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Galu Beach Retreat

P.O Box 5480, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Galu Beach Retreat

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I was a little disappointed with the property but the location is spectacular. The positives: literally on the doorstep of your room is one of the most amazing beaches in the world. Crystal clear blue water, fine white sand and for the most part, fairly empty during my stay. This also means fewer people hassling you for massages or buying... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I stayed here for 6 nights in December 2012. The air conditioning in our suite didn't work and wasn't fixed despite multiple complaints to the manager, Stephanie. There was no waste-paper basket in the bathroom and the hot water wasn't fixed for the first 5 days we were there. Other than those things, I had a fantastic time. Special mention... More 

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Nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

If you want a full service, all-inclusive resort with TV, radio, music, bars, restaurants and other entertainment, then this place is NOT for you. At Galu, one does not have to fight for a sun bed. My wife and I have spent several holidays there alone as a couple. Recently, we brought her whole Kenyan family there for a "beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

So sad that for some the galss always has to be half empty!! We were there at the same time as the discontented lady below and other than one mix up over where to have dinner and a little bit of wind, there really was nothing to complain about - this is an idyllic spot with the most lovely and... More 

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Kigali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Have you ever had the feeling you just needed to get out? No work, no internet, not too many people, but still enjoy good food, a soft breeze, some sun and a nice beach? Well, being absolutely exhausted, I finally decided to take that long overdue holiday and Galu Beach Retreat was EXACTLY the medicine I needed. I arrived there... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Diani beach has a lot of hotels, and Galu pales in comparison. My husband and I were looking for a place to stay and we were hoping to stay at a place called Kenyaways. They were booked, so the person at Kenyaways went us pictures claiming to be of Galu Beach Retreat, so we booked our stay through her. The... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

If you want TV, music, pool games etc. this isn't for you. Galu Retreat only has 10 rooms and the level of service and friendliness is superb. If you want to truely unwind and don't want staff to be in your face all the time, then you should consider this place. We booked through Africa Sky and would be happy... More 

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skipsea, east yorkshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

Well this was a surprise. We booked our flights with KLM from Humberside via Schiphol direct to Mombasa & accommodation through africasky.com. All pretty straight forward really, except on arrival instead of going to Gazi Beach Retreat we arrived here at the Beach Retreat at Galu. Not a problem, one look at the view across the palm-filled gardens to Galu... More 

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