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14 Night, Full Board, Kenya - £439.00 @ TravelZoo

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6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago
Kenya - 3*, 14 Nights, Full Board, from £439 (65% OFF!)
Offer Reference::::::: OFFLAGKIL3
Holiday Price:::::: £439
Saving 65% OFF!
Destination::::::: Country Kenya
Resort::::::: Kilifi Lagoon
Property :::::::Laguna Sea Lodge
Board Basis::::::: Full Board
Duration :::::::14 nights
Operator Rating ::::::: 3 Star
Departure Date::::::: 28 Feb £439 1,8 Mar £439 3 May £445 10,24 May £499
Departure Airport :::::::Gatwick & (Manchester 28 Feb Only)
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#1
Heat baby, love that place. no place like home:)
1 Like #3
I can only dream........
HOT!
#4
Walking coast to coast & staying in B&B/bunk houses for 2 weeks is going to cost about the same as this deal 0_o

I guess that makes this deal hot!

Though once the money has left the country it ain't ever going to come back ^_^
Personally I don't think i'd want to go to Kenya - a little too far outside my confort zone.
#5
Hot for the price was thinking of booking myself. shame its the wet season

Weather info
#6
wouls people reccomend this ?? never thought of kenya , anyone been here , ??

thanks
#7
i would try cosmos holidays personally for other combinations but can almost garentee it wont beat this price
http://www.cosmos-holidays.co.uk/packagesearch/Kenya/any/any/any/2010-03-01/7nights/any/2adults/0children/0infants///1
#8
Some of the photos on trip advisor put me off.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotos-g608436-d940445-Laguna_Sea_Lodge-Kilifi.html

Smashed in doors and insects in the food. you'd have to pay me to go there. YuCK !
#9
aw08
wouls people reccomend this ?? never thought of kenya , anyone been here , ??

thanks


I have spent many months in Kenya, It is a beautiful place and one of the best places I have been in Africa. I would recommend going, you will see the free nature of such beautiful animals.
#10
Id like to go for the animals, but the people put me off...shame
#11
Went to kenya, on honeymoon, June 1993. We did 3 day safari then rest in hotel. safari was fab, hotel ok but it rained and rained and rained!!!
#12
Reuben01
Went to kenya, on honeymoon, June 1993. We did 3 day safari then rest in hotel. safari was fab, hotel ok but it rained and rained and rained!!!


was it monsoon season or something?
#13
You only get what you pay for !!
#14
I was hoping to find a good Kenyan deal in August, but now I am thinking, its my Honeymoon, & I want it to be perfect, so even though I am a bargain hunter, I cant afford for this holiday to go wrong. So I am shelling out £3000 to stay at the Baobab Beach resort which has exceptional reviews for 14 nights.
#15
After watching "Monsters inside me"

think I'll give this a big swerve :)
#16
I went to Kenya in 2002. Stayed with friends in Nairobi, then safari, then stayed at White Sands Hotel, Mombasa. All excellent. Considering the return BA flight in 2002 cost £550 alone, then this looks decent value. It is much cheaper to book Safari and excursions in Kenya. I stayed at Kichwa Tembo safari lodge (superb) full board for three nights, including three game drives a day for $US400. There were rich Americans there paying $800 a night.

Need your wits about you though, if you want to experience the real Kenya.
#17
picture is awesome
#18
lol @ pic! :D

http://1funny.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/funny_giraffe_and_zebra-4026.jpg
#19
The last 3 shields hotel I went to in december 09 [shanzu lodge with african safari club] did not have air conditioning as standard so anyone ordering you should check that out! Would try to stick with 4.5/5 shields next time I go. Have been a few times before though and it is a great place, just some of these companies try to rip you off, same with the odd locals I guess too.
#20
I want to travel to Kenya this year then move down to Victoria falls and back up again. I doubt I will be lucky enough to find a deal even close to this value in aug/sept though :(
#21
spenspuma
Id like to go for the animals, but the people put me off...shame


LOL!!CLASSIC!
#22
Went to Kenya a few years ago and it was fantastic. Booked the Safari and other excursions over there. 3 day safari staying at Finch Hattons and Ngutuni Lodge. Just magical! :)
#23
Thumbnail pic is quality. Good old San Diego Zoo with a bit of humour!

http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/print/2007/6/san-diego-zoo-zebra-giraffe.jpg
#24
Heat for the pic alone! Hehe!
#25
ivadeal
Some of the photos on trip advisor put me off.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotos-g608436-d940445-Laguna_Sea_Lodge-Kilifi.html

Smashed in doors and insects in the food. you'd have to pay me to go there. YuCK !


Why your Bloddy people is So negative? 62 pictures but you only care about the 2 bads
#26
i defo reccomend going to kenya,went for my honeymoon to a hotel sands of nomad booked it through
with 8 day holiday then 6 day safari (must go safari AMAZING) that was quite cheap bout £1,500 4 2 haggling with teletext holidays
http://www.thesandsatnomad.com/index.php
but be aware of the beach boys(selling rubbish)
#27
Very cheap price for 14 nights FB but would be wary of 3* in an African or any other 3rd world country
1 Like #28
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9383/lionchasinggiraffe.jpg

Always makes me smile :-D
#29
Kenya is a magical place to visit. There are some great hotels along the beaches of Mombassa. A safari is well worth the money and if you have time a trip of the train from Mombassa to Nairobi is great too.

Being a hot warm climate there are bound to be a few bugs about but these will always be cleared away quickly if you ask the hotel staff.
#30
Kenya is for the most part the disney of Africa. Unless you have serious funds you will find it generally quite tournisty unless you pick a time of year that others wouldnt. I.e rainy season.

If you really want to experience Africa and its wildlife then Hire a 4x4 through a SA/Zamiba/Zim company and either go on your own or get guide to go with you for a couple of weeks.

Id recommend Botswana for wildlife, Namibia for scenery + wildlife, and Zambia for all of the above with a few more "safe houses"

Obv Kenya has it good points, i.e theres alot of wildlife, but need to be carefull as it could end up with 10 vehicles round a lion. Which is a little bit like People saying they have been to Egypt when they have only been to Sharm el Shakhe...

Cheap though!!
#31
Hi, I've been this resort and can vouch that it is definitely more 'Africa' than the average Mombassa resort. When my wife and I were there there was an incident when half a missing Lomu fisherman got washed up on the shore. Also, there were lots of British soldiers there on a bit of R&R. All on best behaviour of course but it was a a real taste of Africa for us. Of the two trips we've made to Kenya that one is the best. Great spot for bird/animal watching on the creek too.

Hot!
#32
Just read this on tripadvisor.co.uk

"Whilst staying at Laguna Sea Lodge we had the misfortune of 5 men smashing our door down and threatening to kill us if we failed to comply with their demands. The treatment we received from the hotel was just appauling (see copy of our complaint below). The guys on the beach were the people who came to our aid the next day, my shoes were stolen and it was James and Thomas who arranged for a pair of sandals (as a gift). Thomas walking into the town and back to get them. Even the guy who sells the keyrings came to me at the end of the day and was willing to hand over his days takings to buy me shoes, now if he had done this his family would have gone without food that night!!! Total respect!

Copy of our compliant...(which was answered with £125 each and a letter which was nothing short of patronising. They can't understand why we were so upset with George...no one has ever complained about him before..BS)"

Read the full review at

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g608436-d940445-r53662184-Laguna_Sea_Lodge-Kilifi.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

I dare say this was a one off but i'd like to know this before I took my family there...
#33
This is a fantastic hotel.

The african's are beyond poor remenber its a third world country ONE bar of soap last's a month for a family of 6.. they dnt av toothpaste pens, pencils our basic's wat we take for granted, So if ur going please take these with you... I swaped most of my clothes shoes etc for wooden arts..

I paid the same price last year,, Reason its so cheap
Its the main RAINY season april to june
Rainstorms don’t tend to last for very long, and no sooner has the rain stopped, the sun will come out again immediately lol we stayed in the pool playing water polo etc lol

If ur looking for adventure fantastic beaches, and Want to see the BIG 5 animals
this is the holiday for you... Please egnore the reviews go see for yourself I did and would rate it as my number 1 holiday...
Safari is about £100 pp depends on where u go...

Hope this helps.. anyone wanting more info pictures please pm me
banned#34
kenyan_saiyan
Heat baby, love that place. no place like home:)


What are you doing here, if it is so great at home?
#35
I would personally avoid 14 days in Mombasa, you will be bored stiff unless you love sitting in the hotel 24/7 and then there are cheaper and safer (our hotel had an armed guard) places to go for your holidays.
What I would recommend tho is the safari side of Kenya, as someone else said it can get a bit touristy with alot of jeeps around but for the experience its amazing. I stayed in a camp for 7 nights in the Mara right next to a Masai village and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

Sitting under a cloudless sky with no light anywhere but the stars listening to the wild animals was something ill never forget.
#36
Worth a read before you book...


Whilst staying at Laguna Sea Lodge we had the misfortune of 5 men smashing our door down and threatening to kill us if we failed to comply with their demands. The treatment we received from the hotel was just appauling (see copy of our complaint below). The guys on the beach were the people who came to our aid the next day, my shoes were stolen and it was James and Thomas who arranged for a pair of sandals (as a gift). Thomas walking into the town and back to get them. Even the guy who sells the keyrings came to me at the end of the day and was willing to hand over his days takings to buy me shoes, now if he had done this his family would have gone without food that night!!! Total respect!

Copy of our compliant...(which was answered with £125 each and a letter which was nothing short of patronising. They can't understand why we were so upset with George...no one has ever complained about him before..BS)

I would like to start by outlining what happened but I have also scanned and attached copies of both our statements that were given to the Kilifi police department and the police abstract report that was given to us.

In the early hours of Monday the 13th of October 2009 five men armed with batons hammered through the door of our room at the Laguna Sea Resort and threatened to kill us if we made any noise or moved in any way, they then clawed the jewellery off of my wrists leaving me with scratch marks, ransacked the room and took a number of items that were of value to them.

The incident itself was truly horrific and terrifying and has left me with flashbacks and psychological trauma that I have had to seek medical attention to help cope with. Grant is also having major problems adjusting, neither of us has since been able to sleep through the night and I have found it necessary to fit extra locks on my front door as I find it difficult to settle at night.

I feel that there are a number of issues that need to be addressed and as much as we are not holding ASC responsible for the incident itself we are holding the company responsible for allowing it to happen in the first place and then for the very poor way we were dealt with in the aftermath.

In the weeks leading up to the incident there had been other similar break ins to hotels along the same bit of coast, although no tourists were involved previously. However, it is the general consensus of opinion that it is the same gang of perpetrators. I have a couple of questions at this point that I would appreciate an answer to.

1. Why, when there were obvious issues of criminality in the area was security at the Laguna Sea Resort not stepped up before this incident took place?
2. Why were there no lights left on at the sea front? I feel this put your security agents in undue danger as it meant they did not stand a chance of spotting anyone on the approach but due to the fact they were wearing white shirts it must have been incredibly easy for the perpetrators to target them.
3. Why does the hotel not have an alarm of any description? I feel that due to the remote location it is ludicrous not to have some kind of trigger, and am aware that it is one of the few hotels in the area that does not have an alarm.

I think that it was fairly obvious that it was only a matter of time before an incident like the one we had to experience occurred as the gang appears to be getting a little more confident with every hotel they hit and I also believe that if proper precautions are not taken someone will eventually be killed. I am finding it very difficult to believe that this was ever allowed to happen in the first place due to the fact that as tour operators and hotel owners you have a duty of care to ensure our safety and security, something that you completely and utterly failed to do.

Next I would like to discuss the aftermath of the incident where the hotel management not only proved themselves to be totally incompetent but actually managed to come across as quite callous in their treatment of us.

After the management arrived on the scene and were informed of our involvement we got no more than a cursory ‘oh dear’ from the manager himself, who then left us to speak to the police alone. The police took initial verbal statements from us and a list of items that had been taken. Before departing they informed us to leave the room as it was in-case they needed to view it again later on that morning. We were subsequently abandoned on the doorstep of our wrecked room with a door that wouldn’t even close for a further two hours before my partner lost patience somewhat and went to find the hotel manager to ask why we were being ignored by him and had not even been offered another room for the remainder of the night. The manager then told him that he had lots of problems as the bar and reception had also been broken into. He then came back to our room, told us to get our toothbrushes and he would give us another room. I asked him for a bottle of water at this point which he did eventually provide but the attitude was very much a case of I was a total inconvenience. The room that he then showed us to have no working air conditioning and the toilet didn’t flush. He informed us that it would have to do and he would sort it out in the morning. We asked about our previous room as the door was still standing ajar and could not be closed he agreed to post a guard outside to ensure the safety of what little belongings we had left, he also assured me that there would be a guard left outside our new room to assuage my panic about the thieves returning. This did not happen. At first light we left our new room as sleep was not a possibility to discover no guard outside either apartment.

The following day was a nightmare, I had asked for the use of a phone the previous night just after the incident in order to at least cancel our phone contracts in the UK, I asked again the following morning and was promised that it was no problem, the telephone was not provided until after I had asked again and again at about 13.30 the following afternoon. The manager I was informed had gone into town and was unavailable. He spent the entirety of the day ignoring us as far as was possible and it was not until other guests at the hotel kicked up a fuss and insisted that he hold a meeting to reassure people of their safety that he apologised to guests as a whole, we never once received a private apology. In fact the meeting that he organised to take place at 16.30 did not start until 17.05 because this was when he deigned to appear. He insisted at this time that he had been absent for most of the day due to the fact that he had had to deal with the police and ASC both in Mombasa and the UK and that they were all fully informed of the situation. This was quite clearly not the case as it was us who informed the UK office of the incident upon our return Wednesday morning.

Having worked within the hospitality industry for over ten years myself I am only too well aware of how guests should be treated and am absolutely appalled and sickened that this was dealt with the way it was. I have never in my life been treated with so little respect or common decency and to have been treated like that by a company that we had both paid a decent sum of money to is just laughable. We were never once asked if there was anything that could be done for us, in fact the fact that my partner had no shoes as they had been stolen was of no consequence to the hotel management whatsoever. It was one of the beach boys that actually provided a pair of sandals free of charge when they realised that Grant was wandering around barefoot, one of the same beach boys that the hotel are very quick to inform guests not to go near on arrival as all they do is try to rip you off. This is clearly not the case as they were the only ones that showed any genuine concern at all.

To conclude, I am not only thoroughly disappointed with ASC but am also incredibly angry that this was allowed to happen and that we actually had to pay for the privilege of being treated like second class citizens. For the time being we have elected not to sue for compensation but we do expect ASC to make a reasonable monetary offer in light of what has happened, how we were treated, and keeping in mind that not only have I lost three days of work since my return but am going to have to seek continued medical support. We feel that this is only fair but do reserve the right to seek legal advice for compensation at any time in the future if we feel that ASC are not dealing with this matter in an appropriate time frame and giving it the weight of seriousness that it deserves.
banned#37
Something to think about.
#38
andycorleone
Why your Bloddy people is So negative? 62 pictures but you only care about the 2 bads


Some people prefer just to go on holiday, others including me want something of a standard at least as good as they have at home, judging by the photos and some of the reviews I’d rather stay at home.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g608436-d940445-Reviews-Laguna_Sea_Lodge-Kilifi.html

2 bad out of 62, dont much like those odds of having insects in my food or having the door smashed in.

But hay-ho each to their own.
#39
ivadeal
Some people prefer just to go on holiday, others including me want something of a standard at least as good as they have at home, judging by the photos and some of the reviews I’d rather stay at home.
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g608436-d940445-Reviews-Laguna_Sea_Lodge-Kilifi.html
2 bad out of 62, dont much like those odds of having insects in my food or having the door smashed in.
But hay-ho each to their own.



here here well said i tried saying this earlier
Please egnore the reviews GO SEE for yourself I did and would rate it as my number 1 holiday...
or stay at ome stop moaning let others explore this big world 4 them selves..
#40
Heat & Rep just for the pic.....awesome :)

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