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Shambani Cottages

Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Shambani Cottages
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Almaty
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Kampala, Uganda
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Kathmandu, Nepal
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We absolutely loved this place and would recommend it to anyone with kids. It's not directly on the beach, but it takes five minutes to walk on a sandy path to a very idyllic place away from big hotels. However, if you want, you can also get a bite to eat and a drink at the little beach bar at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I stayed here in August 2011..It really was one of the most beautifull experience of my life..Cottages clean..everyone takes care of you and we had an extraordinary cook..His name is KASSIM and he cooked for us great plates every day!!!The beach is far 5 minutes walking and it is very beutifull and quite..there are some beach boys but they are... More 

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Hurghada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

My mom, my husband, our little son (1 year 10 months) and I have just been back from our 2 weeks unforgettable holidays in Kenya, Diani Beach, Shambani. We stayed in the Simba cottage. Everything was perfect! Starting from the organization of our trip through Paolo via the internet, following with our pick up in the airport done by Salim... More 

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