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Four Twenty South Beach Cottages

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited Four Twenty South with my boyfriend over the winter, traveling from NYC. The whole place is very chic—not over-done, private. It was my first time to Kenya (we travelled through Mombasa). To be on the Indian Ocean! With camels on the beach, monkeys on the roof... Our guesthouse was beautiful & charming — right on the beach, like...

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FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and writing such a lovely review. We really do appreciate it and we very much hope you will be able to revisit one day.

Tenterden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This is a long standing family run business of about 6 individual chalets from 2-5 beds all looking on to the white sand and delicious blue sea along Diani beach. The setting is superb and the hosts generous . Each chalet has access within the cost to a chef and house cleaner. The chef will pop off and obtain whatever...

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FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Andrew. We very much appreciate it. We do agree that it is ferociously hot at the moment and will look into that wobble as you do need both the overhead and the stand fans on, particularly when the breeze lessens on the outgoing tide. We enjoyed meeting you both...

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 15 March 2017

From a pickup at the airport till our departure we were charmed by at our stay at this picturesque place. We stayed at a three bedroom cottage with an outstanding view of the beach & sea. The cottage was built many decades ago adding to its charm. All necessary facilities are provide. The Maid and the Chef who were part...

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FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope very much that we will see you again soon. With very best wishes, Hilary, John, Jane and all the team at Four Twenty South

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

For anyone looking to getaway from it all, this is the place. The old swahili style houses have a lovely view of the lagoon which is literally stone's throw away. It is a self catering arrangement but the friendly chefs can shop for the ingredients for you. Fresh fish can be delivered to your door and the meals will be...

Thank Jaqi J
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 December 2015

My current country of residence is an island surrounded by the Mediterranean sea, & have been to many coastal resorts , but i can categorically state, that i was super impressed by this little piece of paradise, i found our cottage to be well maintained, & extremely homely,as for the beach, which is only a stones throw away, what can...

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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Best food, best massage, best bed linen, best pedicure, best hosts, best beach!! Close to shops and good restaurant Sails. They can arrange boat trips, snorkelling etc. An incredible place to stay can't wait to go back, we didn't want to leave.

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FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us - we really do appreciate it. It was lovely to see you again and to meet your friends and we very much look forward to the next time. With best wishes from Hilary, John and all of us at Four Twenty South

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

The beach is completely breathtaking. The sand is white soft clay and the water is the contrast of peridot and marina blue. Hot... yes, but worth it. Muhammad, the chef, is the absolute gem, we would like to take him home. Veronica is so gentle and loving. She keeps the place clean. The cottage is a perfect get away. The...

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Reviewed 22 March 2015

Not only was our 3 BR bungalow right on the beach where we could watch beautiful sunsets, we found this quiet, tucked=away location to be the perfect place for relaxing. Out group of friends enjoyed all the meals prepared by the chef. The staff made sure that everything was tidy even with our sandy feet. Beautiful fresh flowers were a...

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FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write a review. We really appreciate it. We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us and hope that we may see you again. The house you stayed in with 3 bedrooms is called Kualuka. All the houses are slightly different. Some of our guests have their...

Reviewed 18 August 2014

Travel warnings.....made me laugh. We stayed at Four Twenty South, it was paradise. Beautiful cottage, excellent food, magnificent white beach and clean fantastic ocean. What does one want more in life?

Thank 200heavenly
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Everything about this idyllic place was wonderful. Me, my husband and our two sons(13 and 9) flew to Ukunda from Nairobi, (with views of Kilimanjaro on the way) and were picked up from the airport. The house was extremely clean, and was cleaned everyday. A fisherman arrived every morning with freshly caught red snapper, calamari and lobster, from which Mohammad,...

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420south, Owner at Four Twenty South Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. All of us at Four Twenty South are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much and we send you all our very best wishes and hope we will see you again soon.

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Four Twenty South comprises six colonial cottages surrounded by three acres of beautiful tropical gardens bordered by an unspoilt dazzling white beach lapped by the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The houses are right on the sea overlooking a sandy lagoon where swimming is safe at any tide and a breeze gently cools the heat of the day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Four Twenty South Beach Cottages

Address: Diani Beach Road, Galu Beach 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Galu Beach
Price Range: €209 - €225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
420 South Beach Cottages
Four Twenty South Beach Cottages Hotel Galu
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“The accommodations are cottages style with kitchens and so on.”
  • The beach
570zahedk, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If I could remember the name/number of our cottage, I'd recommend it. Maybe the Management can chime in? Ours was right on the beach and I can't wait to go back!”
  • Daytime view of the gorgeous sandy beach and boats anchored off shore
monkeymaven, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“all cottages are facing the ocean - you enjoy the sound of the waves and the view is stunning”
200heavenly, 18 Aug 2014 | Read review
“We asked for a recommendation and it was perfect. Our cottage was Tsulini. It was intimate and quiet. We slept with all the doors open at night to hear the sea.”
RobynGianni, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Dzumbe cottage is recently modernised and hence a little more expensive than the other cottages, with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms but still excellent value.”
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