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The Sands at Nomad

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Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 days here and it was the best break. The hotel is gorgeous set with beautiful trees, great restaurant on the beach with delicious pizzas, sushi, great breakfast buffet. The beach has super white sand and crystal clear water. Can't complain... beach is hard work navigating the 'beach boys' but they're hard to avoid in any beach area.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Excellent food. Excellent service. We were a large group of people. They served us all within 30 minutes ! No mistakes ! Everyone enjoyed their meal and would definitely return. The grilled lobster , the calamari and stone oven pizzas are amazing

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Addis, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

From arriving at reception an and being greeted with drinks and flower necklaces to the end where we could stay in our room until late afternoon as our flight was late,the service at the hotel was faultless there was nothing the staff wouldn't do for you. The rooms were nice, but the view and beach were breathtaking. We were only... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The hotel is absolutely awesome. The rooms, gardens, swimming pool area, restaurant, forest and the beach are beyond beautiful. There is a lot one can learn from the indigenous forest and plenty of fun activities to keep you busy. The hotel staff are very helpful as well. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants some time away... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is absolutely gorgeous. The beach at Sands of Nomad and the location of the hotel was fantastic. We are a Danish family of four who spend a full week at this place and it was an amazing experience. The three best thing about the hotel are the staff, the food and its location. The food and the restaurant... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

hi. i visited this resort in early march 2015. Beautiful resort with wonderful staff and delicious food. A must visit to this place is recommended. The full moon night dinner at the beach has been one of my best experience. We got the junior suite to stay which was fabulous.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The hotel area is beautiful and the restaurant is excellent. There are also many beach-bars in walking-distance where you can have a good lunch. The beach is wonderful! We stayed 5 nights in a beach-bungalow and it was perfect!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The place is a phenomenon destination, the monkeys add to the beauty of the place. The one thing that was a turn off was the aggressiveness of the beach boys to sell you an item all the time you stepped on the beach. Also it would make it would be an idea to have a local food menu. We had... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The hotel is close to the Diani airport. It is a boutique hotel with relatively few rooms. The check in process was easy and quick. Susan, a tall Kenyan lady, at the reception was very kind and helpful. The Manager, I believe a German or an Austrian man, was less helpful and was avoiding customers who had issues or complaints... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband and I spent 7 days at Sands at Nomads from the 23rd / 30th March. It was wonderful. Service/accommodation/ - in fact everything about this hotel was exceptional. Clean, comfortable, excellent food, and staff who went out of their way to ensure one had a good and relaxing holiday. My 'rusty' Swahili came back into play with great... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and for your so positive review! It is truly a pity, that Kenya had to experience this decline of tourist during the last year. I hope guests confidence in this beautiful country will return soon- Thank you again for speaking so positively about the Kenyan people and staff, as well as our... More 

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