Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel

Hotel Diani, Diani Beach Road
Very Good from 802 reviews
80% of guests recommend


Papillon Lagoon Reef is located on Diani beach, widely considered to be Kenya’s most beautiful beach. The hotel is built in traditional Swahili style, and nestles within exotic gardens, where colobus monkeys populate ancient baobab trees.


  • Double or Twin Room with Garden View
    Double or Twin Room with Garden View
    • 21
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    • × 2
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  • Double Room with Sea View
    Double Room with Sea View
    • 33
    • × 1
    • × 2
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  • Family Room
    Family Room
    • 39
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  • Air conditioning
  • Airport pickup
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Business centre
  • Family rooms
  • Garden
  • Internet – WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Restaurant
  • Secured parking
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool

Hotel policies

Accepted credit cards
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • American Express
Check-in time

After 12:00 pm

Check-out time

Until 11:00 am

Accommodation review scores and score breakdown

8 / 10

Based on 802 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel.

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Guest reviews

  • Veronica

    We stayed in early November 2020 and it was perfect. The view of the sea was stunning, the pool was so clean and big with a lovely swim up pool bar. The food was great, and we loved trying all the local seafood each day at the grill. Papillon is right on the beach with incredible activities at your fingertips, like camel rides, jet skis, snorkeling, souvenir shopping, and just walking/swimming. The staff were all so amazing and attentive, and the receptionists really go above and beyond when you have an issue.

  • Dr. Katindi Sivi

    The hidden gem of South Coast. Thank you Papillon for a great stay. You delivered more than what you promised to give... the rates were excellent, the family room was spacious, the staff were extra friendly, the food was so good, the beach was excellent. I have never seen my kids light up so much...... it was truly home away from home.

  • Celia
    United Kingdom (UK)

    Everything was just perfect! The staff are the most friendly and helpful people you could ask for, the food is delicious, location is beautiful - it really is the perfect place for your vacations. Thank you!

    I liked everything, but the only suggestion I would like to make would be for children’s entertainment/activities to be improved.

  • Federico P

    First of all we have to spend some words to send a big big thanks and a big big hug to Albert, he followed us for every thing, he was so friendly and professional and he gave us the best welcome we ever received in our life! The Papillon Lagoon is wonderful resort inside the heart of Kenya where you feel and smell the local approach to life with all confort and professional support you can guess! Rooms are beautiful, services are perfect, everything is clean and the food is superlative! The guys of restaurant, room services, entertainement are awesome! The place is magic, and also the the monkeys are funny and not intrusive...if you are reading this review and you are thinking to spend your time in Papillon Lagoon, Trust me! Do it!

  • Jaime

    Location of the hotel was good, the swimming pool was great, facilities clean and rooms very nice with good beds, the food was good. Staff very helpful and friendly. Front desk very supportive and attentive. Despite the small things that were not perfect the place is nice and we are willing to come back.

    Restaurant is hot and need more ventilators. Same in the washrooms, TV public area that is a sauna and the lobby. Night entertainment need lot of improvement.