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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I rented 2 houses for my family. Juma from the reception was very professional, pleasant and very prompt to make repairs. The agent who leases the cottages (Shire Dewberry) was very unprofessional, shady and refused to give us a receipt for money paid. We got there late (9pm) and were informed that it was too late to sign paperwork etc,...

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1Thank atienoo2017
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Best time of my life. I went there with my partner and stayed for five days. We arrived at about 8:30 pm and Juma waited for us so that we could check in. He called us at about 6 pm to confirm when we would be arriving so that he would have our chef make dinner. I will tell you...

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6Thank JoJo L
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 August 2015

1st of all the booking was flawless thanks to Mr Juma whose professionalism and guest relations was impeccable. I was picked up at Ukunda airstrip at no cost at all and was received very warmly upon my arrival. I had initially booked a standard room and I was greatly surprised when I arrived because I was upgraded to the stylish...

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3Thank ShandaMcyanda
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

My partner and I visited out of season. And we'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. The place was immaculate. We were given a free upgrade without asking. As the restaurant was closed, we were offered a personal chef... Zuhura. She was wonderful. The food was divine and nothing was too much trouble. Juma was super amazing and...

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4Thank Claire D
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We stayed at Forest Dream Resort for 5 days in April 2015, it was a truly fantastic experience. We arrived directly from a safari, and Juma the receptionist showed us to our room. It was a beautiful cottage, very clean and spacious. Because of the low season we had the whole place to ourselves for most of the stay. For...

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3Thank TheaB55
safarikees, Eigenaar at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear sir/madam Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am sorry I was not around to welkom you but I see that the staff have given you all the care you deserve at Forest dream. Thanks Again Kees van Velzen

Notting Hill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2015

The whole process from booking to checking out was so easy and the staff couldn't have been more helpful! We booked directly through the hotel who explained clearly the prices of everything and helped us organise very reasonable transfers (4500Ksh) from Mombasa Airport in our own private vehicle. When we got to Mombasa, our driver, Patrick, picked us up at...

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2Thank Joshua W
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We stayed there for 4 nights middle of august and really enjoyed the nice jungle athmosphere around us. We were the only guests as Kenia was completely empty because of the terrorist attacks. We were lucky and received an upgrade to a nice villa with own swimming pool. Also we had an own cook, Humphrey, who cooked us very delicious...

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1Thank tiigeri
safarikees, Owner at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tiigeri Thank you so much for your review! I wish I could thank you in person for your review. It seems that there are only very few people left over who want to go to the coast aria because of the securety situation at this moment. However we have not experienced any problem at our resort and so have...

Reviewed 31 August 2014

Let's say that it was a strange moment for the coast. For the several attacks in the north of Kenya during the weeks before, nobody was around, even if it was high season. We were the only guests of the resort and there weren't facilities for us. The resturant was close,as the bar. We booked the bed and breakfast solution...

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safarikees, Owner at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Alma Thank you for your honest review. As you have seen for your self Diani beach and other favorite destinations at the Kenya coast are deserted this year because of the securety problems in the aria and the government of Kenya is not willing to do anything to improve this issue. We have seen this many times before, mostly...

Reviewed 22 April 2014

Brief: - We went (family of 6, kids age 9, 8, 6, and 2) in April to Diani and stayed at FD - We arranged a private cook (Humphrey), a super guy, who arranged for breakfast, lunch and dinner - Monkeys all over the place, beautiful, kids loved it - Wifi there as well (for hardworking dads ... ;) -...

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Concord, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 March 2014

My sister and I stayed here for two nights in March. The hotel was lovely and the cottages (in which we stayed) were beautiful, well-maintained and very clean. I loved the tree-house feel of my room! The food was quite good (we even asked for vegetarian entrees for dinner and were made a wonderful vegetable curry with chapati). The cocktails...

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safarikees, General Manager at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear sisters Wakefield Thank you very much for your honest review. As je have mentioned in the review, you and your sister where almost alone in the resort at that time and that can feel a bit strange indeed, but this happens only in our low season and on the other side it is nice to have almost the whole...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forest Dream, a special (family) resort of luxury villas and cottages(7) sits in 25 acres of subtropical forest,3 swimming pools, water slide, bar and restaurant, located in Diani beach on the south coast of Kenya. With the white sandy beach at only a 10 minutes walk, free beach shuttle,our guests have the unique combination of beach and forest. We offer a variety of eco-friendly accommodation like standard room, luxury rooms and suites but also complete cottages and villas with or without AC. All of our cottages and villas are set on its own 1 acre forest garden providing the most exclusive privacy. Best place on the coast to view the local wild-life. The owner of Forest Dream Resort is also the founder of the well know "Colobus trust Diani" and has designed the Colobus bridges over the Diani Road to save those endangered monkeys. We have a private nature reserve at the back of the resort. Some of the villas have their own private pools and are fully staffed. Free "tennis court in the shade of palm trees" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Dream Resort

Address: Diani Beach Road | PO Box 787, Diani Beach, Ukunda 1000, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: €30 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“The place is sparkling clean even with the monkeys around.”
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jojol188, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Colobus Cottages. Not a day goes by where you wont see the monkeys during certain times of the day.”
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ShandaMcyanda, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The Bed and Breakfst option is a must, you can wake up and have breakfast served directly outside your room no need for an early morning drive to a restaurant!”
383joshuaw, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
NicNaylor, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“All rooms super”
Siljetveitdal, 28 Feb 2014 | Read review
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