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Mombasa-Malindi Highway ;next to Shanzu on Bamburi Beach, 82386 Bamburi, Kenya – Show map
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Outdoor Pool, Grounds
Fitness Center, Beachfront, Entertainment Staff
Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant with Dining Menu
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Shuttle Service (free) , Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Concierge Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Souvenir/Gift Shop, VIP Room Facilities
Safe, Shops (on site), Family Rooms, Elevator
CITY MALL (3.1miles)
KONGOWEA MARKET (4.3miles)
Roberto's Italian Restaurant (0.6miles) YULS RESTAURANT AQUADROM (0.6miles)
CAFESSAIRI RESTAURANT (3.1miles) DORMANS COFFEE (3.1miles) JAVA NYALI (3.1miles)
Indian Ocean (109yrd)
From 2:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child from 3 to 9 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child from 0 to 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged USD 43 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 68 reviews
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I could not have asked for more! The staff were excellent! The room was perfect! The location was perfect! The Hotel was Beautiful! I was extremely happy and will be returning! My Husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our Wedding Anniversary and Valentines day here! Highly recommended!
the staff are excellent , from cleaners to ground staff all are very friendly and helpfull . the suli suli bar and resterant situated underneath the hotel is a gem .we stayed at the cowrie shell for 28 days and ate there most nights .very good food , the chefs will cook you anything you want and the bar staff had us in stitches . would definitely return
we stayed from the 15th december through too the12th january . the apartments apart from xmas and new year were a quarter full . so the rest of the time the grounds and beach were very quite (suited us )would not recommend this to a first timer in kenya as apart from the beach there is nothing to do . you have to vacate the room by ten but our flight was at 2030 so we kept the room till 1800 for this they charged us 3500ks !!! with apartments empty upper managment unavailable and no good will !!!
Right on the beach. Clean and decent.
Though, it was in somewhat reasonable price range, as compared with other offerings in Mombassa, much more value for the money expected
Everything was just perfect. Great hospitality, all staff were very helpful. Will definitely be back.
Internet in the bedrooms was very slow, had to come down to reception or bar to work.
Fast check in Welcome juice Nice beach
Poor wifi Left not working
Clean rooms and kitchen. Staff were very helpful
everything was great with this hotel. The service, facilities, gym and restaurant for breakfast was good. Quiet and modern. Will stay again..
The location and food at Cowrie Shell was awesome. The quiet and privacy afforded were notable. The staff are courteous and very polite. Ishmael the shuttle chauffeur was great. Selena and Shadrack too were great. Next time I go I will be prepared with things I forgot to bring like cables to connect camera and phone to charge.
Had forgotten to bring some things and when we requested for assistance, we were denied because we had not booked an upgraded apartment. Tried to upgrade but was given ridiculous prices and not what was available on booking.com.
The hotel is clean.. Good service .. Friendly staff and really a secured place that no one can enter without a permission from the residence.
Early check out 10 am. 20 mins away from the downtown. * the bar closes at early time.
Competent Staff Cleaning Position: calm corner of bamburi beach and easy for reaching nice places
The reception proposes an expensive incompetent and unprofessional tour guide, "Chikoh Madzayo", absolutely to avoid.
the friendly staff, very good security - especially at the gate to the beach; the fish meals (we ordered in the afternoon for the evening meal and it was ready at the pre-agreed time!) The beach in front of the hotel is cleaned every morning at 8am.
The balconies are very low. Especially on the 5th floor, where the gym is located, it looks scary. Surely this would not comply with Western construction safety standards. The swimming pool is set between two high buildings, with view on the sea. However, the sun cannot really hit the pool which makes it not very welcoming.
Friendly and polite staff. Feeling welcome at arrival Free van to shopping mall (high quality mall) twice a day Large rooms Gym
Annoing people at the beach trying to sell things. Not safe to be on the beach or stolling nearby roads after dark.
Cowrie is a nice place as a family if you like a quiet place i was so relax with my family and ill be back
the reception at the first time was hash to me as was asking me to pay in $ dollars and even she called manager as bookings.com i was to pay in local currency.but once i show them my bookings all was okay
The apartment was nicely decorated, very quiet and excellently provisioned in the kitchen. The staff were all fantastic. We were so impressed we stayed on for an extra three days. The free shuttle to the shops was excellent too.
very clean, safe, beautiful pool, quiet, comfortable, felt like home
restaurant, beach a little dirty
Close to all amentities, Shuttle to shopping facilaties was an excellent idea. Suli Suli Resturant also very good.
I like the fact that I can monitor my kids from the balcony of the apartments as the pool is centrally located, also the fact you can move around with a stroller right up to the beach ' and the lift in the lobby make life easy for moms and dads'
I don't like that they don't have their in house restruant 'and don't have a half board or full board packages, the restraint which is a third party is costly.
U only get one door key
The staff were excellent.
One female security guard at the swimming pool, was very unfriendly to the kids
Location is great. Kitchenet had all the necessary utensils. Service was prompt.
No sign boards on main roads indicating hotel. My two booked studio apartments actually didn't have the same furniture, one had carpet the other did not. Same with door mats.
I liked the idea of the in-room kitchen, large fridge and the range of TV channels. The pool was nice, the gym was OK, just a little under-equipped. Close proximity to the beach was a bonus. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I will be staying here again when I come to Mombasa next time.
The WiFi is a little unstable but this can be improved.
The location was perfect right next to the beach, nice spacious rooms a well equiped kitchen and an outstanding team with great customer service special thanks to the manager George he was of great help and the rest of the crew.My kids loved the place we will def come back.kudos Cowrie
Good Quality Rooms & Service
no room servise. the power turn off all time. the rood to reatch the hotel is hard.the resturnt in the hotel you must pay you cant sign than pay later
Staff is good, the studios are spacious and well equipped. Good value for short stays
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