Mombasa is a coastal town in Kenya. It is Kenya’s second largest city after the capital Nairobi. The town is known to be the center of tourism not only in Kenya but also in East Africa because of its white sandy beaches.
Furthermore, Mombasa has a large airport and port both of which have made transport from other countries especially in Europe and America quite easy. During the middle of the year when Europe and America are experiencing their summer, Mombasa hosts thousands of tourists. There are various reasons that make Mombasa a preferred tourist destination.
One of the main reasons is presence of sublime high class budget hotels located alongside the beaches. These hotels offer a perfect view of the ocean. Moreover, there is no better way to catch a breeze from the sea than while relaxing outside the hotels.
Each of the hotels on the Mombasa coastline has preserved a kind of theme or culture that you will not find in another making them very unique. The hotels offer excellent accommodation, a variety of both traditional and exotic dishes as well as restaurants and bars where tourists can relax, have drinks as they watch the sea.
Budget hotels in Mombasa are located in either the south coast or the north coast. However, most are in the North coast where tourist activity is rampant. It is in the north coast that you will get splendid beaches and beach resorts that are just very addictive.
The following is a brief description of some of the budget hotels in the north coast.
Royal Court Hotel
One of the very famous hotels in Mombasa is the Royal Court hotel. It is located in the heart of Mombasa. Its location makes it quite convenient for travelers since it is near the airport, port and the railway station.
Castle Royal Hotel
Another budget hotel in Mombasa is the Castle Royal hotel also located in the center of Mombasa town. The recent refurbishment done to this hotel has seen it become the premier hotel destination for many due to state of the art facilities.
Other hotels in the north coast include Hotel Sapphire, Manson Hotel and Reef Hotel which offer a splendid view of the corals.
The south coast also boasts of several budget hotels in the likes of Shimba Hills lodge, Diani Sea resort, Diani Sea Lodge, Neptune paradise village and the Sands at nomad hotel. The south coast is located out of the Mombasa Island and access is through ferry services situated at Mtongwe and Likoni. These ferry services always offer an exciting experience cruising across the sea.
Most of the budget hotels in Mombasa offer tour services which take you round the best tourist attraction sites in the city. A tour around the historic Fort Jesus built on the edge of the sea, the Bamburi nature trail and the traditional coastal town of Malindi is always on offer when you book into any of these hotels.
The hotels also offer boat riding, beach ball, sea fishing and scuba diving all of which are sensational sports that will leave you longing for your next visit to this coastal town.
We hope you found this review of budget hotels in Mombasa useful.