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7.4
Very good
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7.7
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location
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Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments

Bamburi, Mombasa-Malindi Highway, Bamburi Beach, Mombasa, Kenya, 82386 - See map
"Good security, staff & service with the benefit of bordering the beach"
Derek - 20 March 2018
Very good cleanliness
7.8 rating for cleanliness
Very good comfort
7.7 room quality and comfort
Very good service
7.6 rating for service
Good facilities on premise
6.9 facilities on premise
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Property ranking|Compared to 1,353 Mombasa properties
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Value for money score
7.0/10
Location score
7.7/10
Service score
7.6/10
Cleanliness score
7.8/10
Better than
99
%
of Mombasa properties
Better than
99
%
of Mombasa properties
Better than
99
%
of Mombasa properties
Better than
99
%
of Mombasa properties
Value for money7.0
Distance to city center2.0 Km
Location rating7.7

Rooms available at Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments

7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
2 Bedroom Apartment
2 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Penthouse Apartment
Penthouse Apartment
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 double bed or 1 queen bed...
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Studio Apartment
Studio Apartment
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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3 Bedroom Executive Apartment
3 Bedroom Executive Apartment
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  • Room size: 205 m²/2207 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Bedroom Apartment
1 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 76 m²/818 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Three-Bedroom Apartment
Three-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 205 m²/2207 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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One-Bedroom Apartment
One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 76 m²/818 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Apartment, 3 Bedrooms
Apartment, 3 Bedrooms
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  • Shower
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Run of House
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  • Shower
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9.6
Exceptional

"Staff reaponsibe and very pleasant."

Robert

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20 May 2018

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Most talked about facilities

Beach
4 mentions
Breakfast
2 mentions

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Breakfast options

Full English/Irish

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Reviews of Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments from real guests

Overall rating
8.2
Excellent
From 540 reviews
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Rating via Agoda7.4
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10
Very good
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities6.9
Location7.7
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.6
Value for money7.0
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9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
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Mar - May (4)
Jun - Aug (8)
Sep - Nov (3)
Dec - Feb (3)
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3.2
Michael from United Arab Emirates
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 9 nights in February 2019

Overpriced Accomodations”

Space available was good. Wi-Fi in the facility was horrendous. When it takes 45 minutes to download an app, it's utterly useless. Having a 4G connection is critical for a modern day traveler. Laundry facilities were unavailable the entire time I was there (10 days). When I asked the front desk where I might get my laundry cleaned, the indicated they didn't really know, but perhaps in the city of Mombasa (about 30 km away), I might find something. Cleaning was a complete disappointment most days, but a few days the apartment was cleaned well. Hot water was not available over half of the time I was there. Frequently would wait up to 15 minutes to receive hot water, once the shower water was turned on. Furnishings were very uncomfortable. Kitchen outfitting was dismaying. No markings on the electric stovetop, so hit or miss to get a setting that's okay to cook something. Non-stock frying pan was severely scratched. Spatula was melted to the point of being unusable.

Reviewed March 09, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Robert from United States
Couple
Studio Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Great place w/ small private beach ”

Nice kitchen well stoccked with cookware. Very clean. Bluetooth sound system. Soacious feeling in the building with open foyer. Staff reaponsibe and very pleasant. The one bedroom is not large but has plenty of seating, comfortable bed, balcony, effective AC, bedside lamp. Great fish-shaped pool, and beach is very close by.

Reviewed May 20, 2018
3.2
Eric from Kenya
Family with young children
3 Bedroom Executive Apartment
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Service was wanting . Apartment was dirty and the staff were not receptive ”

Their PDQ machines failed to work , staff hand over on shifts clearly is not happen ing. It was not worth what it all

Reviewed April 09, 2018
7.6
Very good
Derek from Japan
Solo traveler
Studio Apartment
Stayed 10 nights in March 2018

My 3rd stay at Cowrie Shell. ”

For short term stays, Cowrie Shell provides an excellent option. Good security, staff & service with the benefit of bordering the beach

Reviewed March 20, 2018
6.8
Good
Shantilal from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 5 nights in August 2016

Very pleasant stay ”

Good for families and good apartment space

Reviewed August 27, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Jessica from United States
Solo traveler
Studio Apartment
Stayed 7 nights in January 2015

Amazing stay in Kenya”

The staff are all very friendly and quick to respond to any questions I had. It is very clean and comfortable. I stayed in a studio and it was perfect.

I stayed for a week and it definitely was not long enough. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The beach is just a few steps away. The restaurant has decent food and a wide variety of choices.

Reviewed January 24, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Felix from Indonesia
Business traveler
Studio Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

Good Stay”

Clean, good service, comfort room
Reviewed November 21, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Nigel from United Kingdom
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in July 2014

Very relaxing stay”

Large rooms, very clean, friendly service

Our stay was most relaxing

Reviewed July 30, 2014
2.0
Samori from Kenya
Solo traveler
Studio Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Terrible Stay”

Location, Beach and Style

Terrible, the beddings were not changed even after we requested. The Staff were so slow to respond, checking into the hotel took an hour and I was the only one at the reception. Breakfast had no variety, Terrible terrible terrible.

Reviewed January 21, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Jaymie from Canada
Couple
Studio Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

Had a Great time would definitely go back”

Friendly Staff, Close to Beach, Nice rooms

We had a blast - the staff were super friendly and it's a beautiful beach.

Reviewed September 16, 2013
6.3
Good
gbs from Malaysia
Business traveler
Studio Apartment
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

quite and restful”

clean room,queit,near beach

good place to rest, only check out time is at 10am which I find a bit inconvenient.

Reviewed September 04, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
eric from Kenya
Business traveler
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

awesome”

the suites were spacious, clean and neat

no buffet breakfast and the resturant is small and its slightly far from the main road so i wouldnt advice this for someone who doesnt have a personal car. the hotel should have a variety so that residents dont have to go out to look for food otherwise every other thing is ok

Reviewed September 01, 2013
7.3
Very good
Jiang from China
Business traveler
Studio Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

It is a good hotel,with spacious room,”

spacious room, good gym, with very excent sea view, enjoy swimming

It is a little pity,there is not much choice in the restaurent ,you need go out a little far for good restaurent,but it is very quite,good for rest

Reviewed August 02, 2013
7.3
Very good
Eric from France
Solo traveler
Studio Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in October 2014

Dommage Les rideaux !!!!!!”

Belles Chambres - Situation avec accès direct à la mer - Plage Privé

Prestation tout à fait convenable avec néanmoins 2 points à améliorer : - Les rideaux et la porte en claire-voie de la salle de bain laissent trop passer la lumière, il est difficile de dormir pour ceux, qui comme moi, ont besoin de l'obscurité pour dormir !!! - Les draps ne sont pas d'une qualité exceptionnelle !

Reviewed October 22, 2014
7.7
Very good
Hans-Dieter from Germany
Solo traveler
Studio Apartment
Stayed 15 nights in March 2014

sehr erholsam”

Sicherheit, Service, Ausstattung

sehr erholsamer Urlaub. Das Personal war immer freundlich, die Zimmer absolut in Ordnung.

Reviewed March 31, 2014
7.0
Very good
Aleksei from Russia
Family with teens
Studio Apartment
Stayed 6 nights in August 2013

Новый отель с удобными номерами.”

Есть все необходимое для приготовления пищи, есть бассейн, море рядом.

Мы прожили в этом отеле 6 дней. По приезду нас очень долго заселяли в номер, т.к. никак не могли разобраться с дополнительной кроватью, хотя при бронировании я указывал, что нам нужна дополнительная кровать для ребенка. После долгих переговоров нам принесли в студию матрац вместо кровати. На следующий день, после напоминания, кровать была установлена. Номер порадовал: есть все необходимое для жизни, набор посуды, микроволновка, холодильник, электрическая плита и т.д. Влажная уборка в номере была каждый день. Из плюсов было и то, что 2 раза предоставлялся бесплатный транспорт в супермаркет с хорошим набором продуктов. В отеле есть ресторан, но мы предпочли готовить пищу самостоятельно. Есть так же бесплатный трансфер в аэропорт. Но бесплатный не означает удобный, нам нужно быть в аэропорту в 7-30 утра, а нас привезли раньше 6 часов, т.к. нас объединили с другим гостем отеля, у которого вылет был гораздо раньше. Два рейса в аэропорт руководство отеля решило не делать. А нам объяснили, что в это время очень большие пробки (в 6 утра) и мы можем не успеть. Есть еще важное замечание: пляжный отдых в этом месте так себе, сильные отливы, плохой вход в море, на пляже много мусора. В отеле есть бесплатный интернет, но он очень непредсказуемо работает, в целом - медленно и очень медленно, до полной остановки. В целом могу порекомендовать этот отель для проживания.

Reviewed August 27, 2013
7.7
Very good
Torkjeld from Norway
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 5 nights in June 2015

Stille og behagelig, fin starnd”

Store rom, ok service,
Reviewed July 07, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Karl from Denmark
Solo traveler
Studio Apartment
Stayed 17 nights in October 2015

Ferie”

Personalet,beliggenheden og baren

Ganske udmærket. Rengøring mangler lidt, Wi-Fi virker dårligt. Personalet er i top, altid smilende, hjælpsomme og venlige. Trods alt et godt hotel, som jeg godt kunne finde på at besøge igen. Venlig hilsen Karl Hansen.

Reviewed October 20, 2015
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