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Diani Sea Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #8 of 32 Hotels in Diani Beach
Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“jayne thomas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

stayed at diani beach resort in feb 2014 had a brilliant time staff are very helpful and happy rooms were spacious food was lovely and if u don't like whats on the menu they will make something else for you nothing is too much trouble the location is good near to shops the beach boys were no trouble went on safari with monikas tours just up the road from the hotel she gave us a really good price for 2 nights 3 days and james was a really good driver loved Kenya will be going back to this hotel had a fantastic time

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Had a wonderful holiday. Can only echo what others have said about the great service and location. Do not be put off by the beach sellers. I've had worse hassle going up our local high street! This was our 6th visit to Kenya. What a great country. We hope to return next year and will definitely return to this hotel.
We booked our safari with Julius of JT Safaris(2nd block from hotel on left hand side). Our 5th trip with Julius. A really excellent firm. Service with a smile and excellent rates.

Room Tip: standard rooms are good
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The hotel was great, very nice people who work there.
The rooms are very clean, the view of the beach is amazing!
The food is good, the service too.
It's also not so far from the shops.
Next to the hotel you have an office of JT Safaris where we booked a 3 day safari and it was amazing, the service was excellent!

We would definitely go there again!

Room Tip: We had a room on the west side, and it was good.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Usk, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

well a amazing country to visit and the people hear are always happy and very friendly i love Kenya and i will be visiting this place again to fully see all that we missed . this hotel is very clean considering it Kenya its a hot country you will get bees fly ect .. we was on the middle floor 227 i loved this room our cleaner was amazing anything i wanted she got for us very nice lady, 3 days into my holiday my boyfriend pop the question very happy it was amazing start to the holiday, unfortunately while i was away on holiday i dislocated my knee 6 day in and from then on i couldn't see the fill part of this beautiful place after spending 3 stressful days in the hospital when we got back late 9 pm that night the staff was amazing making sure they kept us a evening meal and a get well soon in flowers on our bed a full room change due to me wearing a full leg cast , it was my partners birthday when we was away they made a cake and dance for him which was lovely, anything i need the staff always did their best to help cant fault a hotel like this people need to remember it is 3 * not 5* if your looking for a nice relaxing 2 weeks in the sun with a barging price then his hotel will suit you just fine just make sure to book safari before you go i will be doing so next time we re-book, try the Africa pot restaurant amazing food, also yibba yabba has the most amazing steak it fall apart in you month a restaurant you must try all so well just like to say thank you to all the lovely people i met and i'm very grateful for all your help and too the staff for being amazing due to our up and down holiday but i have to say amazing cant wait to go back Charlotte and Craig

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Just back from two great weeks. Masha (GM), his management team and all the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, as was Victor the Tomson rep. They we're always visible and happy to chat and find out if there were any problems, which there weren't. The hotel was spotless with great attention to detail, I can't remember ever staying in a hotel that clean. The food was really good with, as far as we were concerned, plenty of choice.

The pool was clean and kept so and the beach/pool bar area the same. In fact at night it was a peaceful place to be with a lovely breeze off the sea. It's a shame that that area isn't used for food at night. A simple snack menu, as used during the day, would suffice as a chance from using the main restaurant, especially when not feeling very hungry.

The grounds are lovely, plenty of room for sunbathing, and they lead onto a lovely white sandy beach.

I would really recommended the hotel and ready assured we'll be back

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Castleford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

we have just returned home after our 2 week stay in Kenya at the diani sea resort and words can not say just how much we enjoyed our time there the staff were all brilliant, friendly, helpful, and couldn't do enough for you would recommend this hotel to anyone we met some great friends both locals and English holiday makers. we have other places we want to visit but will defiantly go back to Kenya and see all our friends at the diani sea resort missing all the staff already jambo jambo to them all. photos to follow

Room Tip: any room the place is fantastic
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

After a week long safari with the brilliant "JT Safaris" (highly recommended) we stayed at the Diani Sea Resort for a week at the end of Feb.Our room was spacious and clean, with a lovely view. All of our meals were most enjoyable, and if there was something else that you wanted to eat, or had any dietary requirements, the staff were more than happy to arrange to have it made for you. This hotel is full of the happiest, friendliest staff anywhere, we failed to walk passed 1 staff member, without them saying hello"Jambo" and asking how we were.The colobus team went out of their way to include everyone. All in all we had an amazing, laid back time. Many thanks to all the staff.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a Bahari Room to get a better sea view and mini fridge which is restocked daily.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Address: Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Diani Sea Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the most beautiful unspoiled crystal white sandy beaches on the south coast of Kenya. The expansive compound is shaded by coconut palm and a myriad of exotic tropical trees & flowers; the resort offers the ultimate tropical paradise. Animal life abounds in the compound and various varieties of monkeys can be seen jumping around in the vicinity. Bright white against the blue sky, the hotel has 170 rooms. The rooms are of 3 main categories: Standard rooms with garden view, Family rooms & Bahari rooms with sea/pool view. All rooms have TVs, coffee/tea making facilities, mini bars are in the Bahari rooms ... more   less 
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