Situated just 20km north of Mombasa, the small and friendly Vasco da Gama Hotel has a prime location overlooking the Indian Ocean.
The Vasco da Gama Hotel offers a variety of accommodation, from single rooms with no single supplement, to units that cater for families or friends travelling together. Whilst the hotel has no direct beach access, a short walk through the lush, tropical grounds and down a steep flight of steps takes you to the palm-fringed, white-sand Shanzu Beach.
Before reaching the beach, the ‘Pavillion d'Amour', which is built on a promontory overlooking the sea, will tempt you to linger for a while and enjoy the fabulous views of the Indian Ocean.
- The 58 rooms are housed over three storeys and all have views of either the pool or Indian Ocean although views of the sea can be interrupted by the lush foliage.
- All rooms have air-conditioning, are simply furnished, have a 13-amp power point and a safe, for which a charge is made. Please note that there are no lifts. Standard accommodation units have a communal lobby area with shared wardrobe.
- Two open archways each lead to a separate bedroom which has a double bed, a private shower and wc and a large balcony or terrace. Single rooms in the hotel have a bedroom with a double bed, a private shower and wc and a large balcony or terrace.
- Junior Deluxe rooms have a bedroom with a double bed, a private shower and wc, a seating area with a table and chairs, a fridge and a large balcony or terrace. Deluxe rooms have a bedroom with a double bed, a private shower and wc and a separate lounge room with a table and chairs. The bedroom and lounge each have a large balcony or terrace.
Winning and Dinning
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style in the hotels main restaurant. Alternatively dinner may be taken in the main restaurant at the Dolphin or Flamingo Beach Hotels, at no extra cost (advance booking is required through your hotel reception desk). Refreshing drinks are available throughout the day and evening from the hotel’s two bars, one of which has wonderful views of the Indian Ocean. For that special occasion, you can dine at the Seaview Terrace à la carte restaurant. This à la carte restaurant is included as part of our Gourmet Pass.
Facilities and Entertainment
In front of the hotel are spacious lawns with shade-giving palms where you can relax on a sun bed. Or you can enjoy a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool which is surrounded by a sun terrace. Sun beds and pool towels are free to guests. Massage facilities are available and payable locally. There is a lounge, a small shop, an internet café (payable locally), and a cafeteria where drinks and snacks can be purchased throughout the day and until early evening.
Guests can enjoy the evening entertainment programmes at our other hotels on Shanzu Beach.