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    Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

    Seahorse Road | After crossing the Kilifi bridge, you'll drive past Tusky's supermarket on your right. Further down the road, turn left when you see the sign "Makuti Villas" as well our sign “Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers”. Follow the signs from there - we are located about 2.5km down this dirt road., Kilifi 80108, Kenya
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    Makuti Villas Resort
    29 reviews
    #4 of 6 hotels in Kilifi
     
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    Overview
    • Excellent88%
    • Very good9%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “eco lodge” (51 reviews)
    “pizza night” (16 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
    Pool
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    29 reviews
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    1 - 5 of 326 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Once again, this place blew my mind! I was solo and didn't feel lonely at all because of the company- cos of the staff/volunteers/other guests. Great staff- Steve, Thomas, Johnny and team- should all get salary increments for being the most amazing peeps in Kilifi!...More

    Thank stlwnjr
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Distant Relatives Eco Lodge located in Kilifi was rated in 2017 as Kenya’s best hostel, and due to them openly being very positive on their website about hosting all ages of guests including children, we were eager to try them out for ourselves. Rooms range...More

    Thank FromTheVineTrvelTime
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Distant Relatives is one of the greatest hostels of all time (GHOAT). It is the perfect balance of relaxing and energetic. The hostel is run by fun, professional staff who take their jobs seriously. I really appreciated that it wasn't a gross party hostel but...More

    Thank Britt B
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Make sure that if you are in Kilifi you visit this place! Its so lovely! We stayed there for 2 nights and because of a free upgrade we had a room with toilet and shower (its so nice!!) Also the beach is like a 5...More

    Thank Marco H
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hey! Thanks for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your stay. The whole team sends their regards. Hope to see you again sometime. Asante!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great spot in between Mombasa and Malindi. I found this place by accident and ended up loving it. Upon entering the hostel there is a huge open air area to chill and just lounge around. One can also lounge around the pool just outside. The...More

    Thank Stephen J
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for the brilliant review! Glad you enjoyed your stay here and even found your way around our village. Wonder if you got time to hike to the end of the creek? The view there is breathtaking! The bioluminescence never ceases to...More

    Makuti Villas Resort
    29 reviews
    #4 of 6 hotels in Kilifi
     
    Ziwa Beach Resort
    126 reviews
    #8 of 14 hotels in Bamburi
     
    Mnarani Club & Spa
    512 reviews
    #1 of 6 hotels in Kilifi
     
    Baobab Sea Lodge
    46 reviews
    #5 of 6 hotels in Kilifi
     
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$23 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 16
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    • Location
    • Kenya >
    • Coast Province >
    • Kilifi
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    Pool & Beach (44)
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    walid a
    20 April 2017|
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    Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
    Hi Walid, Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for getting in touch. I think the best way to send it to us is to share it on google drive. I'm not allowed to share our email address here but you can findit on our... More
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    Begoña P
    7 March 2016|
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    Response from Frida B | Reviewed this property |
    There's a small beach just a few minutes walk. Not far to travel to larger beaches. There's possibility to snorkel within short traveling distances too. Better organise the snorkeling with a professional company, I went with... More
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    Chokoishii
    23 June 2015|
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    Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
    Hi there! Great to hear from you! Your cheapest bet apart from taking several matatus would most likely be by bus. There seems to be at least two companies doing Moshi to Mombasa (Tahmeed and Raqib) but I am sure there... More
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    "Beware of the monkeys......they might try and steal your soap!"
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