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Blue Marlin Beach Hotel

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Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blue Marlin is a lovely place on the Diani coast. It is smaller than most big resorts, and has a lot of character, with beautiful rooms. I stayed in a sea-view room with huge terrace and lovely sitting area. The hotel is on a gorgeous stretch of beach, with some good restuarants nearby. Value for money-wise its own restaurant is... More 

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Winchester, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Had a great time at this location, with many fond memories spent with some great friends.....Food was great, staff were awesome.... Hotel was clean and well looked after. Close to the main shopping center and attractions...

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I stayed in a nice seaview room spacious and well ventilated by the breeze with a huge veranda. There was no need of using the air conditioning. High tide at night is a bit noisy but you will get used to it after the second night. Food is very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Hotel is right on the beach. The view from the room is almost blocked by the trees but is still worthy. It is not a bad idea to replace the old palm trees with younger ones ... just because of the open ocean view. High level of hygiene and comfort. Will be back again.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed at the hotel for two days and what I experienced is just master class and a taste of what any hotel worth its name should try to emulate. From the cleanliness of the rooms to the awesome food and service at the food court, everything was done to perfection. Being a perfectionist myself, I would say I was... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great experience, great personalized service, perfect ambiance the quiet, the silent whisper of the ocean. totally the best place to be. The hotel is on a beachfront and a lot of water activities are available, water surfing,clean white beach and the environment is serene. You get to sample the African cuisine and a wide variety of food. All Kenyan drinks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stayed there for a couple of days. Beautiful place with air conditioned rooms (I have problems sleeping in hot weather). The beach is right outside and the Palm trees keep cool shade. Beautiful small swimming pool for families and friends to enjoy. Very friendly staff and excellent service!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had an absolutely outstanding experience!!!. I will be definitely coming back here very soon. The facilities are brilliant and so was the hospitality. The staff were very polite and helpful :) that's the place you can't miss when you are in South Coast. The hotel itself is cool and quiet. My room was facing the Sea Side of the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We spent lovely seven rainy days. Luckily our room was with a huge veranda and we didn't even have to go to the restaurant. We had our meals served in a complet privacy and still enjoying the terrific ocean views. The staff there is very attentive and we'll trained. This was the best raining experience we have ever had. We... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

When I went to the beach or I layed in front of the beach it was hard to relax because everytime a beachboy came to sell something. It's very annoying. Shower water was slightly salty. Electricity didn't work the first days (no water for shower, no light, no flushing toilet!). Actually I paid extra for seaview but I couldn't see... More 

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