The TV has only three channels (we did expect Satellite at this price) and the wi-fi doesn't reach to the rooms though you can sit in the enormous reception area on one of the many Arabic sofas and surf there. The breakfast was surprisingly limited - only eggs are cooked and only one fruit juice, no yoghurt or cereals (Owner please note: this is easy to fix!) and food is not as good quality as it should be for this quality of hotel, though it is reasonable value.
This hotel has a lovely pool as you can see from their website and nice rooms with air conditioning that is much needed. The ambiance in the evening is superb. Although tucked away this gives it security and it's very quiet at night. It is, as its name suggests, kitted out in traditional colonial/african style. There are lots of seats, cushions and places to lounge. The staff are excellent and no request is too much trouble for them. The restaurant is OK, which is fortunate as the place is off the beaten track (the chicken and chips is superb) but some dishes such as the steak is disappointing, though the Italian selections are good (the owners are, I believe, Italian). It is near some nice beaches though it is a long hot walk or a short tuk-tuk ride to them. Town is close enough, a cheap 100 Ksh ride to many restaurants, a Casino, Nakumatt (Asda style supermarket), banks and museums and a lovely ethnic "tourist market" where you'll get a fair price and not too much hassle from the traders at any time of the year. We recommend you eat out at least once at the following: "I love pizza" and "the old man and the sea" and the Osteria, all on the sea front and near each other (with clean kitchens). Latter has a really good live chanteuse most nights. All are excellent value and have delicious menus.