Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya and a prime tourist destination. Thanks to its prime location on the Indian Ocean, it has long been an important trading centre, and today is a modern city with vast infrastructure, including a range of top places to stay. If you’re planning a visit, try one of the best hotels in Mombasa – bookable on Culture Trip.
Located near the coast, The Funzi Keys Resort is perfect for anyone searching for barefoot luxury. This paradise features nine private bungalows, has no dress code and offers activities like windsurfing, kayaking, diving and fishing. Be close to nature and enjoy beautiful sunsets; have dinner by the roaring fire at the beach or at the pool; sleep peacefully in a hut with no doors, no TV, no wifi and witness the water lapping your doorstep when the tide is in. The friendly, courteous staff will take care of all your needs.
Located along the Bamburi beach, Ziwa Beach Resort (formerly Bamburi Beach Resort) is the ideal destination for anyone looking for having a good time in an Afrocentric setting. This rare gem has open plan cottages with safari-style designs that are ensuite with private verandas, spacious bathrooms and fitted with modern equipment and air conditioning. Enjoy poolside cocktails or relax on the beach while watching the local fishing dhows, or tourists riding by on camelback. What makes Ziwa so appealing is that it has a natural environment, but does not compromise on modern facilities.
If you’re looking for a hotel in Mombasa in which you’ll be pampered and surrounded by luxury, Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa is for you. This luxury resort offers 143 pleasingly decorated rooms with modern architectural design that blends well with the African natural scenery. A perfect romantic getaway for honeymooners or a leisure vacation spot, this award-winning five-star resort has everything to make you feel like royalty. Enjoy an on-site cinema, pool, kids club and evening entertainment. Alternatively, call a taxi and explore outstanding wildlife parks, experience adventure safaris and enjoy the Swahili culture around Kenya.
Alfajiri is the perfect destination for anyone seeking privacy, with three villas, cliffs, a garden and a beach. The place is decorated with rich drapes and four-poster beds and is designed with leisure in mind. Made even more famous by visitors Brad and Angelina, the exclusive villas have access to a private beach and provide a wide range of entertainment options. One even boasts its own swimming pool and has access to an international-standard golf course.
Kahama is a budget-friendly hotel for visitors who would like to experience Kenya’s culture at reasonable prices. The family-oriented hotel in Mombasa showcases genuine Kenyan hospitality and is set within tropical lush gardens with a large swimming pool as its centrepiece. Rooms are elegantly decorated and have air conditioning and mosquito netting around king-size or twin beds. They offer complimentary breakfast and free wifi and the beach is just a two-minute walk away. Enjoy nightly entertainment from resident DJ at Kahama’s own sports bar and restaurant, a popular hangout spot for locals and visitors alike.
Tucked away along the busy Mombasa Road is the business-oriented Hotel Radiance. Only ten minutes away from Moi International Airport, Hotel Radiance provides easy access to Mombasa’s central business district and major tourist attractions. Its convenient location and the fact that it has a conference room that can accommodate up to 150 delegates make it ideal for mixing business with pleasure. Wifi and stationery are complimentary and an overhead projector is available for rental. Enjoy delicious Indian, continental and local dishes along with choice alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages all day at the restaurant on site.
Tijara Beach Hotel offers exclusivity, privacy and extravagance at any of their four cottages. Situated only a short distance from Mombasa Island, Tijara is locked away in a dream world of leisure, luxury and lavish living. Each cottage is spread far apart to ensure privacy. The rooms are decorated in Swahili designs with handcrafted furniture, king-sized beds, sofas, coffee tables and a private deck with sunbed, daybed and plantation chairs for comfort. Have a swim in the pool or take leisure strolls in the garden and along the oceanfront. Don’t forget to take a walk to the historic cave nearby.
Situated on the Bamburi stretch of the city, Kenya Bay Beach is one of the most popular hotels in Mombasa 106 air-conditioned rooms with balconies. The hotel is suitable for both business and leisure, as it boasts a conference room and a private meeting room. What better way to close that business deal? Try scuba diving, jet skiing, or simply stop at the on-site nightclub and entertainment spot, there to serve tasty meals and beverages.
The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel caters to any type of holiday budget while maintaining excellent customer service for all guests. The word maji is Swahili for water, the focal theme for this captivating hotel. Feel the enchantment of the aquatic setting that boasts a swimming pool springing from the hotel lobby and surrounding three sides of hotel, along with other water features. Be pampered with personalised service and be sure to purchase stunning African art from Diani Beach Art Gallery showcasing at the hotel.
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