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Waterlovers Beach Resort

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$289*
US$289*
US$289*
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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We have had the pleasure staying in this beautiful resort for 5 days in April 2014. The location couldn't be better. The resort is well taken care of. This place is suitable especially for people who want to relax in a peaceful environment. Management and Staff are very nice and attentive. Especially Cynthia at the guest counter was very, very...

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

Thanks for this very beautifull comment, it's been our privilege to host you here, and we really hope to be able to host you again in the future. Wishing you all the best Riccardo Valentina Cynthia and the rest of the WL tribe

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We found this place through Trip advisor and it more than lived up to the great reviews. This place made our honeymoon very special in deed. The rooms, food, location and staff, were brilliant, a special thanks to Luca. We can't wait to go back. Stuart & Amy.

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

Dear friends, thanks a lot for these fantastic words! It's been really nice to have you here, and we're happy to read that your honeymoon was a memorable one. We'll always save our best hospitality for you. All the best for your new life together. Riccardo Valentina and the rest of the WL tribe

Windsor Berkshire
Reviewed 26 March 2014

This was our 2nd visit to Waterlovers and again it was outstanding!! It still feels like paradise for us, with views of a white beach, the deep blue ocean, palm trees and colourful local Kenyans. What more could you wish for, we really were able to completely relax and unwind while staying here. Food is all beautifully fresh and cooked...

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

Thanks a lot for your second visit and for taking the time to write this beautifull and detailed comment. Such a nice feeling to have you to support us big time, during and even after the end of your stay!! We think we own you more than our best hospitaly for all your kindness. It really reminds us why our...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 March 2014

There are so may compliments to give, so where to start!. Waterlovers is a small and beautiful beach resort in a stunning location. The place is very well run ( in terms of management but most of all the personal touch). Friendly staff who have been well trained but luckily have kept their authenticity. The front desk manager is pro-active...

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

Thanks to you instead for these beautifull words!! Sometimes people coming back from an holiday just get lost immediately in their everyday routine. It's so nice instead to see that coming back, you still found the time to write something for us. It's been great to meet you and we really hope to have the privilege to see you again....

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 22 March 2014

A lovely property with a splendid location run by ever so nice and serviceminded owners - Valentina and Riccardo. They have built an oasis on one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa and have succeeded in their aims of running something special. We were taken care of in a familiar way, the food is nice, the staff is friendly...

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

Thanks a lot for this fantastic feedback! It's been really nice to meet you and to have you here. You'll always find special room for you in Waterlovers. Hope to see you again. Riccardo Valentina and the rest of the WL Tribe

London
Reviewed 21 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Waterlovers almost 2 years ago (we have been meaning to write a review for all this time)! Note: we could not select the date for July 2012 when filling out this review form which is why it states the earliest date we could select (April 2013). The place was outstanding; the staff extremely warm...

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

Wow!! Didn't really expect this review after all this time. I think is great that you still keep the taste in your mouth for an holiday here with us 2 years back. It makes us feel special. And yes, we love to travel, and we like to add to our place all these little things that you wish into a...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We spent the first part of our holidays on safari in Maasai Mara and the second part was booked on Diani beach.The hotel which was booked for us by the agency had this impersonal and little bit worn out look.So we checked the web for other place, found Waterlovers Beach Resort,had Ricardo on the phone and eventually moved there. We...

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

Thanks to you! Such a pleasure to have you here with us. And the fact that you stepped out of another hotel in the area and stayed here at WL is been a big compliment for us. Nice to read that you enjoyed the details, because at the end... everyone can make a room with the bed, but it's the...

Cornwall, England
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Had an amazing stay at Waterlovers last month. The staff, location, rooms and weather were all fantastic! I wish I was there now enjoying a cocktail in the sun! The food was brilliant, we had breakfast and lunch each day and then ate in for 3 evenings and ate out for 3 evenings, the managers recommended where we should go...

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

Thanks for taking the time to write these beautifull words for us. We can see that you're a senior contributor to TA, therefore your appreciation is well kept in consideration. Hope to have the chance to meet you again. All the best. Riccardo Valentina and the rest of the WL staff

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

My wife and I had a lovely 4 days at Waterlovers last week. We had been recommended a number of hotels in Diani by friends and shortlisted this with one other. We are so happy (relieved) that we chose this one. We went to visit the other one day for lunch, it was much larger and felt far less personal....

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

Thanks for choosing us, It was really nice meeting you. The family feel is there for all our guests, since we're happy to include them in the big family of the Waterlovers friends. How cool to see you enjoying the place like a home away from home. You'll always be welcome here. All the best. Riccardo Valentina and the rest...

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We enjoyed staying here very much. Two adults and one 4 year old boy, no shoes for a week, Beach, pool and food all high quality and very easy. If you like kitesurfing its the ideal place to learn and improve. Thank you

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

Thanks for staying with us and for these enthusiastic words. It was really a pleasure to meet you. You'll always be welcome here. All the best. Riccardo Valentina and the rest of the WL's

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: €244 - €445 (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 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
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“All rooms have sea view and different themed decor.”
KentGirl39, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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
bobthouin, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view of the beach.”
zortean, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any of the cottages offer great views and a pleasant experience.”
LesC184, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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