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Swahili Beach Resort

Ukunda, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel several times and it has been fantastic on each visit. The hotel itself is beautiful and immaculately clean and comfortable. The hotel has everything you need for a relaxing stay... several amazing restaurants, spa, gym and lots of swimming pools. The beach is beautiful and you have the option to eat right by the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best hotel in Diani Beach. The architecture is breathtaking, atmosphere is cool, rooms are spacious, the pools so amazing and the food is better than the best. We werehere for honeymoon for a week and it was the best time ever. We got a room upgrade and got late supper having checked in late. Room... More 

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Kilifi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a party and few friends work there. Beautiful grounds, nice beach and a great bar! Definitely recommended if you can afford it! i perosonally prefer the North Coast though... no offence!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at Swahili Beach Hotel was an amazing experience. A missed flight to Ukunda almost dampened the beginning of our stay, but when we called ahead and informed them of our late arrival, the front desk was very helpful. We were welcomed very warmly at 1am and had a warm meal ready for us before we went up to... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival to this hotel you're surprised to discover the beautiful Swahili/Arabic themed decor and architecture throughout the resort and in the rooms. Elaborate archways, high ceilings, art work, ironwork and rustic furniture. You're greeted by the friendliest staff at your beck and call about anything you may need. The pool area is ridiculously huge with cascading, falls and intimate... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this to be an above average property with absolutely amazing staff. As I was checking in, Consolata greeted me with a big smile and welcomed me to the property. She was incredibly nice and went above and beyond to make sure my room was adequate as I explained I had bad allergies. It was so nice to be... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Diani is generally one of the nicer places to be. For Swahili Beach, the architecture is beautiful and the reception by staff was fantastic. The layout of the pool is phenomenal. We were only there for one night but will certainly be back for a longer time to better enjoy the hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Amazing place. From the time you walk in, the gigantic architecture is thrilling. And the pool going from the lobby opening to a bigger pool...and the tiered pool are an amazing sight, especially at night. We basically spent our days by the pool. The food was equally delicious. Breakfast was my favorite of all. We went in Easter days. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

From the minute you drive in, you are transported to a paradise. The architecture of the lobby is breathtaking, especially at night when the lights reflect from the surrounding pools. While the beach was not very clean (lots of sea weed), and is not very large, the tiered pools made up for it. I spent days lying by the pool... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This once luxurious resort is now clearly failing due to a lack of any obvious management. It is not living up to its 5 star potential and everything is average bar one or two nice members of staff. I would be amazed if this place makes money. An awful let down and management look to rip you off at every... More 

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