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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
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 69 reviews
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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
you fell very safe in this place, staff is very helpful, rooms are big, clean and very well furnished, free taxi to town twice a day
there was no shop
Just on the beach
Very well equipped. Very well located.
Reaction of the staff for solving some technical matters (like AC). (Paid) Transport from/to the airport is not provided.
Right on the beach, the Suli-Suli restaurant (separate entity) serves great food. Clean hotel and friendly staff. Daily free shuttle to the supermarket is great. Be aware of the beach boys - they may be helpful, but I also heard bad stories about them.
The hotel website stated that the airport transportation was free - it is not. Also, the extra bed price is different from the website information (wrong both at the hotel's website) and the bookings.com's website. The management refused to honor the website price. Money was stolen from my room, the management said that they would investigate, but they didn't give me any feedback. The water was full of sea weeds, only the last day of our stay it was possible to swim.
Everything was excellent with the hotel, it was very clean, the staff were friendly and the facilities were great, it's proximity to the beach was an added bonus, I would and have highly recommend this hotel.
The cleaning staff and the staff in the reception were really friendly and welcoming. The hotel manger, George, was very helpful and kind!
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