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Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort

North Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a break of two years I was visiting this hotel for the 7th time. Because of renovation it was not possible to stay there. But the renovation is absolutely not ready yet. I got a room (in spite of low-season) rates are much higher than I used to pay during the past 8 yrs. Garden still beautiful, food is... More 

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Kenya
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jacaranda Group, formerly Indian Ocean Beach Club Reopened for Easter 2015 under new management this is a truly wonderful hotel with fantastic potential. Being a long- established hotel the grounds are spacious, accommodating the surreal Boabab trees and renovated cottage accommodation”. Of course overlooking beautiful quiet stretch of Diani beach Rooms Superb, clean, tidy private, not stacked as you find... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It's a hotel in a very good location but their services suit business travellers, not leisure travellers. It's dining is too formal for life and very few TV channels exist in the entertainment system.

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Londonderry, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Just returned from this resort last week and although it was nice have stayed in far better on previous trips to Kenya. The best on Diani beach it is most certainly not as I have stayed in four different hotels on Diani and found the Diani sea resort head and shoulders above this one for both quality of accommodation and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying in this hotel in a cottage. I watched the sunrise right across. Great trees dot this property and they have even named some. The beach is pristine this side and quite private too. You can enjoy totally. The breakfast buffet was amazing . The people helpful. They have a nook where the birds have... More 

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NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The individual cottages are a real plus. The rooms were comfortable, although I my fear of bugs and lizards was definitely challenged. Guess its to be expected in the tropics. The food was fantastic and the service left nothing to be desired. I could vacation here every year. The beach was relaxing and beautiful. We partied at Forty Thieves down... More 

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Southampton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed here with friends back in June following a week on safari and loved it. It was their low season so was very quiet (only 10 rooms taken some nights) but great for us as we got upgraded to a beach side bungalow. The rooms were clean and spacious with a window seat with views out... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have stayed in one of the thatched cottages right on the beach and would highly recomend. the staff are friendly and the area safe, but watch out for the monkeys! they will nick anything! and the rip tide on the beach, there are warning signs but I didnt see them till after I had an interesting and dam scarey... More 

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

the hotel is located in diani and its the last hotel...the location is fantastic, the beach is very nice...the furniture in the room is a bit old needs changing...the room i was booked in, had a TV which wasn't working, the ceiling fan was faulty and the connectivity for the WIFI was poor, but thanks to Amina Noroge, she changed... More 

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Nairobi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Each time you visit this property it takes you by surprise, the villas open right on to the beach with no boundary or fence, you could actually roll out of bed right on to the beach. There is no beach boys to harrass you. The beach is like your own private beach. The property is clean, and nice, a lot... More 

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