Mnarani Club

Mnarani Club: Our full report

Traveller's rating
Excellent (100%) From 2 reviews
Fine for all ages.
All year

Mnarani Club is a well established family hotel, set in 40 acres of landscaped gardens, on the cliffs above Kilifi Creek, 60km north of Mombasa. The hotel, named after the village and the old Swahili ruins on the south side of the creek, has South African owners and a good number of guests are South African.

The Mnarani Club (pronounced “Narani", with a bit of an “Mm" sound at the beginning) has two categories of rooms: the Garden rooms and the more spacious and breezy Creek rooms, with stable doors, windows on two sides, and fridges. All the rooms at Mnarani have air-conditioning and fans.

There are lovely views over the creek from the hotel’s large infinity pool, and a small, private, artificial beach. There’s a smaller pool located within easy reach of the garden rooms. Plenty of water sports and other activities are available.

Our view

We have visited Mnarani Club several times over the years while researching the Rough Guide to Kenya, but we haven’t yet had the chance to stay, or to give the hotel a careful inspection. We look forward to doing that as soon as possible, as while this is a modest hotel, it certainly has one of the nicest locations in a quiet and scenic part of the coast.


Location: Kenya Coast, Kenya

Ideal length of stay: 6 nights-plus

Directions: The easiest way to reach the Mnarani Club is by road transfer from Malindi Airport, which takes about an hour.

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included

Drinks included: Drinks are not included.


Property’s age restrictions: None


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Water supply: Mains

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: Low Risk


Disabled access: On Request

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