Nyali Beach Hotel Mombasa
Nyali Beach Hotel Mombasa – Kenya Hotels and Accommodations
Nyali Beach Hotel was Mombasa’s first Kenya’s beach hotel on the mainland and had the pick of location. Founded by John and Eva Noon it opened its doors in December 1946.
It soon gained a reputation for first class hospitality and excellence which endures to this day.Set amid 20 acres of flamboyant tropical gardens, the hotel has been extensively refurbished and modernized while still retaining its period charm. Your first impression is of cool, whitewashed walls and tiled floors. There are ceiling fans, potted palms, stately marble and wicker furniture. The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable and the ambience very Casablanca.
Nyali International Beach Hotel & Spa is a 173-room accommodation that meets the needs of the budget-conscious beach traveler in Kenya. Located approximately five miles from the heart of Mombasa Island (view map), the accommodation features colonial-style architecture and 165 simply-designed guest rooms, 5 suites and 3 villas. Amenities include satellite television, free internet, mini bar and personal safe. AfricanMecca guests may choose a garden or ocean view rooms, but garden view are in need of upgrading and maintenance. The more expensive ocean view rooms have been renovated, but your view of the beach may be partially shaded by palm trees should you choose some ocean-facing room on the upper floors.
Additionally, some rooms have two twin beds that are pushed together, and this arrangement may not be comfortable for budget couples on a romantic seaside holiday in Africa. Located in the Palm Wing of the hotel, the two-bedroom suites feature king size beds, private Jacuzzi and separate living and dining areas, and the villas have three bedrooms, and one of the bedrooms can be converted to a living area if needed. WiFi access is good in the guest rooms, but the air conditioning in some room may be choppy. The staff are friendly, but you may experience inconsistent service quality, especially if there are a large number of guests in the hotel.
Nyali Beach Hotel & Spa has five restaurants that serve adequate food in a variety of settings, but in some venues on low occupancy days, the menu changes little if any from day-to-day and you may tire of the food should you be staying at the hotel for an extended seashore tour in Mombasa.