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    Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

    Seahorse Road | After crossing the Kilifi bridge, you'll drive past Tusky's supermarket on your right. Further down the road, turn left when you see the sign "Makuti Villas" as well our sign “Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers”. Follow the signs from there - we are located about 2.5km down this dirt road., Kilifi 80108, Kenya
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    Makuti Villas Resort
    29 reviews
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    • Excellent88%
    • Very good9%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “eco lodge” (51 reviews)
    “pizza night” (16 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    29 reviews
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    11 - 15 of 326 reviews

    Reviewed 5 June 2017

    This is a jewel on the coast, not only is the hostel absolutly stunning, beautiful cabins etc but its focus on eco friendliness is what really sets it apart, making this a great place to stay not just for the location and vibes but to...More

    Thank Charleselburns
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 12 June 2017

    Hey Charleselburns, Thank you for your stunning review. We hope you're back soon for another visit!

    Reviewed 24 May 2017

    As a well travelled Ugandan, i highly recommend Distant Relatives Kilifi. The place is well organized with a laid back vibe. Great for meeting other travelers passing through or just kicking back and eating a ''Karanga'' (beef stew served with rice or mash). The cottages...More

    Thank KingArtha
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 30 May 2017

    Wohoo! We already miss you and your crazy photography adventures. Thank you so much for leaving a review it means a lot to us. Great to have you back again; our doors are always open for great humans like you. Please send us a google...More

    Reviewed 22 May 2017

    How do you describe the word "Laid Back"? The Backpackers have places to sleep or snooze off everywhere. You can wake up and order for a burger and go back to sleep again. Once you have slept enough, you can decide to get wasted in...More

    Thank sdrayin
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 27 May 2017

    Thanks a lot for the feedback! We love it here; the good vibes from awesome humans and all the events! Karibu sana for this weekend's tango festival! We are looking forward to host you again. Asante!

    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    I think the whole place is just amazing but I would especially highlight the staff who were friendly, welcoming, helpful and professional. I felt very comfortable from the very first minute. I enjoyed a single room for two weeks and could have easily stayed two...More

    Thank alejandritomm
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 27 May 2017

    Why thank you very much! We are very honored to have had you stay with us. We are glad that you had a great time here and enjoyed the wildlife as well :) Pizza night is definitely our favorite night of the week too. We...More

    Reviewed 11 May 2017

    I am a big fan of the Eco lodge concept. This place provides an atmosphere and environment conducive and affordable for all cadres of people. The staff here are friendly and I love their Pizza Friday nights (Every Friday of the week). Also, if you...More

    Thank Veudin
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 12 May 2017

    We are honored to be your place of solace! Friday night aka pizza night is our favorite day of the week and NYE our favorite time of the year. We love your positive vibes! Our doors are always welcome for ye, human! Asante!

    Makuti Villas Resort
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$23 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 16
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    • Location
    • Kenya >
    • Coast Province >
    • Kilifi
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    walid a
    20 April 2017|
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    Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
    Hi Walid, Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for getting in touch. I think the best way to send it to us is to share it on google drive. I'm not allowed to share our email address here but you can findit on our... More
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    Begoña P
    7 March 2016|
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    Response from Frida B | Reviewed this property |
    There's a small beach just a few minutes walk. Not far to travel to larger beaches. There's possibility to snorkel within short traveling distances too. Better organise the snorkeling with a professional company, I went with... More
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    Chokoishii
    22 June 2015|
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    Hi there! Great to hear from you! Your cheapest bet apart from taking several matatus would most likely be by bus. There seems to be at least two companies doing Moshi to Mombasa (Tahmeed and Raqib) but I am sure there... More
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    "Book early, the dorm tends to fill quickly"
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    "Do not take private rooms but safari tents : it is cheaper and you will have common areas the same way"
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    "A private room should be great!"
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    "Beware of the monkeys......they might try and steal your soap!"
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