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Forest Dream Resort

Diani Beach Road | PO Box 787, Diani Beach, Ukunda 1000, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let's say that it was a strange moment for the coast. For the several attacks in the north of Kenya during the weeks before, nobody was around, even if it was high season. We were the only guests of the resort and there weren't facilities for us. The resturant was close,as the bar. We booked the bed and breakfast solution... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Brief: - We went (family of 6, kids age 9, 8, 6, and 2) in April to Diani and stayed at FD - We arranged a private cook (Humphrey), a super guy, who arranged for breakfast, lunch and dinner - Monkeys all over the place, beautiful, kids loved it - Wifi there as well (for hardworking dads ... ;) -... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My sister and I stayed here for two nights in March. The hotel was lovely and the cottages (in which we stayed) were beautiful, well-maintained and very clean. I loved the tree-house feel of my room! The food was quite good (we even asked for vegetarian entrees for dinner and were made a wonderful vegetable curry with chapati). The cocktails... More

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safarikees, General Manager at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear sisters Wakefield Thank you very much for your honest review. As je have mentioned in the review, you and your sister where almost alone in the resort at that time and that can feel a bit strange indeed, but this happens only in our low season and on the other side it is nice to have almost the whole... More

Dursley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Wonderful cottages spread out amongst the Forest, making you feel like you've got the place to yourself. We went as two couples, in separate cottages (bed and bath) with a shared central living area and kitchen hut. We hired a local chef, who turned out to be amazing, with French and Italian training. He sourced our food and made bread... More

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safarikees, Owner at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nic Thank you for your time to make this review. We at Forest dream appreciate it very much when our guest share there holiday experience with other travelers. I have told Silvanas ,our chef ,that you liked his fresh baked bread very day and told Saleem the Fresh juice specialist of our pool bar that you liked it so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Had a fantastic 5 nights at a perfect spot. Wonderful food. Dont miss the juices. A lovely walk to the beach where the nomad beach bar watch your things while snorkelling around the sandbank.remember to feed the bushbaby at night time and take pictures of the monkeys. Kayaking at funzi Island is a perfect daytrip.

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safarikees, Owner at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Siljetveitdal Good to see you so happy and relaxing at our ECO DREAM in Diani beach when you where here with your friends. Next time you come you have to try our 2 persons C KAYAK which we have here at the peak season in December for our clients to use to go from the beach to the reef... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I have just returned home after having a fantastic holiday at Forest Dream Eco Resort. This really is a wonderful place and we all had an excellent time. The resort is spread over several acres of forest land, which has been planted by the owner to create the perfect habitat for the local monkeys. Within the resort you will see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Stayed here with my family and had a brilliant time. We looked around a few options in the area and found this be the best option at a fair price. Spotlessly clean rooms, friendly helpful staff and decent service. Good variety of a la carte food, much of which is grown organically on site and far better than the usual... More

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safarikees, Owner at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear James, Thank you so much for your review. We trying our best to make things better all the time here in Forest Dream Resort like our beach shuttle witch brings and gets clients from the beach 4 times a day. In the past we have experienced that some older clients of us find it difficult to walk for 15... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a fabulous place set in the forest. Syke and colobus monkeys are everywhere and the grounds are landscaped with all types of trees and vegetation. The villas are set apart from each other so you feel you have a place of your own. Each villa is different in style and two have their own pools. Food at the... More

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safarikees, Owner at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Hanzi, Thank you for your review and we love to see you coming back soon. Kees van Velzen Forest dream resort. More

Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We were a family of 6, staying in three huts set together, with an additional AC room, and a large outside sitting area. The decor of the whole place is really nicely put together, with lots of tasteful local crafts, makuti roofs, nice quality bamboo and so on. The forest they are growing on the site is also really nice,... More

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safarikees, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bradshaws, Thank you very much for your kind words about your stay at Forest Dream with New Years. We are glad that you enjoyed it and would like to thank you for your feedback. We are proud of our forest filled with wildlife and the décor of our cottages so we are very happy you have also enjoyed this.... More

Munich, Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Forest Dream Resort is a large forest with some cottages and rooms which makes it quite personal. We've been only a few people around so it felt even larger than it actually was, but even with more guests it is a good choice. It is a good place to spot monkeys, squirrels and other animals with all the trees... More

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safarikees, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words about your stay at Forest Dream this month. We are glad that you enjoyed our tropical garden filled with wildlife, personalized services and your cottage. We have shared your feedback with our staff and hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Nicoline Customer Relations Manager More

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Address: Diani Beach Road | PO Box 787, Diani Beach, Ukunda 1000, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
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Forest Dream, a special (family) resort of luxury villas and cottages(7) sits in 25 acres of subtropical forest,3 swimming pools, water slide, bar and restaurant, located in Diani beach on the south coast of Kenya. With the white sandy beach at only a 10 minutes walk, free beach shuttle,our guests have the unique combination of beach and forest. We offer a variety of eco-friendly accommodation like standard room, luxury rooms and suites but also complete cottages and villas with or without AC. All of our cottages and villas are set on its own 1 acre forest garden providing the most exclusive privacy. Best place on the coast to view the local wild-life. The owner of Forest Dream Resort is also the founder of the well know "Colobus trust Diani" and has designed the Colobus bridges over the Diani Road to save those endangered monkeys. We have a private nature reserve at the back of the resort. Some of the villas have their own private pools and are fully staffed. Free "tennis court in the shade of palm trees" ... more   less 
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