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Swahili Beach Resort

Ukunda, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013
victoriamwende Nairobi, Kenya
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This hotel is just fantastic! The architecture is very swahili and the entire hotel is just absolutely beautiful...quite scenic. The staff are friendly and helpful. We stayed at this hotel for four days with some of my colleagues and we all loved it. We were well received with a yummy cocktail and a cold towel, they had some tea and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had a company event at this place and I must say we were very pleasantly surprised. We were very impressed by the scenic beauty of this property and were even more impressed by the quality of service and friendliness the staff provided to our group. The food was amazing, especially the seafood choices at dinner. At the breakfast buffet,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed here for 4 days in November 2012. The resort had only just opened and as the owner said, "we are finding our way". The hotel is stunning, with a great beach bar and a brilliant swimming pool. We had a 'Suite' that just sheer luxury; needed a map to negotiate it! The facilities and staff were excellent. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very nice as well all the hotel staff. The food was excellent and rich in varieties. I would advice it for a week maximum. The only negative point was the presence of see weds but unfortunately April is not the lucky season. If u are resident you get a better price!

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Mombasa, Kenya
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I will start by saying that the Swahili beach hotel looks amazing and the infinity pool is very nice. I visited this establishment with a couple of my friends earlier this year to check out the pool as a friend had recommended it. We got to reception and asked the lady there how much it would cost to use their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This hotel is fairly new so is in immaculate condition and very boutique in style. Bedrooms and bathrooms are large, selection at buffet was great and changed daily. This is defiantly 5 stars and doesn't charge for its gym unlike Leopard beach. The only downside is it only has a very small beach but to be honest the swimming pool... More 

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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

After a beautifull safari trip with "Somak" we stayed with my family the last week in the swahilli beach resort I was a sceptic (critical) after reading a week before some of the critical remarks of custumors on this site. However we we very excited of the stay in this Hotel The people of the hotel where very friendly and... More 

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Cambridge, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights after fabulous safari in Masai Mara. Hotel 15mins from Ukunda airstrip. Booked superior deluxe room which we since discovered are all on the ground floor so no sea views! Rooms spacious and first impression very lovely but...dislike sliding doors on bathrooms as noisy, unable to regulate the water temperature in the shower...turns very hot suddenly and... More 

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SwahiliBeach, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

TripAdvisor can be a subjective medium, perhaps because of reviewer's eagerness to be recognised for the quantity, rather than the quality, of their reviews. This review is a classic example of this as it bears no resemblence to the conversation had at check out nor the reflections of the completed Guest Questionnaire! This review rates this hotel on factors outside... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

we visited Swahili after getting very good recommendations from friends in Nairobi. the place is beautiful and largely well kept. however one of our guests money was stolen from the room and the management first tried to deny it after challenging them we found ourselves dealing with a very unprofessional rude manager who largely wanted to put things under the... More 

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SwahiliBeach, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

This is a one sided review written with menace in an attempt to discredit this hotel and its management. In addition, the comment regarding management is offensive and is made on the grounds we will not share the investigation report with him. It makes no mention of the threatening language, hiding behind his diplomatic status nor the reviewer's insistence to... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed at Swahili Beach for two nights and found many things wonderful about the place. The rooms were clean and tidy, the beds comfortable and the food was delicious. There were a few areas where the hotel let itself down a little; they tried to charge me double the rate for my stay and only changed it when the... More 

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Address: Ukunda, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 140
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