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4.0 of 5 Ali Barbour, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think this is one the best places anyone could stay if they want a place that will cater for any of your needs. I has not had a holiday all year and so a friend booked out the entire place for a week. I could not have been happier. From a very simple pick up at the airport to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My partner and I have now been to Flamboyant three times. Yes it is dated. Yes it could do with refurbishment. That being said, it is still a relaxing and pleasant place to stay. Staff are friendly and do all that they can to please. The current downturn in trade is not the fault of Flamboyant ! Would I recommend... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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52 helpful votes 52 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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38 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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*
Number of rooms: 10
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