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Southern Palms Beach Resort

Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#15 of 35 hotels in Diani Beach
Travelers' Choice
This dramatic hotel with its fantastic pools and beautiful beach is the perfect spot to relax after a safari… or simply visit to relax! The warm and very African feel of the hotel with comfortable rooms, well appointed bathrooms and selection of restaurants offers guests plenty of places to lounge in the sun and almost as many shady spots to enjoy a bit of a breeze and a good book. All rooms have quiet, split unit air conditioners, televisions, mini fridges and coffee and tea making facilities. There is a safe (chargeable) in each room and a business center located in the main building with internet or wifi access in public areas. The drama of the huge, traditional makuti (thatched) roof in the main restaurant offers the Chef a terrific showcase for a varied selection of local and international dishes on the buffet or you could indulge at one of the a la carte restaurants (chargeable) for a special occasion or just a quiet evening for two.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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John Spriegel wrote a review Yesterday
4 contributions
We have had a wonderful 5 day. The food has been great. The staff has been super helpful. They are handling the COVID restrictions very well. We already knew this place was great for families. Now we know it is delightful as empty nesters.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Richard L wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
I had great expectations based of reviews and images online. The pools are magnificent and the beach is the best in the world. However, the food is PATHETIC especially the buffet dinner/lunch. Repetitive, skewed towards indian clientele and no much variety.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Adarsh shah wrote a review Nov 24
Northampton, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
We always come to southern palms at least twice a year. However this year we were finally able to get out and come. The beach is fantastic, one of the best beaches in the world and swimming pool is super. This time I am extremely disappointed in the service and food. Service has been extremely extremely slow and food has been pathetic! Out of 4 nights we spent 2 days eating out. Also 3 people from our group got their stomach messed up after eating lunch/dinner at the restaurant. Not how I expected it to be this time. Definitely going to be exploring other parts in the coastal area! The beach i give 5 stars, food 1 star and service 2 stars.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Sandra A wrote a review Nov 19
2 contributions
The hotel is a 3.7 just because: close to the airport, the pool bar area which i had access to my all inclusive COCKTAIL( recommend having dawa or cuba libre, do not have a gin fizz) .All inclusive drinks includes eabl beer which was a plus for the beer drinkers. The rooms: Average. I barely spend time in my room during such holidays. Their snack area had pizzas and burgers( i enjoyed both) which you have to seat a separate area to eat( understandable) esp due to the monkeys ....... FOOD at the restaurant was truly a 2. BASIC. not enjoyable. did not taste nice. .......apart from the indian cuisine which was very yummy. the sausage and bacon area was very slow and the long line to just get some was pretty tiring. DO NOT book to go to barbeque restaurant. the portions were small and the service was very slow. Also to break the monotony we visited salty squid and had some nice garlic prawns Had a good time nonetheless and i would definitely visit the hotel again but they seriously need to improve their food. Shout out to Langat who was patient with our demanding crowd of cocktails ...yumm yumm
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Date of stay: November 2020
Annette O wrote a review Nov 10
Mombasa, Kenya35 contributions6 helpful votes
Everything about this hotel was amazing. From the food, to the pool to their rooms. We really enjoyed staying at this hotel. The beach is great, amazing view not to mention the staff who were very friendly and readily available
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from southern palms, General Manager at Southern Palms Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Daidoa, Thank you for being our Guest and for taking the time to share your fabulous review of Southern Palms Beach Resort! It was a pleasure for us to have an opportunity to make your stay and holidays with us an enjoyable and memorable experience. Thank you once again for staying with us and we look forward to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind regards Mahmoud Alameldin GENERAL MANAGER
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$85 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Palms Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Diani Beach (1.1 miles), Colobus Conservation (0.8 miles), and Diani Beach Art Gallery (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiki Bar, Nomad Restaurant, and Leonardo's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Southern Palms Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Southern Palms Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Palms Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Southern Palms Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Southern Palms Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.