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“An oasis of tranquility.”
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Ocean Village Club
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, United Kingdom
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“An oasis of tranquility.”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

I spent 8 days here as part of a two family group. We were upgraded to fantastic rooms on our arrival and remained impressed throughout our stay. Getting there from Nairobi (Diani Beach was just part of a 3 week stay in Kenya) was an experience as we took the overnight train and then a little ferry. Despite arriving tired and dirty we quickly settled in and were looked after well. Any requests we made such as extra balcony furniture was dealt with in lightning speed. The food was fantastic and very fresh and varied. The staff were excellent and very friendly and polite. Special thanks to Patrick the bar manager who was great. Also to Mariam who did a lovely massage and manicure. She was a sweetie and made me feel ten years younger! The rooms were kept immaculate. It is not a big place so never seemed very busy which was nice. The hotel manager introduced himself and was very pleasant. Watch the monkeys (or pancake bandits as we christened them) they are fast but cute. The staff were very good at keeping them at bay. The animation staff all spoke french and english and although the entertainment is mainly aimed at the french (the bulk of the guests) they always translated for us. The evening entertainment was pretty good and there was enough for the children to do. I am fairly critical of all inclusive hotels but I left this place utterly relaxed and wanting to stay longer. Would definitely recommend this place to couples, families, older travellers and even lone travellers. many thanks to all of the staff who made our stay so enjoyable. You are doing a good job.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

travelled from mombassa to ocean beach club for relaxation after a conference in nairobi . It was a bit of an adventure getting there with the ferry crossing from mombassa at night but the guide and driver tom and yassoo from kenya one tours made the trip interesting . recomend anyone to use kenya one tours. stayed 7 nights at the club and
the staff were friendly and the facilities were excellent the whole time we were there. went on a tour of mombassa and fort jesus and wood carvers village day trip from there and it was great to be back there after touring around. stayed two days just at the resort and it was truly relaxing playing a french game , bocce and having a go at archery .magic , they put on an early breakfast 5.00am one morning so we could go to voi and savo east game park for a tour.right on the baech, beautiful garfens , i recomend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ocean Village Club
Address: PO Box 88 Ukunda | Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#6 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Village Club 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As promised Ocean Village Club has , after major renovations, reopened on 1st December 2012.Most of the standard rooms have been demolished to make place for new Grand Tropical rooms. These rooms are between 42 and 50 square meters ( plus spacious verandah ) have both bath and shower, flat screen satellite T.V. minibar, personal safe, telephone, poster bed ,wifi and teack furniture.The overall concept remain the same : Ocean Village Club aims to give exceptional value for money, a smart, understated,environement for Clients that wish to relax, unwind, enjoy the sun, the beach, the ocean.As always Ocean Village Club has resisted the temptation to build too many rooms as the underlyng philosophy is that of creating an environment where clients feel part of a priviledged family, not just numbers....As always ......better yes, bigger no !! ... more   less 
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Paladien Ocean Village Diani

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