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Shambani Cottages

Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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Shambani Cottages
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Ranked #5 of 18 Diani Beach B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in tembo cottage with my boyfriend and I can honestly say it was beautiful. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, everyone was very friendly and always said hello. I left items out on the side and nothing was ever stolen, the wildlife I saw was amazing and the dogs were adorable! Nothing quite beats sitting enjoying... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our cottage was beautiful and our stay was mostly enjoyable. HOWEVER: I left my USA passport and a bit of cash in my locked room. It was stolen. Because I hadn't locked them inside the safe, the owner refused to reimburse me the cost to replace my passport. It turned out to be a very expensive trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Thank you so so much for the great hospitality extended to us during our stay at Shambani Cottages over the Easter weekend. We all had great fun and my 3yrs old son was so marveled by the monkeys, the pool, the fishermen selling us the catch of the day for our lunch, the birds in the garden and our chef... More 

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Almaty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were 12 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014, the Baobab Villa was excellent! But we didn't exspect that 1-bedroom Twiga Cottage has no condition. Also Mamba Cottage and Simba Cottage have the bedroom on the second floor without condition because they are open to the nature. But the owner Paolo was so kind and change the Twiga Cottage for... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Located here Mwachema River meets Kongo River Mosque beach, Shambani cottages sits on a tropical garden overflowing with plants and coconut palms. Right opposite the property and a 5 minute walk, is the beach; strewn with a framework of Baobabs of all shapes and sizes that skirt the beach opening into silky white smooth white sands that touch the blue-green... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Shambani cottages is a small family run accomodation at the end of Diani rd. The staff was very nice and helpfull, the cook prepared some lively dishes for us and it is a 10 minute strool to the beach which is located just across the road. Diani has some nice restaurants and it it us very easy to jump on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed in Shambani in February 2014 and can say that we were able to fully relax in just a three day trip! The staff were very helpful in changing our rooms (we decided to move to a bigger size room), the security guards were polite and always smiley and willing to give tips for the local area. Our chef... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed at Shambani in Twiga Cottage for 3 weeks in Nov 13 and had the most perfect stay ever,we have already talked about going back next year. Thank you to all the staff including our chef that was assigned to us for our 3 wk stay and Binti our cleaner. They have 5 wonderful dogs that wonder around the... More 

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Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Getting a perfect destination to spend with my boyfriend Paul, was a bit tricky and Paolo did a great effort in answering all our questions. Come the day we arrived at the airport......The ever smiling Salim from Shambani cottages was there on time to receive us. For the one week we spend at Tembo cottage, we found a home in... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

What an absolute gem! Paolo was great at responding to questions and the flight changes that were forced on us, and the airport pick up was faultless. After the drive from the airport we really did arrive at a little slice of paradise. The site is very secure, with unintrusive watchmen and a small pack of very friendly dogs. The... More 

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