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Blue Marlin Beach Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location is amazing at the beach front. Nice beach bar and restaurant. Rooms are comfortable. The pool is small and not properly located. The architectural design of the building is extremely confusing. The staff is very friendly and place is clean.

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Blue M, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to express your reflections on your stay in our hotel. Your reservation was for Pool view rooms, without breakfast. As we usually do, when we have this opportunity, we upgraded you to Standard Sea Front room. We do appreciate your opinion regarding our services and staff. We can accept even the low rate you...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

3 of us stayed at blue marlin for our final night in Diani on 17 March 2017. The place looked good but most places in Diani are run as Guesthouses not Hotels. Firstly, the Receptionist did not know the passwords to the WiFi connection and I've walked down the stairs to her 4 times from the Penthouse suite to query...

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Blue M, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to express your reflections on your stay. We do appreciate the fact that your literary 10 hours stay gave you the strength for such an analytical expression. In general this is a very powerful tendency we can see is developing on this platform - it is good to know (in case this reply will...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Peaceful place with very beautiful weather that cleared out a lot of things in my mind. I needed a place to go chill out and unwind. This hotel gave me more than I had wished for. The rooms, the food haha! Someone even told me "the best sea food is FRESH Sea food" so I ate everything lol! Thanks to...

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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the blue marlin for 3 nights. The place a totally value for money . The staff are super nice, the room is unique and beautiful. The restaurant is probably the best part, the variety and quality of the food is fantastic. Thank you very much

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Blue M, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It was our pleasure to have you in Blue Marlin. Having such a positive feedbacks makes us extremely happy and confident in our efforts. We promise to keep it up and hope to see you again!

Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Best Solo Travel Hotel , very Good Real Food !! Hard to get now A day ! Restaurant stuff are Best ! Very well train that I find in Kenya .enjoy very much the Quite and b'tifull Sun rise !! Thank you very much ! Enjoy Beach walk not too many Beach Boy around it's very safe .. Pls go...

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Blue M, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to express your reflections on your stay in our hotel. We do appreciate your opinion regarding our services and staff and hope to see you again.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 16, 2016

The hotel has quite a charming appearance but looks a little tired from the outside as you approach. The rooms are no frills but otherwise perfectly decent - clean, well spaced and with comfortable beds and A/C. The place really comes into its own however with a lovely space immediately on the beach offering sun loungers underneath swaying palm trees....

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

Spectacular location; big, comfortable rooms that are well-designed. The perfect beach location with a Swahili feel. The owner and staff went out of their way to help me figure out the next leg of my vacation--not just with great advice but also loaning me their personal cell phones to book a flight. Service was really above and beyond. You could...

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Blue M, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to express your reflections on your stay in our hotel. We do appreciate your opinion regarding our services and staff and hope to see you again.

Paris, France
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This hotel is very nice, hidden in the palms and just by the beach with direct access to the white sand. The rooms are clean and beds comfortable. Hot water comes fast and a wifi is available. Staff is very nice/ helpful and speaks perfect English. The hotel is quiet, well protected and has a swimming pool. It also has...

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Blue M, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Victor L, It will be not enough to tell you "thank you" for your review! I just want to say that making people to feel the way you did, is something we are here for! Wish you many "magical moments" and let the heat of the tropics stay always in your new family.

Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The best sea food Restaurant in South Kenya! Affordable and Great food! Children are wellcome in the sandy lounge! Every time i can back Here its renewed and cosy Fresh fish and crustaceans' dishes are tasteful and delicious. The beach is white and smooth like powdered. Enjoy your stay!

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Not bad but nothing to write home about. Beautiful location, rooms clean, food is average, staff friendly but need training as found to be somewhat idle. If you need a place to sleep in Diani for a couple of nights then go for it, but personally I would prefer not to book a week long beach holiday here unless I...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Marlin is a small hotel with twenty rooms, individually styled in the Swahili architectural tradition. All of the rooms have their own veranda with a splendid view of the blue ocean waters and the incredible white sands of the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Marlin Beach Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $78 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“I stayed in an ocean view balcony room and it was huge. I've read that some of the other rooms can be small.”
 of 5 bubbles ew01, Sep 15, 2016 | Read review
“you just need to know if you want a room with ocean view or not.”
 of 5 bubbles F9233SJvictorl, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms are better but more expensive. Garden view with balcony are fine. Beware monkeys - close your patio doors.”
 of 5 bubbles Upepo71, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
“rooms 8&9 great sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 884389, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
“Just choose the cheapest one, because my impression is there is no actual difference”
 of 5 bubbles MKvakic, Nov 13, 2015 | Read review
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