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The Sands at Nomad

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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The Sands at Nomad
Ranked #7 of 28 hotels in Diani Beach
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Rating summary
  • 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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Doha, Qatar
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We've just come back from Sands and enjoyed every minute of it. I was skeptical at first thinking this would be a resort-like experience but I found it to be quite the opposite a tastefully decorated (large) boutique hotel. I could hardly see more than 5 customers at any given time or place and I was told we were at... More

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Nakuru, Kenya
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is our favourite place to stay at Diani Beach. We went with our 8 week old baby for some sun, sea and sleep and had a marvellous time. We love the swimming pool and the boutique feel of the place. The food in the restaurant's great (try the massive, extremely tasty pizzas!) but being B and B means you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is more than one special place to be . It's magic ! Just came back from and we say it was amazing as always ;))) thank you & see you next year !The weather the stuff even the rooms all that is fantastic . Also the breakfast and the dinner left nothing to dream ;) missing already .... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

This is by far the best spot on the kenyan coast! Fantastic accommodation,great service, fab new menu, great food with lots of choices, and the BEST pinacoladas! We are regular visitors and we love this place! Never disappoints! The beach is stunning with a snorkelling site and sand bank not too far away. Great spa with loads of different treatments... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Hello, I have been to the Sands before and I loved it. The beach is really great. I would like to book another trip for end of May but cannot find a valid contact number. Can someone please let me know what it is. Thank you,

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Nyon, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The Sands at Nomad hotel is lovely and fits perfectly into the landscape without distorting it. The beach is gorgeous and well maintained (clean) and the nature surrounding the hotel gives a feeling of privacy to residents. The staff is very attentive to its customers, smiling and courteous. People looking for a place to kick back and relax in the... More

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Somerset
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This for me is my favourite hotel on the Kenyan South Coast and I always look forward to my next visit there. The staff are friendly and helpful and the ambiance is second to none. It is also located on a beautiful coral sands beach

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed at a few places in Diani and the Sands was pretty average. Staff were ok, but the vibe not great. If you like your bigger type resorts then this is the place but if you are looking for a more boutique place, then suggest lookign elsewhere.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The main pros about this hotel are: 1) It is very relaxing/quiet and a lovely place to unwind. We spent 5 nights at Swahili Beach hotel, followed by 5 nights at Sands at Nomad. Sands at Nomad was a complete contrast as the hotel is more boutiquey with fewer guests (and less hawkers on the beach), and therefore feels more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We spent two nights here, 18-20/01/2013. We booked a cottage on the beach, location fantastic.the cottages are the best place in the resort. Booking a cheaper forest view room we would not have enjoyed the pleasant view and "noise" of the Indian Ocean from the room. We had two dinner à la carte: food very good, maybe a bit expensive.... More

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Additional Information about The Sands at Nomad

Also Known As:
The Sands At Nomad Hotel Diani
The Sands At Nomad Hotel
Sands At Nomad Diani
Sands At Nomad Hotel Diani
Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sands at Nomad 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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