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Diamonds Dream of Africa

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#1 of 1 all-inclusive in Malindi
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
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Welcome to a resort where the enchanting power of nature blends in with the exotic style of the Indo-Arab buildings to offer you a mesmerizing charm, which in Swahili, is called "bembeleza". Sit in the Balinese chaise lounges on your room terrace and listen to the sound of the wind rustling the palm trees, enjoy the music of the waves and let your heart dance in silence: your Dream of total relaxation has finally come true. Chose to dine on the open air terrace or inside the air conditioned restaurant, overlooking the swimming pool or at the a la carte restaurant serving a selection of seafood menus on the beach. Endowed with a centre of Thalassotherapy, a beauty centre and a gym with spectacular view on the ocean, the Dream Spa is the ideal place for the restoration and the maintenance of global prosperity
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Entertainment staff
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Massage
Salon
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Family
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles483 reviews
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Diamonds Dream of Africa is lauded for its spotless environment and pristine pools, with many guests appreciating the overall cleanliness. The staff's friendly and attentive service often receives high marks, although there are occasional mentions of variability. While the all-inclusive options add to the hotel's value, some guests have pointed out unexpected costs. The hotel's amenities, including the entertainment and multiple pools, are generally celebrated, despite a few suggested improvements. Visitors enjoy the lively events and cozy vibe, but some find the decor could use a refresh. Room comfort and cleanliness are frequently praised, yet a handful of guests have encountered maintenance issues.
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Comfortable
Value
Remarkable
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Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Outstanding
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Devin A wrote a review Feb 2024
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My stay at the hotel was nothing short of exceptional. Impeccable service, luxurious accommodations, and attention to detail defined the experience. The staff was warm, professional, and always ready to exceed expectations. The facilities were top-notch, from the stunning rooms to the world-class amenities. A truly indulgent retreat that sets the standard for luxury hospitality. Without a doubt, a 5-star gem that delivers a flawless and memorable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Linzie O wrote a review Feb 2024
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Best holiday destination. Nice, friendly and welcoming butler. Impeccable services,clean and excellent air conditioned rooms. Delicious meals.I enjoyed my stay and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants exquisite experience.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear linzieo2024, Greetings from Diamonds Dream of Africa! Thank you so much for staying with us and for positive review. We always strive to give our best to help our clients and I’m glad that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, General Manager.
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Monica N wrote a review Jan 2024
Pangani, Tanzania1 contribution
Good service The hotel is customer oriented ..excellent meals n nice beachside.the staff is top notch.can highly recommend .even my norwegian husband agree to my ratings . The last evening we had a fantastic seafood dinner at Onda restaurant next to the beach
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Cmonican, Greetings from Diamonds Dream of Africa! Thank you for staying with us and for your positive review! We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated our team who went an extra mile to deliver exceptional service, and it’s wonderful to know we hit the mark. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm Regards, General Manager.
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Rosie wrote a review Jan 2024
Seattle, Washington34 contributions7 helpful votes
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Had a great experience at Diamond Dreams of Africa. Arrived tired after a Safari and a long road trip. There was a black out! Charlene at the front desk had a ready smile, made check in a breeze and gave me a solar lamp with my room key. Power was restored by the time I got back from dinner! The rooms are big, clean and they have air conditioning!! The linens and bath supplies are plentiful! Housekeeping does an excellent job!! The restaurants are on a mission to fill you up completely! The food was scrumptious! The wait staff attentive and responsive to guest requests. There’s a boutique near the bar that’s a must see! Great souvenirs! They can make you an outfit on site too! They even offer postage service as a convenience! The pool is amazing especially in the hot afternoon heat. The pool stuff are constantly getting leaves out of the pool 🙏! The private beach has a security guard. It adds to the feeling of safety. The people selling their wares on the public beach do not bother the guests. I walked almost two miles alone and if I declined their wares they left me alone. That was better than in parts of Diani.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jmburu, Greetings from Diamonds Dream of Africa! Thank you so much for staying with us and taking your time to share your positive comments with us. We’re delighted to hear about your satisfaction with our product and service! Providing top-quality and excellent customer service is our priority. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to welcoming you again in the future. Warm Regards, General Manager
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Peterson K wrote a review Dec 2023
Kikuyu, Kenya1 contribution
Very Clean Facility. Wonderful Staff and customer Oriented Services. Excellent meals. Many thanks for the Birth Day Surprise Decor in my room and a cake. Planning my return stay in your facility. Many thanks
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Dear 739petersonk, Greetings from Diamonds Dream of Africa! Thank you so much for choosing and for your wonderful review . Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal, and we are thrilled that we hit the mark for you. We can’t wait to serve you again soon! Warm Regards, General Manager.
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Jane Doe South Africa wrote a review Dec 2023
7 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel is rated as a 5 star. Unfortunately, not sure how this rating is achieved. The hotel.amenities such as pool lounges, room and lobby furniture is tattered and dated. It requires a refurbishment or replacement. The poolside service is not any better. You struggle to get any service for drinks at the pool which is included in the all inclusive package. At the peak period, on 19 December in the morning we were told that there are no towels for the pools and beach as the hotel laundry service could not deliver. For a five star hotel they should have a contingency plan as the problem cannot be passed onto paying guests. The pool at the hotel was closed for maintenance from 18 December 2023 for a week due to maintenance. Guests of this hotel were forced to use the pool of the neighboring hotel at Sandies. If we wanted to do so, we would have booked at Sandies and we should have been informed of the maintenance issues at the time of booking. It is quite perplexing why the hotel would choose to do maintenance during the peak festive holiday period. The Savanna restaurant at Sandies hotel offers a buffet selection but it has no concept of variety. Apart from changing one or two vegetarian dishes each day, all the dishes such as chicken, fish pasta and desserts are the same every day. The Ala Carte option at the Terrace does not offer much options for lunch or dinner either. However, the breakfast options are good at the Terrace and recommended. If you want something different you will have to patron the Onda Bar restaurant which is a cash bar that is not included in the all inclusive. This hotel does endeavour to upkeep the general cleanliness around the property. The staff are very helpful and friendly. However, this does not account for the hotel's 5 star rating which is misleading. At best this hotel should be a 3 star, unless it undergoes a serious upgrade of it amenities and services.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Dear Guji-1978, Greetings from Diamonds Dream of Africa! Tank you so much for choosing us and for taking your time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We apologize for any inconvenience caused during your stay. We’re committed to providing our guests with the best possible experience and will take steps to address the issues you’ve raised. Thank you again for your feedback. We value your opinion, and we hope that you will give us another chance to serve you better. Warm Regards, General Manager.
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MICHAEL B wrote a review Dec 2023
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I had a fantastic time at Diamond Dreams of Africa, and Sammy the butler played a key role in making my stay truly unforgettable. I am genuinely grateful for his excellent service. Just a tip... The best cocktail I had was at the FAEL'S Cocktail Bar (Highly recommended). They also serve amazing meals. I highly recommend this place and look forward to visiting again soon!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Best cocktails at Fael's Cocktail Bar Enjoy the heated pool at Sandies Good wifi everywhere(not...
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Dear Michaelb657HZ, Greetings from Diamonds Dream of Africa! Thank you so much for choosing us and taking the time out to share your experiences on the social platform. All of us we're delighted to read that you had a comfortable stay and appreciated our services, staff especially Sammy during your stay. Thank you once again for your stay and your wonderful feedback. Looking forward to seeing you back soon. Warm Regards, General Manager.
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Jamila M wrote a review Dec 2023
Kenya1 contribution
Best holiday destination,everything was top notch.The staff are so friendly and welcoming,they made my kids feel at home.I will definitely recommend Diamonds dreams over and over.We are coming back very soon
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Date of stay: November 2023
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janki wrote a review Dec 2023
Kenya30 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel staff are quite friendly and hence the added star. I'd recommend their hospitality as A+ .Overall, the hotel needs some renovation. We were there for 2 nights, but the power and water issue that occurred due to the black out caused a lot of inconvenience. I hope the hotel can get a backup generator.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do try the hydro pool at the spa
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Coastal02178393196 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Excellent service, very good food and very friendly hotel staff.........The air-conditioning in the room is perfect, they also have a lovely variety at the gift shop definitely something to check out. I will definitely be coming back for a sequel visit 😊
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Dec 8, 2023
Dear Coastal02178393196, Greetings from Diamonds Dream of Africa! Many thanks for choosing Diamonds Dream of Africa for your recent stay and for taking the time to review us. Our guests' satisfaction is of paramount importance to us; therefore, we are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated our excellent service, very good food and our friendly staff. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, General Manager.
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Diamonds Dream of Africa
Which popular attractions are close to Diamonds Dream of Africa?
Nearby attractions include Falconry of Kenya (2.4 miles), Ndoro Sculpture Garden Malindi (0.9 miles), and Vasco da Gama Pillar (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Diamonds Dream of Africa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Diamonds Dream of Africa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Diamonds Dream of Africa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Diamonds Dream of Africa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Diamonds Dream of Africa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosada Beach Restaurant, KB Karen Blixen, and Osteria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Diamonds Dream of Africa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Diamonds Dream of Africa have airport transportation?
Yes, Diamonds Dream of Africa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Diamonds Dream of Africa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Diamonds Dream of Africa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.