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The Sands at Nomad

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Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location, Diani Beach is spot on, the individual sea front cottages are just brilliant, it feels like home and provides privacy you would probably not have in a traditional hotel setting. The staff were very friendly and still very professional. I even requested a special Swahili dish (not in Menu) which was provided with not problem at all. The... More 

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

Dear Shemsa, thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased, that you had been satisfied with our services and our beautiful location!Hope to see you back soon!! More 

Forget, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
33 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location, on the shore of the Indian Ocean is lovely with the sea being about 30m from the hotel's boundary. The hotel' security people are ever present, but not obtrusive. Their presence keeps away hawkers so there is no hassle from this angle. The welcome was very nice. but we were a bit put out at the speed of... 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 and your comments. I like to apologize for the confusion regarding the payment and the resulting delay upon check in. Still I hope that you will visit our hotel again and I am looking forward to meet you personally then! More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb luxurious and peaceful hotel in Diani, the staff and facilities are awesome. Just what the doctor ordered, from moment we arrived we felt at home. Rooms are nice and comfortable. Pool is great, tea & coffee served throughout. Monkeys/Baboons visit too!! A little bit of fun! The bar and restaurant are really good, food was excellent as was... More 

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

I am very pleased, that you have enjoyed your stay at The sands at Nomad! Thank you for your positive comments about our staff members and services- and also for taking the time to write this review! Hope to welcome you back in Diani Beach soon! More 

Sierra Leone
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Honestly i dont have a flaw in my experience here and have returned now twice.. its simply put devine and I am sorry for the tumble in business since the instability further north on the Kenyan Coast will have affected this hotel. You will be greeted by juice and garland of flowers after a comfortable Mombasa airport pick up. The... More 

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

If you do it twice, you will do it a third time! We are thankful for your positive review and are looking forward to welcome you back to The Sands at Nomads! More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Place was perfect for what we needed, relaxation and a lovely view. The staff was extremely pleasant and the food and service were good as well. The setting of the beach loungers was perfect, plenty of shade. The rooms were a bit dated, but you only need the room for sleep, so it's ok. The monkeys are rude lol ;)... More 

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

Thank you for your review! I am very happy, that you enjoyed the location and services of The Sands at Nomads! Looking forward to welcome you back! More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are truly spoiled for life after spending 2 weeks at the Sands. From the incredible beach, impeccable service and superior cuisine, we wanted for very little during our time here. Our room was a junior suite with a sea view and direct access to the ocean. The restaurant is home to some of the freshest sushi I've ever tasted... More 

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

Many thanks for the positive review about our hotel and services! It is always a pleasure getting positive feedback from our guests about our hotel staff! They truly and honestly try their level best for their guests and I am very happy to work with such an enthusiastic team! Hope to see you back in The Sands at Nomad soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Just back from an amazing stay at the Sands at Nomad! I've stayed at a lot of hotels in this part of the world and this was probably in the top 3. We received fantastic service all around- from the taxi driver who met us in the airport, to the quick and easy check-in and check-out, the welcome drinks, frangipani... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review! We feel very proud, that we have accomplished to make your holidays a great memory! Come back soon for some re freshening! All the best! More 

Swansea, Wales
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Right on the white sands of Diani beach, this boutique hotel is perfect for a relaxing break and winter sun. 35 degrees with a cooling sea breeze make it ideal for swimming, snorkelling, kite boarding or just chilling our with a good book and a cold Tusker beer. Charming staff and comfortable and well appointed rooms with an excellent restaurant... More 

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

I am very pleased to hear, that you have enjoyed the services and location of our hotel! Thank you for taking your time to write this review and we hope that you will visit us again! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Sands at Nomad offers the most spectacular beach on the Kenyan Coast. It also redeemed Diani in my eyes. The beach is seemingly endless, clean, glistening white and the contrast with the turquoise water is breathtaking. The accommodations are superb, simple and perfectly match the surrounding beauty. The restaurant offers excellent service and the food is stellar, focusing naturally... 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! Hopefully we can welcome you back at our hotel and this beautiful beach soon! More 

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