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Southern Palms Beach Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Diani Beach Road | Ukunda, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went in a big group with lots of kids, the all inclusive worked perfectly for us. It's food and drinks all day which was great for kids! The buffet is very nice, with a choice of good indian vegetarian, seafood and grills. If you don't want to have the buffet dinner you can choose from two other restaurants Italian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we were a group of 25 and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.The food,service,rooms,restaurants,ambience etc - all excellent.They really pampered us.It is indeed value for money.Would like to say thanks to Mr.Mahmud,Mr.Kamal the chef and Mr.Julius the waiter-infact all the waiters for their hospitality.May god bless you all and definitely we will come back.

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Zug, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Kenya on a 9-days safari and came to the Southern Palm Beach for a few relaxing days on the beach. Diani Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, however the paradise is spoiled by very pushy locals that don´t understand the word "no" and didn´t leave us alone even for a few minutes.... More

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Arusha
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our staying at the hotel in June 14. Amazing beach, relaxing pool, quality food, good rooms and perfect atmosphere . Would like to thank you all staff and especially animators ! Hope to come back ..

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southernpalmsbeach, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Palms Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Danblago, Thank you so much for posting your wonderful review of Southern Palms Beach Resort! It's always a pleasure to hear from guests that enjoyed their stay, even better to hear that they plan to return! Our team was delighted to hear they made your days’ worth the fond memories of Southern Palms. We’re looking forward already to welcoming... More

Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Kenya in May for our honeymoon (sorry for late review only just got round to it) and it was amazing!! We booked online with e-shores and they booked our safari with Somak. We spent 10 nights in Kenya. 3 nights at the hotel, 4 nights safari then back to the hotel for another 3 nights. The hotel... More

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southernpalmsbeach, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Palms Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear MaddyCraig, Thank you for your kind review on your fabulous holiday at Southern Palms Beach Resort. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your entire stay with us and appreciate your remarks on the wonderful welcome from the reception, Food and Beverage team on the delicious food with great selection and flavor. The lovely beach, nice clean rooms... More

Nairobi Region, Kenya
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Southern palm beach is really beautiful place to be in. The white sandy beach and the clear blue sky, it id breathtaking and beautiful scenery as well. The staff there are very friendly and very cooperative with the guests. Are always ready to help when asked for assistance by the guest. The rooms are well maintained and clean and the... More

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southernpalmsbeach, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Palms Beach Resort, responded to this review

Jambo Mwangi!, Thank you for taking time to post your wonderful review of Southern Palms Beach Resort!! We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful holiday in our beautiful hotel with “peace and tranquil" We agree our pools are huge, indeed we are famous for having the largest in East Africa and are proud of our friendly staff... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time in Africa and what a warm welcome my family received from this hotel from animation team to waiters to room maids , lovely selection of food every night something for everyone,entertainment at night was a bit hit or miss African dancing etc, but will defo return thank you

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southernpalmsbeach, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Palms Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Southern Palms Beach Resort and your promise to return back!! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and honoured that you chose to stay with us this being your first trip to Africa. We appreciate your kind remarks regarding Food & Beverage on lovely selection of... More

Sofia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We were there for ten days in February. What a nice holiday! The service was very good. The accommodation also. The food and entertainment in restaurant were excellent. A variety of animation programs and games. We met the staff who introduced us and told about their works. It was so pleasant on that party. Up to me, the only one... More

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southernpalmsbeach, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Palms Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Irena, Thank you so much for your kind review of Southern Palms Beach Resort. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your entire stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to post your remarks. Thank you once again for choosing Southern Palms for your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More

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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were going to spend a week in South Africa at a game reserve Madikwe at Tuningi lodge an anti malarial free zone before going on to Kenyaand the evening before we were to depart we were informed by 'phone call from Thomson that the holiday had been cancelled. Luckily we had kept in touch with the GM and he... More

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southernpalmsbeach, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Palms Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Malaika, Thank you so much for posting your amazing review for Southern Palms Beach Resort! It's such a pleasure to hear of your determination to always return to your second home Southern Palms Beach Resort the 39TH TIMES!!!!!!. This indeed is a great record. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and look... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here for 16 nights in October 2013. The hotel is nice and clean, the staff are very friendly and the food was delicious, there was a large range of food from curries to fish dishes. Our room was on the end of the row so we had a pool view at the front and a sea view at... More

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southernpalmsbeach, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Palms Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Funky, We are happy to read your terrific review for Southern Palms Beach Resort and very proud to have you say “you had an amazing holiday”. The amount of information you offer on our behalf is enough to clear any doubts for any future guest planning to visit our lovely resort as you experienced it yourself. The beautiful beach,... More

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Additional Information about Southern Palms Beach Resort

Address: Diani Beach Road | Ukunda, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Palms Beach Resort 4*
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This dramatic hotel with its fantastic pools and beautiful beach is the perfect spot to relax after a safari… or simply visit to relax! The warm and very African feel of the hotel with comfortable rooms, well appointed bathrooms and selection of restaurants offers guests plenty of places to lounge in the sun and almost as many shady spots to enjoy a bit of a breeze and a good book. All rooms have quiet, split unit air conditioners, televisions, mini fridges and coffee and tea making facilities. There is a safe (chargeable) in each room and a business center located in the main building with internet or wifi access in public areas. The drama of the huge, traditional makuti (thatched) roof in the main restaurant offers the Chef a terrific showcase for a varied selection of local and international dishes on the buffet or you could indulge at one of the a la carte restaurants (chargeable) for a special occasion or just a quiet evening for two. ... more   less 
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