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The Sands at Nomad

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Diani Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Lahore
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Sands for 4 nights with our 2 young children and had an absolutely fabulous time. The hotel is positioned in a beautiful location on Diani Beach and very classy and tastefully designed and decorated. The service is friendly and professional. We stayed in 2 interconnecting Sea Breeze Rooms: the rooms were spacious and comfortable. The food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon arrival at the Sands I was given the warmest welcome, cocktail and a fresh fruits. My room was spacious and nice loved the African decor. Got the forest view so I had a lot of Monkey friends coming to play with me :-). Hotel Staff were nice and friendly too. It was interesting to see a hotel building integrated... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotels must be one of the best I have ever stayed in! Great service, clean, spacious rooms, good restaurant with the best hotel breakfast ever!There is also a nice pool, but we did not use it since the beach is absolutely stunning, and swimming is good even during low - tide. Will definitely come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there with my wife and kid and it is an amazing place to stay. We got a great deal (49 euros a night and kid to stay for free) when we emailed them about the rates. There was some confusion about the rates when we landed there (First they said it was 98 euros a night and then... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most amazing vacation ever! From the get go the staff were extremely welcoming and made my three friends and I feel at right at home. The hotel is gorgeous- from the swimming pool to the gardens and finally the rooms/bungalows. The hotel staff go the extra mile to make your stay as wonderful as possible, and are... More

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Great to hear that you had a superb holiday!! That is our aim to make our guests happy! Thanks for reviewing The Sands at Nomads and I hope that we can welcome you back here soon! More

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had what I'd call a perfect stay at the Sands. Being a pretty difficult client to please, and having spent our holidays at various Beach hotels and cottages along the Diani coast, I have to admit, this one was my best experience so far. We started out with some confusion between us and our travel agent, which left us... More

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

I am sorry that you had to leave The Sands at Nomad! But I am sure you will be back soon with us! Thanks for the great review and looking forward to welcome you again!! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Diani Beach a few times and Sands at Nomad is definitely the best place I've stayed. The room was lovely and couldn't have been any closer to the sea - few steps out the room and you're on the beach. The staff were great and really attentive and helpful. The food in the restaurant was great -... More

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review of our hotel! I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you plan to visit us soon again! More

Nairobi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely, small hotel on a beautiful stretch of Diani beach. The staff are warm, friendly and efficient. There is a choice of rooms in either the main building or in cottages by the beach. I stayed in one of the rooms in the main building, which while lacking in direct views of the beach, are cosy and... More

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing a review on TripAdvisor! I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back at our hotel in the future! More

Tiwi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i must have phoned the hotel 8 times reconfirming my booking due to the mess up by my airline with my flights .every time I called , the staff were polite and made no complaints about the amount of times they had to attend to me .I was delighted to find I had been given an upgrade to a suite... More

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we are very pleased to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We have the last indigenous grown coastal forest at The Sands at Nomad. Unfortunately some of those old trees are blocking the direct view of the sea from the main building. All our front suites and bungalows have... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The sands at nomad is possibly situated on one of the best stretches of beach in diani. Coupled with that a beautiful pool area, the beach bar with ambience and the tastefully done up rooms and wonderfully friendly staff you have a great holiday in the making. And yes it delivered.. We stayed in the forest view rooms due to... More

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review! We are very happy, that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and yes we are located on the best stretch of beach!! Looking forward to welcome you back soon! More

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Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sands at Nomad 4.5*
Number of rooms: 37
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