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The Sands at Nomad

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed in a beautiful hut with a thatched roof facing the white sand Diani Beach, only 30 meters away. A very relaxing view, framed with baobabs, palms, bougainvillea and other flora...and a small tribe of African Green monkeys cavorting in them. We felt like we had a personal beach with few others passing by. The sunrises and sunsets are...

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Tunis, Tunisia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, this is a nice hotel and for the most part, the staff is very attentive. A special commendation goes to Benson, the hotel concierge, who is extremely friendly and helpful. However, the Hotel Manager is extremely unpleasant, rude and aggressive. I have never had such a terrible experience with the manager of any hotel, much less one that comes...

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5Thank Piper H
dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Dear Guests, many thanks for taking your valuable time to write the above review. Your review is so blatantly wrong and exaggerated that I am not going to bother responding in kind and trust that all readers will be able to make their own judgement based on other reviews.

Lancashire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just WOW!...but on the expensive side. White sands, cool breeze, modern African decor, delicious food, great service & fantastic friends - what more could one ask for?! We visited the restaurant just before Christmas and selected a seating area that was fairly close to the sandy beach. The food was beautifully presented, the service was quick and attentive yet not...

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1Thank Mnyika
dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we are pleased, that you have enjoyed your stay!! Looking forward to your next visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my colleagues and the experience was simply magical. Service staff understand personal touch and go out of their way to exceed guest expectations. I wanna come back with my family...Keep it up!

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much!

Juba, South Sudan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a wonderful week with beautiful weather, great accommodation and excellent service. The beach bungalow had great views, Nomad restaurant on the beach served splendid food, including the candle dinner looking at the super moon. needless to say, the best asset of the resort are people working there, who made sure to make every moment of our stay special.

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much and looking forward to your next visit with us!!

Limuru, Central, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very relaxing time at the Nomad. We especially like that it is a small boutique hotel so not much of human traffic. The cottages and ocean view rooms are ideally the best.The forest and sea view rooms were disappointing in comparison when we got a chance to see them. The view of the ocean from our room...

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review! I am sorry for the experience you made with one of aour waitresses. Normally they are all very attentative and professional. We hope that you will give us the honor of anothe visit! Many thanks

Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Anticipating that we would visit several restaurants we decided to start off at The Sands and Nomads. It was so good we went twice. Now when you go twice, that's when you get to see weaknesses. There were none. The food was excellent, and consistent, the service was great. Best dishes: 1. Tune tartare 2. Seafood platter 3. Pizza (brilliant!)...

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review! I hope to welcome you for a third visit in our hotel soon!!

Reviewed December 17, 2016

Sands at Nomad is a good option. It has a nice garden, with plenty of space and not too crowded, and with an amazing view to the beach. Rooms are nicely decorated. Mine had some trouble with the safe and the fan, and both were fixed with relatively little inconvenience.

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We are very happy, that you have enjoyed your holiday with us! Hope to welcome you back soon!!

Reviewed December 15, 2016

I m agree with all good points what mentioned below. BUT There are very active monkeys on the territory of the hotel . This morning my son , 8 years old boy was carrying banana from the breakfast and he was attacked and bitten by a big monkey. The risk of Rabies is low what google said, still we shall...

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

We are terrible sorry for what had happened to your son! Unfortunately incidents like this may occur, especially if fruits and food items are taken out of the restaurant and carried to the rooms. I will talk to our staff members to be more keen on informing our guests of the risk involved and to be careful on their actions....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 1, 2016

We spent four nights here, combining it with four at Ocean Village Club a few hundred metres away and a night at Shimba Hills Lodge. The two beach hotels are very different to each other, and therefore complement each other well. Our room - a family suite that we were upgraded to, was perfect, just a few metres from the...

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dianibeachboy, General Manager at The Sands at Nomad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review and we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in the Sands at Nomad!! We hope to welcome you back here soon!!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel is set amid 25 acres of indigenous forest fronted by 225 meters of Kenyas most unspoilt stretches of white sand and aquamarine sea. All rooms with en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, individual air condition. Minibar, Safe, Satelite TV, Telephone and Internet access, 24 hour room service.The restaurant offers a wide selection of international cuisine, pastas, pizzas & Japanese dishes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sands at Nomad

Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $141 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sands at Nomad 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
The Sands At Nomad Hotel Diani
Sands At Nomad Diani
Sands At Nomad Hotel Diani
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#5 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
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