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Sentido Neptune Village Beach Resort or Diani Sea Lodge

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Sentido Neptune Village Beach Resort or Diani Sea Lodge

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has any experiences of which would be the best resort to stay in. We are looking at staying here in April 2011 and are wondering if there are any significant differences as the price is similar with our travel agent. Also, can I ask will we be safe. Two women travelling alone?

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Why is this inappropriate? I am asking for advice as I've read the reviews on both and they are very mixed for both?

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3. Re: Sentido Neptune Village Beach Resort or Diani Sea Lodge

Hi Rachel (or are you Gromit?)

The message isn't anything to do with your post, it was a post by a business called beachair tours that has been posting adverts for itself on lots of threads. When they are deleted the post is replaced by that message.

Sorry I can't help with the hotels but yes it is very safe for two women travelling alone

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4. Re: Sentido Neptune Village Beach Resort or Diani Sea Lodge

Not been to either hotel, but we have just booked to go to the Sentido Neptune Village. Be careful on here, as there are 4 Sintendos in the area, 1 north of mombassa, and 3 south on diani beach and TA has them all a bit muddled. The one we have booked from the Cosmos brochure is called Sentido Neptune Village, but is listed here as Sentido Neptune Paradise Village Resort, and is showing as in Ukunda. Looks like Sentido has 3 hotels all next door to each other on Diani beach - The palms, the village, and the paradise.

this should help

tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g317068-d5009…

We looked at the Diani Sea Lodge as well, and opted for the Sentido as you can use the grounds of all 3 Sentido hotels, and doing some research, the reviews are slightly better. Also, we preferred the look of the thatched cottages. Have a great trip, we have 11 months to wait :-)

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5. Re: Sentido Neptune Village Beach Resort or Diani Sea Lodge

Hi,

Just to clarify,

There are 4 Sentido Neptune Hotels in Kenya

Sentido Neptune Beach which is at Bamburi Beach (North Coast)

The other 3

Sentido Neptune Paradise is at Galu Beach

Sentido Neptune Village is also at Galu Beach

Sentido Neptune Palm Beach is at Diani Beach

all are on the South Coast.

www.sentidohotels.com/hotels/overview/kenya/

BTW Kenya uses PO Box numbers rather than physical addresses, this can be very misleading when using Google maps to find a location, what it often shows is where the Post Office is where that PO Box is held. Hence if you google one of these hotels it appears to be in the middle of Ukunda which is the nearest town of any size.

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7. Re: Sentido Neptune Village Beach Resort or Diani Sea Lodge

Hi (in our country say Jambo),

There should not be any cause of worry at all when in Diani Beach Kenya for ladies alone during your holiday and you would realize that it is very preferred to walk around alone to the shops, restaurants etc but after dark always take a taxi.

For the hotels to stay i prefer;

Leopard Beach Resort, http://www.leopardbeachresort.com

Southern Palm Beach Resort, http://southernpalmskenya.com

And Indian Ocean Beach Club, jacarandahotels.com/indian-ocean-beach-resor…

Please let me know if you want more help.

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8. Re: Sentido Neptune Village Beach Resort or Diani Sea Lodge

Just to add on, you may also book yourselves in a private villa facing the ocean where you could have you personal exclusiveness and privacy and so I do encourage you to consider this option as it is a very viable holiday style in Kenya.

It would be a wise choice if this is opted for.

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9. Re: Sentido Neptune Village Beach Resort or Diani Sea Lodge

Thanks for the replies. We have to book from the Cosmos brochure in the UK as we have some vouchers to use up. We now are considering the Diani Sea Lodge and Diani Sea Resort as there are cheaper. We can get am upgraded room at the sea Lodge which includes stocked fridge and sea views for the same price as a standard room at the sea Resort and we were wondering if anyone had any advice as the reviews are mixed for both. Thanks for all your help, Rachel.

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10. Re: Sentido Neptune Village Beach Resort or Diani Sea Lodge

We booked with Cosmos as well, and saved almost £200 each by booking online, which has paid for our seat upgrades on the plane :-)

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