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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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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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34 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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 March 24, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 helpful votes 5 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 

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