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Swahili Beach Resort

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. We were part of a big group attending a friends wedding at that same hotel. The rooms are very beautiful, and the hotel as well. However, I do feel that service could be better. Seemed a bit disorganised at times, and the employees did not seem to know much... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has all the makings of a fantastic holiday. Pros: rooms are spacious with a lovely setup even for the standard rooms. No need to upgrade beyond that. Cons: the reception of guests at the hotel is quite lacking. Guests are pretty much ushered in by the security guards and for such a majestic door way, they should endeavor... More 

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Jeff M, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We take all guest feedback very seriously and have noted your comments about the arrival and welcome experience. The team and I will ensure that we improve that aspect of our guests' experience. We are glad you loved the rooms. We look... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly only stayed for one night wished we could have stayed longer (7th to 8th sept). Had the most wonderful experience at Swahili beach, the standard room was large comfy and modern, bathroom spacious and clean. Staff were excellent starting from the barmen at the barazah bar ( next to the beach) who made excellent cocktails. The food in that... More 

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Jeff M, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review. We are glad to note that you had a memorable, albeit short, stay with us and was sufficiently spoiled by our barmen at Baraza and Barharini Bars. We are also grateful for your feedback about the level of lighting in our rooms and the speed of service in the Main Restaurant, The... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a beach holiday, this is not the holiday for you. We arrived at the hotel after a very busy few days looking forward to a relaxing time on the beach. There is no beach; it is manmade and full of rock and seaweed. We were unable to swim in the Indian Ocean or hardly paddle.... More 

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Jeff M, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to send a review on your recent stay with us. I must admit we took a gamble hosting a wedding at the same time as having non-wedding guests staying with us. It is clear that this did not work out too well and for this we are truly sorry. Your feedback and... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a weekend here and had the best time. We showed up late Friday night and the restaurant stayed open past closing to feed us. The food was great. The pool is spectacular (I could have stayed there all day). The staff was very friendly and helped us get Taxis at night and back to Mombassa.... More 

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Jeff M, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. The team works hard to ensure that each and every guest has an enjoyable stay and we are all glad to note that we met all your expectations. We look forward to your next stay. With my warmest regards, Jeff Mukolwe General Manager More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited this prestigious facility with my workmates- management staff for work-planning, team building and staff retreat twice now. It is a must come back resort due to the cultural touch, appetizing delicious variety of meals offered, quality services by warm, experienced and welcoming staff not to detach from the scenic view and access to the Indian Ocean, the safe... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to Swahili Beach after a 3 day low-budget safari at Maasai Mara. All 4 of us were amazed as we arrived to a warm welcome in this paradise. The interior of the main building (reception) was breathtaking, spacious and clean. The resort is popular for weddings on the weekends but during the week we pretty much had the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Diani for our anniversary and found the Swahili Beach Resort after doing some ample research and we were blown away. Our trip got off to a rough start as we missed our flight from Nairobi to Mombasa due to traffic. So after arriving hours after we expected, the staff was incredibly gracious by keeping a... More 

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Jeff M, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5-star review. We are glad to note that you and your husband had a great stay with us and enjoyed all aspects of the hotel. That we were able to make your anniversary memorable is a great morale booster for the team. We hope to be able to host you both again. With my... More 

Harrow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the Swahili after a long and tiring flight from Masai Mara. Lovely hotel, very spacious and light. It felt a bit too big but it had a calmness about it. The rooms were spacious but slightly disappointing as parts were tired looking and neglected. Not the cleanest . Our last guest had left bits of food in... More 

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Jeff M, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at Swahili Beach Resort. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. Please allow me to offer my sincerest apologies for the experiences that left a negative impact on your stay. I greatly appreciate your comments about... More 

Nairobi
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We really enjoyed our three-night stay at Swahili Beach. Great ambiance, great helpful stuff, and FANTASTIC feta samosas at the Baharini Restaurant by the beach. Everything was bomb except for the stupid girl at the reception shamelessly flirting with my man!

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Jeff M, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful that you have taken the time to write a review about your recent stay with us at Swahili Beach Resort. The team at Barharini are overjoyed that you loved the feta samosas. We are all also pleased that you enjoyed the ambiance and that the staff were available to assist whenever required. Please accept my... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Swahili Beach is much more than meets the eye. Culture and history provides its very soul. From the architecture and the aromas to the music, it teases the senses. Drawing you in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swahili Beach Resort

Address: Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $153 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Swahili Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 140
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