Nyali International Beach Hotel
Built in 1946, Nyali International Beach Hotel & Spa is a 173-room accommodation that meets the needs of the budget-conscious beach traveler in Kenya. Located approximately five miles from the heart of Mombasa Island, the accommodation features colonial-style architecture and 165 simply-designed guest rooms, 5 suites and 3 villas. Amenities include satellite television, free internet, mini bar and personal safe. AfricanMecca guests may choose a garden or ocean view rooms, but garden view are in need of upgrading and maintenance. The more expensive ocean view rooms have been renovated, but your view of the beach may be partially shaded by palm trees should you choose some ocean-facing room on the upper floors. Additionally, some rooms have two twin beds that are pushed together, and this arrangement may not be comfortable for budget couples on a romantic seaside holiday in Africa. Located in the Palm Wing of the hotel, the two-bedroom suites feature king size beds, private Jacuzzi and separate living and dining areas, and the villas have three bedrooms, and one of the bedrooms can be converted to a living area if needed. WiFi access is good in the guest rooms, but the air conditioning in some room may be choppy. The staff are friendly, but you may experience inconsistent service quality, especially if there are a large number of guests in the hotel.
Nyali Beach Hotel & Spa has five restaurants that serve adequate food in a variety of settings, but in some venues on low occupancy days, the menu changes little if any from day-to-day and you may tire of the food should you be staying at the hotel for an extended seashore tour in Mombasa. For beach-view dining, enjoy seafood at Mvita Grill or Kenyan and international dishes, as well as lighter fare, at the very casual Aqua Bar & Restaurant where you sit on the deck or beach. For international cuisine, Sails features Victorian décor and garden views, and Indian cuisine is the specialty of Sheesh Majal. Snacks, coffee and other beverages are also served at Fountain Lounge. The resort has two swimming pools and a Jacuzzi, and the Rejuve Spa offers all-natural Indian Ayuvedic and other treatments. During your family beach vacation on the beautiful Indian Ocean in Kenya, your children have access to supervised activities made just for them, such as Kids Club and babysitting, and you can also spend time together as a family at the kid’s pool and children’s playroom. The hotel offers indoor games, beach volleyball, water aerobics, tennis and much more, and for an exciting ocean trip to Kenya, aquatic sports such as diving, windsurfing, deep sea fishing and many others will give you a high-energy, unforgettable experience. Nyali International Beach Hotel & Spa is conveniently located for AfricanMecca coastal tours of Mombasa and other local attractions, such as Mamba Village, Haller Park, Fort Jesus Museum, to name only a few of the places of interest.