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“home away from a home” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Kalista
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“home away from a home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

magical experience.... the Villas are tastefully designed and furnished... with ample space indoors and outdoors to laze around. Faiza, Om and the entire Team treated and fed us like royalty. After a big fat indian wedding this was the best get away.. where we did nothing but relax by the beautiful swimming pool.. drinking exotic cocktails.
We had lots of guests in the group who were jain, vegans .. they ensured we had amazing food for all... with dessert to suit too...
i would highly recommend this holiday getaway and would definitely revisit the place. loved it...

Room Tip: all rooms are amazing... obviously go for the huge suit on the top floor...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Villa Kalista was truly a magical experience.
We went with family and friends and were really well looked after by Om and his brilliant
ever smiling team .
Villas were extremely clean and beautifully designed .
Fresh food breakfast , lunch , high tea and dinner everyday !

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

What an amazing reception we received. We were treated like royalty since we arrived by Om, Faiza chef and the entire team.We had a group that varied from 82 to a baby, we had different food requirements but they managed to look after everyones needs.Huge spacious rooms , standards superb.
The pool is perfect with sun beds to chill on , jacuzzi indoors is great too.We all managed to have dinner together on the outside veranda. there were 18 of us in total. Great place for a special occasion to gather friends or family.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

I cannot recommend this place enough - the best place I have ever stayed in Mombasa!

We were amazed by the beautiful design of the villas. the master bedroom is stunning with a huge terrace, luxury double jacuzzi and double shower in a huge bathroom with beach views. All the pother bedrooms are also lovely.

The chef was amazing, the food is really really really really really delicious! All of our special requirements were catered for including vegetarian and jain food. The lovely modern kitchens are also available if you feel the need to do any cooking yourselves.

The pool is perfect with lovely couches and sun beds to chill on and you can walk straight out on to the beach.

The ground floor veranda is lovely with huge couches and tables for a lovely outdoor lunches and dinners.

Room Tip: The master bedroom is amazing!!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Magical experience, stupendous views and fantastic service.

The villas are beautifully constructed and tastefully furnished. The staff are very friendly and provide great service. I never experienced discomfort or felt the need to leave the premises.

The food was out of this world. As a lover of seafood I overindulged in fresh seafood each day that was prepared skillfully by our personal chef. Each meal was eagerly anticipated and equally appreciated. Delicious!

The views of the infinity pool and stupendous ocean were especially appreciated from the master bedroom on the third floor where I caught the magical sunrise on the ocean horizon each morning. The views were equally appreciated from the double jacuzzi in the master bedroom that overlook the Indian Ocean.

Overall a fantastic experience. I highly regret having to depart.
The staff will remain friends and I will definitely return. Home away from home.

Highly recommended to those seeking a relaxing getaway and experience absolute serenity and fantastic service. You will be looked after!



  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is definately a good place to stay for couples or families. The concept was totally new to me, as you have your own cook and butler in the house. 3 nice meals a day, with alot of good seafood. We stayed in the top suite, and had a magnificent time, do make shure you get to enjoy the jacuzi!
If you are bothered by beachboys, this is the place as there are none around.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Our stay at Villa Kalista was absolutely lovely. I was impressed by the personalized service from Om, Roni and the rest of the team. The seafood was fresh and delectable, especially the lobster. I think I have definitely put on some pounds on this trip. The water temperature in the pool is just right and the rooms are spacious, with a good view of the beach.Additionally, one does not get the artificial feeling of a huge resort but instead feel like you are in a haven of tranquility.

The only thing I can mention, is the beach is a little rocky. Do carry a pair of shoes with tough soles if you go swimming during high tide

Room Tip: All rooms face the sea
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Villa Kalista
Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 41171-80100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Away from the crowds of large resorts, Villa Kalista is an exclusive collection of 6 private Presidential Luxury Villas for the most discerning travellers who seek total privacy. Located in Diani Beach at Galu Kinondo, 40 kms South of Mombasa, Villa Kalista is nestled between the quiet shores of the Indian Ocean and the mythical Kaya Kinondo tropical forest. Each luxury villa embraces a contemporary style with African flavour and luxurious living. The villas are built to five star luxury standards and each villa offers a panoramic view of the inviting Indian Ocean, to provide the ultimate in private escapes. ... more   less 
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