눉Remote control didn't work and we had to sleep at +16 celsius.
(If you want to be sure aircon to work well, take or buy two AA batteries).
눇The place has been chosed due to its value for money and location (not far away from Mtwapa, i.e. both close to the beach and a town).
You can get it easily from Mombasa (take matatu from Digo Road, the price is 40 Shl, it's better to negotiate the price before you seat, especially when you are first time in Kenya). Leave matatu on the Malindi Road/Road to Serena Beach Hotel junction and take a moto taxi to Nightingale (2-3 minutes by moto taxi, the price is 50 Shl). Do not afraid to do this, it is very funny.
All the pictures presented in the review of the hotel are true and reflect the real atmosphere inside the hotel.
Huge fence, guarded and clean terrirory.
Large pool with different deep is very comfortable, salty water is pure.
Enormous appartment of 54 meters with kitchenette in the large room, bedroom with aircon (you do not have to pay for it! (read somewhere you have to)), two cooling fans in every room. Ask for a socket adapter (kenyan sockets are G-type) and aircon remote control at the reception (for free).
It is nearly 12 minutes walk to the ocean (by road) and 6-7 minutes if you go by footpath.
Charwoman appeared only when we were out (so it seemed to be the appartment is being cleaned itself). Towels and bedclothes are changed every two days. They can wash your clothes if you need.
Breakfast was included and served between 8.00 and 10.00. It consists of eggs (either spanish omlette or fried eggs), two toasts with jam and butter, beans, vegetables (normally potato, carrot, green beans or yam), fresh cold mango juice, tea and coffee (in bags). The menu is the same, but it is tasty and definitely not pestered.
The restaurant is a part of the hotel complex. The food is great (cooks are real profs), portions are large, good chose of kenyan and european dishes. Try Nyama Choma and Mchicha. They have a bar (with average hotel prices).
Special thanks for the service - it is neither more nor less than excellent.