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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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Ranked #8 of 28 hotels in Diani Beach
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Umpteenth visit to SP - still not quite absolutely perfect - but so relaxing & such good people. Great food, great weather, great pools & beach. Evening entertainment could do with spicing up a bit more - but usually meet/spend time wither other guests etc.......

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was our first time in Kenya and we would definatly go again although there was some faults witht he hotel. We was at the hotel for 2 night firsth then went onto safari for 2 nights then back to the hotel for 10 nights. The safari was amazing couldnt fault a single thing about it (booked through first choice... More

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights/4 days in december during the long public holiday weekend. The hotel was full mostly with local Kenyan Tourists and some Foreign Tourists. Upon arrival,we were greeted with a refreshing coconut drink and although it took a while to get our rooms due to arrival of several large groups,we were not disappointed when we got the... More

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Clacton on sea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Flew on the Dreamliner it was amazing, not impressed with the transfer and the boat crossing very scary. The hotel itself was clean ish, rooms left a lot to be desired and we had to move due to terrible smell of drains, rooms could do with a bit of a revamp. Food was below average and often covered with flies,... More

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Nairobi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel looks even better than in the pictures. Surrounded by two large pools, it is definitely a beautiful sight to take in. The staff here are friendly and polite, and not just to foreigners, which is a refreshing experience (as a Kenyan). The food in the main restaurant was so-so but the dinner at the Italian restaurant was quite... More

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

Dear Grace, Thank you for taking time to post this review and for the lovely pictures of the Southern Palms Beach Resort. we appreciate your comments of our polite and friendly staff,we are also happy that you were taken -in by the beauty of the resort. we have also taken note of your comment pertaining the food in the main... More

Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 3rd hotel on our travels in Kenya and it certainly came up to standard, we had a ground floor room overlooking the pool which was good but lacked places to put your suitcases on and as we were only there a few nights wasn't worth unpacking our cases. The room was very clean and the staff were... More

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

Dear Geoff B, We appreciate your positive feedback of the Southern Palms Beach Resort and the amazing photos. we are glad to note your comments on clean rooms ,friendly staff and also that the chefs were exceptional in ensuring that you enjoyed each and every meal.we are also happy to know that you had a superb time from swimming in... More

southampton
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from a two week holiday at southern palms. Food was excellent and so was the service. We also did our 2nd safari, this is our 2nd time in Kenya. We used JT safaris as we did last time. This time we went to the masai mara, the governor's camp. We had a fantastic... More

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

Thank you for taking your time to post this wonderful review of the Southern Palms Beach Resort. We are thrilled to know that you had a fantastic and relaxing holiday with us,we appreciate your comments on the excellent food and service,and that our wonderfull and friendly staff (especcially Frank -the bar man) made it a holiday to remember. Thank you... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice food pool is amazing... had a good holiday. ..activities were fun.. rooms not so nice.. a little bit lack in service but agreed environment is amazing. Water activities were very good and keeps you going the entire day.. The chef makes you what you want and that is good

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

Thank you for choosing Southern Palms Beach Resort for your recent holiday and your wonderful feedback. We are pleased to know that you had a fantastic break and that our chefs are there to your request partaining dishes that you like.Weare also glad to note that the animation team kept you on toes with their activities during the day,hoping that... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful 2 week stay at this lovely hotel. After our awful last long haul experience (see our review on Coconut Court Barbados) we were a bit apprehensive on what to expect. We need not have worried. On arrival at the hotel we were blown away at how beautiful it was and... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review of the Southern Palms Beach Resort. We appreciate your feedback on the great experience you had in our resort,the warm homely welcom from the reception upon your arrival,the clean and comfortable room to our mouth watering dishes are but a few things that made your holiday great. we are also delighted to know that... More

Haverhill, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We last visited this hotel a couple of years ago for our honeymoon, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay then so know what to expect this time and we wasn't disappointed. Our greeting on arrival was warm and welcoming with the issue of lovely refreshing cold face towels and a refreshing coconut drink, check in is quick and fuss free which... 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#8 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Palms Beach Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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