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Kole Kole - Baobab Resort Diani
Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in Ukunda
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi, Kenya
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107 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“amazing - great service and ambience”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

I went to Baobab resort for a wedding for 4 days. there are 3 hotels in one compound. so its Huge. the good thing was, even though the hotel was full as there was a rally going on in Diani at the same time, the service was great. every one was given attention when we required anything at all. even though it was full it didnt look like it. the food is great and you can eat at any of the 3 restaurants. they have great activities going on all the time. the best rooms I think were at kole kole. they are much bigger and brighter than baobab and maridadi. ideal for business, family, friends, solo and couples. i could go on and on. it was a great stay and I wish I could have stayed for longer.

Room Tip: get the rooms on the kole kole side as they either face the pool or the sea and are brighter and spa...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Everything is great - food, swimming pool, teh beach. There are of course lots of beach boys, but that's the way it is there! I'd love to go there again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

We debated between this and diani reef
This was great, it has 5 pools to swim in, 4 restaurants and 4 bars. The rooms were nice and clean, we were lucky to get a sea facing one. The food was very nice. The service was good, but not amazing. They have a policy on pool towels which is a bit annoying. We went kayaking, the water sports centre provides everything but this is at an extra cost.
Do note, this is a large resort with many other European tourists, so its not a complete getaway from it all into the african dream. But i thought it was great value and we enjoyed it.
Ps - do watch out for the beech boys, they get a annoying and can spoil a nice walk along the beech

Room Tip: sea facing - we stayed in kole kole
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

We liked the Baobab a lot, had a deluxe in the Kole Kole section, which looked considerably nicer than the other parts of the hotel.

Food was good and pool area excellent, service very good as was value. Note if you want to check emails internet or wifi is not included and is very expensive, also both a la carte restaurants are outside the all inc, as are a bunch of other things.

Main disappointment was a lack of a honeymoon upgrade or anything really. Only thing we got was a bowl of mouldy fruit and a towel arrangement.

Very pleasant 4* place to stay, not for a honeymoon though as you’ll get nothing special.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

We spent in Kole Kole 14 days. The hotel is really great. Very stylish, with great food and nice swimming pool. Beach in front of hotel is also ok, but a lot of people bothering you to buy things makes you rather stay at the pool area.
Animation team was ok, not TOO enthusiastic, but friendly.
Hotel staff was extremely helpful, when some of us got sick they even brought food to our room.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

It was great! Im writing ths review on my way bck to Nairobi frm Diani. I thnk its the best hotel in the South Coast,i wil definitely be there next year and for a longer period of time =)

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

We spent 5 nights here after a 10 day safari in Tanzania. And I couldn't think of a better way to end our holiday! Beach was lovely, the beach boys hassled us on the first day but left us alone when told them we weren't interested, food was great and was lots of it! Bare in mind that not all drinks are all inclusive, we had a slight misunderstanding with one of the bar staff one night but I have a feeling that was down to the language barrier more than anything. And the next day big signs were erected in all the bars stating this, so although we ended up paying for the drinks the hotel admitted there should be more communication available to guests about what's included in all inc! The only other problem we encountered was on my mothers 50th birthday my sister had bought a bottle of champagne from the airport and we asked for some glasses so we could have a toast in the evening, we were good there would be a 20 dollar collage fee, which I found ridiculous after all It was a special occasion! Despite all this I can't deny this is a lovely hotel on a beautiful beach, yes the service could of been better in places but there's no hurry in Africa! Poley Poley!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Kole Kole - Baobab Resort Diani
Address: Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ukunda
#8 Family Hotel in Ukunda
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Ukunda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 84
Also Known As:
Kole Kole - Baobab Resort Diani Hotel Ukunda
Kole Baobab Hotel Diani
Kole Kole - Baobab Resort Diani Kenya/Ukunda

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