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Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast

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Diani Beach Rd South Galu Beach | Via Mombasa Kenya, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kenyaways has become my favourite place on the world. best beach ever great for chilling out and wonderful for kitesurfing! the hotel itself is great, a really good onsite restaurant which does a great breakfast. there are good facilities with a charming, secluded pool, a boutique clothing shop and kitesurfing school which can let out surf boards etc. the kiting... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really fun place to stay. Good interaction between the staff and the guests. Nice rooms for a good price. Great location and helpful staff right at the beach. Spend 5-6 days here. If I go back to Diani, I will definitely stay here again! Stayed here Nov 1

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kenyaways is an excellent place to visit for Kitesurfing and/or a relaxed holiday. Nice set-up, nice bar, beautiful location, great staff. Perfectly situated on the Diani beach front. I love sitting on the edge and watch the sea when the sun is going down and enjoy cold Tusker. For Kitesurfing it is an ideal spot for beginners and advanced kiters... More 

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kenya nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay here. Very reasonable priced great food and very warm welcoming staff. This is the perfect place for small children a beautiful beach for miles to run and play on. when The beach gets to much a nice shaded pool to play in. Beautiful all around we loved here that ks you kenyaways :) p.s if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We spent 3 nights and 4 days in this very nice place right by the beach. Our fare was 6,800 ksh in B&B per room per night. I think this is too expensive for the services we've got: - there was no hot water in the room. They rely on solar power and during the rainy season they don't switch... More 

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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Cristina, As I already said to you, your stay over the weekend received more rainfall over that weekend than we usually do over a whole year! Getting to work was extremely difficult with the torrential flooding and there was just no transport. So I am very sorry if your breakfast was late but please empathise with us who had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Wifi does NOT work. Only in the lobby and with bad quality. It is a very low standard to a relativily high price. Serice is slow in the restaurant. Tablecloth is dirty and they never change it The sunbeds are not enough if the hotel is fully booked. There are no parasolls avilable

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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

To Liveinpiece, I am sorry you had nothing nice to say about Kenyaways, and I hope you can email us with more details as to how we can improve. Regarding the wifi, if it was not working here then the network was down and that means it would not be working in all of the hotels in the area with... More 

Sabadell, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is Diani so the prices and the atmosphere is on a tourist basis but... I loved the place so much!! Small and cozy, with pillows and chill-out areas with funny colours and paintings to relax in the afternoon while using the wi-fi or just enjoying the sea breeze. A small but beautiful swimming pool, too. Most of the people... More 

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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your amazing review. Especially from such a seasoned reviewer! We are so glad you enjoyed it here and had a good time. All the best. More 

Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Kenyaways Beach BNB is a super relaxed place with friendly staff and management. I felt right at home despite the discomfort from the Mombasa heat. Lots of water sport activities to undertake if one feels like it. Will definitely go back when not on a work trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The team at Kenyaways are polite, friendly, and professional. The hotel has a great relaxed feel about it. The restaurant has delicious yet simple food. The menu mixes typical swahili dishes with tex-mex, pasta or hamburgers. All home made and very tasty. The rooms are clean and spacious. The place (unlike others) is right on one of the most beautiful... More 

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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your lovely review and I am glad you could appreciate "the Kenya Way". Hope you had a safe trip back and come back soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Clutch recommendation. Hey one of the rooms in the main building overlooking the ocean. Downstairs rooms are noisy at night, and majority of rooms well back from the ocean. Food was underwhelming, with many requests reconsidered after, we are out. Even out of bottled water at one point. Also our tab was inflated. Suggest blue marlin next door for meals.

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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi, I am writing most importantly to thank you for taking your time to give us a review for other travellers. We are glad you enjoyed the location and kite spot. Being in such an amazing spot also has its drawbacks however, with suppliers and for staff. It is remote for deliveries to be made on time and for staff... More 

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