Before coming here , i would never think African 's beach would be that great. The hotel have the best location, with a supermarket right in front and Nakumatt, a bigger super market within 10 mins walk .The private beach is the best part here, front of the resort is a huge long reef that attract us to walk all the way, in shallow cool azure color water , discover a lot of sea creatures, star fish, fishes (in many size and color),crabs, sea urchin,sea spiders...
Hotel serve a lot of half-board buffet and have a great steak house,also a beach restaurant that make one of the best /freshest salad i have ever taste.the buffet changes everyday, and it did not bored me with full selection of foods.However, deserts served here is not impressive, with non creative variety , too much sugar and cheap food coloring/chemical,which leave smell on cake and mousse.
The service at F&B outlets is flawless, however I had to wait quite long for my 1st meal at the resort,even i know it s African style to be "pole pole", after mention it to the General Manager, it had improved a lot.Food at Diani Reef always comes with a big warm free smile.
Not only the general manager of the resort go around chatting with guess ,but also many staffs do it, make the ambiance of the resort become friendly and so comfortable, when ppl feel cared .
By the design of the place, i assume everyroom have a beach/sea view.Room is spacious,clean,bright ,with insect nets ,even though it have an outdated fashion style of furnitures , i did feel very comfortable during stay.
entertainment team do make sure that we have full activities everyday, for both adults and children.Many staffs amazed me by speak not only English but also Polish, German, Italian...
the nearest safari is shimba hill and you dont have to drive long to get there.
We went out for dolphin safari on a dhow , with Coral Spirit company, and it was the best thing i done in Africa .
The staff do make a lot of efforts to keep this place(not a very new construction property) in neat, clean .
I do thing this resort need a face lift /renovation to deserve to its reputation and service , as many new place around the world do have much better room furnishes, equipments, and decors,with the same or cheaper price, I did feel like i come back to visit my old childhood house sometimes.
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- Also Known As:
- Diani Reef Beach Resort And Spa
- Diani Reef Beach Hotel Ukunda
- Diani Reef Grand Ukunda