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Bahari Dhow Beach Villas

Diani Beach Rd, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401 Kenya
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#22 of 98 Specialty lodging in Diani Beach
Bahari Dhow Beach Villas is located in Diani Beach, the Diani Beach Shopping Mall is just right next door (3.4 km to be exact), close to the Colobus Conservation (9km) and the closest airport is Ukunda Airstrip which is just 3.9km far. Each villa is beautifully and fully furnished and it includes a seating and dining area and to treat our guests, some rooms have access to a gorgeous balcony where you can enjoy the view of the ocean and the amazing pool along Bahari Dhow. It also features a kitchenette equipped with an oven, fridge, stovetop as well as a minibar and a kettle are provided. You may experience a excellent WiFi coverage inside of the villa as well as in the outside of the property to make sure you are able to share all of your favourite moments with your family and friends. Bahari Dhow Beach Villas is a beachfront property but in case you don't like the ocean it also includes 3 gorgeous outdoor pools that are spacious and deep which provides you a lot of space to swim and the amazing part is that the pools are located just next to each other and throughout the property which makes them available just at your doorstep. If you like to be adventurous, Bahari Dhow Beach Villas is located in Diani Beach and the area is very popular for snorkelling and windsurfing, but in case you are still not satisfied we do also offer another variety of activities to do that goes beyond the taste and expectations even of our most exigent guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Mosquito net
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Room service
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Seating area
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Portuguese
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Craig Luper wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I had to come to Diani for a medical surgery at Diani hospital. When she was getting out of the hospital we needed a place to stay I went to Bahari Dow and put half the deposit down (67500 ksh). We were going to come the next day, but things changed and we had to cancel. They said no problem you will get your refund in 2 days. Then it became two weeks. I had to constantly call and find out where things were at. I was told several times I would have it on a certain day and then nothing. I paid the deposit on April 9th, I got half of the payment on May 3rd, I just got my second payment on May 15th. One of the excuses was he forgot!!! Seriously, If I owed them money and waited that long they would of been after me. I highly suggest you stay away from Bahari Dow when you come to Diani.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dave M wrote a review Jan 2021
Diani Beach, Kenya27 contributions8 helpful votes
Bahari Dhow is still an excellent example of a reasonably priced south coast Kenyan restaurant and bar. There were at least eight wind surfers, ample seating, exceptional (and inexpensive) meal. GREAT service (even called me a tuk tuk). I only visited (not a stay), but dont miss it. The beauty (other than the waitresses) of it is, watching the peaceful ocean tide change and NO "beachboys" selling junk. Dont mis this affordable diamond.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: I didnt stay in a room this time, but have MANY times. ALL are good and well kept.
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The Local Reviewer 254 wrote a review Dec 2020
Kenya11 contributions1 helpful vote
The bahari dhow was a good place to go a few years back but its in bad shape now. I would not recommend visiting with family at all as it will cause alot of inconveniences. Listing down the negatives below: 1.SAFETY HAZARD! We were shocked to the site of an empty pool almost 7 to 8 feet deep with only a mere tape barricade going round it! Its a shame and very irresponsible of the management to be this careless. With kids running around an accident is just in the waiting and it could be fatal. We were not even informed of the out of order pool. 2. FILTHY POOL! Given the current covid conditions, the least the management could do is maintain hygiene. The only adult pool had greenish merky water that was clearly dirty with alot of debris all over. The pool attendant did carry out a so called cleaning but it was just a waste of time. Swimmers complained of itching after soaking in. Very bad maintenance and an eye sore! 3. Lack of shade around pool area. The pool area lacks any form of shade and the water is very unpleasantly hot during the day. It gets so hot that one would simply just avoid the area. A good shaded portion will do alot of good. 4. Terrible villa facilities: No doubt the villas are amazing and comfortable but the lack of basics spoils the stay. Our villa had no cutlery,no dish washing equipment,not even a single spoon! The water pressure in the shower was weak. The stove was partially working, the tv had no stations and the ones that worked were the most basic ones. The rooms tvs had nothing working. The house keeping staff was very limited and we had to wait till the afternoon to get the place cleaned. 5. Restaurant; inconsistent taste,bad service. The Restaurant offers good food but are very inconsistent. On our first day we had good food although the service is very very slow. The staff are very disorganised and you may end up talking to 2 or 3 people till you get your order placed. Stay away from the calamri rings( tasted like rubber) also the food portion isn't that good. 6. Generally slow service. The staff respond very slowly to any requests. Some of our requests were not even met and the reception didn't even bother to follow up These were the major issues. The safety hazard and pool condition were inexcusable! The good about the place is as below; 1.Close proximity with supermarkets 2. Villas are comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
shantel wrote a review Dec 2020
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I am very disappointed came all the way from South Africa to enjoy the festive season at bahari dhow,but my experience has not been good,waited for hours untold to be served as l saw other 'privileged white' customers be served first,customer service very poor,but the food is AMAZING.I don't recommend
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Soyus wrote a review Dec 2020
44 contributions1 helpful vote
The setting of these villas is very good. All of them very close to the beach and facing the three swimming pools which are big but could be cleaner. The rooms are a bit old and could be improved. Kitchen are not equipped and difficult to cook. The beach does not have enough beach umbrella and in this point the beach is not very big and nice as elsewhere in Diani. The food at the beach restaurant is good (seafood and local dishes) but the breakfast is not top. Would recommend it for groups that are on budget with not very high expectations.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
$68 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bahari Dhow Beach Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Bahari Dhow Beach Villas?
Nearby attractions include Colobus Conservation (0.6 miles), Diani P.a.g Church (0.4 miles), and DosiDosi Lounge (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bahari Dhow Beach Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bahari Dhow Beach Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bahari Dhow Beach Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bahari Dhow Beach Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bahari Dhow Beach Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jolly Bar Pizzeria, Shan e Punjab, and Le Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bahari Dhow Beach Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bahari Dhow Beach Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, Bahari Dhow Beach Villas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bahari Dhow Beach Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Portuguese.
Does Bahari Dhow Beach Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.