We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Simba + Oryx Beach Cottages

Beach Rd, Galu beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Simba + Oryx Beach Cottages
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Simba + Oryx Beach Cottages
Simba + Oryx Beach Cottages
Simba + Oryx Beach Cottages
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    7
    5
    1
    1
    0
See reviews for
2
6
Solo
0
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (14)
  • Mar-May only
    (4)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (5)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (1)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (4)
All months
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Simba & Oryx many times, with friends, with a family with young kids and just my husband and me. They ALL loved it! The houses are big enough, very clean and they have all you need for a vacation. You can get your own cook or cook yourself, we got super nice massages on our terrace... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Well maintained cottages on a private and rarely crowded white sand beach. Fully furnished complete with an onsite bar. Friendly staff , safe and convenient for moving around and discovering the vast wonderful dining and night life experience of Diani. The stay was indeed worthwhile

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We planned to stay for a couple of weeks, but ended up staying for two months. As we both work from home the place was absolutely ideal. Away from the more crowded Diani beach and next to some lovely beach restaurants. Our cottage was further away from the beach, but we had plenty on our veranda. The cottage itself was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stayed at the cottages for 6 days with my parents. Our cottage was right on the beach. We hired their recommended cook who was very competent. The manager was very helpful. Highly recommended to spend the extra cost for the cottage closer to the beach for the sea breeze.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chengdu
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Simba + Oryx is great value. Our little cottage was spacious, comfortable, spotlessly clean, and the kitchen had everything you need for self catering. Susan and her sons went out of their way to help with our needs. This isn't luxury, and it's at least a half hour walk to the better beach (if you're not a kite surfer) and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here with two friends a week before christmas. The cottage was nice; big enough for staying three people (got an extra bed) - and clean. Didn't mind that it was a 3-day cleaning interval, as we liked having some space. Just one negative experience: the charge for an extra bed was not included in our total amount balance, which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

i spend one week at simba oryx for holiday the room was spacious very clean and the price is amazingly cheap. susan the manager is very hospitable and kind the setting and the beach is clean and well manucured lawns i will definately come back lemmy

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We travelled as a family and the boys absolutely loved the place. We were to stay for 1 night but extended it as the place was so great, Sue is very helpful and whatever you need she will advise. The beachfront is clean, no beach boys and there is always security. Lovely place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethesda, Maryland
Level Contributor
105 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

cArrived with a group of college students for what was to be a four night stay only to find that the place was double-booked, though arrangements had been made to house us in a neighboring villa with immediate beach access. Unfortunately, said villa had neither wifi accress, not hot water; and its kitchen was ggas grungy with scarcely any containerized... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Susan does a great job of managing this paradise! Each cottage has kitchen area, dining area, bedroom and bath...and a private veranda...and it's only steps to the beach...very affordable, small market and restaurants within walking distance...everything for a great get-a-way!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

20 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Diani Beach hotels
0.8 mi away
The Sands at Nomad
The Sands at Nomad
#5 of 32 in Diani Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 277 reviews
0.7 mi away
Waterlovers Beach Resort
Waterlovers Beach Resort
#2 of 32 in Diani Beach
5.0 of 5 stars 268 reviews
3.6 mi away
Southern Palms Beach Resort
Southern Palms Beach Resort
#12 of 32 in Diani Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 1,057 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 mi away
Galu Inn
Galu Inn
#8 of 32 in Diani Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 38 reviews
0.5 mi away
African Dream Cottages
African Dream Cottages
#10 of 46 in Diani Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 46 reviews
0.2 mi away
Flamboyant
Flamboyant
#8 of 17 in Diani Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 28 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay