The Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Kenya

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Planning a weekend trip to Kenya? Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a girls weekend to remember, Kenya offers a terrific array of weekend hotels waiting to welcome you with open arms. Our researched suggestions will help you decide where to stay for a weekend in Kenya. With terrific amenities such as pools, comfortable rooms, and delectable restaurants, these hotels provide the perfect backdrop to a long weekend adventure in Kenya. Choosing the right hotel for your stay is crucial, and we've analyzed the best hotels for a weekend retreat in Kenya based on key criteria such as location, guest ratings, price, amenities, and more, making them perfect for a 2-day or 3-day trip. So, let's start planning your weekend getaway trip with one of these best hotels in Kenya below.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Waterlovers Beach Resort

Ukunda, Kenya
4-star Resort with prices starting at $283 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Option for a Weekend Retreat
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Located at Diani Beach Road, P.O. Box 5444, Waterlovers Beach Resort has great rooms from $283 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving. It has a terrific 9.40 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors will especially love snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and hiking at this convenient hotel. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Ocean Beach Resort & Spa

Malindi, Kenya
5-star Resort with prices starting at $181 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel for a 3-day trip in Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

A great place to stay is Ocean Beach Resort & Spa which has nice rooms starting at $181. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a casino, and a restaurant, it also has a great guest rating of 9.20 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Golf Beach Road. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers a fitness center, scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, and a kid-friendly buffet which weekend visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. You'll enjoy unwinding in the hot tub, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Serena Beach Resort & Spa

Mombasa, Kenya
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $175 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Stay for a Weekend Trip to Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

We found Serena Beach Resort & Spa to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $175. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.00 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Shanzu Beach. You'll also find snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and child care which weekend travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Make sure to set aside some time for swimming in the pool, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Diani House

Ukunda, Kenya
Guest House with prices starting at $180 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for the Ultimate 3 Days in Kenya
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Spa

With terrific rooms from $180, Diani House, at Diani Beach Road provides an outdoor pool, a restaurant, scuba diving, snorkeling, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 9.99 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this relaxing hotel which also offers hiking, rooms with kitchens, child care, laundry services, and golf. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Having the delicious restaurant in the hotel is an added bonus.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Pets allowed
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort

Ukunda, Kenya
3-star Resort with prices starting at $105 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for 2 Days in Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort has a great guest rating of 7.90 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, skiing, a pool bar, room service, and a restaurant. The great rooms here start at $105 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Diani Beach Road. Furthermore, it also offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and outdoor tennis, which is nice for visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this terrific hotel is a terrific choice. Don't miss the pool bar which offers drinks and a fun area to unwind. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for weekend trip hotels.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Kids' club


Swahili Beach

Mombasa, Kenya
5-star Resort with prices starting at $150 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Weekend Getaway Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

The great guest rating of Swahili Beach is 8.50 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $150, and it's located at P.O. BOX 5202, Diani, South Coast, Mombasa. We also love the scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and breakfast which are great for weekend visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Being able to prepare food in the room is also very convenient. The price of this hotel is less than average for weekend trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Kids' club


Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort

Ukunda, Kenya
4-star Resort with prices starting at $124 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Terrific Hotel for a Long Weekend in Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

A cool place is Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort because it has great rooms that start at $124. It has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, a casino, a restaurant, and scuba diving, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.20 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Diani Beach Road. Only a short distance from the city center, weekend travelers will especially love snorkeling, a bar, hiking, child care, and laundry services at this fun hotel. It's also less than the average price for weekend trip hotels, so it's a great value.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Kids' club


Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa

Malindi, Kenya
5-star Resort with prices starting at $180 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Stay for a Weekend Escape
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $180 (before taxes). It's located at Casuarina Road and has earned a guest rating of 9.00/10. This comfortable hotel is also nice because it offers snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, child care, and laundry services which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Breakfast in the room


Temple Point Resort

Watamu, Kenya
4-star Resort with prices starting at $130 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Option for a Weekend Retreat
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Located at Marine Park Road, Temple Point Resort has great rooms from $130 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling. It has a terrific 7.90 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a bar, breakfast, hiking, child care, and laundry services which visitors will love. And this relaxing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for weekend trip hotels.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


The Sands at Nomad

Ukunda, Kenya
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $934 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel for a 3-day trip in Kenya
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

A great place to stay is The Sands at Nomad which has nice rooms starting at $934. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at P.O. Box 5066. Weekend visitors will really like this terrific hotel which also offers snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, child care, and laundry services. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Saltwater pool


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How much do hotels for a weekend visit cost in Kenya?

Kenya Average Weekend Trip Hotel Price
$168

After analyzing 110 weekend trip hotels in Kenya, we found the average weekend trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $168. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic weekend trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Kenya.

The average prices of our suggested weekend trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $232
  • 4-star hotels: $149
  • 3-star hotels: $148


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