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Monkey Beach House
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Monkey Beach House
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Master bedroom 1
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Master bathroom
2nd master bedroom
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another view to terrace from 2nd master bedroom
View from 2nd master bedroom to terrace
private terrace on top floor
1st floor - bedroom 3
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part of 1st floor living room
Dining table on terrace
Monkey Beach House
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1 of 3 sofa couches at the front
Ground floor- bedroom 5
Ground floor Bedroom 4 (looks to beach)
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stairs leading up from ground floor
Front of house - the big balconies face directly to the beach & sea
Monkey Beach House
beach house garden walking path
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Diani Beach, Ukunda, Coast Province

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Yasmin I
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“beautiful beach house, fabulous chef and cheeky monkeys”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We have just returned from a week spent with another family at Monkey beach house. Where to start?
The house....is really rather fabulous. Airy, light with day-beds scattered through, massive bathrooms. Views of the beach/pool heavenly. It was quite breezy when we stayed which kept the mosquitoes at bay too. All beds have intact nets too.
Pool was warm, clean, shallow pool for non-swimmers and bigger deeper pool too. Plenty of loungers around to lounge on!
Beach is incredibly long, sand incredibly soft and it is so quiet. Haven for kite-surfers if you fancy it.
Food- we had the stand-in chef called Rama - brilliant food every day. fresh fish, lobster, prawns, swahili curries, avocado salads, fresh fruit salads...
We asked him to buy food in and then topped this up as we needed. catered for kids aged 4-9 with a separate tea-time, then adults ate later. He was around from 8am-8pm. Really made the trip so much more relaxing.
Housekeeper Anna, also came daily and kept the place looking spotless.
Owner Hugh lives very close by and was very friendly and helpful - we didn't get round to any excursions but he recommended some really great sounding trips.
Monkeys.....cheeky lot who will try and snaffle any food if it is left ot so you just need to ensure all of it is in fridge or cupboard. they are easily scared away, especially by small children chasing them!
All in all- great place, hope we can go back again.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Pontus M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Monkey Beach House was great!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 for a stay in October 2013

A group of 3 families with 5 kids ranging from 1 to 12 years stayed at the Monkey Beach House for a week in October 2013. The house, general facilities and garden with pool area are very well maintained. Staff - both in and outdoor - very professional and helpful. An extra kudos to the cooks who prepared any requested dish to our great satisfaction. We found it the perfect place on the South Coast and will certainly return.

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Liked best: Facilities are clean and freshly done; staff are attentive and good
Liked least: Houses towards the back on the property do not have beach/ocean view
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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159Barbar...
Verona, Italy
1 review
“Just perfect!”
Reviewed November 29, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

At first, the distance from the nearest shopping centre (about 4km) concerned us but then, we started using the matatus, the tuk-tuks and the boda-bodas, and it wasn't a problem any more....just fun! We spent the first half of our holiday in one of the very spacious apartments available at Tamani Cottages/Galu Sea Lodge, where we were very well looked after by Abdallah and Evelyn. Abdallah's Italian cooking was delicious and very well prepared. We then moved to Monkey Beach House and it was just perfect: the house was so spacious and comfortable , and beautifully furnished in Lamu style; the ocean view was breathtaking and the house staff, Kai and Ann really spoilt us! We're looking forward to going back asap!

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Liked best: The location....right on the beach, ocean view, the climate, the house staff.
Liked least: The distance from the nearest centre but only when we first arrived.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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PSTNairob...
Nairobi
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautifully decorated, gorgeous views and absolutely relaxing!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Monkey House was just perfect. The house is luxurious, spacious, nicely laid out, and decorated beautifully with a well-equipped kitchen and nice house staff. It is set on a property with 3 other houses facing the wide, white sandy beach and 6-8 apartments in the garden behind sharing one very nice pool. It is great for groups. We had 12 in our group, our family and another family sharing Monkey House with the 3rd family in an apt. The owner is extremely nice and helpful. We had a great trip. It was so relaxing!

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Liked best: gorgeous view, beach, pool, and house and friendly owner
Liked least: extra charge for wifi
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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dlaguardi...
Rome
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Paradise found: Exceeded the Highest Expectations”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The Monkey House was spectacular. Set right on the gorgeous Galu Beach (Few people and more beautiful than Diani a couple kilometers to the north), this property was luxurious, comfortable, fun and just right for our group of adults and kids. The decor was great and every room was outfitted with stylish fittings. The pool was large, with a shallow pool adjoining the deeper one--both a very good size. The staff was excellent. It was totally safe, with attentive guards who also kept an eye on our kids as they ran between the beach and the sea. And the sea! Wow! White, soft sand, blue (although a bit cloudy given the season), with fun waves during the tides. The very cool kits school is just down the beach and various restaurants are nearby. Go!

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Liked best: Everything! Surprisingly luxurious but with a cool-beach attitude.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brussels
Reviewed June 11, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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NAIROBI
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Management Response
May 30, 2013
Thank you Steve, We look forward to welcome you and your family again soon.
Best regards.
Magdalena
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