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Baobab Beach Resort & Spa

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#1 of 1 all-inclusive in Diani Beach
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.4
2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Located on the world famous Diani Beach. The resort comprises three luxurious properties – The Baobab, The Maridadi and Kole Kole, offering a unique selection of exquisite accommodation and facilities spread across the resort grounds. Guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide paramount comfort and luxury for all our clients. Guests may utilise leisure facilities across the resort including 3 swimming pools, dining areas and much more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Archery
Babysitting
Secured parking
Free wifi in the business center
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Badminton
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian and 1 more
4.5
3,765 reviews
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Nestled on the pristine Diani Beach, Baobab Beach Resort & Spa draws praise for its stunning location and exceptionally clean environment. Guests revel in the spacious and well-maintained rooms, although some have noted dated decor and maintenance issues. The lively atmosphere, complete with engaging activities from the Jambo Team, ensures a dynamic stay, though the all-inclusive package receives mixed reviews on value when factoring in extra costs. Service is generally regarded as friendly and attentive, with occasional lapses mentioned.
Location
Beachfront
Atmosphere
Lively
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Meticulous
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory
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John K wrote a review Jan 2024
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A very vibrant and entertaining nightlife everyday. The all-inclusive package that allows holiday goers to easily and comfortably dine at any of the 3 buffet restaurants and access to all the resort's bars for snacks and drinks. Plenty of fun filled activities and sports everyday. Serene and green environment that is very calming and quiet. Large and wide beach with plenty of beach and ocean activities.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Lucy Siatu, Guest Services / Front Office at Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 13, 2024
Dear John, Greetings! Thank you for choosing the Baobab Beach Resort & Spa as your Holiday Destination in Diani. Its wonderful to know you had a fantastic experience at the resort! The vibrant nightlife, diverse dining options, and array of activities make it a great recommendation for a holiday. The serene environment and wide Beach further enhance the overall appeal. Thanks for sharing your positive review and we look forward to your future visits. Best Regards, Lucy Siatu, Guest Relations.
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Reuben K wrote a review Jan 2024
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Excellent hotel layout, excellent food and very friendly staff. Response time to issues is world-class. The animation team is well rehearsed and quite innovative. All staff members from security staff, front office to the back office team are focussed on caring for the visitors
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Lucy Siatu, Guest Services / Front Office at Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 12, 2024
Dear Guest, Greetings! We appreciate you for having chosen us as your preferred Holiday Destination in Diani and for taking time to write a feedback of your recent stay in the hotel. We are delighted to know you had a fantastic experience at the hotel! Great to hear about the excellent layout, food, and friendly staff. World-class response time and an innovative animation team add even more value to your stay. It's wonderful when all staff members are dedicated to ensuring visitors feel well cared for. Once again, Thank you for the feedback and should your travels lead you back to Diani, Baobab Beach Resort & Spa will be ready to welcome you with open arms. Best Regards, Lucy Siatu, Guest Relations.
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Samuel M wrote a review Jan 2024
Nairobi, Kenya8 contributions
I spent Christmas 2023 at Baobab with family and had an amazingly memorable and magical time. The holiday season tends to have more guests, and the impressive bit is the Hotel had planned for this extra surge in numbers, and was able to ensure the season was well planned. The execution was excellent from the gala dinners to the live bands to the surprise Santa Claus with gifts and the well laid out lights made Christmas 2024 a day to remember. The Lion King piece by Jambo Team was magical to say the least. A special thanks to the following staff who made our stay memorable: Saitoti (Masaai Kikuyu) of Front Office ensured our check-in and check-out was a smooth seamless experience. Saitoti is very efficient and is able to ensure the entire in/out process moves very fast with
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Lucy Siatu, Guest Services / Front Office at Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 9, 2024
Dear _Smuthamia, Warm Greetings! Thank you for choosing the Baobab Beach Resort & Spa as your Holiday Destination in Diani. We appreciate you for sharing such a wonderful experience at Baobab Beach Resort and Spa during Christmas 2023. Its wonderful to know the team went above and beyond to make your stay truly magical. We are glad to hear about the exceptional service from Saitoti, Sylvia, Caroline, and Samuel. We will definitely share your feedback with them. Your thorough gratitude will undoubtedly provide insightful input for the team. I hope you have many more enjoyable visits to Baobab with your family in the future! With Best Regards, Lucy Siatu Guest Relations Manager Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
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FarAway63546316887 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Although the resort is clean, well laid out with friendly staff it had taken more than five hours to check in. If we had experienced fast check in, we would have had a perfect holiday in Kenya. The beach and activities are wonderful.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Lucy Siatu, Guest Services / Front Office at Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 6, 2024
Dear Guest, Greetings from the Team! We thank you for choosing the Baobab Beach Resort & Spa as your Holiday Destination in Diani and for taking time to send us a feedback of your recent stay with us. We are grateful for the feedback regarding your check in experience. Please be assured, its not our way of doing business and necessary step shall be put in place to improve the same. We are glad to hear that once you had settled, the resort cleanliness, friendly staff, and the beach activities contributed positively to your holiday in Kenya. Please accept our sincerest apologies and assurance that we are already taking steps to ensure that the check in process improves. Once again, Thank you and we look forward to your future visits. Best Regards, Lucy Siatu, Guest Relations.
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Hains O wrote a review Jan 2024
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Amazing hospitality the food was delicious and the animators threw a beautiful lion King Debut.The activities for the kids are great and keep them occupied very well throughout the day…See u soon again
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Lucy Siatu, Guest Services / Front Office at Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 5, 2024
Dear Hains, Warm Greetings! Thank you for choosing Baobab Beach Resort & Spa for your stay and we are glad we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. We are very happy to receive your compliments about our hospitality and our food. The team extends gratitude for your positive comments and we would love to have the chance to welcome you back in the nearest future. With Best Regards, Lucy Siatu, Guest Relations Manager, Baobab Beach Resort & Spa.
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Natasha M wrote a review Jan 2024
Nairobi, Kenya14 contributions
We have stayed at many of the hotels in Diani but we always gravitate to Baobab, staying in the Kole Kole rooms is perfect for a family. The hotel only keeps getting better and my family have been staying here for over 10 years. It is all inclusive and they go above and beyond to meet your needs from a delicious variety of food, 3 swimming pools, a kids club, water-sports, evening entertainment and the most beautiful stretch of beach in the world. The staff are all so welcoming and kind, they feel more like family. I can’t imagine staying anywhere else.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Lucy Siatu, Guest Services / Front Office at Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 3, 2024
Dear Natasha, Happy new year! We are grateful for choosing Destination Diani as your preferred Holiday Destination in south coast. Its heartwarming to know that Baobab Beach Resort & Spa holds a special place in your family's heart! With a decade of positive experiences, the all-inclusive amenities, beautiful beach, and welcoming staff creates lasting memories. It's wonderful when a hotel feels like a home away from home. Once again thank you for such a wonderful feedback and we look forward to your future visits. With Best Regards, Lucy Siatu Guest Relations Manager Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
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Christine G wrote a review Jan 2024
Nairobi, Kenya4 contributions
This was our second time to Baobab and we had managed to convince our extended family to join us due to our first time excellent experience. The hotel has excellent facilities that cater for everyone. However, this time round our experience was not as great and my extended family was left disappointed, maybe never to return. 1. A few members of my family got food poisoning for 3 days . The chicken sausages served on the 30th December at maridadi were rotten. In addition, while at the maridadi pool bar we noted the lady rinsing used glasses without washing with soap. This just made the whole experience terrible but i would also want acknowledge that the reception employees were very kind, trying to help and even checking up on us. 2. Majority of the waiters are very
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Lucy Siatu, Guest Services / Front Office at Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 3, 2024
Dear CWKanyi, Greetings from Baobab Beach Resort & Spa. We appreciate you sharing your detailed feedback on your second visit to Baobab. It's unfortunate to hear about the issues with food poisoning, service, and encounters with monkeys. Your points regarding the supervisor's conduct and cleanliness are important and we will action. At Baobab, We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible and to ensure that our guests feel at home. The comments about food were brought to our attention while you were staying with us, and our executive chef is taking steps to ensure such doesn’t reoccur to our guests. We sincerely apologize on the monkey incident; they are part of our eco-system. Monkeys rarely attack human beings unless you’re carrying food or you tease them, that’s why we discourage our guests from carrying food or feeding the monkeys. Having said that we as a resort have employed a person to chase and keep them away from guests’ areas . We are delighted to know that despite the inconveniences, there were positive aspects to your overall experience. Thank you for the feedback and kindly accept our sincerest apologies for the trauma your son underwent ,we wish you a quick recovery and look forward to seeing you back healthy. With Best Regards, Lucy Siatu Guest Relations Manager Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
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ggithaiga wrote a review Jan 2024
Washington DC, District of Columbia22 contributions
My family loves Baobab Diani. And so this was the third time we were staying at the hotel. The hotel has such respectful staff and the service are great, from the cleanliness in the rooms, to the great food. The ambiance is also great for anyone on holiday. However, this last time, a monkey tried to attack me as I went for breakfast one morning. I fell on the concrete pavement as I tried to run away. I hurt my leg and got a bad cut on my arm. The staff from Maridadi side were kind enough and dressed the wound every morning. This actually messed my holiday as I could not swim and was in pain for the rest of the time. I am still nursing my wound two weeks later and into 2024. Can the hotel and KWS do something about this menace? Last year, the monkeys managed to sneak into our
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 3, 2024
Dear Ggithaiga, Warm Greetings! Thank you for recommending the Baobab Beach Resort & Spa after the experience you had with us! We are proud to know that you enjoyed our delightful food, service, the great ambience and professionalism of our staff. We are truly sorry for the accident during your holiday that restricted you from optimizing on the use of our facilities and amenities. We appreciate your feedback on the monkey incident; we are in a natural tropical forest that is home to the monkeys and they form part of the eco-system. As a resort we do our best to restrict them away from guests’ areas and to minimize the menaces they can cause to our guests and staff as well. Thank you again for the valuable feedback, apologies for the trauma, we wish you a quick recovery and look forward to seeing you back healthy. With Best Regards, Lucy Siatu Guest Relations Manager Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
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Debbie H wrote a review Dec 2023
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Such a wonderful holiday in a gorgeous hotel. All the staff are friendly and extremely good at their job. They all take pride in ensuring you have a good stay. The beach is beautiful and gorgeous warm water. New Years eve was an amazing event all the staff worked hard, great food and a beautiful setting. Amazing fireworks and fabulous DJ with everyone one up dancing. I'm pleased to recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Lucy Siatu, Guest Services / Front Office at Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 3, 2024
Dear Debbieh, Warm Greetings from the Team! Thank you for choosing the Baobab as your home away from home and for taking time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We are happy to know that you had a fantastic holiday experience! A friendly and dedicated staff, a beautiful beach, and a memorable New Year's celebration all contribute to a wonderful stay. Your recommendation speaks volumes about the positive impact of the hotel. Thank you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With Best Regards, Lucy Siatu Guest Relations Manager Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
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Jeremano Mbuthi... K wrote a review Dec 2023
Lavington, Kenya1 contribution
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Have all the reasons to rate this hotel excellent due to their well disciplined workers interms of service they give to customer. 2, They have food which are well cooked by professionals. 3. They have more than 4 swimming pool which are separately bult to maintain privacy. 4.Baobab have the best ocean island with white sand 5.the Hotel is under green environment with indigenous tree all over . This give the customer negative ion.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Lucy Siatu, Guest Services / Front Office at Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 1, 2024
Dear Jeremano Mbuthi, Warm Greetings! Thank you for choosing the Baobab Beach Resort & Spa for Festive holiday and for taking time to send us a very comprehensive feedback. Your positive feedback indicates that the hotel's well-disciplined staff, professionally cooked food, private swimming pools, beautiful ocean island, and green environment contribute to a remarkable experience, even mentioning the potential benefits of negative ions. Its heartwarming to know you such an excellent stay with us! Happy new year . With Best Regards, Lucy Siatu, Guest Relations Manager, Baobab Beach Resort & Spa.
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PRICE RANGE
$250 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the baobab - baobab beach hotel ukunda, the baobab - baobab beach resort and spa, baobab beach hotel diani
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceUkundaDiani Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
323
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