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March 15, 2010
Johannesburg, South Africa
March 19, 2006
We were there over the Christmas week in 2005 and although we accepted a one bedroom unit, we didn't expect it to be on the top floor at the back of the hotel. However, in the hotel's defense, I believe local Kenyans take their holidays at this time of the year and probably being the owners of the timeshare they were entitled to stay in what they had bought!
The room we had was a one-bedroom unit sleeping four in total. Initially it was just my husband and I who were going but at the last minute, our daughter who lives in the UK decided to join us, so there was space enough for her on a double bed in the lounge. At first glance, the unit was not what we were used to (being owners of timeshare at Sun City Vacation Club).
The lounge, dining area and kitchen were all in the same area (no problem with that) but the fridge made a terrible noise and was very disruptive with our daughter sleeping there. The air conditioning in the lounge was also not working, so we asked for the fridge and air conditioning to be fixed. The fridge was replaced quickly enough but the a/c even after being repaired wasn't effective enough for the size of the room. The kitchen itself left a lot to be desired and I wouldn't have cooked there. We generally don't cook when on holiday anyway, but even if we had wanted to, the little shop on site wasn't up to scratch as far as provisions were concerned and there was nowhere else to buy food and drink etc.
Two bathrooms - again not up to scratch; tiles broken, very little water coming out of the taps and shower, shower curtain seedy looking and grubby, towels were years old; in general very run down.
There was a large patio surrounding the unit which would have been nicer had we been on a lower level. I have put the price per room per night in, but I honestly don't know if this is correct because we paid our exchange fee through RCI.
From journal Christmas in Kenya
Colchester, United Kingdom
July 3, 2004
The apartments are HUGE and very well equiped. We had fresh flowers laid on our bed most days and baskets of fruit left in our apartment.
The pool bar is a joy when you are hot and in need of refreshment. The evenings can be spent around the pool area enjoying your meal or taking a short stroll down to the Terrace Bar where you can sip cocktails and listen to the waves breaking on the coral reef. The tours desk offer an excellent selection of excursions, something for everyone.
Very Highly Recommended.
From journal Kenya - Royal Reserve Safari & Beach Club
July 30, 2003
Cosy air-conditioned apartments in a few three-story buildings. Two very nice pools and bar. Restaurant with a menu from which I could always choose a different dinner. And I did andnd loved them all! Staff were the nicest people I've met in hotels. The only downside to this place was the shore because you can't sunbathe or swim there, partly because of "beach boys", partly because of the sea. But if I visit here again, I'll probably stay at Royal Reserve.
From journal Quiet Kenya
Swanley, United Kingdom
January 31, 2003
From journal Out of Africa
by JW Gray
January 19, 2003
If you are used to beach clubs with beautifully maintained sand and bathing amenities, you will be in for a surprise. I saw very few people actually bathing in the ocean while there . . . but the beach is good for nature walks and jogging. Be aware that once you step off resort property, many locals will want to follow you with the hopes of earning some money. The resort scheduled guided walks and tours with members of their staff so that guests would feel completely at ease.
In addition, I was able to schedule my safari to Tsavo through the resort. I also took an excursion to Mombasa and a day trip to Malindi.
The resort has two pools. One is large and well maintained and perfect for sun-bathing and playing. The other is a little smaller and kind of tucked away in the back, but it was perfect for me to swim laps every morning.
Not to be missed is the evening meal. A small on-site restaurant features a special menu each evening that ranges from steak Diane to filet of zebra. Again, the staff was always extremely friendly and attentive.
Keep in mind that the resort is off the beaten path. I spent two weeks here, and a large amount of time was spent just relaxing and unwinding . . . which was exactly what I needed. There was the right mix of excursions to keep it interesting.
If you have the need to be constantly in middle of the hustle and bustle, this may not be the right option for you.
From journal 1st Trip to Kenya
by Mrs. Mullins
Walnut Creek, California
June 20, 2002
From journal Mombasa and Kenya animal preserves
February 24, 2001
From journal Three Weeks in Morocco