My husband and I stayed here after safari in the Masai Mara for 6 days. It was the perfect way to wind down and relax after long days of game drives! The staff here is exceptional. All my best to Tziporah and the rest of the staff. They are the warmest, most welcoming people. We felt like family - very well taken care of. They really go out of their way to make you happy and they did a great job! Wonderful people!
This property is more like your own private villa. When we were there - there were only a few other guests there, so we had the place mostly to ourselves! The pool, lounge chairs/beds on the beach were perfect. This place is a cross between a Miami South Beach hotel and an upscale B&B with amazing African art throughout. Casually elegant and so incredibly chic!
The food was phenomenal. You are provided a menu with a vast range of selections, no matter what your food choice/preferences. You order what you want, when you want and eat it where you want. It is gourmet quality food. Fantastic! We had full board which was more than enough food for both of us. We simply could not eat three full meals a day as there was so much delicious food! The beauty of it is that there are no set "meal times" and no pressure to do anything - except enjoy the beautiful property and the Indian Ocean and each other.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable with a large bath with separate shower and tub. There is a large deck overlooking the grounds. Lovely! The only area I can see room for improvement is with the bedding. It wasn't the best. Considering the quality of everything else, I was surprised the sheets weren't a higher quality (softer) and that there wasn't a mosquito net over the bed. This would've made a huge difference as the mosquitos loved to visit us in the night. These are two things that are minor in the scheme of things, but I just wanted to mention it.
Don't be afraid to venture out of the hotel. The beach is gorgeous - you can walk for hours. Ignore the boys that try to sell you things. Don't even engage or you won't get rid of them! Remember to barter if you consider buying anything from them. Also, be aware that the ocean here is very tidal, so you have to be aware of this if you want to swim or dive. The hotel posts high tide/low tide every day.
We really loved this place. We were sad to leave. We have traveled extensively all over the world and were very impressed. It's a great find! Don't hesitate - GO! You will love it!
You will think about this place long after you leave - it stays with you. We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the white sands of the sparkling Diani Beach, AfroChic dazzles with views of exotic, ancient dhows in full sail. The graceful curve of the Diani shoreline tempts all to walks in the warm shallows along the edge of the African continent. AfroChic offers ten individual, uniquely-styled rooms with ocean and garden views. This 'home-from-home' retreat will see you return again and again. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Afrochic Diani Hotel Diani