Located in a very beautiful tropical garden, the Leopard Beach Resort constitutes a beautiful set of buildings in traditional Swahili architecture. The hotel has a superb spa, which has been recently completed (November 2006). The place is perfect for relaxing vacations, for both couples or families, but there is no kid's club.
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Located on the beautiful beach of Diani since 1974, the Leopard Beach Resort hotel is located 21 miles away from downtown Mombasa. It is 28 miles away from the airport. It takes a little over an hour and a half to reach the hotel. The travel time depends on the traffic in the vicinity of the ferry that enables to join the southern coast of Mombasa.
The Leopard Beach Resort includes 155 rooms of different levels: 90 standard rooms, 48 superior class rooms, 10 cottages and 7 suites where there is a bubble bath and shower jets. Offering either a sea view or a garden view, the standard rooms are all very colorful. Small pictures depicting shellfish are hung on the walls. However, couples must push the beds together to make a double bed. Thus, in a standard room there is a mini-bar with a kit for tea and coffee, direct telephone line for international calls, a dozen television channels, air conditioning and room service 24/7. The hotel makes available welcome products in the bathroom, which is quite small. Ladies, do not overload your luggage, a hair dryer is also available.
Hosted by a staff dressed in outfits featuring leopard colours, you enter an intimate and very cosy lobby. The place is decorated with an exhibition of Kenyan statuettes that customers can acquire if they wish. The visible wooden beams give a very charming side to the lobby, punctuated by background zen music. All buildings of the hotels are protected by roofs made of makuti (large dried palm leaves). The main swimming pool of the hotel perfectly follows the line of vegetation thanks to its rounded shapes. Deckchairs, sunshades and towels are provided for free to customers. Opened in September 2006, the spa centre is a haven of peace. Each room is tucked away in small corners of the garden. A small fountain greets customers at each entrance. You pass from one place to another across a small artificial river dominated by small wooden bridges. It is difficult to summarise the different care treatments offered at the hotel, the list is long: African massage, anti-aging treatment, skin care treatments... All parts of the body are taken care of: from the tip of the toes to the tips of the hair. All this at impressively reasonable prices! The products used are branded Theravine.
Food and drink
The five restaurants of the hotel each have their own specialties. The Horizon, the main restaurant, works buffet-style for all three daily meals but also offers tables d'hôtes. The Coco Beach Mchana serves Asian dishes, while the Pool Bistrot offers light lunches at the poolside, sheltered from the sun by large white sails. Seafood is the specialty of the Chui Grill Room. Finally, fans of Italian food will gather for lunch and dinner at the Pasta'n'Pizza Tornati. The hotel organises regular thematic evening parties: African evening, oriental evening... Sometimes the hotel organises dinners on the sand. As for refreshments, you will find very good cocktails at the Marios Bar and at the Kalani Coffee Loundge. In addition, gourmands should not miss the Tutti Frutti Ice Cream Parlour: ice cream and fresh fruit juice of any kind...
The Leopard Beach Resort enjoys the beautiful beach of Diani. The hotel has provided a space in retreat of the shore to prevent customers from being harassed by beach boys. The different levels of this artificial beach are scattered with plastic deckchairs and sunshades provided free of charge by the hotel. Yet the space is somewhat limited in comparison to the number of customers. Stairs lead directly to the Indian Ocean. Like most beaches in Kenya, the coral reef is not very far from the shore. It is therefore preferable for people with fragile feet to bathe with sandals. According to the weather forecasts, the beach can be invaded by algae. They are however less abundant than in other places. Swimming presents no particular risk: the waves are gentle and the beach is not very windy.
Do not worry about mosquitoes anymore! The hotel regularly treats its gardens to avoid the proliferation of these small insects. However, do take an anti-malarial treatment and bring a repellent. The Leopard Beach Resort is equipped with a diving center named "Dive the crab". Exclusively reserved for hotel's guests, it offers many activities such as a ride in a glass-bottomed boat or kite surfing. Lovers of diving will be delighted. The hotel is located approximately 114 feet from the wrecks of two ships that are the kingdom of turtles, groupers and Carribean reef sharks. The luckiest among you may come across a whale shark!
Package deals in août 2012Posted on 2014-01-09Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)
C'est un des plus beaux hôtels que j'ai pu faire et pourtant je voyage beaucoup !
Grandes chambres spacieuses, jardins superbes avec plein de singes et oiseaux;
LE PERSONNEL EST SUPER, il y a même une discotheque genial sur la plage à 10mn en taxi (forty thieves), la nourriture est super, il y a meme un spa interdit aux enfants pour un silence maximal.
les masseuses ont des mainss en or !
je vous le recommande sans hésiter !
le spa, les diners sur la plage 1x / semaine
les oursins dans la mer, porter chaussures spéciales et les "bach boys" qui vous sollicitent dès que vous allez dans la mer.
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