Jambo (Hello in Swahili)!! Wow....It’s hard to sum up in words how amazing this place really is. Following 3 long days on Safari, Myself and my partner stayed here from the 23.09.12 - 30.09.12 and can quite honestly say this was our best holiday yet. We are both under the impression that you only get so many holidays in a lifetime so therefore we like to broaden our horizons and try new places, however Almanara has changed our perception of this and we will return here, it will be hard to find a place that tops this.
Our villa was extremely spacious, given there was only two of us with 3 large bedrooms, all with on-suite was great. This felt like home from home, not your typical hotel room which you find in many places.
Food - well, what can i say, some of the best food we have sampled....and we like our fodda!! Patrick our chef was very talented in what he did, every single dish was tasty and to our liking. The seafood was to die for, biggest prawns i've ever eaten, Lobster, calamari, squid, octopus, oysters, whatever you wanted. If on the other hand you are not a seafood lover, then there are plenty of other dishes to choose from, pasta, steak, lamb, chicken kebabs....I can go on. The Swahili dinner is a must, but make sure you're hungry as it’s a BIG dinner! Thanks to our waiter Rama who worked very hard and provided us with many evenings of laughter.
The staff here is what makes this place so great, Gemma, Jackie & Leo (Managers/owners), Jayne (Maid), Julius (Pool barman) and as previously mentioned Patrick & Rama. Thank you all so much. Just the little things, such as popping by for a glass of vino and a general chit chat made this place feel like home with friends. We had an incident whereby after a few too many cocktails made by Julius at the pool bar, we dropped our camera in water, within 5 minutes Leo had brought us his laptop to our villa, so that we could check that our memory card wasn't damaged and following that, 5 minutes later a car was waiting for us outside to take us to the local shopping centre to purchase a new one. 1st Class Service!
I could go on forever, this place is a must try, you will not be disappointed!! Enjoy.
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future.
Dean & Kayleigh
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Diani Beach, Kenya, Almanara offers 6 Executive Villas and 1 spectacular Presidential Villa. Complete with personal chef and butler services, this luxury collection of private houses offer guests a bespoke luxury experience whilst maintaining the genuine cultures of Africa. ... more less
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