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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Cool ocean breeze, services were excellent..ocean waves and sounds at night it's a lifetime experience i can never forget.The place is organized in such a way it suits the wants of every visitor and fun it's all covered there... Back soon

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank nelsonmwenda57
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

We stayed 5 nights in Bungalow 1, right at the beach. Fell asleep and woke up to the sound of the waves breaking on the sand. Breakfast and dinner, served family style, was tasty, healthy and excellent. Extremely peaceful place. Staff was super helpful, warm and friendly. Walks in the surrounding town, beach and countryside were wonderful, beautiful and untouched by tourism.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
3  Thank swisstraveler1990
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IsabelleUndWerner, Owner at Mbuyu Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thanks for your encouraging remarks, which we will share with our staff. Our bunch of cats will miss you as well...

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

A friend and I, she lives in Nairobi and I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina, stayed for three nights at Mbuyu and we reallly liked the experience. The owners, Werner and Isabelle, welcome you on arrival and take care of you during your stay. So this is not a "hotel-experience" where you ask in the reception for the things you need: this is a beautiful familiy experience where the owners interact continually with the guests; not to mention the excellent dinners we all share. And this is a strong point: having read so many articles about what to eat and not to eat in east Africa I was a bit concerned, but lunch and dinner here were like mum cooking for us! Lovely.

I am studying German and did have my "übungsecke" (if the word exists): a beautiful library with books where you can pick one at your choice and read in one of the couches with a wonderful view to the ocean. I got interested in one, which was at my level: Die Deutschlehrerin. I promised the owners to read it and return to Mbuyu Beach Bungalows to better experience German conversations! :)

Useful last but not least info: Werner and Isabelle provide you with a beach towel. I bought one before flying to Kenya and then realised I could have avoided the extra weight :)

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank PabloC990
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IsabelleUndWerner, Owner at Mbuyu Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello from the Indian to the South Atlantic Ocean, and thanks for the intercontinental compliments! Take the loaned book as a silent reminder and come back some day - you are so much welcome!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I remember lying under the baobab and watching a monkey family jumping from branch to branch. I remember waking up early to see the sunrise and the boats going out to sea. I remember watching the fishermen coming in again with handful of fish. I remember having dinner at that large table on the beach under the stars. The place is beautifully located on the beach under the coconut trees and surrounded by lush vegetation. Werner and Isabelle have put lots of effort in making my stay the most comfortable and practical. You will get all the information you need, about local life, places to visit, local attractions, handicraft. I only stayed there 2 nights, but I will definitely go again to take full advantage of this beautiful region. Lots to do, lots to see in the surroundings, the perfect place to relax without getting bored. WARMLY RECOMMENDED

Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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1  Thank MelanieNyssen
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IsabelleUndWerner, Owner at Mbuyu Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks Melanie, for dropping in on short notice and for your nice company at the long dinner table. it was interesting to listen to your rich travel experiences, and if we could even add some useful information: all the better! Welcome again...

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Actually I don't know if it is a good idea to write a recommendation here, because I feel very protective about that secret little paradise down at the very southern coast of Kenya. But on the other hand, the place is too beautiful to not be spreading at least a few words about it. Werner and Isabel run the small site with a lot of love for every detail and make the best hosts you can ever imagine. If you're into family-like dinners under the stars and palm trees with good talks, good wine and even better food, relaxing days where the only other people you meet down at the beach are some fishermen, that's the place for you. If you look for touristy entertainment though, nightlife and a more mainstream kind of accommodation, you might need to check somewhere else. I personally feel the year isn't complete anymore if I didn't drop in here once or better twice.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank Kari92
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IsabelleUndWerner, Owner at Mbuyu Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thanks so much, Kari, it was good to share dinner once with you again under our palm trees . And take this as a promise: we will never accommodate more guests than we can sit at our table...

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