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The Sands at Nomad

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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Ranked #7 of 31 hotels in Diani Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 6 nights Aug 2 to Aug 8 2014 at the Sands in a beautiful, huge and well equipped beach bungalow. View from the bungalow is simply stunning. The surrounding grounds are very well maintained, gardeners are working daily. House keeping service very present too, cleaning rooms in details daily and turn down service provided at night. In general... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had considered a number of hotels in Diani after our plans to visit the coast changed. The travel agent in Nairobi quotes us $350 per night but the cost on trip advisor was much less. So I called the night before and got a room for $100 per night. When we arrived, we realized this was because the hotel... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good beach hotel in Diani. Excellent serivce, staff are very serivce oriented. The hotel is right on the beach, pending on where in the hotel you stay. Chose the bungalows (on the beach) rather than the rooms. Of course the beaches in Diani is white sand - very beautiful. Good restaurant and bar, also set on the beach.

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Mombasa, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being at The Sands at Nomads was my pleasure, just can't say how it feels driving from the tarmac rd. down to the hotel with the natural oxygen from the trees. The hotel has a relaxed super friendly staff & the restaurant is fantastic. Will go back soon.

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very relaxing hotel with super friendly staff. Food at the Restaurant "Nomad at the Sands" was great! Especially we liked the fact that the hotel is not so big and a great place to relax! Rooms have very stylish interior and decoration. Also the attached diving School is very well organized, has friendly staff and up to date Equipment.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Not only is the hotel decorated in such a beautiful way, but the staff makes the experience at the hotel all the more wonderful. Security guards are present to ensure safety--didn't feel threatened at all--and the rest of the staff goes above and beyond to make sure all guests have a comfortable stay. My husband and I were at the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We just went for a night. The hotel did not disappoint us at all. Perfectly located by the ocean beach, has a wonderful ambiance. The relaxed beachfront is cleverly separate from the beachfront dining area. The pool is also used for diving training if required (5m depth). Pros: 1. Beautifully located and good ambiance. 2. Good service 3. Good room... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The best hotel I have stayed in coast of Kenya so far!! Amazing restaurant, views and great staff!! The rooms are very comfortable all with AC and big beds. The hotel is very clean and high quality service. I will definitely come back.

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Waddington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just back from a week at the Sands and had an extremely relaxing break. The beach is just beautiful and the accommodation top notch! The only real criticism I have is the restaurant and bar! Lacking lots of items off the food and drink menus, service very slow and the waiters tend to have a perplexed look on their faces... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Forgive me for appearing to be rather critical from how I have titled this review, but growing up knowing the sands at Nomads as being close to perfect- i was highly disappointed by what we experienced when my partner from Zimbabwe and myself visited in December. They hardly had much available on their food menu for the few days we... 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*
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The Hotel is set amid 25 acres of indigenous forest fronted by 225 meters of Kenyas most unspoilt stretches of white sand and aquamarine sea. All rooms with en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, individual air condition. Minibar, Safe, Satelite TV, Telephone and Internet access, 24 hour room service.The restaurant offers a wide selection of international cuisine, pastas, pizzas & Japanese dishes. ... more   less 
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