Set on Diani Beach, Papillon Lagoon Reef features an outdoor pool, beach bar and restaurant terrace all overlooking the Indian Ocean. Decorated in traditional Swahili style, it offers diving, a fitness center and tennis.

Each air-conditioned room has either a balcony or patio with views of the gardens or ocean. All have a private bathroom with hairdryer and some include a satellite TV.

Baobab buffet restaurant serves Kenyan and international cuisine under a thatched roof. Poolside Bistro Restaurant provides breakfast and lunch, including grilled dishes. There is a swim-up pool bar and drinks can be served to the room.

Massages, a game room and ping-pong are available and there is evening entertainment. Children can use the indoor play area. Deep sea fishing is also available.

Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel is a 10 minute drive from Diani’s shops. Mombasa is 24 miles away and Mombasa Airport is around 1 hour 15 minutes away by car.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel has been welcoming guests since Jun 20, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 full bed
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Closest beaches
  • Diani Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    150 feet from property
  • Galu Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1.9 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    hi, pretty well any time of the year is a good time to stay on the coast, though if you wanted to avoid the rainy seasons, it is better to avoid tr..
    Answered on 13 January 2020
  • hello am Emily from Nairobi does this charges include meals or we pay separate? Thank you
    The price includes meals(Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and evening tea) cocktails, local beer, and soft drinks, mineral water, house spirits, and house w..
    Answered on 17 May 2021
  • Is there tv in the rooms
    hi, we have TVs in the Beach front rooms. We do not have TVs in the Garden and Family rooms. Best regards Ian
    Answered on 13 January 2020
  • Is there a Jacuzzi
    Beachfront rooms have a bathtub nit a Jacuzzi.
    Answered on 19 January 2021
  • Hi can one come for swimming only
    We have a day All-Inclusive package which includes Lunch, swimming and evening tea.
    Answered on 19 January 2021
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Amenities of Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Aerobics
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
  • Beach
  • Tennis equipment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Ping-pong
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
Wired internet is available in the business center and charges apply.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Babysitting/Child services
      Additional charge
    Cleaning Services
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Safe
      Additional charge
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Mosquito net
    • Wake-up service
    • Tile/Marble floor
    • Private entrance
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Hair/Beauty salon
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Outdoor swimming pool
      • Kids' pool
      • Fitness
      • Hairstyling
      • Haircut
      • Hair treatments
      • Beauty services
      • Beach umbrellas
      • Beach chairs/Loungers
      • Massage
        Additional charge
      • Fitness center
        Additional charge
      Languages Spoken
      • German
      • English

      House rules

      Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


      12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


      9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


      Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

      Children & Beds

      Child policies

      Children of all ages are welcome.

      To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

      Crib and extra bed policies

      Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

      No age restriction

      There's no age requirement for check-in


      Pets are not allowed.

      Mastercard Visa Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

      The fine print

      You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. The name on the credit card must match the name of one of the guests.

      If the credit card is declined or invalid, or if a booking is made for arrival the following day or weekend arrivals, you may be asked to pay upon check-in.

      Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

      Guests are requested to dress smart casual for dinner,long trousers and shoes.

      Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

      FAQs about Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel

      • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

      • Guests staying at Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

        Breakfast option(s) include:

        • Continental
        • Full English/Irish
        • Buffet

      • Yes, Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

      • Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

        • Fitness center
        • Massage
        • Playground
        • Game room
        • Snorkeling
        • Diving
        • Ping-pong
        • Tennis court
        • Darts
        • Golf course (within 2 miles)
        • Beachfront
        • Beauty services
        • Aerobics
        • Tennis equipment
        • Themed dinners
        • Entertainment staff
        • Swimming pool
        • Haircut
        • Tour or class about local culture
        • Fitness
        • Live music/Performance
        • Hair treatments
        • Beach
        • Hairstyling

      • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel.

      • Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel is 0.9 miles from the center of Diani Beach.

      • Check-in at Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

      • The prices at Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

      • Room options at Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel include:

        • Twin/Double
        • Family
        • Double