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Reef Hotel

3-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Nyali Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • I paid in full upon arrival. However upon checking out they demanded a furyher 2000 KES…

    Dec 21, 2020

  • In general a tired hotel. Bedrooms plain and towels that needed to be replaced 3 years…

    Sep 30, 2020

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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
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 146 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

What’s around

  • Nyali Beach - 15 min walk
  • Bamburi Beach - 41 min walk
  • Haller Park - 13 min walk
  • City Mall - 15 min walk
  • Wild Waters - 30 min walk
  • Mamba Village - 33 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room, Non Smoking, Garden View
  • Standard Room, Sea View, Sea Facing
  • Family Room, Garden View, Garden Area
  • Run Of the House


  • Nyali Beach - 15 min walk
  • Bamburi Beach - 41 min walk
  • Haller Park - 13 min walk

What’s around


  • Nyali Beach - 15 min walk
  • Bamburi Beach - 41 min walk
  • Haller Park - 13 min walk
  • City Mall - 15 min walk
  • Wild Waters - 30 min walk
  • Mamba Village - 33 min walk
  • Nguuni Nature Sanctuary - 42 min walk
  • Leisure Golf Club - 42 min walk
  • Mombasa Island - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • Mtwapa Mall - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km

Getting around

  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Vipingo (VPG) - 45 min drive
  • Ukunda (UKA) - 48 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 146 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time noon-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Arcade/game room

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - restaurant.

Small print

Also known as

  • Reef Hotel Mombasa
  • Reef Mombasa
  • Reef Hotel
  • Reef Hotel Hotel
  • Reef Hotel Mombasa
  • Reef Hotel Hotel Mombasa

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of KES 1200 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of KES 2500 per vehicle (one way)


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Reef Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Misono (10-min walk), Cafe Java House (10-min walk), and Smugglers Cove Seafood (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is KES 2500 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like sailing, scuba diving, and water skiing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include an arcade and a garden.
  • 6.0.Good

    Generally okay hotel for the price. Dislike that they do not give bottled water in the rooms and instead have metalic refillable bottles that do not look in good condition. Found a guest at the reception upset and complaining that their phone had been stolen from his room. Good access to the beach with beautiful views of the ocean. Facility has aged and the rooms needs abit of an upgrade to modernize them.

    Guest, 1 night romance trip, Dec 19, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Dated and not well kept

    Not worth the rate, the hotel was built in 1972 and it looks like it hasn’t been well kept. The cleanliness of the room was also not up to par. We felt like we didn’t get the value of what we paid and many services were beyond lacking. The pictures were misleading as well and we had to argue to get one bed as a couple. It rained on our parade.

    Michael, 3 night trip, Dec 18, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Terrible condition and not worth the money. A total revamp of the property is necessary

    Brian, 2 night business trip, Dec 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The property is nice, with good reseaurants so you don't need to go out for dinner or food if you don't want to. But there is a mall complex less than a mile away if you do want to get some goods for breakfast. That said, they can only be non-perishables, and be careful of eating on your room's porch, because the monkeys can smell food from far away and will come to get some! but the towels are thick and smell quite bad once they get wet,

    Sami, 5 night trip with friends, Dec 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Like: Comfortable room, nice pool, access to beach, generally good food. Dislike: Tanga Bar and Grill - food service has two speeds, dead slow and stop!

    5 night romance trip, Oct 18, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The property is old and lack sufficient furnitures. It is poorly runned.

    Stan, 2 night business trip, Jul 4, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Upgrade your A/C units, clean the mold out of the tile in the bath room

    6 night family trip, Mar 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Guest service is amazing. Its has its own bar/club which is very safe and fun.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 22, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Location excellent for the beach and Mombasa town. A shopping mall and supermarket are a 10min walk. The food is adequate. The Hotel is in need of attention clearly the owners are either unable or unwilling to spend on repairs and renewal. Despite this the management and staff are good but can only work with what they have.

    13 night trip, Jan 19, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Then hotel rooms are not clean and tidy. Breakfast for business people starts very late.

    2 night business trip, Dec 4, 2018

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