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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Ali Barbour, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
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Ranked #6 of 19 Diani Beach B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014
Aa_Kenny Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brasilia, DF
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were frustrated with the hotel. Although it does have advantages for being at the beach, and close to a popular bar and restaurant, it did not meet our expectations by far. The place has a charmless and aged décor, which does not relate to modern concept of “boutique hotel”, as it is called. The superior room could only be... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

The Flamboyant Boutique Hotel is simply beautiful - the perfect beach getaway! This small hotel caters to its guests with five star service. We stayed for three nights with another family from Nairobi (4 adults and 6 children). The pool and offshore rafts were a big hit with the kids. And the staff were very helpful. The food exceeded our... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have stayed at Flamboyant the last two years while working on the coast in Kenya. Both stays have been fantastic with the staff looking after all your needs. While I was there for work (lucky) I met couples from Canada and the UK who were loving the place for their vacations. Safe part of Kenya and lovely people to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The title says it all. Would highly recommend this place for a family holiday. We were on a family trip of 18 (mix of 80 year old grandparents, 50s parents, 30s kids and 1 yr old babies) and this place catered for everyone of us. We pretty much had hired the whole place. Amazing staff, amazing ambience and brilliant service... More

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We were privileged to spend 3 nights at Flamboyant in September 2013. We were treated like royalty! The Hotel is clean, neat and beautiful, has it's own private entrance to the beautiful beach, staff are beyond friendly and our meals were fantastic. Nancy, Salim and Jeoffrey went out of their way to ensure we were happy, not thirsty, not hungry... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed at The Flamboyant 4 years ago. One because the owner George Barbour was a very longtime family friend of my family and used to rally with my uncle and grandmother and two, Flamboyant is Paradise. Fantastic hospitality, outstanding clean rooms, awesome service, beautiful decor, and spectacular view! Thanks George. I will return again one day! Pauline Collinge Chaney

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I've stayed here twice this year so far, and enjoyed both visits. The staff are friendly and helpful, and I must mention Nancy, who goes out of her way to check on guests and make sure you're enjoying your stay. The rooms are big and spacious, with mosquito nets, en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Overall a fantastic place to stay... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Like staying at a friend’s luxury beach-front home ... that’s what Flamboyant Diani Beach feels like. And that’s what it once was; the home of owner, George Barbour. But what makes its transition from family home to boutique hotel truly magnificent is the team of staff – headed by the “every hotel should bottle her”, Nancy – who make you... More

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Melbourne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

There aren't many places left in the world where the entire experience is marked by the hospitality and professionalism of a true host or hostess. Nancy is an integral part of what makes the Flamboyant experience wonderful. Her welcoming and genuine kindness hits you as soon as you walk through the door. We couldn't have felt more at ease if... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a small, private house style hotel with about ten rooms, one of which is a suite and another one with a balkony. Has a small swimming pool. Has direct access to a very good sandy beach. It is surrounded by undeveloped properties on both sides so the only people you will see are other guests from this same... More

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Address: Ali Barbour, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Flamboyant 4*
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Flamboyant is a family home where guests return time and again for its unparalleled service in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Set in a lush tropical garden, overlooking the beautiful beach of Diani on the south coast of Mombasa, Flamboyant is the perfect retreat for an exotic and a romantic escapism. Welcome! ... more   less 
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