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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

terrible management. Rude managers. We had someone in the party who required a wheel chair once and they wanted to charge us to use one!!! We had booked half board and only had the option of having dinner and could not choose between lunch and dinner as they did not do a buffet lunch. this is supposed to be a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The hotel in it self is very beautiful and luxurious, but the service is terrible. The staff is very friendly, but if you expect 5-star standard you will get disappointed. The wi-fi was not working inside the rooms. The took the dirty towels, but forgot to give us new. Very good food in all the restaurants, but expect to wait... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We spent New Year here with our 2 children. It is fantastic. The staff are so attentive and made us feel so welcome. The pools are lovely. The rooms are beautiful. The food is fantastic. All we want to do is go back again as soon as possible! I also made use of the spa which is great, with open... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Excellent food and best beach, great swimming pool, lovely spa and good choice of restaurants. Enjoyed my 4 days stay and hope to visit it again some time. Disappointed with the internet and communication facilities but it is a newish hotel, so understand the teething problems

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Baharini (beachside bar) had fast become our favourite place to hang out in the evenings sipping on cocktails. We'd never had a problem until last night. We showed up as had become the norm, the 3rd night in a row, 2 girls in a rental and were rudely denied access! But it didn't stop there. The guards at the gate... More 

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nairobi
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13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Impressive, impeccable, amazing set up. One just thinks of paradise on earth. This is by the the best beach hotel i have seen in Kenya.. Did not get a chance to sample the cuisine as i was a visitor, but the appearance and idea of so many small pools for privacy is great. Just ordered tea with snacks

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 3 weeks in December, when we arrived the room they gave us was lovely but had no view, after telling the hotel we were a little disappointed they changed us straight away to a room with a view, and what a view we had, the rooms are all very spacious and luxurious with everything... More 

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ouagadougou
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I stayed at Swahili Beach 3 times in 2013 - once on a business trip, once for a company event, and once with my family. I enjoyed it very much each time. The hotel is fabulous, the staff extremely professional, friendly and helpful, and the food excellent. The only small downside is the beach, which has a lot of seaweed,... More 

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Essex
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is a lovely new hotel in a fantastic setting. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the food is tasty. As a new hotel there is the odd teething problem (bad TV reception!) but who cares when the fun is outside and the hotel does whatever it can to fix anything arising. Would recommend.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Spent a few nights here a few months back and had a wonderful experience. The hotel is gorgeous - one of the most beautiful I have ever seen anywhere in the world. The swimming pools leading down to the beach and the pool bar (with seats in the pool) are fantastic. The service was wonderful - both hotel staff and... More 

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