Ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Ok Hotel, Just ok

Posted Jul 15, 2016
Pros: The proximity to the beach. We did take the glass bottom/snorkling tour of the reef.
Cons: The hotel is dated and is showing its age. Would recommend another hotel.
The Hotel entrance and Security Staff was very good. The Service Staff in general was excellent as was the case with every hotel we stayed in in Kenya. The room not so at all. Even the common areas appeared to be dated (unreplaced window panes, light fixtures old etc). The bathroom in both rooms we booked had the appearance of a Motel 6 Bathroom....you know the ones you see in movies by the highway. The food dinner especially was bland (but then the primary audience seemed to be either German or Dutch..could not figure out which). The breakfast was excellent though with bacon on the menu believe it or not.The tourism sector in Mombasa has been devastated as we noticed the almost complete absence of tourists (western) on the beach!! There were a fair number of Kenyan resident tourists however, they are not big $penders, don't drink alcohol in general etc.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Super Laid Back relaxing experience.

Posted Jun 17, 2016
Pros: The eco-friendly, non-commercialized, traditional Kenya vibe was great. Don't come here if you are looking for glitz.
Cons: Make sure that the bartenders aren't chisellilng the customers!
Location: Mountain Bike experience is fun -- but be ready to experience grotty villages and traffic Diving on the reef is great -- fantastic soft coral.
Plus -- Lovely location, friendly if not always super efficient staff. Very comfortable rooms. Great for romantic getaway. Minus -- One of the bartenders is a bit of a sharp operator. I asked for a shot of vodka to go with the excellent mango smoothie. The- vodka was either watered down, or had been improperly stored, but it was mostly vodka-flavored water. After too much back and forth, he agreed not to charge me for it. I then asked for a shot of the local rum. He came back with Bacardi, I said I asked for local rum, he said it was dark rum. I said I know, that is why I ordered it. He said "no problem, I'll charge you for the local rum". I agreed. However, when I got the bill I was charged for Bacardi! When I confronted him with this, he didn't apologize, but took his pen and wrote in the amount for the local rum. But this didn't reflect in the billing when I checked out.
5 out of 5
by danielle from Liège ( Belgium )

Severin Sea lodge experience

Posted May 22, 2016 on Hotels
I had a nice stay in the lodge , staff super friendly , helpful , food delicious , great location by the beach
4 out of 5
by Joar

Beach boys...

Posted May 2, 2016 on Hotels
Too many annoying beach boys otherwise it was fine
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very relaxing resort

Posted Apr 21, 2016 on Hotels
A very enjoyable and relaxing environment with super friendly and helpful staff. I would definitely return for another holiday. The poor WIFI reception in the rooms was the only negative point of my entire week there.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London

Family friendly half-board on Bamburi Beach

Posted Apr 13, 2016
Comfortable, spacious rooms with interconnecting doors. Shower a bit leaky but otherwise adequate. Great on site restaurant with delicious food and lovely swimming pool.
4 out of 5
by Ola from Oslo


Posted Jan 29, 2016 on Hotels
Many of the hotels in the area need refurbishing, also this one. But the main reason to go there is the beach and the sea, not the hotel as such. Friendly and service-minded staff, but no response on my complaints on the noisy AC. Too noisy to be used during night. However, my general impression is that this hotel is a bit above average.
5 out of 5
by Karl from Heidelberg

Klasse - hat mich überzeugt

Posted Jan 19, 2016 on Hotels
Der Stil des Hotels gefällt - sehr auf Afrika hinweisend ohne erdrückend zu wirken, Service, Freundlichkeit sehr gut. Man fühlt sich wohl - nebenbei war es sehr ruhig - wir haben es genossen - die Zimmer, den Pool - das Essen, die Freundlichleit, ...
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Feb 20, 2015 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by Carla from U.S.A.

On the beach

Posted Feb 19, 2015 on Hotels
Great Stay. The view is perfect and the staff is friendly.