I stayed at Joysvilla Guesthouse Malindi Kenya for 4 days during my time in Malindi with a colleague.
We were fortunate enough to have the place to ourselves and it was a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
The staff were welcoming and friendly and went out of their way to help while we were there, even bringing in a portable air conditioner when my colleague couldn't sleep due to the heat! Breakfast was fantastic with a good selection including fruit, eggs, toast, cereal, tea/coffee and juice and there was plenty which was a serious requirement for us.
The guesthouse is beautifully appointed and kept with lovely rooms, pool and dining area and even has several friendly animals in the grounds as companions when enjoying the pool.
We couldn't speak highly enough of the place and is definitely value for money.
The only drawback for those wanting a beach
holiday is the distance from the sea but it takes 10 mins or so by tuk tuk
which costs from 50-100 KSh and are always available from the road outside.
If you want to get to the beach, just take a tuk-tuk, but if you HAVE to be on the beach 24/7 don't stay here.
Other than that, I highly recommend this place. Joy (or maybe it's Joyce) and her staff are so accommodating and helpful and I would definitely stay here again on a return trip!!!