We visited Diani Sea Lodge in September for our honeymoon. We were also greeted like regular guests. There were no special touches, even in the welcome which was disappointing.
Our room was spacious and cool and was cleaned daily. We had a 4 poster bed with mosquito nets which made all the difference. We had a large bathroom and a small terrace which we could sit on in the evening. Although )o ugh do not take food out there. The monkeys may look cute but the are a nuisance and well snatch things straight out of our hand, off your plate or out of your bag. Pest and can be quite frightening.
The food was absolutely awful. Breakfast was good. They have lovely apprentices who work there. The chefs are friendly and kind and make the effort to know your name. However after that it is all downhill. The main restaurant is a very small buffet with limited choice. They put out shredded carrot and call it a salad. The themed nights were very hit and miss but we felt that the food was getting progressively worse. It was bland and even the boiled potatoes were raw!
We too like the reviewer below went to Ali BArbours and yibba yabba. I think this says a lot considering we were at an all inclusive hotel. We spent 3 days on safari, 5 nights eating out and only 6 in the hotel.
The snack bar was absolutely disgusting. Raw pizza, dry pasta and club sandwiches with no chicken.
We would've preferred a quieter hotel. There were lots of activities if you like that kind of thing. Daily classes create lots of noise if you just want to relax.
The beach boys do come and hassle you if you go on the beach. I didn't stop. I think that's the key, even if you make eye contact you are like a fly caught in a web but I just said no and carried on walking and they didn't bother us too much.
The beach is beautiful and there are plenty of trees for shade for when it gets too hot.
Had it not been for the absolutely fantastic staff here we would have asked to be moved. The staff were love and could not do enough for you and truly were the saving grace of this holiday. That and the other guests we got to spend a lovely time with. We all stuck together bonded by the disgust of the food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated right on the white sand beach of the Indian Ocean, Diani Sea Lodge, an all-inclusive 3+ resort, is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Diani Sea Hotel Diani