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Blue Marlin Beach Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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... More 

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Thank Hewolivia
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Thank ew01
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Cecilia V
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

situated next door to h20 extreme kite surfing school this spot makes for a good base.Good accommodation , excellent food and service.The blue marlin offers excellent kite equipment storage facilities and is located on the prime section of diani beach.Kiting conditions cater for all with waves and shallow water , few spots on the diani beach stretch with allows for... More 

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

Dear 884389, thank you so much for your review! We highly appreciate your opinion and will fight hard to earn next time that missing star! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

As soon as my partner and I arrived we were questioned as to our business. Were we guests? Did we have a reservation? Were were "mistaken" for local people at the gate, a sad testament as we are in Africa. We should have left immediately but I had pre-booked. The guest admin. at the front desk was friendly and we... More 

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

All hotel guests have been checked on the gate, doesn't matter they arrive by tuk-tuk or luxury car. Those are security rules and they make our place safe. The fact that you accept confusing you with a Kenyan as embarrassing I will not comment. Power interruption - we do have powered enough generator, average switch on  time is 4.6 seconds,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Just spent a night at the hotel with my family . We used the excecutive suite , more an appartment then a room. 100% clean! I loved the true Swahili style of the place. Quality of the diner also deserves a very high compliment. One of the best meals I have had on the coast since many years. In the... More 

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Thank Marchoste
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Spent 4 nights here and would definitely recommend any well as come again. The place is beautiful and the staff always ready to help. The white peaceful sandy beach is perfect for a relaxed getaway. Had such a wonderful time.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $57 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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