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The Sands At Chale Island

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Owned and managed by the same team of sister resort The Sands At Nomad, this small, personal "boutique" resort is the perfect island getaway for those seeking the ultimate in relaxation, tranquility and Island flair. The resort was completely renovated in 2006 and has been built with a very strong focus on the envirnmental beauty of the Island. Two swimming pools, a mystical SPA and a well equiped watersports facility fullfil every wish.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Diani Beach Road Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401 Kenya
Getting there
Ukunda Airport10 mi
Moi Intl Airport29 mi
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Lovely place .. lot to do around and on the island.. the rooms have AC but the outside breeze is better and cooler.. secluded from the busy Kenyan South coast so u get much more privacy. Who ever will visit this place will fall in love with it.
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Chose chale island to go to after a safaris,and a good choice it was , arrived at small jetty which is down a very long bumpy road to be taken across by small boat to the island as the tide was in , if it's out you get to ride on a tractor and trailer, first impressions were
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Response from TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for squeezing time from your probably busy schedule just to put in a word or two for Chale Island we sincerely appreciate it. It is refreshing to know that your holiday with us was a success and that your stay was awesome to an extent of your satisfaction. Apologies for any inconvenience caused during your stay and we have noted with keen interest your comment on updating, we promise to do something so that when next you visit, your stay will even be better. Hope to see you again in the near future
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The place is beautiful and the cottages too, is evident before was a luxurious resort.is evident too the resorts downgrading, The main point is the organisation, very cheap, examples :level of guests is not the top,a lot of noisy children, no fridge in the rooms, absurd, so you
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Response from TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island
Responded Feb 6, 2019
well well well MR GIORGIO C, chale island has never been and we never advertised ourselves among luxury hotel category, we are 4 stars hotel, due to no national power service during the day we can not deliver air conditions and hot water, IT IS CLEARLY WRITTEN as well on our web site, our meals are by buffet and that is how we market our self and a la carte restaurant is fully operating every day at extra cost, we have 24 hours room service at extra cost too, even this information is mentioned in our web site and briefed to all our guests before check in we are actually very happy to host families with children in our property and we are much less happy when our energy is met with shameful discriminating comments about other people judging the level of the other guests it is the cheapest thing, during your stay none of us realize that you MR. GIORGIO C belong to such a higher level compared to all of us, we are sure that for your next holiday you will choose YOUR LEVEL destination, no chale island.... PLEASE
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Thé sand A magical place !! Really everything is perfect the the setting, the staff. They remember each guests so after 2 days they know what you need and expect and you do not have to ask. Thé banda are huge !! Well set I wanted 6 days of relaxation after the safari far
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Response from TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island
Responded Jan 24, 2019
Hello, We like to begin by expressing how delighted we are after knowing that at large your time at our resort was filled with nothing but unforgettable memories plus good and positive vibes. It is always our pleasure whenever our clients’ vacation turns out successful. Thank you so much for presenting us with an opportunity to host you and integrate you into the wonders and magic Chale Island has to offer. We have noted with keen interest the constructive suggestions you made and we will do our best to make the necessary adjustments so that when you next visit, the experience will be twice as good. Thank you once more. We are eagerly anticipating your next visit. See you soon.
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Having been to many beach resort hotels around east Africa we really didn’t know what to expect but we certainly had high expectations. Well, we where beyond impressed. Went with two kids and my partner. The staff were amazing, the resident Italian manager Andrea was really
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Response from TheSands-Kenya, Front Office Manager at The Sands At Chale Island
Responded Jan 24, 2019
Hi, The entire Chale Island team is excited to learn that everything about our resort outplayed your expectations. We are equally humbled by the torrents of compliments you have showered upon us. We would like to grab this opportunity to express our gratitude towards you for choosing our resort as your most ideal destination to enjoy your holidays. We are hopeful that we will have the privilege of replaying the unforgettable experience during your next visit Thank you once more and Karibu tena
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Ein herzliches Willkommen im Zimmer
Das Badezmmer im Banda ist sehr gross
Die bandas sehr sehr geräumig und komfortabel.
Sonnenuntergang! Ein Traum
banda con vista oceano indiano e accesso spiaggia
The prices are not bad compared to other places in Kenya. If you need detailed info, just send them an email and request the drink menus. We had a birthday there last time and pre-arranged. They are very helpful, so dont hesitate to contact the reception! Have fun!!
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We are thinking of a visit from the UK (via Cape Town SA). Could you advise time and cost of private transport from Moi Airport.
It's about a two hour drive, the hotel can provide you with a taxi that will pick you up from Mombasa airport, taxi costs around 80 USD
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They charge for kayaks, kite surfing, you need to go nearer Diani
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three sibfit in one single bed. however you can request for a second double bed in which all can fit. there is enough room for two double beds and mosquito nets can be provided for all beds on request. please do not forget mosquito nets.
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"Go for a Banda as they are on their own with a little garden. We stayed in Banda 2 which overlooked the lagoon."
"Banda with Beachview!"
"Go for the Banda rather than the hotel.. it's definitely worth the extra!"
"Would not choose the overwater version, penthouse is amazing and so are the chalets-depending on the location."
"Some of the Bandas had a small private front area with outside shower. Others are right on the walkway."
$155 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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