The splendor of Malindi, Kenya, and its surrounding beaches has been tantalizing travelers of all ages and backgrounds for years. If you’ve decided to take your turn in discovering the beauty of this truly special part of the world, make the most of your trip by choosing one of these exceptional hotels in Malindi.
Broadly speaking, a hotel is a managed building or establishment, which provides guests with a place to stay overnight – on a short-term basis – in exchange for money. The precise features and services provided to guests can vary quite drastically from one hotel to another, and hotel owners generally aim to attract a particular type of customer through their pricing model and marketing strategy, or via the range of services they offer.
Hotels can offer the most facilities and come in different star levels, often from 1-5 with five being the highest. Star levels of hotels are often determined by the country and not defined by a worldwide authority, so what may be a five-star in one country, may only be a four-star in another. Generally, a one-star hotel will be a basic room with the bare essentials. There is unlikely to be a pool, bar, or anything besides the room.
As you go up the star levels the hotel will offer benefits, such as the furnishings will be nicer, you’ll have a lot more facilities in your room and also around the hotel. In your room, you’ll likely get bigger and better televisions as you go up, better coffee facilities, bigger and more comfortable beds. Around the hotel, you may get a pool, fitness and spa facilities, bars, and multiple restaurants.
Features vary a lot across hotels, it is advisable to check what the hotel offers on booking. Hotels are great for week-long holidays, weekends, and also luxury breaks. Below are named amenities offered in most if not all depending on the standards in the hotel.
- Separate bedroom and bathroom
- Sometimes different room options throughout the hotel
- Living rooms (suites)
- Restaurants and bars
- WiFi access
- Work Desks
- TVs with multiple channels, movies, and more
- Room service
- 24-hour receptions
- Well equipped rooms including toiletries, bathrobes, coffee machines, and more
- Pool and fitness facilities
- Business and conference facilities
Whether you’re traveling for business or going on vacation, there are many popular hotels to choose from in Malindi, within the County of Kilifi.
There are more than 20 fully operational hotels. I would suggest a few: Diamonds Dream of Africa, Sandies Tropical Village; Lion In The Sun, Driftwood Beach Club and Kola Beach Resort; La Malindina.