Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Mombasa

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Average rate: $70 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Bamburi Beach, Bamburi, Kenya

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Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Mombasa Bamburi Reviews

Spikeyboots Spikeybo…
17 reviews
Stunning! Jun 19, 2011
The hotel is famous on the Mombasa coast and is simply stunning by Kenyan standards.

The hotel has 4 or 5 freeform swimming pools which are kept very clean and are not too crowded. Though the 'white sand' beach is 25 metres away!!
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Africancrab Africanc…
773 reviews
"Incredible at the whitesands beaches of Mombasa" Sep 20, 2008
If you have been to Mombasa both north and south beaches (Bamburi or Dianai), you have heard of White sands hotel. It is the largest hotel built on the northern beaches of Mombasa. It is East Africa’s pride in service along beaches. Of course I lived in Mombasa for a little over four years and Whitesands was my playground during the years I dated my German boyfriend Peter. We moon walked and had sand run through our toes right outside of Whitesands Hotel.

By African standards it is a 5 star, but in comparison to European and American beach hotels, it would fall somewhere between a 3 and 4 star. Above average is what I would say. When I last stayed there, the hotel needed some refurbishing, it seemed they were always painting it whiter. The grounds are amazing, absolutely beautiful.

It is one of Africa’s honeymoon beach locations and many couples love it, nothing compared to what one could get in the Seychelles, but the price one pays is definitely worth it. In the months of June through end October, the humidity levels are ridiculous, it is so reassuring that all the rooms at the hotel are air-conditioned. If you are planning a business or training session here I highly recommend it. It is particularly good value during off season (anytime before summer) where the rates are much lower and its cooler – you get so much attention and service, lol!.

Hotel is clean; it has nice rooms, beds are a bit hard (but then in Kenya they do not manufacture beds using the same material used in Europe or in the US), but duvets and bed sheets are wonderfully soft and cozy. All rooms come with satellite television, hair dryers, safes, and mosquito nets that wrap comfortably around the bed. They seem to have thought of everything when it comes to the room. There is variety of activities made for a great holiday. There are five pools to explore, jet ski/reef tours, morning pool aerobics and attentive pool and dining staff.

My recommendations are for all audiences, from honeymoons, romantic getaways, Girlfriends getaway, older travelers, families with young children, Families with teenagers, Tourists, mention it and they will be accommodated appropriately. I’m a customer service trainer, I will tell you now that the hotel has invested money in training their staff because they are very friendly, efficient and service oriented. They like what they are doing at all times.

Peter and I stayed not too far away from the beach so over the weekends we took Helen to the beach or went for private time to walk along the beach without Helen. It was incredible when the beach was quite and the waves beach against the shore. I particularly loved the outside bars, service even while you are in the pool – awesome! If you are looking to be pampered, this is the place. In comparison to the cold service one gets in Nairobi Mombasa is a heaven for service. There is music in the evenings and traditional entertainment for guests, they have a band always singing away at dinner - (Malaika nakupenda malaika)
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Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Mombasa Overview

Sitting directly on Bamburi Beach, Whitesands Resort is located north of Mombasa city and 25 km from Mombasa Airport.

One of the best resorts in Kenya with an excellent reputation and 200 metres of beautiful beach front, the longest seafront on the north coast of Mombasa. The resort is set amongst 22 acres of tropical gardens, swaying palm trees and swimming pools. The main outdoor swimming pool is huge and stretches out into different directions with shallow parts suitable for children. There is a water sports shop and office where guests can organise snorkelling and scuba diving. A children's club is available as is a baby sitting service. A variety of entertainment is on show every night. There are a number of sunbathing areas on the beach and around the resort - drinks and snacks can be ordered by the pool. Lastly, a spa has been recently added with Ayurvedic and western treatments. TO/0709.

A beach front property, the resort is spread out over 22 acres of landscaped gardens. Three storeys high in some accommodation blocks, the buildings are painted bright white with many of the blocks right on the sand beaches.

Room types with (HB) in the title are Half Board and offer breakfast and dinner. …Room types with (AI) in the title are All Inclusive and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Standard rooms are in good condition and have tiled floors and en-suite …bathrooms. All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, fan, tea/…coffee making facilities and balcony or terrace. Most rooms offer a pool view. …Room rates are on an all-inclusive basis.

The large lobby is open plan and has a marble floor and a seating area for guests. The reception desk is to the left as you enter and to the right is a shop, concierge desk, and local information board.

There are three restaurants at the resort. The large main restaurant offers a huge buffet with a wide variety of food to choose from. There is also a beach front restaurant that specialises in fresh seafood as well as a cafe/diner that serves food 24 hours a day.

14 kms to city centre, 15 km to the nearest station (mombasa), 23 kms to the nearest airport (moi int), 7 km to the nearest fair site (ratna square), Close to the beach.

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Mombasa Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Porters
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Private beach
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Beach (Direct Access)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water Activities
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Beauty Salon
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Spa/Jetted Tub
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Kids Club
  • Highchairs
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Free Parking

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