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Our party of 4 adults and 4 children (all below the age of 12) enjoyed 4 fantastic nights at this small resort. We couldn't have been happier and felt more deeply relaxed. ROOM We stayed in the 4 BR penthouse that was very spacious and creatively decorated. Three of the 4 rooms have AC which really helps with getting better...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Diani Beach to relax after a busy safari. The site was very well landscaped, the general effect of thatched beach huts charming and the colobus monkeys in the trees delightful. (There were some other monkeys which steal food but were amusing and really no trouble to us). The beach was perfectly nice and the beach boys not...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear jennythorneycroft, thanks for taking the time to write this review. Glad to read that you liked the location and the setting of our small property. Sorry if we didn't meet, we left for our trip just the day you arrived. Anyway, we understand that you expected a bigger hotel, and that you didn't like much our cusine, which has...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 10 days here and really enjoyed our time. It is a great location on Diani Beach. Nice accommodation with plenty of amenities. It is a small property so it's quiet and the staff will quickly get to know you. Always clean and tidy. I wish I could have given them five stars but there were several little issues...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your positive notes and we took in all your precious advices. Regarding the price for our dinner we know that it is higher compared to the other surrounding restaurants but this, as explained already in response to some other reviews, it is due to the fact that...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our daughters first trip to the beach, we decided on Diani Beach and could not have been more thrilled with our experience at Waterlovers. The managers and staff took such wonderful care of us, down to the smallest detail. They had a crib, mosquito net, baby bathtub and mini bathrobe all set for our daughter upon arrival. Pool and...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tuohy A, thanks for your fantastic review. Hope to have the pleasure to host you again in the future. All the best. Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL tribe

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay here - but we were not expecting it to be so rustic and the staff so laid back. This meant that when we arrived the young man on reception greeted us and then said he was going home and left us waiting several minutes for the manager on our own. We stayed in the penthouse and...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for your review. Glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us first of all. We're sorry if the staff looked not so attentive to you. Regarding the humidity in the Penthouse, it has, same as all our buildings, a typical makuti roof, made with palm leaves. Therefore it allows the air to pass through. Here...

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dear reader, having come home after a long stint away from Kenya. A trip to Mombasa Diani is a tradition we did not dare break. Being even more special as we are celebrating my mothers milestone 60th. After reading rave reviews on Trip Advisor about water lovers I've chosen to write whilst still here. The Hotel upon arrival was expecting...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Janky P, thanks for taking the time to write a review. As we had the luck to talk to you in person (you're still here with us now), we understand that you wrote this review on your first day, which is quite unusual. Normally the reviews are supposed to represent an opinion of the guest coming from their entire...

Armonk, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is just perfect for relaxation! We were warmly greeted by all of the staff. They couldn't do enough to help us and make our stay the best it could be. The beach and views from the room were spectacular! The food was excellent! Dinners were served on the beach. It was peaceful and serene . I would stay...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your great words! It's as warm as the sunny days here in Diani beach! You'll always be welcome here at Waterlovers! All the best from Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL team

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 February 2017

In the onset, I want to state that my review is based with an eye on the price we paid for the stay. What was expected but was not delivered. Just did not see the value for the money. We had a delayed flight, for which we cant blame anyone. We arrived at the resort around 0130 am. Though it...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for taking the time to write this review. Since we rapresent our staff and all their (and our) work here, (and we take this very seriously),we will take our time as well to respond in the most accurate way. Honestly, we care about our job, and misunderstandings are not easy to accept when we have to give...

Colchester
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We started our Kenyan adventure here just before Christmas, having ended our last trip here in August. It was wonderful to be back to see our old friends (staff) and new ones too, it was like coming home! I was surprised to see another review saying the lunches were poor! I had one of the best sandwiches I've ever had...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Jen! It was fantastic to have you here for the 2nd time, and for us this already is the best compliment we can get. We hope to see you again soon. (Congratulation for your son, he's such a nice kid!) All the best from Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL team

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place, stunning breakfast, loved the lagoon and reef also Oaul and Eileen whom we met Sadly the restaurant was poor tho the one next door "Edge" was great so had lunch there every day, loads of monkeys on the beach in your room on the table wherever. Very slow service for drinks @ 20 to 25 minutes for a...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice feed-back. Sorry that you didn't like the lunch. Maybe it was worthy to give us a second chance for that and other meals. Anyway we hope that you change your mind and come to see us again in the future. All the best. Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL team

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waterlovers is a small eco-friendly resort in the centre of Diani, directly on the beach. All our rooms (only 8 suites, 1 villa and the ocean penthouse) are ocean front and luxury equipped, with air conditioning, king size Swahili bed, double washbasin, stone shower, private veranda, complimentary wi-fi, I-Pod, I-Phone and MP3 docking station, complimentary iPads available on request, with pre-loaded music, movies and apps, complimentary cellphone with local line, private security 24/7, etc... The boutique hotel features also a spa, a small art shop, and a beach house for the watersports. Come as a client...leave as a friend! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterlovers Beach Resort

Address: Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: €246 - €460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterlovers Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Waterlovers Beach Hotel Diani
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
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“There is a balcony with comfy seats and a table overlooking the resort. The beds are comfortable and the en-suite shower room was clean.”
  • very early morning
 of 5 bubbles 152jent, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are good. They surround a central courtyard of dining, bar, pool and lounge chairs all facing the beautiful beach.”
  • view from my front porch - looking at the sandy courtyard as sun sets behind me.
  • the king size bed - soo comfortable
 of 5 bubbles bobthouin, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles zortean, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any of the cottages offer great views and a pleasant experience.”
 of 5 bubbles LesC184, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is so small that I think they are all excellent and have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles coventrytravellers, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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