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Southern Palms Beach Resort

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Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time at Southern Palms (within 6 months) and was there for 10 nights, which was not enough! We had the perfect weather and experience. Amazingly relaxing holiday, good food and drinks. Kamal the chef does a good job with the food. My son was well looked after by Evone and Alice at the kids club. Generally... More 

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

Dear Ria, Thank you so much for your tremendous review of Southern Palms Beach Resort! We're absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. It's a pleasure to hear that we achieved our goal, which actually is to ensure that our guests enjoys a memorable and ‘amazing’ holiday! Chef Kamal will be delighted to hear that you... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Southern Palms is a family hotel with loads of fun activities for all ages. The pool is extra special with a bar built inside it. The rooms are standard, sea view rooms are more expensive and difficult to book. Great food. However those looking for a quiet place, this can be a noisy hotel as it is frequented by numerous... More 

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

Dear Smatlock, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Southern Palms Beach Resort! We are happy that you had fun and enjoyed our different activities and great pools. It’s always our wish for all guests staying with us to enjoy a fabulous and memorable time during their stay. Thank you for your good comments on the... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I did 6 days pre-Christmas...right from the gate, heartwarming courteous welcome....for the 1st time EVER, this destination is actually a thousand times more beautiful than the pictures posted on the internet...sooooo amazingly awe-inspiring! Foodwise, you are spoilt for choice thus never need to go out there looking for "other options" since they have such a wide variety of restaurants to... More 

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

Dear Waruguru, Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write this detailed absolutely awesome review and very kind recommendation of Southern Palms Beach Resort! We are happy that you had a memorable holiday and enjoyed our beautiful hotel, rooms, pools, beach, meals from our different outlets which were delicious every theme night with large variety, not forgetting... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was one of the best hotel experiences I have received in a long time. We went in alrge group for 5 days in Feb, and the staff was impeccable. They accommodated us extremely well and catered to our every needs. Even if it was getting us a plate of chips every 5 minutes. Not one waiter was sad, and... More 

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

Dear S0nki, Thank you so much for your tremendous review of Southern Palms Beach Resort. We're absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. It's a pleasure to hear that we achieved our goal, which actually is to ensure that our guests enjoys a memorable and ‘amazing’ holiday! Everything you said about the staff, the clean rooms,... More 

Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My daughter's, 9 years old, my wife and I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks, from 13.11.2014 till 26.11.2014, with a break for a 4 night Safari in Tsavo West, Tsavo Est and Amboseli. Let's begin with the good things! The food in the restaurants (all a la carte and the main) was tasty, fresh and varied, and of... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Southern Palms Beach Resort and the lovely photos. We appreciate your very positive comments regarding our lovely pools and the good meals. Thank you also for your great compliments on our waiters and the entertainment team who by their friendliness and hard work ensured you enjoyed a memorable stay.... More 

Dornach, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed for 3 weeks at Southern Palms, with a break for a 5 night Safari in Masai Mara The staff in particular are all very friendly, especially the animators and beauty parlour ladies who did a great job.. The food in the restaurants was excellent in taste, quality and choice. The rooms were very comfortable, but maybe in need... More 

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

Dear Rob, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your terrific review of Southern Palms Beach Resort! There is really no bigger compliment for us than guests telling us that they would like to come back! We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, loved our rooms and the staff whom we are always proud of.... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My daughter's and I stayed 6 nights at Southern Palms, together with 2 of their friends, and we all had a super time. The food was very good, with a wide variety to choose from at breakfast and dinner. We also dined at the Grill one evening and were very impressed. The sailfish was fantastic!!! The New Year's Eve dinner... More 

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

Dear GinnyAkiwumi, Thank you so much for your absolutely wonderful review and very kind recommendation of Southern Palms Beach Resort! We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, loved our rooms and the staff whom we are always proud of. It's always nice to hear from guests who have enjoyed their stay. The Animation Team were particularly happy to... More 

Brad, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed for 5 days at this hotel as a means of relaxation after a 12-day safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Given its location within an oasis of silence, it is therefore a pleasure to spend your time among beautiful frangipane flowers, close to water areas with vegetation, from where you can observe weaver birds while they build their nests.... More 

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

Dear Iulian, Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write this detailed absolutely awesome review on Southern Palms Beach Resort! We are happy that you had a memorable holiday and enjoyed our beautiful hotel/scenery, rooms, pools, beach, meals which were delicious every theme night with large variety, not forgetting the always friendly staff who are warm and... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I came in for a business trip in the south coast and am glad I stayed here. It is a massive hotel with an endless pool it has the feel of the large resorts of the 90s. The staff are very friendly from the reception and in the restaurants. A lady called Defence and a gentleman called Elias were very... More 

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

Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your delightful review of Southern Palms Beach Resort! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful hotel, loved our pools, rooms and the staff whom we are always proud of. Defence and Elias will be delighted to have been mentioned. It's an absolute pleasure... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were here for a team building activity with my work colleagues.The pool is great and the beach very clean and private.The service was great with helpful staff.The rooms are a bit dated though very clean.But then again you do not visit diani to stay in the room.Pick yourself up and go lie on the many sunbeds near the pool... More 

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

Dear Safiri, Thank you so much for your absolutely wonderful review and very kind recommendation of Southern Palms Beach Resort! It was a great honor to host you and your colleagues for the team building activities. We're delighted to hear that you loved our pools so much and we agree, they really are beautiful! We are also happy to hear... More 

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