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“Sep'12”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of AfroChic Diani

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AfroChic Diani
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
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“Sep'12”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

The stay was superb. The staff is rather friendly, simpathetic and always happy to help. You'll feel at home. The fact it's a small hotel makes you feel great...not in a mass tourism hotel. The pool is great and you need to try the dinner in the treehouse. I definetely recommend. Staying in Diani Beach only in Afro Chic!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Who would want to stay inn one of the big 'buffet every night' 'enternament every night (even if you don't want it)' hotels along Diani beach when you can stay in a small intimate hotel. Wonderful food, accomodation, service and staff, it's got it all!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

They only have 10 rooms which means the service is so personal and special....staff was WOnderful!
Rooms are big, clean and comfortable, we had kusini and simba rooms, very nice, both with connecting balconies.
The pool is perfect temperature, beach is clean and breathtaking! Food is the best! And because there are so little guests they ask during breakfast what you want for lunch and dinner from the menu, where in the hotel you want to eat and at what time...so you dont worry about that anymore...you can eat anywhere from your room, the small sitting area, the garden, by the pool, etc....
We stayed here 3 days and we did not want to leave! It really really felt like home!
Staff is lovely with children, and they prepared food specially for my daughter a few times ( she is very picky) ....they can arrage a taxi if you want to go shop or do something else, and they have lots of movies and books you can borrow during your stay, you wonder why would you need them, but trust me, the place is so unbelievably relaxing that you need something else to do other that sit around by the sun or sleep and eat all day haha.....thank you to everybody that made our stay wonderful at afrochic!

Room Tip: I would ask for a view to the ocean,,, so beautiful...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This hotel is amazing! Actually it doesnt feel like a hotel at all, more like at home with friends. I am a flight attendant and stay in many different hotels around the world. Having some days off this time in Kenya I decided to leave Nairobi going to the beach. Arrived at AfroChic after a short flight with Safarilink from Nairobi's Wilson Airport I was amazed by the welcoming and the super friendly staff who seemed just to feel what I needed. The interieur, a very tasteful selection of african art, beautiful furniture and flower arrangements made me feel more like in a Spa than in a hotel. Stefan, the German manager, gave me great advise on what to see and what to do in and around Diani. You should definately experience the Sacred Forest and the sunset near the Kongo mosque. Truly amazing. If you need to recharge your batteries or if you are just looking to be pampered by great people and deliscious food then this is your place.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

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!

Room Tip: Rooms on the ocean side are the way to go!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Turn off your phones and take off your watches at this wonderfully relaxing boutique hotel on Kenya's south coast. The service was impeccable with meals, meal times and dining location choices for dining completely at our discretion and choice. The full a la carte menu allows you to choose what you want to eat and craft it to each individual's taste. AND... the chefs are amazing, capitalizing on the freshest catches of the day. The rooms are well appointed and spotless with lots of little extras (like straw bags to carry things to the beach or pool.) The entire place is spotless and the service is unobtrusive but attentive to every need. The pool is large enough for quiet lap swimming in the early mornings and is beautifully maintained. The towels are large and fluffy and only accent the depth of service as well as the relaxed atmosphere. My friend had a massage and she highly recommended it. They have created their own strip of beach so you can be on the beach but not bothered by the beach boys. It truly is paradise in paradise.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The last destination of our honeymoon and we are very glad we chose to stay at Afrochic! With only 10 rooms and a very relaxed atmosphere it was exactly what we were looking for. The staff were all very friendly and service-minded and went out of their way to surprise us with a new setting of our dining table every night and honeymoon decorations in our room upon our return from dinners. The GM, Stephan, and his team, Zephora and Sylvia, were very welcoming and helpful. The food and all the service was impressive - Jeremiah will tempt you with the menu every few hours!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: AfroChic Diani
Address: Golden Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#11 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — AfroChic Diani 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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