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Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd stay at Pinewood in 6 years, and it was just as wonderful as the previous occasions. And a very special touch this time was being upgraded to a ground floor suite - wonderful - and although the other rooms we have stayed in were not quite as spacious, they were equally tastefully decorated and fitted out....

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a long and dusty trip from Mombassa this hotel blew me away. From the point we went up the steps to enter the staff made sure we were on holiday, and often reminded us too! A welcome drink as we checked in cleared the dust. We were guided to our suite. Everything was explained regarding the rooms, meals bars...

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Thank Derek J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the hotel as a couple from 29th Oct to 11th Nov, with a 3-day safari break in between. The hotel is situated along a stretch of unpaved road, quite a way from the other hotels along this very long beach. This is a very good thing as it means this portion of the beach is beautifully quiet....

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Thank Ray C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having just walked through the front door, and three flights home, I couldn't wait to put pen to paper and say what a fantastic stay we have both had at Pinewood after a full-on Safari week. Every member of staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, we were all soon on first name terms which made it feel very...

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Cleethorpes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was our second visit, the first being 8 years ago when we stayed for a week after doing a weeks safari. This time we decided to stay for 2 weeks and do a small 2 day safari during our stay. Good memories came flooding back the second we walked into the reception due to the tremendous warm welcome that...

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

After six busy full on nights on safari this hotel ideal spot to relax & rest. From a warm welcome by Mary, Patrick with his coconuts, Teresa our room maid, manager Ben & all the rest of the staff were brilliant attending to our every whim. Nothing was to much trouble. Relaxing on the sun beds(not getting at silly o'clock...

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

After four days on honeymoon safari and a nightmare journey from the Masai Mara, it was a real relief to end up at Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa. Having left a main road to travel down a poor dirt track road, we were a little worried about the type of hotel that would be at the end of the stretch....

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PhilipGM, Guest Relations Manager at Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for these supportive words. They mean a lot to us. We could never do what we do best or be who we are now without this kind of support from our guests. Trust me! the way you describe our place and your experience with us is touching us deep inside and makes our work and effort...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed at The Pinewood between 12.08.2016 and 25.08.2016 with a 3 day safari break inbetween (see separate reviews of Saltlick Lodge and Ngutuni Lodge) and this has to be the most idyllic hotel accommodation anywhere, it is an amazing place, so luxurious and palatial we really felt very spoilt. The rooms are bright and airy spread over what feels...

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PhilipGM, Guest Relations Manager at Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Woww!!!! What a beautiful fantastic long deep detailed review. Very Supportive, encouraging, motivating, rewarding touching.... etc ...really lost of words on how to describe it. I read it today to some of our staff and I wish you could see touching smile faces full of energy. They all wished for a chance to thank you in person, and have promised...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Pinewood Beach resort and Spa is a delightful surprise. After leaving the made up road we travelled along a dirt track for quite a way before arriving at Pinewood. As soon as we turned into the property we transported into a world of relaxation. We walked and ran on the beach, started the day in the gym then had no...

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PhilipGM, Guest Relations Manager at Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear friends, Jambo! It was really nice to meet you and to have you here with us. Your review is also a great reward for our day to day work and we do very much appreciate it. "would definitely go again" these are your last words. They mean a lot to us and the fact that you come back to...

Reviewed 24 July 2016

It was low season when we stayed but that did not diminish the quality of service we experienced at Pinewood. They have been consistent with their cultural-themed dining since the last time I was there four years ago and the staff were friendly and always willing to be of assistance. The beach was so beautiful too and most importantly clean....

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PhilipGM, Guest Relations Manager at Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Valued friends, Thank you very much for taking time to write this review. We're glad that you enjoyed your second stay with us. This is a great compliment to us. It reminds us why our motto is " come as client and leave as a friend" Asante sana Rafiki.. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Mshai Pamela and rest...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pinewood Village is a small boutique beach and water sport resort. It is situated on the stunning deserted shores of Galu Beach, one of the finest beaches in Kenya. It is relaxed and informal. Personalised and friendly service is at the forefront. The resort is set amidst heavy tropical flora and palms and attracts the endangered Colobus Monkey and over 100 bird species from the surrounding forest. Hotel newly refurbished jun 2006. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Diani Beach Road | P.O.Box 90521, Galu Beach, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Galu Beach
Price Range: €117 - €215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Pinewood Beach Hotel Ukunda
Pinewood Beach Resort And Spa
Pinewood Village Beach Hotel
Pinewood Village Beach Ukunda
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Galu Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Galu Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Galu Beach
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 of 5 bubbles DSNM2014, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For families, take the Baobab Suite, which was spacious, comfortable and quiet with huge living room, balcony and three bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Sevillanita, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a deluxe or executive suite”
 of 5 bubbles TeamMozila, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you need Wifi invest in a sim card before you arrive here.”
 of 5 bubbles Susie60713, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles antonpip, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
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