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Galu Sea Lodge -Tamani

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Diani Beach Road, Galu Beach 80401, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Used to be one of the best places in Diani. Affordable, with very competent management, a girl named Eloise, very friendly and available. In a few months they've tripled their prices, and replaced management with amateurs who will never return your calls and stop talking to you if you dare ask a question. How to spoil the most incredible place.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

From the photos and reviews we were hoping for a lovely villa on the beach front. Sadly we were very disappointed to the extent of checking out the following day. Though being located in villa 4 which is in front and with a beautiful view of the beach and sea, there was no air conditioning, which ordinarily is not a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It's an amazing setting with beautiful sea views but as the various properties are individually owned the contrast can be stark. Unfortunately beach house 4 was not fit for purpose as unlike other houses/apartments there was no air con and the ceiling fans were what I would describe as desk fans attached to the ceiling. The bathrooms were finished in... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The ambiance is very serene. I loved the ocean view from the room, the pool and the fact that the beach was clean. The staff were very amazing Boniface and Emmy who were excellent in their service and the meals were very well made. I loved the dog that hang out and ran on the beach with us. The whole... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed here in July 2013 with family and friends. The lodging is beautiful, the location fantastic, steps from the beach and the cook and help amazing. Specifically the cook, Hessein. I'm a vegetarian and while we would go out daily and pick up food we wanted, he always gave special consideration my eating habits and served up 3 amazing... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

+ location (close to Mombasa | at the beach | beautiful garden with pool) + wild life (monkeys, bush babies, dogs etc.) + beach + kite surfing school closeby + security + house interiors + private chefs (Yuma, Michael) - very unfriendly and unhelpful management - availability of WiFi very limited and restricted by management despite payment - no information... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We spent 5 days in house number three in October and had a wonderful vacation. The house itself is magnificent, tastefully decorated and comfortable. Huge balconies to admire the ocean and a fountain and bar inside the villa! Houses number 1 to 4 are right on the beachfront. They are fairly close to each other so I imagine one could... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

These are some cottages that are nicely placed and nicely built, right on the beach. I have now stayed in 3 of the houses and they are all equally well finished and comfortable. There is plenty of space for outdoor eating and sleeping and still remain private. Colobus monkeys visit daily and the pool by the grass by the beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We - a family of 3 adults and a 2 years old - had a wonderful stay at galu Sea Lodge. The location is stunningly beautiful: white sand beach, swimming pool, quietness, beautiful ocean, caring and attentionate staff. Thehouses are decorated with taste and very functional, We really did feel at home for the whole week. A cook and a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Galu Sea Lodge was nothing short of glorious. We were warmly welecomed by the staff and served like royalty. The chef Lebon was five star andwe feasted on the best the Indian Ocean offered - fresh lobster,seabass, snapper, prawns, etc. Our househelp Emma felt like family and stayed late with the kids to allow my wife and I to experience... More 

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