not in a great condition, A/C started to leak / Balcony door frames were coming of the wall and there was this weird smell in the studio flat. Staff were polite, but that's apart it, mainly focused there attention on those who they thought would tip them more, then those who they thought would not - Got better service from security staff at the gate then from front of house staff. Certain staff need to improve on there personal hygiene as well, in terms of smell. The beach apperently belong to the restaurant which isn't part of the hotel, so if you want a sunbed then you'll need to purchase a expensive meal or drink, irrelevant if your a guest of the hotel. So instead once you come into the beach take a right turn and walk for 5 minutes, you'll see a lot more nicer beachfront hotel cafes, which are worth the money, then this one. During the night you can hear security opening and closing the gate - Security is very weak compared to other Kenyan hotels I've stayed at. Would I come back and stay here agin? Never! Was it worth the money I spent at this hotel? No.

    Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The property was fantastic, the stuff were so helpful and kind. I rily love the place and hoping to go back again in March. Very good place to relax, amazin.

    Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

    The apartments felt like home away from home. I recommend especially for families with young children

    Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very quite place and clean.The staff were so kind and helpful.

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019