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Lion in the Sun Resort

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The Lion in the Sun was the famous Malindi dwelling of Flavio Briatore, where he was used to accommodate friends, sport champions and personages of the show but since 2007 he has preferred to turn it into an exclusive retreat. The Lion in the Sun is made up of 16 large and luxurious rooms distributed in 4 splendid villas dipped in a beautiful tropical garden, interrupted with 4 swimming pools, where the hosts can enjoy the principle privacy and 60 staff in order to satisfy every wishes and desires. The 16 rooms are furnished in various styles and each has its own personality in order to transmit emotions and feelings. The eyes of the guest stop in every corner because no details have been left to the case. Lion in the sun is a boutique hotel where bookings can be directed in two options:1. Hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board, full board or2. Hotel with Detox cure included.The property is in fact one of only six exclusive Henri Chenot Detox centers around the world and the Chenot philosophy of wellbeing through diet and the body is fully integrated into the guest’s staying on cure.Starting with a personal consultation, therapists use specific massaging techniques according to age-old Chinese tradition, hydrotherapy and aesthetic treatments. A bio-light diet is devised along with a bio light alimentary regime which teaches the correct use of food. The menu consists of exceptional fresh and natural foods including fruit, fish and vegetables. The on-site staffs at Lion in the Sun is fully trained to use an array of treatments from hydrotherapy, phyto-mud therapy and hydro jet treatments to ease away toxins and leave the body feeling purified and relaxed. The retreat’s personal trainer complements the treatments with a variety of activities from yoga to cycling through the forest, swimming and using the fully equipped high tech gym. Amongst the famous names that have come to Detox at the Lion in the Sun’s Thala Spa are Naomi Campbell, Fernando Alonso, Roberto Cavalli, Bono and John Galliano, to name a few.After having treatments at the Thala SPA Henri Chenot or relaxing in the sunshine by one of the four seawater swimming pools, you can take a leisurely stroll to the retreat’s private beach located only 300 metres away in the Malindi Marine Park. The beach which has a fully serviced pool, cooling tents with luxurious sun beds and personal butler service are the perfect ingredients to complete the Lion in the Sun experience. On the 5th of October 2010 Thala Spa Henri Chenot was awarded by the prestigious UK magazine TATLER as the best SPA of the world for Life- changing.
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Loved the warmth and professionalism of the well trained staff. The cottages are tastefully and luxuriously furnished for your comfort. Particularly enjoyed the cuisine served by a team of cheerful and highly professional staff. The food was very tasty and the serving filling.
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Extraordinary beach, the hotel is magnifique and the people in the small city are really nice people, so nice. I don't give full ratting due the mosquitos... may be there would be a way to keep them away.. thanks for all Mr Viatore use to be around. :)
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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
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My second time in Malindi BUT Lion in the Sun motivated me to plan my next holiday very soon. Spacious room, overall cleanliness +linen and well trained staff makes my business trip exceptional. I recommend Lion in the Sun to everyone who would prefer Royal Hospitality.
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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
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"Get the Suite with a private pool!"
"We stayed in suite which as very spacious. The turndown service included blackout blinds... my partner and I slept so well!!"
"Room 210 is ideal for any person craving for a quiet holiday"
"all are so good!!"
"We got a low season upgrade."
US$381 - US$560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
lion in the sun hotel malindi
KenyaCoast ProvinceMalindi
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