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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We have travelled annually to Kenya and several years ago stumbled across the Papillon, we loved it so much that every year we return for two weeks and whilst in the hotel we book a three or four day stay at their Ngutuni Lodge in East Tsavo both of which we highly recommend. Joanne is English whilst I am African...

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Really we should not have worried and should have done it years ago! Although our holiday did not start off well - almost 22 hour delay at Heathrow and first night spent in Premier Inn - actually very good and we did see a few animals albeit the Essex variety! We arrived in Nairobi 1 day late and caught internal...

2Thank David H
Battle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Stayed for five nights after safari on Masai Mara, ideal location on the best beach in Mombasa. Had a sea view room near the pool and and overlooking the Indian Ocean, could not ask for more, room very comfortable but mattress very hard. Only one real complaint, breakfast and lunch taken in restaurant close to pool on same level as...

2Thank Tony S
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Spent four nights at the Papillon. The property was a great value for money considering some of the other hotels we looked at. It is a laid back resort that is sprawling. While it could use a bit of updating, it does what it needs to do, provide relaxation, friendly service and good food and drink. Once you walk in...

1Thank mcmurrytravels
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Excellent holiday, we where really nervous of going to Kenya but had no need. Hotel excellent, clean, everything you need. Staff so pleasant and helpful, nobody could do enough for us. Animation team superb. Food varied and ample. We did an overnight safari mid week, which was amazing. We will definitely be returning next year.

1Thank sstewart070
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are a family or small group looking to stay in Mombasa DO NOT STAY HERE. This hotel caters to European tour groups. Two weeks ago we had the most HORRIBLE experience of the 20 years we have been holidaying in Mombasa. We were in Baobab Hotel next door but the booking got mixed up and we had to...

3Thank Jason C
Ian T, Manager at Papillon Lagoon Reef, responded to this review

“Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to post a review on your recent stay with us. Papillon is a friendly hotel ideal for couples and families of international and local tour groups. The hotel goes through a refurbishment programme every year (closing down in May & June) and our full time maintenance staffs keep it up to standard. The...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place to stay in for holidays! We just had nothing to complaint about. People working there are all very helpful and nice, always keen on having a chat. Starting from the front desk staff, that greeted us after a long journey, always smily and there for anything we needed. Guys working in the hotel restaurant are super...

1Thank Patrycja_Chrobot
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a holiday for my mums 80th birthday, her first visit to Africa, we had a wonderful time, the hotel was lovely, food excellent with plenty of choice, beautiful setting, room clean and with plenty of space (the only improvement would be tea/coffee facilities in the room) but what really stood out were the staff - so friendly and...

1Thank Sue L
Chambly, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The Papillon Reef is very nice hotel to end a safari. They beach is beautiful and the hotel is very clean and the service a quite good. The food was very good (buffet type) your always have a selection of meat and fish, fresh vegetables and fruits. The room are clean and we had a room with ocean view. Watch...

1Thank lorrainemlanglois
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was my 8th visit to Kenya but 1st time at Papillon Lagoon Reef and it was the perfect choice for a solo holiday. I chose to upgrade to a beachfront room and would recommend requesting ground floor as terrace gives direct access onto the garden area outside...perfect for convenient and quieter sunbathing with superb views over the famous Diani...

2Thank Debbie A

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Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: RM438 - RM895 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Papillon Lagoon Reef 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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Papillon Lagoon Reef Diani
Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel Diani
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#10 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
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“second floor garden rooms are away from the main area but are excellent to see more wild life”
 of 5 bubbles garyc138, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“had a ground floor room facing swimming pool and sea loud music at night”
 of 5 bubbles audreys424, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I usually stay in the same area ,so I cannot comment on the other rooms. I do know my rooms in the 360-364 area have always been very good.”
 of 5 bubbles R7446SAmichaelb, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed in all and loved each room whether garden or beach front.”
 of 5 bubbles sghent, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a room overlooking the beach and ocean”
 of 5 bubbles mcmurrytravels, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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