We stayed at the galu over Christmas 2012 for 6 days and found the place really comfortable, pleasent staff who sometimes know the real meaning of pole pole but hey if there is no rush don't worry.
The location on the southern end of Diani beach is perfect if you don't want a beach front hotel or don't want to spend on one, basically it's on the second row and access to the beach is a 10 minute stroll or a very short drive, it's a public beach and as every km of beach is down there it is beautiful, we didn't get too much hassle from beach boys and there were not too many of them around.
The accommodation was recently built so most things still work, the rooms are not big but enough for the two of us, AC worked well and a ceiling fan as well, with a small fridge and a kettle etc although the coffee provided was a little stale, thankfully I always take my own anyways. The dining area lacked a bit of character and we only took breakfast in there which was fine for the standard of hotel, if you want dinner there are many many great places to eat on the beach, so you can spend some of the cash you saved on the accommodation!
The hotel is close to all the local amenities so if you are not familier with the area it's not a problem just go out the gate turn left and drive up the main road you will find everything you need within a few kms.
All in all a pleasent stay, we were very comfortable with the hotel, the service and the staff, so yes would definately return and will.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A chic & charming lodge located in the heart of Diani 's vibrant eatery and shopping scene, a two minute stroll across the road from the pristine white sand Galu Beach. Our value-oriented accommodation integrates contemporary design and modern facilities, with traditional Kenyan hospitality, providing a delightful getaway for both business and leisure travellers alike. Karibu! ... more less
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