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Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

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Diani Beach Road | P.O.Box 90521, Galu Beach, Kenya
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Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Galu Beach
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Peaceful, stunning location, fantastic service, non commercial and rustic! Lovely rooms, rooms with butler service available at a nominal charge. Beautiful unspoilt beach.. Recommend that people fly into Ukunda airport in Diani, South Coast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First timers in Kenya, we came here for our honeymoon. We were left speechless on how good this resort is. It is simply gorgeous. The staff will bend over backwards to help us. You will see a sign with your name welcoming you as you go in, flowers on your bed and champagne at the bedside. The hotel is arranged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We spent two lovely weeks in Pinewood in February. Our stay was just perfect. The hotel beach is stunning, food was just delicious and the room was extremely comfortable. Pinewood is everything you could ask for. We would like to thank to all the staff for their hard work, we always felt very welcome and we would definitely come back... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Idyllic setting overlooking a pristine white sandy beach, food to meet all tastes, excellent service with nothing too much trouble for the ever helpful staff. Well out of town and free from the noise and bustle. The hotel has an agreement with the beach boys and they do not trouble you if you're not interested in buying from them. all... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I visited pinewood after 5 days of safari, on which we had to wake up at 5 every morning, it was a great place to relax, there are lots of facilities on site for entertainment. Personally I loved sitting at the pool bar.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

To all the guys at pinewood thanks for yet another great holiday hope more people start coming to your fantastic resort very soon As we did not feel we were in any kind of danger the whole lime in diani great resort great beach great staff & cheeky monkeys lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visiting Pinewood after 8 days safari was an excellent decision! Directly at beach with perfect pool, massage, surfing and snorkeling, also highly appreciated by the kids. Restaurant quality was above expectation and lodges are spacious and clean. Good wifi and businnes facilities and truly outstanding people and service. We hope tourism will increase soon and these guys will be able... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to Pinewood Beach Hotel twice and had a fabulous holiday on both occasions. The staff are so friendly and helpful, hotel beautiful and location stunning. Very relaxing. diving and watersports available. Beautiful grounds around the hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited this hotel to relax after spending 3 nights in the masai mara. The journey to the hotel wasn't all that conferting but expected when visiting Kenya. We arrived to what you would consider tropical heaven, wonderful open villa style properties with trees and flowers everywhere. The rooms where lovely and spacious with our own varanda and a regular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Don't very often write reviews, but feel compelled to about Pinewood as it is absolutely wonderful. From the moment you drive up you relax! The hotel entrance is charming and full of personality ( unlike some of the huge souless hotels further along the coast) the amenites are fabulous -from the little spa with candles outside, to the beautiful white... More 

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PhilipGM, Guest Relations Manager at Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Valued guests, Many thanks for these fantastic words. You are great guests. We feel so much honoured especially that you don't often write reviews. What a motivation!!!!!!Asante sana. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon in your "home far from home" Best wishes, Mshai Pamela and the rest of PBR team. More 

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