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Djibouti Palace Kempinski

Djibouti beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and spa

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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Ilot Du Heron P O Box 1960, Djibouti, Djibouti
  • I was like the swimming pool and gym But I don't like without sauna and steam Which was…

    Aug 16, 2020

  • See view it was great as well food condition also was amazing

    Mar 9, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 320 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Casino
  • 2 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Port of Djibouti - 27 min walk
  • Hamoudi Mosque - 41 min walk
  • Central Market - 42 min walk
  • Stade du Ville - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Camp Lemonier - 6.8 mi / 11 km
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View
  • Junior Suite
  • Room, 2 Twin Beds, Terrace
  • Superior Twin Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Sea View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View
  • Superior Suite
  • Presidential Suite
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Suite


Ilot Du Heron P O Box 1960, Djibouti, Djibouti
  • On a private beach
  • Port of Djibouti - 27 min walk
  • Hamoudi Mosque - 41 min walk

What’s around


  • On a private beach
  • Port of Djibouti - 27 min walk
  • Hamoudi Mosque - 41 min walk
  • Central Market - 42 min walk
  • Stade du Ville - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Camp Lemonier - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Khor Ambado Beach - 12.6 mi / 20.3 km

Getting around

  • Djibouti (JIB-Ambouli) - 9 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 320 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Children's club*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Playground on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Casino
  • Health club
  • Tennis on site

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2006
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • 42-cm TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Kempinski the Spa. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A 3 percent city/local tax will be charged

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of DJF 6000 per person (one-way)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for DJF 10000.0 per day
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Djibouti Palace Kempinski does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Melting Pot (8-min walk), Melting Pot (13-min walk), and La Chaumière الشومير (2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is DJF 6000 per person one-way.
  • Yes, there's a casino, featuring 20 slot machines.
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Djibouti Palace Kempinski also has 4 bars, a casino, and a private beach, as well as a 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and a picnic area.
  • 8.0.Very good

    The property has quite a few amenities that are easy to access and enjoy. However to enjoy them all it maybe a little too expensive.

    TJ, 3 night trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel is beautiful and very clean. The staff is incredibly friendly and wonderfully trained to anticipate your needs. I travel often and this is one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had. Definitely coming back soon. Thumbs up to Harid daytime front desk attended and Kaslias "nightshift front desk attended.

    Rob_Nour, 12 night family trip, Dec 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very good hotel - but needs to do it's bit!

    A very good hotel - although the price (as everything in Djibouti) is ridiculous. The hotel didn't arrange a pick-up from the airport, even though I had requested - and despite their being Kempinski cars, they refused to take me - but other than that, the stay was great. Very comfortable bed, in a well furnished and clean room. Food quality was very good - and staff were very friendly. (Although the expectation that you tip high for everything is annoying) The only thing I'd say - is that in a country with plastic waste everywhere, Kempinski really should be doing more. Plastic straws, plastic stirrers, plastic in the bathroom - it's nearly 2020 and you're using 2000 ideas. A few healthier menu options, without meat would be nice too.

    Joseph, 2 night business trip, Dec 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Secure, clean, nice pool & bar. Nicely appointed rooms. Comfortable bed. Excellent even for western standards.

    SS, 1 night business trip, Oct 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Taking a weekend break from work.....great time!

    Brian, 1 night trip with friends, Jun 15, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Crow-infested Kempinski

    Absolutely filthy property considering this is not a cheap hotel. Crows and bird poop everywhere. The lawn by the pool was brown and covered with trash (as was the private beach). Unacceptable given the price to stay there. On the bright side, the service and hotel staff--especially the managers--were super nice. The food onsite was pricey but very good.

    3 night trip with friends, Apr 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best meal in Africa!

    Wow, They treated us so well! We loved the day trip to Lac Assal; just the right combination of a little adventure with a chance to see the lowest spot in Africa which is stunningly beautiful. We stayed two nights should have stayed three. Definitely enjoy the Yemeni bread and fish at the Bankoule restaurant right on the beach in the hotel. Absolutely fabulous.

    2 night romance trip, Mar 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Charging $52 each way for an airport transfer is a rip off. The check in policy is also geared to people on expenses who dont care about cost. On the surface this hotel looks good. Scratch under the surface however and everything is substantially overpriced.

    1 night business trip, Dec 5, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely oasis.

    Amazing beds, literally like lying on a cloud! The food was okay, not great especially the Italian restaurant. Great breakfast though and the pool overlooks the ocean. Everything is expensive in Djibouti, but this is worth the best money for value in Djibouti.

    Autumn, 3 night romance trip, Oct 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    MEI CHEN, 1 night business trip, Oct 10, 2019

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