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Experience the Heights of Luxury in These Hotels in Mombasa

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Written by Abraham Odhiambo

Mombasa is one of the leading tourist attractions in Kenya, thanks to its stunning beaches, historical significance and luxury hotels. Located in Kenya’s coast, this massive city should be on the bucket list of every traveller who is searching for barefoot luxury.

If you are planning to visit Mombasa, try spending at least a night or two in one of the world-class hotels there to experience the heights of luxury. From breathtaking beach views to first-class service, these hotels are more than just a place to rest your head. Sea Africa Today brings you seven luxury hotels where you can have a good time in Kenya’s second largest city.

1. The Funzi Keys Resort 

Located near the coast, The Funzi Keys Resort is one of the hotels in Mombasa worth spending a night or two. It features nine private bungalows and offers numerous activities such as diving, kayaking, fishing and windsurfing. Here, you get the opportunity to be close to nature as you enjoy beautiful sunsets and witness water lapping your doorstep.

The Funzi Keys Resort

Hotel The Funzi Keys. Photo/ Trivago.

The friendly staff at The Funzi Keys Resort will ensure everything you need is available. Enjoy sleeping peacefully in a hut that has no doors, no WiFi and no TV.

2. Tijara Beach Hotel

Few hotels in Mombasa come close to Tijara Beach Hotel when it comes to luxury. Situated a few minutes from Mombasa Island, Tijara is the place to go if your heart desires privacy, exclusivity and extravagance. It has four cottages, each spread far apart to ensure everyone gets the privacy they need.

The rooms are decorated in Swahili designs with king-sized beds, handcrafted furniture, coffee tables and sofas. Each of the four cottages also has a private deck with sunbed. After spending time swimming in the pool, ensure you take a walk to the nearby historic cave.

3. The Shaza 

Ideally located along Shanzu Beach in Mombasa, The Shaza is the ultimate coastal address for those who feel they deserve a truly authentic experience. It is located adjacent to water-sport, shopping, entertainment and other conveniences in Mombasa City. The Shaza provides an ideal base from which to explore the many delights of this captivating part of Coastal Kenya.

The Shaza

The Shaza. Photo/ Tripadvisor.

4. Villa Raymond

Located about 30 km south from Mombasa, Villa Raymond is one of the luxury hotels in Kenya’s coast worth exploring. It features a luxury Swahili design with two spacious rooms for a maximum of 4 guests and two children under the age of 10.

Villa Raymond also has a private outdoor pool with sun terrace, open kitchen and bar area, sitting area with television and beautiful gazebo under a baobab tree.

5. Voyager Beach Resort

If you’re looking for a hotel in Mombasa in which you will be pampered, then Voyager Beach Resort should be your destination. The Voyager is a vibrant, ship-themed resort that boasts three swimming pools, different culinary and entertainment experiences, and wartersports centre.

Voyager Beach Resort

Voyager Beach Resort. Photo/ Tuko.

Voyager has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, an accolade which honours hospitality excellence. Fashioned along the lines of a luxury cruise ship, it has been a host to some of Africa’s finest family entertainments and animation programmes.

6. Cocoa Boutique Hotel 

Well, you can’t talk about luxury hotels in Mombasa and fail to mention Cocoa Boutique Hotel. This hotel is a great choice for your beach stay in Mombasa. The highlights at this luxurious hotel include a restaurant serving international cuisine, a bar/lounge, a sauna and a steam room.
There is also an outdoor pool which provides fun for every guest in the hotel. Meanwhile, if you are in the mood for pampering, you can indulge in massages.

7. Kahama Hotel

Apart from being luxurious, Kahama Hotel is also budget-friendly for visitors who would like to spend some time in Kenya’s coast. It is a family hotel in Mombasa showcasing the genuine hospitality of Kenyan people. Kahama Hotel is set within tropical lush gardens with a large swimming pool as its centre. The rooms here are beautifully decorated and have air conditioning.

Kahama Hotel

Kahama Hotel. Photo/


Due to the fact that Mombasa is one of the most visited destinations in Kenya, there are numerous luxury hotels there to choose from. The hotels guarantee privacy and have swimming pools, elegant rooms, handcrafted furniture and restaurants serving delicious meals. Some of the hotels can also accommodate kids below ten years.
Some of the things to do in Mombasa include exploring Old Town, Nyali Beach, Fort Jesus Museum and relaxing at Mama Ngina Waterfront. This beautiful city is also the gateway to neighboring beach destinations like the popular Diani and Watamu.

About the author

Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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