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Forest Dream Resort

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Diani Beach Road | PO Box 787, Diani Beach, Ukunda 1000, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

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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9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
4 hotel reviews
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We have just returned to Nairobi after a blissful 5 day honeymoon break at Forest Dream. We found every aspect of the Resort absolutely spot-on. Our initial booking enquiries were responded to swiftly and efficiently, and the whole process made very easy. We were extremely excited on arrival after a long, dusty journey on the overnight train from Nairobi to... More 

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

Dear Katy, Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are happy you have enjoyed your honeymoon so much. We have shared your compliments with our team and truly look forward to welcome you again in the future when your friends and family come to visit. Kind regards, Nicoline Customer Relations More 

nairobi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My girlfriend and I went to Forest Dream for my birthday in January 2013. The staff welcomed us with a huge birthday cake and even sung for us in our room! That set the tone. Although the resort was almost empty because of the off-season, the staff was very attentive and treated us wonderfully. The resort is located a bit... More 

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

Dear Stephane, Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us in Janaury and we are happy you loved our place and services. We would love to welcome you again for your next birthday so you can enjoy our garden Jacuzzi this time! Kind regards, Nicoline Customer Relations Manager More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We have been living in Kenya for many years and our last visit to Forest Dream goes back to 2006. Recently we wanted to have a break at the coast, and decided to go back to Diani-beach, in particular to Forest Dream. The place has become a small paradise on the South Coast. Some 20 years ago many trees were... More 

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

Dear Peter, It is always a pleasure to welcome you to Forest Dream and it is good to hear that our place feels like as a second home to you. In the last 25 years we have worked hard to restore this beautiful forest filled with wildlife and we are happy to share this with all our guests. We are... More 

Nairobi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This resort is family friendly.Its located on a 25 Acres of land with few buildings making it true Eco-friendly.The staffs are so welcoming.....once more try your dream.I would recommend for families planning to holiday at the coast.

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

Dear Sujun, Thank you so much for your review, it is always nice to get such positive feedback from agents that have seen almost every hotel there is. We would be very happy to welcome many of your guests to Forest Dream. Kind regards, Nicoline Customer Relations Manager More 

Taiz, Yemen
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I travel a lot and usually try to find best "bang for the buck" in a laid back accommodation. I never plan in advance because I worry about getting locked in to something I will not like...I am not sure how or why I ended up with Forest Dream - they were extremely responsive to my inquiries and flexible with... More 

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

Dear Claire, Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed yourself and that you were satisfied with our services and accommodation. April and May are a low-season in Kenya but if you are looking for a nice holiday without too many tourists around it is the perfect time to visit Kenya. Of... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had a great 3 nights at Forest Dream in Diani. The workers there were extremely courteous, rooms were clean, they allowed us both early check in and late check out (with no hassle at all), pool is beautiful and fun, and there are beautiful trees (and monkeys!) everywhere on the property. It's a great place to relax, and definitely well-managed.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our beautiful forest and our services. We agree that unfortunately our bicycles are not in the supreme condition despite constant maintenance but we do our best to offer this complementary service. We have also given your feedback to our chefs regarding the food but since... More 

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