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Papillon Lagoon Reef

Papillon Lagoon Reef

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692 Reviews
Guide Price £1,069 per person
Based on 19 August 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Kenya Airways, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Garden Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Traditional Swahili-style hotel on the beach

Occupying a tropical location, nestled in exotic gardens, the Papillon Lagoon Reef is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Kenya. Built in a traditional Swahili style, the resort has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where colobus monkeys populate ancient baobab trees

A range of water sports are available including diving, which can be organised through the PADI dive centre. Swim up to the poolside bar for a refreshing drink throughout the day and on fine evenings dine under the stars at the popular Baobab Terrace. In addition, the spectacular Baobab Restaurant with an open-air terrace serves a selection of international and Kenyan buffet cuisine, while breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed at the poolside bar and bistro.

Ideal for couples and families, the Papillon Lagoon Reef offers an idyllic location, many activities and a children’s pool and play area for younger guest’s enjoyment.

  • Located on beautiful Diani Beach and a short taxi ride to Diani Town
  • Optional one night safari to Ngutuni Lodge
  • PADI dive centre
  • Family rooms available

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 150 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 90 minutes from Mombasa Airport.
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Papillon Lagoon Reef

  • Beach
  • Approx. 90 minutes from Mombasa Airport.
692 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 320
  • Very Good 264
  • Average 69
  • Poor 21
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Oct 18, 2018

Excellent. Wounderbar

Visited this place with my business associates from Sri Lanka over the weekends. I would love to highlight on few points about this place that made our stay memorable. 1. Best hospitality and professional staff. I would rather say a well composed team of staffs from management, reservation, reception, animation, restaurant, bar, housekeeping, working hand in hand looking after well-being of the guests. Salim the reservation manager thanks for the welcome and booking. 2. All inclusive.. Food was world standard variety to go with during buffet breakfast lunch and dinner.. I love to drink during my holiday, there was unlimited flow of beers and cocktails alcoholic and nonalcoholic, the barman made sure no one went thirsty. 3. The room's. We had standard rooms with balcony facing the ocean. It was spacious. The bedding were soft and comfortable. Well equipped toiletry in the bathroom. 4. Beach and the pool. The location of beach is rated number one beach in Africa. The pool is big clean and unique. I would surely recommend this hotel and going back soon.. To conclude with "Papilon has a class of its own. Asante Sana.
Oct 14, 2018

Very Friendly Staff

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

All the staff were very friendly and happy to talk wanting to know how you were enjoying your stay and what you had been doing. The swimming pool was very good. I love the way you could hang on to the edge but still be under the water. There was a good selection of food available at main meal times and early breakfast was available for people going on safari/ day trips.
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Papillon Lagoon Reef

Facilities

Sports Facilities

A range of sports facilities can be found at the resort including: table tennis, pool, bar football and board games plus beach football and volleyball. Payable locally: scuba-diving, glass bottomed boat, fitness centre and deep sea fishing.

Swimming Pool

The meandering lagoon swimming pool overlooks the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and features a swim-up bar.

Ngutuni Safari

Optional one night safari which can be booked and paid for in advance when booking your holiday. The price is a supplement which will be added to the overnight rate of the hotel. Itinerary: Day 1: After an early breakfast at Papillon Lagoon Reef drive to Tsavo East National Park. Enter at the Bachuma Gate and proceed on a game drive along the River Circuit to Ngutuni Game Sanctuary and Ngutuni Lodge. After lunch partake in an afternoon game drive in Tsavo East. Dinner and overnight at Ngutuni Lodge on a full board basis. Day 2: Early morning game drive in the 10,000 acre Ngutuni Game Sanctuary. Return to the lodge for breakfast and then continue to Papillon Lagoon Reef arriving in time for lunch. Restrictions: The safari usually takes place on either a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday however guests will be advised on arrival when the day of the safari will be.

Papillon Lagoon Reef

Room Types

Garden Room

Garden Room

Garden Rooms have a balcony or patio with garden or pool views. Room safes are available locally for an additional fee. Room service is available throughout the day (10:00am to 17:30) for drinks only at an extra charge.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Beach Front Room

Beachfront Room

Beachfront Rooms, as you would expect, are located perfectly to ensure you enjoy stunning views of Diani Beach which is widely considered to be Kenya's most beautiful beach. All are fitted with a luxurious 4-poster double bed, a Swahili sofa which is ideal for smaller children and upgraded furnishings throughout. Rooms come with a mosquito net among many other amenities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Family Room

Family Rooms offer rear garden views and a balcony or patio area where you can enjoy the lush surroundings. A drinks service is available throughout the day from 10:30am until 5:30pm at an extra charge locally whilst room safes can be requested locally for an extra charge. Rooms come with a mosquito net among many other amenities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Papillon Lagoon Reef

Food & Drink

Baobab Restaurant

Baobab Restaurant is a buffet-style restaurant with an open-air terrace, serving international dishes and Kenyan cuisine. Restrictions: Guests are requested to dress smart/casual for dinner and men must wear collared shirts, long trousers and shoes. Dress for breakfast and lunch is casual but modestly covered. Sleeveless t-shirts, vests and swim wear may NOT be worn, however please feel free to wear t-shirts (with sleeves), shorts and beach wraps.

Bistro Bar and Restaurant

Located by the swimming pool, the Bistro Bar and Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here you can enjoy evening entertainment and barbeques. Opening times breakfast - 7.30 – 22.00; lunch - 12.30 –14.30; afternoon tea - 16.00 – 17.00.

Pool Bar

Swim up to the pool bar for a refreshing drink.

Beach Bar

The Beach Bar serves a selection of drinks.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Papillon Lagoon Reef is an all inclusive only resort. The following elements are included: full buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, a choice of cocktails, local beers, soft drinks, house spirits, house wines and mineral water, served by the glass. Tennis, free pool scuba demonstration, regular evening entertainment, Taxes and tips.

Please note that á la carte meals, room service and snacks, non-house brand wines and spirits and bottled water are excluded and must be paid for locally.