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Diamonds Malindi Beach

Casuarina Road, Malindi 868, Kenya (Formerly Planhotel Malindi Beach)
Diamonds 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

My husband-to-be and I had a pre-honeymoon at the Malindi Beach 17 Feb - 3 March and we can't wait to go back! Everything about it was absolutely perfect. I'm astonished by some of the derogatory reviews. This is not my first experience of 5 star hotels, and we're both discerning travellers, but really - I don't know what some... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

This hotel, operated on an all inclusive basis, is excellent value for money. The public areas are beautifully decorated and create an unique afri-arab-chic atmosphere. It is the high quality, friendly service that makes this hotel special. The location is fantastic. It is one of the only hotels on Malindi beach that has a pool so close to the beach.... More 

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Edegem, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

We were in this hotel in October 2006 and it was perfect . Now we returned here and we were disappointed. It is not worth five stars anymore. The building is not maintained, everything need to be painted and refreshed. Before, the fence in the restaurant was cleaned every day, now it is dirty and rusty. Toilets at the restaurant... More 

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Beirut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Indian Raj meets North Africa, is the general architectural feel of the Planhotel Malindi Beach, the only problem being, they met in the 1950’s and that is where the hotel has stayed ever since. Maintenance appears to have been carried out on a minuscule budget; repairs are superficial, temporary, and botched. No matter how many layers of ‘white-wash’ are plastered... More 

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Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

Excellent staff! The food here is great. It is an all-inclusive resort. At the Malindi Beach Resort this it done al-la-carte. So no long queues for some buffet. The pasta's are really great. Only 20 rooms, so a relaxed, familiair atmosphere. A few of the rooms have sea views, and are not very much more expensive. If needed you can... More 

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spalding
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

three day safari and week at Malindi Beach, perfect combination

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Malindi
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

Me & my coworkers stay there for business, & we love it. African Night buffet is to DIE for. I could eat that food every day from here on out. The place is nice & quiet, the staff is helpful, and the managers go way out of their way to help you out if you need it. The internet works,... More 

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Nairobi
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

Pathetic expierence, instaed of a holiday we actually had a night mare. we have never had such an experience in our life. It was THE WORST. to all you people out there there thinking of a hoilday trust me the PLAN hotels should the you last option its that bad. We had a very terrieble holiday. honestly its not worth... More 

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Grimsby
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

In January 2007 we stayed at Malindi Beach and wrote a very favourable Review on Trip Advisor. We intended to return in January 2008 but were cancelled because of the political situation. It was with some trepidation we returned in January this year but we need not have worried - this is still a heavenly, small, exclusive hotel. We spent... More 

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SurreyMonkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

We have just returned from the most amazing two week holiday in Malindi, Kenya! I have been to Kenya many times before (staying in a variety of hotels on Diani Beach, Nyali, Bamburi Beach and Shelly Beach). I can honestly say that I have never stayed somewhere so perfect as Malindi Beach! The hotel is very small and therefore the... More 

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