My daughter and I visited and loved every second of our stay! This is an exceptional property with clusters of amazing rooms around private pools. It is a tropical setting with lush landscaping, gorgeous art and beautiful large rooms with air conditioning and separate dressing areas. The staff was exceptionally kind, especially traveling with a child - they just could not have been better. The manager , waiters and drivers and everyone else greets you as well as pays attention to the guests every need. The breakfasts served in the main facility is in the perfect setting. The juice was really exceptional. There is so much to love about this hotel - especially if you are looking for an
I hardly visit Malindi, as personally i prefer to visit Diani more often. But i gave it a try for Easter Weekend only because of the hotel, and the good things i have heard about it. I must say,that we were amazed with the place. The hotel is more like a boutique hotel with limited suites, so not over crowded. The rooms are very good and clean, actually luxurious compared to other hotels nearby. I would not even compare the rooms to other hotels nearby actually. I loved the setting of the suite with the private pool. The food was excellent with flexibility in timings. We had breakfast after 10AM on both the days. The food quality was good, but a few more choices in the menu especially the Mains would be better. Barbeque is a good idea, and i recommend the hotel to be doing that too! Overall, food was good!
The spa is very good, with some international staff. The elegance of the spa was very impressive.
I must recognize the outstanding service of the hotel staff, and i must mention Mr. Philip, the Hotel Manager who was extremely friendly, Mr. Kennedy who took care of our reservation, and Mr. Ben, and another person (dont remember his name) who were always next to the pool, or the room, awaiting to serve to our needs.
The beach is accessed through the group's another hotel right opposite, called the Billionaire's Resort, however we stayed at the Hotel most of the time.
Overal, its the best in Malindi, and my experience and the hospitality that i received was even better that what i have received in any other hotels at the Coast.
I would love to visit Malindi again, only for the Lion in the Sun! Very Highly Recommended!
Lion in the Sun was even better than I had expected. The room was well and tastefully furnished and very clean. It showed no signs of the wear and tear that is characteristic of many other hotels in this area. The wireless broadband worked without interruption in the room and around the rest of the hotel. The other areas of the hotel were also superb. There are a number of quiet areas where one can tuck oneself away and read. The main pool is spotless and big enough to exercise in. The pool furniture is also great. The food couldn't be faulted. So too the service, which was very friendly, and the other guests were not at all intrusive. It's a short walk (or you're driven) to a wonderful beach.Excellent all round.
My partner and I had a fantastic time at this very unique welcoming resort! Sabine, Kennedy and the rest of the of the team looked after us so well. Their laid back approach really does mean that you feel like you are home away from home. The rooms are simple and well furnished with a lot of space, your own pool and staff adds to the luxiourious feel. The Henri Chenot spa makes this a must visit resort!
Lion in the Sun is an idyllic setting. Its a beautiful place to stay. The pools, gardens and houses are all amazing - there are so many places to sit and relax that are simply stunning. We stayed over the New Year period and it was a lovely balance of being peaceful but with some people around. Definitely a great place for a couple of spend a few days relaxing.
The food is good (virtually 100% Italian like most of Malindi) and is all served at the Billionaire resort a minutes journey away (you can get room service brought to Lion from Billionaire). Mini buses are always on hand to shuttle you between Lion and Billionaire. The setting at Billionaire is also first class. The staff here are really friendly and the service was always impeccable.
The staff at Lion deserve a special mentioned. They are amazing, really going out of there way to make sure that you are being truly looked after.
Also to add my partner is a huge fan of spa's and this goes as one of the best one's she has ever visited!! As a guy who is normally pretty anti spa's I was "encouraged" by my partner to give it a go and I have to admit I was impressed.
All in all a great place to stay in a beautiful part of the world.