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Leopard Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Diani Beach
Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“very relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

It was my 2nd time at leopard and as always the experience is amazing.this time round i was with my 4 month baby and hubby.the staff are really warm that makes you feel relaxed.the food is superb.my baby really enjoyed her holiday the outdoor areas are lovely.entertainment during dinner is something to look forward to.planning to go again 2014

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LBRandSpa, Manager at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear MunchinKenya,
Thank you for choosing to come back to Leopard Beach Resort and Spa .
It’s always a joy to have our guests share their experiences with others and we truly appreciate your time and effort. The warm Chui hospitality is what makes our many repeat guests come back and we are truly humbled that you experienced this. Our Chefs take delight in ensuring that guests have a dynamic meal experience throughout their stay matched with good entertainment. We are happy that you all had a relaxing holiday including your angelic 4 month old baby.
We look forward to hosting you again soon. The just opened The Residences at Leopard Beach are ideal for families. The Residences are a distinctly up-market development of fully serviced villas within the Resort.
See you soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We spent two nights at Leopard Beach Hotel just before the busy Christmas season. Despite being quite full it was easy to find a quiet spot to relax and all members of the family thoroughly enjoyed the charms of the beach, wonderful views and cooling sea breeze. The rooms were very comfortable and the food was enjoyed by all!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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LBRandSpa, Manager at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear LMombasa,
Thank you so much for taking time to review our Resort after your recent stay shortly before Christmas. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed all our manifold facilities and services despite the hotel being fully booked. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and being able to delight most of our guests. The team at Leopard Beach Resort and Spa wishes you and your family a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2014 and we all look forward to host you again soon.

On behalf of Chui Management,
Ann Safari –Operations Manager.
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Just left today after 4 amazing nights at Leopard beach; As a family we loved the experience - the crown was the beach dinner-fantastic;the Jamhuri day dinner was great too - appreciated the effort and enthusiasm of the staff; staff were very friendly ;and quite helpful especially Regina at the reception; the restaurant staff and the chui animation team and Mary at the spa were excellent ; looking forward to come back once again : I now understand why you win the awards -keep it up

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LBRandSpa, Manager at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear Triza,
We are delighted to read your review……..Asante Sana! Celebrating Kenya @50 was a very special event to us at Leopard as it also marked the day we reopened the hotel last year after a 6months closure following a fierce fire. The 2013 awards were a milestone for us as we honoured the nation; voted Africa’s Leading spa Resort and Kenya’s Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards. Thank you for appreciating the efforts that went into the planning of this great event that was enjoyed by all. Special compliments to Regina, Mary and the animation team have not gone unnoticed and the team is highly applauded on your behalf.

We wish you a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2014 and look forward to host you and your family soon again.

On behalf of Chui Management,
Ann Safari –Operations Manager.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Just had the most fantastic good fortune to be introduced by friends to this amazing place and spend a few days here this week! Really in need of R+R after working really hard in Malawi, and certainly got it here! Utterly wonderful and SO friendly staff, amazing food - especially lunch from John at the beach restaurant, brilliant chalet, great quiet beach, super swimming, and spectacular snorkelling! Definitely recommend Leopard!

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  • 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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LBRandSpa, Manager at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear BrionyBap,
Thank you for taking time to review our Resort and its really good to know that you achieved your reason for your obviously well deserved holiday and had a great R&R . What better place than famous Diani Beach and our Leopard Beach Resort & Spa. We truly appreciate your friends for introducing you to Africa’s Leading Spa Resort 2013 and Kenyas’ Leading Resort where you got to enjoy all our manifold facilities and personalized services. Chef John from the Coco Beach Restaurant has been applauded on your behalf and we truly thank you for sharing your experience with others.

The Chui team wishes you a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2014 and we look forward to welcome you again soon!
On behalf of Chui Management,
Ann Safari –Operations Manager
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is the first time I have visited this hotel and I was impressed. The staff make one feel very welcome and at home immediately. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful - one big tropical garden full of trees, shrubs and flowers and this theme is continued in the hotel too with lots of water features and the sound of running water to sooth one and lots of greenary everywhere. The monkeys add to the 'being in Africa feel' and at no time were they a pest. I could get very close to them to take photos and they were fine. The wonderful thing about this hotel, despite it being at full occupancy while I was there, is the peaceful quiet atmosphere created by the huge open plan space of the hotel, its luscious gardens, the friendly staff and the relaxing spa. I had a number of treatments in the spa and they were all 1st class. There was a good variety of food on offer and the food in the restaurant was exceptionally good, as were the pizzas by the swimming pool. I stayed in a Standard Room and it was clean, had good airconditioning, television and fridge. The towels were of a good quality and soft. In the daytime we spent time on the small beach which was close to the hotel swimming pool with sun and shade which was great for the kids and lots of lovely soft sand for them to play in. It was again acceptionally quiet and a lovely place to relax with sunbeds and towels, very few people and a really nice view out to sea. It was close enough to walk a short distance through a cave like pathway up to the swimming pool area where you can have lunch, play table tennis or darts or just take a swim in the hotel pool if the sea is at low tide. The swimming pool is nicely designed for kids, beginner swimmers and experienced swimmers and the only downside is there is not enough shade around the pool area but great for sunbathers. The hotel shops are stocked with lots of interesting stuff and worth a visit. One of the things that stood out to me was the beautiful paintings everywhere (some of them for sale), the interesting attention to detail with the classy furnishing and lighting of the hotel and the choice of cosy places to relax in the evening. A great experience, I highly recommend this establishment and I will definately be a repeat visitor.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LBRandSpa, Manager at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear Kimr,
What a wonderful review! Thank you very much for sharing your experience with others in details. We have over 30 members of our team taking care of our lush tropical gardens and the many ponds as well as the water falls set in over 26 acres of grounds sitting on top of a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. These gardens are our pride and joy having taken many years to be developed and now count among the best in East Africa. We note that this greatly appealed to you and so did the rest of the resorts manifold facilities and services. 2013 World Travel Awards recognized us as Africa’s Leading Spa Resort and Kenya’s Leading Resort. We are delighted that you found this justified with the several treatments you had at the Uzuri Spa which is under a very dedicated and personalized management and the way you have described the rest of the facilities says it all…..Asante Sana .We try to cater for all tastes and pockets in our various restaurants.
Our in house artist is very pleased to know that you like many other guests enjoyed her artwork and yes she does a great job with such intense passion to ensure that something different and truly refreshing is on our walls. Our interior designer who is with the hotels senior management signs responsible for furnishings and lighting are equally delighted as we pride ourselves with many personal touches throughout the resort which make us truly unique and set us apart from others

Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to host you again soon!

Wishing you a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2014!

On behalf of Chui Management,
Ann Safari –Operations Manager.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Just had couple of nights with the family and as repeat guest I can definitely see a lot of very positive changes. Especially loved the the new horizon restaurant and the whiskey bar.

Was shocked to read the last review as the staff are what I always find especially good at Leopard Beach. Every meal I was greeted with warm smiles and friendly service and this was standard pretty much everywhere I went in the hotel.

It is obvious why this hotel has won so many awards as it offers fantastic value for money and is the ideal place to have a break and enjoy the best of Kenyan hospitality

Stayed December 2013
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LBRandSpa, Manager at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear GooseKenya,
Thank you for your continued support to Leopard Beach Resort and Spa. We note with great pleasure that the new changes in the resort are evident and greatly appealed to you. The new look of the Horizon Restaurant is meant to create an open air dining experience with the great views of the Indian Ocean and this has been a great value add to the ambience. The Wines & Whiskers Bar serves over 120 different types of wines especially from the Southern Hemisphere giving wine lovers a very wide choice and enhancing the food and wine harmony.

The staff remain the greatest asset we have and we pride in knowing that you as a repeat guest can attest to this , thank you for taking time to share with others . we are humbled by the 2013 awards as Africa’s Leading Spa Resort and Kenya’s Leading Resort voted by majority of our repeat guests like you . we remain committed to excellent customer service and a true delight to all our guests.

On behalf of Chui Management,
Ann Safari –Operations Manager.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Pick up, was right on time, was fine
Check in, no welcome towel or cocktail, process was not too long.
Room clean, towels old, rough, perhaps they should invest in fabric softener.
Spa, welcome warm, booking a treatment, pleasant
Treatment, very very nice and enjoyable
Lunch, unwelcoming reception by hostess at horizon restaurant before being booted to another restaurant which was even worse by a waiter called Gideon.
Dinner, no hostess to welcome, Gideon there again, made a drink order, he put it on another table. Lady said she hadn't ordered it, had been sitting on her table for over 5 minutes, then Gideon brings it over and has the audacity to ask if I had ordered it. Decided to cancel the order only for him to bring the 'same' drink in a totally different glass.
Seems the staff only hover and make a hustle over certain visitors.
Had visited the place a couple of years ago, had poor service, discovered a nearby hotel that treated us better so we would go there.
Traveling solo can make one notice things that may have been overlooked if distracted by good company or any company. Clearly leopard beach resort has its clientele and is not looking at new ones.
I however commend the staff at uzuri spa and the adult quiet pool area
Wifi is bad
No turn down service

Had breakfast on day 2, not surprising, hostess was sitting specific people, sat all through breakfast without any of my used crockery and cutlery being cleared, but they Gideon had time to come make sure the bill from last night was signed.

Had a Swahili night on one of the evenings, was commendable. Lovely BBQ.
All in all, the resort is beautiful, but the staff are not well trained.
Would not recommend staying there, but the spa is great!!!

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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LBRandSpa, Manager at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Sheerowbabe,
Thank you for choosing to come and try Leopard Beach Resort & Spa again following a previous not so good experience a couple of years back.. We take seriously any guest feedback and are very grateful for acknowledging areas where we actually met your expectations and areas where in your opinion we didn’t measure up. A chilled towel and a welcome drink are a standard for every guest on arrival and its sad indeed that you missed out on this, the first ever brought to our attention. Check in however was smooth and pick up was well coordinated. We also note with pride that your experience at the Spa was great, the Uzuri Spa has just been voted Africa’s Leading Spa Resort in the 2013 Travel Awards and this is a testimony to your experience. We do a Swahili BBQ once a week to give our guests that authentic Coastal experience and notably you enjoyed this night and loved the food.

Our Market share has a significant number of Lone Travelers and we value them greatly as they keep coming back to us. We have a non discrimination policy in place and we treat all our guests equally at all times. Your one off experience with Gideon has been noted with regret, taken very seriously and addressed very conclusively to ensure this will never happen to any other guest. We take great pride in our long serving and well trained restaurant hostesses who have received endless accolades from many of our guests and we have to believe your opinion on them as an exception assuring you that we receive and seat all our guests equally.

Leopard Beach Resort and Spa has recently again been voted Kenya’s Leading Resort and has its own clientele and is growing the clientele base daily internationally and in particular locally where we depend on our otherwise excellent ‘’word of mouth’’ reputation. We take great exception in your statement that “Clearly leopard beach resort has its clientele and is not looking at new ones”. You surely will have noted the many major improvements to our Horizon Restaurant with its sweeping views over the Indian Ocean, the addition of Wines & Whiskers with a unique choice of over 120 quality wines, the extended fine dining now air conditioned addition to our Chui Grill and the totally revamped Kalani WIFI Coffee Lounge. These improvements are solely geared and unlike other resorts to meet increased demands as we constantly grow our market share and embrace every new client equally who checks into our resort.
We would have appreciated immediate feedback while you stayed with us as we communicate to our guests and turn a perceived unpleasant experience to pleasant ones if only brought to our attention – Our Chui Management team can be contacted at any time for that very purpose.

Do not hesitate to come once more and we assure you of a great experience in what you have certainly acknowledged as a beautiful Resort and we will make it up for you in areas where you felt we fell short of your expectations.

Thank you most sincerely for taking time to share your experience and we look forward to host you again soon.

On Behalf of Chui Management

Ann Safari-Operations Manager.
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Address: Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#9 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Leopard Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stylish and cosmopolitan resort situated on world famous Diani Beach on Kenya's idyllic southern coast- undoubtedly Kenya's finest beach destination. The resort is built atop a coral cliff and surrounded by lush, tropical gardens which drop onto the white sandy shores of the Indian Ocean below. Holidaymakers and business travellers alike enjoy a range of world class amenities and a high level of service and attention to detail. Come and experience Leopard Beach! ... more   less 
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