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“Absolutely perfect” 5 of 5 stars
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Four Twenty South Beach Cottages
Four Twenty South Plot | Diani Beach Road, Galu Beach 80401, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Galu Beach B&B and Inns
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

My husband and I and our toddler stayed in Chikore House for nine nights and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The house was beautiful and comfortable, the staff was truly amazing and we were only steps from the most gorgeous beach we've ever set foot on.

Our chef, Uhuru, was amazing, and we had some of the best seafood meals I've ever eaten made with fresh seafood carried by the fishermen straight to our doorstep.

We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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
    5 of 5 stars
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Buckhorn, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

What a fabulous, enchanting spot. 6 cottages on a beautiful piece of property, right on the beach. This is a small, authentic resort, on the best stretch of Diani/Galu beach. Away from the crowds in Diani, but close enough to everything. Hilary is a warm, efficient host, taking care of details in the background, and our cook prepares the most delicious fish and seafood every night. The cottages also include daily housekeeping. All the staff are friendly and accommodating. What a beautiful place to spend our holidays and get to know the south coast of Kenya.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

You couldn't find a nicer spot in Kenya for a quiet beach holiday. I woke up in a four poster bed looking onto the Indian Ocean. It is complete peace and quiet. These are beautiful cottages with history, not a fake-feeling resort. They are literally in a garden on the beach so the sea is spread right out in front of you. The staff will spoil you with mouthwatering fresh seafood or cook anything you want. You can even buy fresh oysters to have with fresh lime juice. Best of all it has a classic unspoilt beach shack restaurant next door so you don't have to put your flipflops on for your entire stay. You can have a cheap massage or pedicure on the veranda. Hilary the owner has always been here, knows Kenya inside out, and makes you feel very welcome. You can even get clothes made from beautiful Indian cotton in the little supermarket at the end of the track. Thoroughly recommend Four Twenty.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

I came back with two friends and a small kid, and we couldn't have had a lovelier time. No worries about cooking or housekeeping, the beach is one of the nicest I've ever been to, and Hilary runs the proper quietly in the background with much love and attention to detail.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

I booked one of the cottages for a long weekend with my parents and it was an all-around perfect stay: The cottages are cute and comfortable, the view of the (picture-perfect) beach is stunning, a housekeeper dealt with all the housekeeping issues, and Alex the chef cooked amazing food - plenty of fresh seafood available. The property is quiet and Hilary, the owner, sent a taxi to the airport and found out the number of the place a bit further south where I could go horse riding. Loved it and will definitely come back!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

if you are looking for the perfect quiet and relaxing spot to spend your holiday you can find it at twenty four south...the beautiful cottages have a wonderful sea view, you can basically roll out of bed und jump into the ocean! there is enough space between the cottages so you don´t even notice there are other people around.
as there is a cook and maid there is no need to take care of anything... the staff is friendly and helpful, there is nothing we could complain about...we´ve never felt more at home while being on a holiday...

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

Restoration of the soul and body come quickly here. From the depths of a freezing British winter to the warmth of the air and sea. Either sleep til lunch of get up to watch the sun break the surface directly in to your veranda at 6.00. Your cook and maid will be as visible as you want them. They are sweet. Breakfast, lunch, dinner as and when you want it. And the sea is a stone's through from the veranda. I read, ate fish, swam, made plans and walked occassionally to a nearby beach restaurant.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Four Twenty South Plot | Diani Beach Road, Galu Beach 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Galu Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Galu Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four Twenty South comprises six colonial cottages surrounded by three acres of beautiful tropical gardens bordered by an unspoilt dazzling white beach lapped by the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The houses are right on the sea overlooking a sandy lagoon where swimming is safe at any tide and a breeze gently cools the heat of the day. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
420 South Beach Cottages
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