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“Breath taking...!” 5 of 5 stars
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Swahili Beach Resort
Ukunda, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #12 of 31 Hotels in Diani Beach
Kenya
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Breath taking...!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Every time i think of taking a vacation... Swahili beach comes first to my mind... the swahili theme is well pronounced from the structures... the staff , food, spa ..the chain of swimming pools that flows towards the ocean like water falls... great landscaping and very well thought of. The rooms very spacious, the sliding doors from the bathroom to the spacious bedroom. The bathtub on the bathroom floor like a "human cattle dip" spent most of my time there relaxing and unwinding...The Balcony is just breath taking with the view of the ocean...Awesome bar near the beach...!
i loved every bit of my stay..and could go back any time...!

Room Tip: Executive rooms upstairs towards to beach...Great and relaxing view..!
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

From the moment we were picked up till the day we left the service was amazing! I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants some peace and quiet.
The staff were professional and the food was great, looking forward to coming back next year to spend my birthday there.
Kudos!

Room Tip: You will never go wrong with sea view!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Very nice hotel with excellent rooms and facilities BUT poor service and baby unfriendly. They need to work on their service. It would be a shame if they lost clients because of something they could sort out! Other wise, a nice place to stay if without kids

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful decor and the rooms are cosy.
The hotel has no beach front as its full of sea weed and coral. However it looks like the owner made up for it with its infinite pool. If your looking for a beachfront where you can walk on the sandy beach and take a dip in the ocean this is not a hotel for you.Most of the staff are friendly and welcoming.
Unfortunately I got food poisoning from the buffet i ate at their majlis restaurant

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Our breath was taken away on entering this palatial and friendly abode with it's amazing arabic architecture and ocean views. This was a welcome retreat having spent 4 days on safari in the Masai Mara. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and the amenities second to none. All meals from the abundance of fresh fruit at breakfast to excellent choices at dinner were both varied and excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Luanda, Angola
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I decided to visit Diani Beach during my last weekend in Kenya. Indeed the hotel is beautiful and i had lucky to be upgraded for executive room although none of the staff told me about . It was a nice accommodation , pretty view and good service but for the price i must agree that we expect all services being excellent.
I tried to stay one more night but the hotel staff who i talked didn't do much and in the end I gave up and returned to Mombasa.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed the Swahili themed, minimalist decor. My son and I enjoyed the pools and the beach front restaurant provided us with fantastic views.

Food and service were poor. Small beach with lots of sea weed.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ukunda, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 31 Hotels in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 140
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