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Waterlovers Beach Resort

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P O Box 5444, Diani Beach | South Coast - Kenya, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Diani Beach, Kenya
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not stay over at Waterlovers as we live in Diani, but we were part of a group of people who visited Waterlovers for Friday evening drinks and a meal. Are we glad we stayed for dinner!!! While the kids were entertaining themselves in the pool (an invading Riccardo and Valentina's home) we sat down to an awesome meal.... More 

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shropshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, together with our 24 yr old daughter stayed at Waterlovers as a result of being moved from Watamu due to the terrorist threat....and what a bonus this was! Beautiful surroundings and impeccable attention to detail....from the suncream and shampoo by the pool shower to the daily news letter delivered to your room. Highly recommend this hotel.

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your beautiful words. It was nice meeting you and your nice family. We hope to have the privilege to see you again. Riccardo&Valentina, Lara&David and the rest of the WL staff More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel really is 5 minutes from the airstrip at Diani and at the same time we did not hear one plane in the 5 days we were there. It is located right on the beach and, for those who do not know, Diani beach is truly one of the world's greatest beaches. Pure white sand, warm water, protected by... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this beautiful and detailed description of our small property. with only few words you gave perfectly the meaning of all our work.... and it's so nice!! Hope to have the privilege to see you again in the future. All the best from Riccardo&Valentina, Lara&David and the rest of the WL Tribe More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Waterlovers several times and they never disappointed us. Swift responses to emails, prompt airport pick ups (and they are located about 5 min drive away from Ukunda airstrip, which is also a plus), cosy rooms with lots of nice extras (gowns, complimentary bottle of water for each person provided daily, a bowl of fruits in the room... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

It is very TRUE, we love what we do, but a lot is thanks to people like you!! It was great to meet you and we really hope to have the chance to see you again. All the best from Riccardo & Valentina, Lara & David and the rest of the WL team More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We loved it, Riccardo and Valentina you have got it right - relaxed, no need for shoes but impeccable service always. Everything was wonderful and we couldn't have been looked after better. The staff were amazing and its impossible to single out one person. Zippi cared so much our bed was made to her standards ( higher than mine) so... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this special feed back for us. We shared it with all our staff and especially the ones you mentioned. It was nice looking at the smiles coming out of their faces (I wish I had a camera). Your satisfaction will be our best motivation. Thanks also for mentioning the security situation here, it... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stayed here a few months ago as we thought we were leaving Kenya for good and it was on my bucket list. We were not disappointed. Firstly, the USP of this place is the people. Riccardo and Valentina are exceptionally nice people and Valentina especially made such an effort to come and say hi at breakfast every morning. David... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us! The words you spent for us are even "over the top" !! It was nice to see you and your little one having fun and enjoying your holiday here. We are happy that you felt it as a home away from home. You'll always be welcome here. All the best from Riccardo & Valentina, Lara... More 

London
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266 reviews 266 reviews
39 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The thing that stood out for me in this hotel was the evening food. It was absolutely exceptional, top top restaurant quality. It's a great system they have, you get the dinner menu in the morning at breakfast and they then go and get the ingredients fresh - and the quality really shows. If you are there for one of... More 

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Scuba70, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write these great words! Our kitchen staff was really proud reading your feedback. We really hope to have the pleasure to see you again here. All the best from all the WL tribe More 

Culworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This boutique hotel was the final stop on our honeymoon. It turned out to be an idillic spot on the white sanded diani beach. The staff were very attentive and the service was great. The food was a real treat, lots of freshly caught fish and well cooked meats. We would happily come back and hopefully one day will, even... More 

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Scuba70, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your beautifull words, we look forward to kite together at your next vist. All the best from Riccardo Valentina David Lara and the rest of the WL tribe More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed here in october 2014.Sorry about the late one.We received very warm welcome from manager Lara .It was everything what we wanted.we stayed in hippo room.Loved it.We were looked after Evellyn,she was very sweet.Everybody was friendly and food was amazing.This place is a true retreat.The outdoor double beds are fabulous.Salome and Conrad were amazing,so was the rest of the... More 

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Scuba70, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

What a nice comment! Thanks for taking the time to write it. It's been great to meet you, and it is a big joy to see that you read all the booklet with our adventure of creating Waterlovers. All the best from Riccardo Valentina David Lara and the rest of the WL tribe More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

First of all -no ebola in Kenya so far nor political instability: it's a safe country to visit now. We’re so glad we chose Waterlovers hotel for our honeymoon first days! And Diani beach is definitely the best beach in Kenya. We so needed to rest after our wedding and everything at the hotel made it possible. The room was... More 

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Scuba70, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review, and for your impressions about the safety in the country too. Kenya at the moment is one of the best country in Africa infact for travellers. We feel honored that you chosed us for your honeymoon. It's been a pleasure to meet you. To take care of you is part of our job, and we... More 

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