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The Sands at Nomad

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Diani Beach
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Tiwi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

i must have phoned the hotel 8 times reconfirming my booking due to the mess up by my airline with my flights .every time I called , the staff were polite and made no complaints about the amount of times they had to attend to me .I was delighted to find I had been given an upgrade to a suite... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sands at nomad is possibly situated on one of the best stretches of beach in diani. Coupled with that a beautiful pool area, the beach bar with ambience and the tastefully done up rooms and wonderfully friendly staff you have a great holiday in the making. And yes it delivered.. We stayed in the forest view rooms due to... 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, and yes we are located on the best stretch of beach!! Looking forward to welcome you back soon! More

Mombasa, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to everyone at The Sands at Nomads. Big thumbs up for this lovely hotel with very spacious and super clean rooms. All of the staff are super friendly and go out of their way to help. Great food and drinks in the restaurant with lovely views of the powder white sandy beach. Everything you need for a perfect... 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 pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us! Hope to see you again soon! More

Upland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sands at Nomad is on the most beautiful beach in eastern Kenya. We stayed for three nights and should have stayed longer. The rooms were clean and daily service was wonderful. The hotel restaurant was great and very accommodating to my vegetarian eating needs. Guest services, staffed by a wonderful woman (Dorah Z.) made our stay a fabulous five... More

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

We are very pleased, that you have enjoyed your stay at The Sands at Nomad! Hope to see you back with us soon!! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was such an amazing experience .. So calm and peaceful with such an amazing and friendly staff . The rooms were so clean and beautiful with a beautiful african style . Everthing was so clean and elegant . I had an amazing week there . The food is perfect . Wether the pasta or the seafood they were... More

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

Thank you for your review!! We are very happy that you have enjoyed your time with us!! Hopefully we can welcome you back soon! More

Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 6 nights Aug 2 to Aug 8 2014 at the Sands in a beautiful, huge and well equipped beach bungalow. View from the bungalow is simply stunning. The surrounding grounds are very well maintained, gardeners are working daily. House keeping service very present too, cleaning rooms in details daily and turn down service provided at night. In general... More

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

Thank you for your favorable review and we hope to welcome you back to The Sands at Nomad soon! More

Minneapolis
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We had considered a number of hotels in Diani after our plans to visit the coast changed. The travel agent in Nairobi quotes us $350 per night but the cost on trip advisor was much less. So I called the night before and got a room for $100 per night. When we arrived, we realized this was because the hotel... 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 I am happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Please note, that last minute offers and reduced prices a day before arrival are a common practice for hotels, specially in times of low occupancy! Thanks for understanding and hope to see you back! More

Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very good beach hotel in Diani. Excellent serivce, staff are very serivce oriented. The hotel is right on the beach, pending on where in the hotel you stay. Chose the bungalows (on the beach) rather than the rooms. Of course the beaches in Diani is white sand - very beautiful. Good restaurant and bar, also set on the beach.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Being at The Sands at Nomads was my pleasure, just can't say how it feels driving from the tarmac rd. down to the hotel with the natural oxygen from the trees. The hotel has a relaxed super friendly staff & the restaurant is fantastic. Will go back soon.

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A very relaxing hotel with super friendly staff. Food at the Restaurant "Nomad at the Sands" was great! Especially we liked the fact that the hotel is not so big and a great place to relax! Rooms have very stylish interior and decoration. Also the attached diving School is very well organized, has friendly staff and up to date Equipment.

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Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sands at Nomad 4.5*
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