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The Sands at Nomad

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Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What we loved : the food and the variety of it available to full board customers (every single dish we had was amazing quality), the staff (especially dorah and mary at reception and Caroline at the restaurant), the setting and the beautiful beach, the private cottages and the swimming pool which was never too crowded and always warm enough for... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for the Christmas fair in 2015. I must say, the ambiance is to die for, the beach bar/restaurant overlooking the white sandy beach is a plus. This is not a view you get everyday, to compliment this lovely ambiance is the African furniture, beautiful African fabric sails and the kitenge soft furnishings at the terrace. Food was... More 

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Thank Kurt253
Diani Beach, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have you ever been to a place where you are treated like a queen from the moment you get to the restaurant till the departure? This was the exact feeling my buddies and I felt when we were there. The experience was mind blowing. Great food. Sampling of the wines was a plus for me. Angelo has a way to... More 

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Thank Melody W
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach front restaurant is very nice just right at the beach a few meters away from the waves. The place is clean and their veg pizza together with a cold passion juice is just what you can ask for truly amazing. With no crowd or beach boys. Don t forget to visit their washrooms, they have very nice photos... More 

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Thank Mayur N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the very fancy restaurant by the beach with a beautiful view of the Ocean. We ate such lovely fish & the best ice cream I've ever had!! Costly but totally worth it. Definitely goin back when in Mombasa.

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Thank joan c
Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We were really looking forward to a 7 day stay in Diani. Chose Nomads on basis of its established reputation & beachfront setting. Paying over £300 per night we had expectations. Arriving after a 10hr drive from Nairobi we were shown the room that had been selected for our stay. Our hearts dropped to the floor as we were greeted... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We spent a night at this cute boutique hotel. Several plus points starting from our room overlooking the ocean with our own beach beds & beach access - fantastic!!Great service all throughout our stay, & we were even allowed a late check out which was the cherry on the cake for us! Great massage at the spa, & good restaurant... 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 ! Hope to see you soon again 1 More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I truly am never considering anything people write in their hotel reviews again. This is Africa, not the U.S.! I totally loved our little cottage. It had a private yard with sunbeds (and a covering), a little porch swing at the edge of the property where you can sit and just drink in the ocean, a water dispenser in the... 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 happy, that you have enjoyed your stay with us!! Hope to see you again at The Sands at Nomad!! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Since I got here personel have being treating me as a criminal. I decided to pay in cash but they decided that 100 dollar bills issued before the year 2000 are not real bills. I ended paying in visa but the hole time they were harrasing me with payment the hole time. They don't care about costumers only payment and... More 

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

Dear Miguel, thank you for your review and notice to other travellers. We never said you are a criminal, we only explained to you several times, THAT OUR KENYAN BANKS DO NOT ACCEPT US$ notes from before 2000.We will not be paid by the bank for those notes- therefore we can not accept them. This information was hard for you... More 

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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

First of all i have to say that the location is great, the environment wonderful and the food very nice. What i didn't like was immediately charging our stay during the check-in (but this has to do with the hotel policy - not fault of the staff). My opinion is that the place is absolutely overpriced for the standards of... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Please note that our hotel policy- as international practice- is to charge the hotel stay upon arrival.Extras can be paid upon departure. Appologies if this has offended you! We have 14 working TV channels available in the rooms. Matrasses are of high density hotel quality. Our team always tries to... More 

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