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Thessaloniki, Greece
Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

It is by far the best place we've stayed at during our Kenya trip. In front of the beach, with chilled mood and nothing fake about it. Prices are more than fair, a masai guard prevents beach boys from coming close at the beach and the views made us never want to leave. Sure there are some problems, like the...

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Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was my second stay here the first time being 8 years ago and I was really happy to see nothing had changed!!! Its rustic bungalows that are simple yet cozy with fridges and cooking facilities and having the beach a few meters from your room makes this place the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean. There are...

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Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were on a motorcycle trip from Nairobi to Mozambique and we stayed here a couple of nights. The rooms aren't luxurious - and we weren't looking for that - but they are in a really nice garden right on a peaceful little beach. The room had a kitchen and a fridge so we could cook and keep our drinks...

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2Thank Allan P
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed March 1, 2015

We go to Diani beach at least twice a year and are always looking for the best budget deals. If you don't mind a very basic and a bit run down accommodation Diani Drifters is the best place for you. To begin with it's located right on the beach with all the bungalows overlooking the ocean. We stayed in "Beach...

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2Thank Inga254
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stayed at Diani Drifters over the Easter holidays a few weeks back. Amazing is the only word to describe this place.The booking process was easy. We arrived pretty late but the management had made arrangements for us to be received and settled immediately. The rooms were nice, equipped sufficiently to cater for our needs. Rustic structures with a good view...

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4Thank erimuch
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Diani Drifters is beautiful, safe and well maintained. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The beach is right at your feet and this part of Diani Beach in particular is very quiet and peaceful - and free of "beach boys". If you don't know what "beach boys" are, you will definitely find out! ;) The accommodation is simple but...

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2Thank Seb837
Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed at Diani Drifters last month and had a great time. We deliberately decided to stay in a self-contained cottage, as we wanted to be more flexible and not dependant on pre-scheduled breakfast, lunch and dinner times. The kitchen in our cottage was well equipped, still we did not use it very often. The restaurants and bars in walking...

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1Thank FiestaPinguin
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great uncrowded place. Cottages are rustic, very basic but clean and right on a beautiful beach. The lowest priced beach accommodation on the award winning Diani Beach. There's a supermarket just across the road, so it's easy to get ingredients, food, etc. The kitchens have most things you need to cook, and there's ample hot weather. Managers always easily reachable...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on the beach in Diani, we have many accommodation options to suit any budget, from a self catering studio by the beach to a three bedroom cottage with a personal chef. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diani Drifters

Address: Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $9 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Beach front rooms are amazing Keep your windows closed in your absence to avoid monkey trouble Seal the small gap between the door and the floor to keep millipedes out at night”
 of 5 bubbles erimuch, May 21, 2014 | Read review
“Take care that the doors are closed in order to prevent that monkeys steal your food. ;)”
  • View from the balcony :)
 of 5 bubbles FiestaPinguin, Apr 25, 2014 | Read review
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