Stayed at the Sea Lodge 7 - 15 Jan. I must say it is a fantastic hotel, staff are great, our rep however wasnt. However, the staff do tend to serve the German customers first, who unfourtunatley do not understand the word que! The beach is beautiful but the beach boys can be a pain, they do eventually leave you alone. The food I thought was excellent - however on the third day of our holiday, I got a severe stomach bug, with severe very painful cramps, I though oh well it is in Kenya, BUT I stayed in a remote part of India and used bottle water for everything even brushing teeth same as I did here, no Ice etc,,, but I still caught a bug - the hotel restuarant manager did note it which I though was good, but I then went on to find that a large amount of people had also caught this - upon my return to the UK, as I still had it I went to the DRs and have been on medication now for weeks!!!! Our rep said he had not heard of anyone else having this - a lie, as the Dr even came to the hotel reception for other guests. Any way, still not sure if it was the food or what it was - never heard back from the holiday company.
Used WT Safaris for a day trip, were told it was 2 hours away would have lovely airconditied bus and cold fresh water. Firstly they were late picking us up, secondly no air conditing - very hot and no water. It also took 4 hours to get there and 4 to get back!!! When we went to pay for the trip they woudlnt accept credit cards and took us to the local back, which we thought was very good of them, only to return to the UK to have our credit card cloned (however, I;m not blaming WT safaris for that) but the safari people there were not exactly truthfull about the trip, and I wouldnt use them again. I did email them but they havent bothered to offer any response either. That said, Kenya is a beautiful country lovely people love weather, but what ever you do, MAKE SURE you get a visa BEFORE you get there, the que is quicker, we waited TWO hours in a stuffy non airconditioned airport, which has put us off ever going back - that and being so ill.
I hope this helps for anyone that may be thinking of going.
- Also Known As:
- Diani Sea Hotel Diani
- Diani Sea Hotel