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Diamonds Malindi Beach

Casuarina Road, Malindi 868, Kenya (Formerly Planhotel Malindi Beach)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Its a very beautiful property with lots of potential..... i was not disappointed with my visit but they need to put more effort.the staff are friendly the food is ok.... but they can do better... the rates a fair for all categories of people looking to get away... thank you

Thank Hotelier234
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Reviewed in 2007 - unable to select correct date on drop down. I can't believe that anyone could recommend this hotel. The rooms were run down and filthy. I asked for the room to be cleaned on several occasions but it would appear that the staff at this particular hotel do not know how to clean a room or a... More 

Thank Millie B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This posting is in response to the one below. We don't want people to be misled. This hotel and its sister, Coconut Village, have been closed for the best part of a year. We recently stayed for three weeks at the excellent Dream of Africa (owned by PlanHotel, who used to operate Malindi Beach Hotel), arriving home on Friday 14th... More 

3 Thank PeterMulhall
Southam, Warwickshire
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We returned only yesterday after a week at this resort. Thomsons, our tour operator described it very well, we were not disappointed ( loved their amazing Boeing Dreamliner from LGW!). Diamonds is a small hotel and all rooms are spacious, airconditioned suites with very comfortable beds, terrific shower etc. Its sister Palm Hotel next door has additional facilities freely available... More 

4 Thank PeterHolloway
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed there in 2012. The room was so tastefully decorated and the terrace was big and comfortable. The room - full of light!!! Stylish, traditional and beautiful. It had a separate entrance and the Sea view! You could live on that terrace- it was so beautiful! Food in the hotel was quite good. Normally never go for all inclusive but... More 

5 Thank Tanya B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Perhaps the biggest indicator of how things have changed at this great location, is the fact that after being co-joined with its nearest neighbour, one now has to pay a deposit of 24$ for the towels one uses on the beach, because of the type of clientele one is now expected to mingle with. The neighbouring hotel now caters for... More 

1 Thank Allseeingi
Genk Belgium
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I'm not a favourite of the all-inclusive formula. This hotel however offers a fantastic combination of nice (not luxurious) rooms, very good food (combinition Italian-African) and an extremely friendly staff. I'll go back for sure !!

4 Thank OdielGenkBelgium
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Hotel is located next to 3 other hotels from same chain. Diamonds malindi is a very authentic and relaxing hotel with only 23 rooms, thus we are max. 46 people. We were only 20 in the hotel so we were ver familiar with each other. Rooms are clean, the cleaning staff comes twice a day to do the bed and... More 

1 Thank johanna0107
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Having promised ourselves never to book an all inclusive hotel again, we were a bit apprehensive. This hotel is the best all inclusive we´ve ever stayed in. It is not a modern hotel but old style. It is clean and has fantastic staff who pamper you. Food is great with some buffets but mainly table d´hôte. It is a quiet... More 

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2 Thank ShortbreakGothenburg
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

At Tropical's you leave the main road and enter a bumpy sideway which brings you to the front door of the Malindi Beach Club, which at the time of booking was advertised as the hotel Diamonds Malindi Beach. The absence of the "diamonds" and the not very inviting front gate, make you expect the worst. An old stone path leads... More 

4 Thank KenyanHunter
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