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Kinondo Poa

P.O.Box 5475 | Diani Beach, Galu Beach 80401, Kenya (Formerly Kokonut Cottage Resort)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We booked some clients on two different occasions last year and their response was very positive. One couple who were there for their honeymoon said the services were exemplary good and that it exceeded their expectations. We therefore cannot hesitate recommending more clients to this facility. Raphael Muturi. East African Exotic Safaris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Kinondo Poa is an amazing value for money: a beautiful landscaped garden with nice cottages a few meters from the beach. With its price, it is a steal: Kinondo Kwetu is literally next door, and while it is markedly more upscale, it costs almost 4 times more and opens up on the same beach. The beach is lovely and deserted,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

we stayed five nights in November. Ultimate peace and quiet, located 100ms from the beach a walk down the path you will see colobus and vervet mokeys in the trees above to a beach with only local fisherman and the occasional tourist or villa owner about 1 km of untouched beach( no beach boys). Loungers are brought to the beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here during the easter holidays.Super clean rooms,extra cozy bed..love loved it! Fresh food,amazing wait staff,loved the clean pool as well.I would recommend Kinondo Poa. Keep up the good job!

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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

If you like to be among the hustle and bustle of it all then you can stop reading now as this fine place will be of no great interest to you. If, on the other hand you like to be pampered far from the madding crowd in a quiet location, then perhaps this might be for you. The owner Hannes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in December, but we wished we could have stayed longer. After traveling for 1,5 weeks in Kenya, we wanted to relax a bit, before we continued our journey to Tanzania. This is the perfect place to relax! It is peacefull and quiet. The rooms are spacious and clean, a nice shower, a water cooler... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for the first two weeks of December, had an 8 day safari and then came back for another week (because we enjoyed the first two weeks so much). The location is excellent (as long as you are looking for R&R rather than nightlife) and we frequently had the beach to ourselves. There are also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

On deciding to move out of the place we were staying in Nyali, we found Kinondo Poa in the morning and arrived in the afternoon. Boy were we glad we moved. Kinondo Poa is well off the beaten track, but that's exactly what we wanted. Driving through all those big resorts made us worry a little for what we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed our time at Kinondo Poa. Service is excellent, food is very good. The pool is amazingly warm and a great way to cool down from the heat and humidity. Thumbs up for Kinondo Poa for: - providing drinking water at each room (the water dispenser provides both cold and hot water, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I cannot recommend this little gem highly enough. My hubby and I spent three days there and it was nothing short of an amazing time The manager Hans, is very switched on and is a pleasure to be around. He was very welcoming and made sure that our needs were met. The staff is polite and very attentive. All the... More

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Address: P.O.Box 5475 | Diani Beach, Galu Beach 80401, Kenya (Formerly Kokonut Cottage Resort)
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Galu Beach
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Kinondo Poa, named after the surrounding sacred forest, is located on Kenya's South Coast, away from mass tourism and its dynamics. Just 100 m off the white sandy Galu Beach, 4 traditionally makuti (palm leafes) thatched chalets provide 8 spacious airconditioned rooms with private terraces in an informal ambience of tranquility. Providing excellent food and service is our passion. ... more   less 
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