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“Peaceful and relaxing weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Kalista
Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 41171-80100, Kenya   |  
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Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
“Peaceful and relaxing weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I stayed here for a weekend with friends (totaling 30 in no. including kids).We got a very good reception by the Villa staff on arrival. The villa staff was very accommodating and helpful, they were always ready at our service. What we received was beyond our expectation. I would say we got VIP service. We got all we needed on tables when required nothing to complain about considering we had kids with us.
Secondly being an engineer I was very much impressed by the quality of finish to the Villa's, can say it is second none. Building work, joinery, furniture, room interiors, electrical fittings etc. built to very high standards. Couldn’t find faults even in the minor details. Very well kept place.
Thank you very much Faiza and your staff for making our weekend a memorable one.

  • Stayed December 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

I syayed here for 2 nights to celebrate my sister in law's big 50. On arrival we were greeted with fresh coconut water which was thirst quenching. My husband and I had the master bedroom which had a jacuzzi overlooking the indian ocean . The view both from the bedroom and the bathroom was spectacular. Especially the sunrise.
The rooms were kept extremely clean.

This place is secluded and is right at the end of Diani beach south coast so you can have your privacy. The town is not a walking distace away.
I loved the infinity pool overlooking the sea.
Faisa (the owner )was so acommodating.
The first night we had a kareoke on the beech and a bonfire too for the delicious marshmallows

The second night we had our set dinner by the pool with live music. We danced the night way by the pool. It was awsome.

All the pre selected meals provided by Faisa's staff were truly of high standand.
Presentation was just perfect. The home made pastries were so scrumptious.

This place is truly more than luxurious in every way.
It is perfect for any type of getway... be it a family one ... party with friends. .. or even .
Faisa thanks you so much for making us feel welcome and creating a perfect "paradise in heaven".

I would highly recommend this place.

I would definitely go back .

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nakuru, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We had Nish's fifth Surprise party. The way we did the bash was outstanding. This was because the villa kalista family was so accommodating and all our requests were taken into consideration to deliver a wonderful weekend. Their in house pastries and deserts were excellent. All the food was very good.
Faiza has put her heart into building the place as the rooms , bath rooms, the setting of the decor is all done of high quality and standards.
Faiza well done. Asante sana.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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London
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We gave my sister a surprise party mid November. We hired five villa's there was 26 people in our group. Faiza and her team were exceptional and very accommodating listening to our needs. The villa's are extremley clean, contemporary top luxury, amazing views, bathrooms are just awesome.
The food was beautifully presented at all times especially the deserts which were to die for.
Everything was just so fantastic i am so glad we choose this perfect venue. Not once did we hear the guests complain about anything!
Thank you Faiza for making the weekend a wonderful one we shall never forget!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nakuru, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I was given a surprise party at Villa Kalista - it was so well organised and beautifully done. The management & staff were very friendly, attentive and accommodative. The setting, the villa's the location, the food were all above excellent standards. I can't thank Faiza enough for all her help and her hard work in making my birthday so special.

Room Tip: All rooms were sea facing and had excellent views. Spacious, clean, well equipped.
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  • Stayed November 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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Cairo, Egypt
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights with 2 very young children, and loved this place! First of all, the staff made us feel very welcome indeed. The villas are built to a very high standard: spacious, good attention to detail. The swimming pool is absolutely stunning, overlooking the Indian Ocean, separated from the villa by well maintained gardens. The biggest surprise was the quality of the food which was outstanding and wouldn't be out of place in a 5 star hotel. The desserts were a work of art - very creative (had us reaching for the camera is time) and of course delicious, prepared by the establishment's own patissier.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Toronto
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

About 20 of us stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate my sister's milestone birthday. We rented 4 of the 6 villas (each villa has 3 bedrooms).
The setting is idyllic - the architecture is a perfect combination of clean, contemporary lines with furnishings, finishing and decor that is luxurious and reflective of indigenous themes.
The views - be it sunrise, oceon, pool - are painfully beautiful.
The food (menus had been pre-selected) was varied (crabs, freshly baked stuff, meats and vegetables of all kinds - my favourite - homemade cashew nougat) and divine.
The service was unparalleled. Faiza, the proprietress - keeps a close eye on ensuring the meticulous standards are upheld - and is a charming hostess.
The beach is secluded (we had the strip to ourselves) - could count on one hand the number of people we saw .
Lovely infinity pool - great seating options - topped with being served fresh coconut juice.
This is close to heaven - looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Kalista

Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 41171-80100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Away from the crowds of large resorts, Villa Kalista is an exclusive collection of 6 private Presidential Luxury Villas for the most discerning travellers who seek total privacy. Located in Diani Beach at Galu Kinondo, 40 kms South of Mombasa, Villa Kalista is nestled between the quiet shores of the Indian Ocean and the mythical Kaya Kinondo tropical forest. Each luxury villa embraces a contemporary style with African flavour and luxurious living. The villas are built to five star luxury standards and each villa offers a panoramic view of the inviting Indian Ocean, to provide the ultimate in private escapes. ... more   less 
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