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Swahili Beach Resort

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have been looking forward to visiting Swahili beach hotel and my family and I are delighted with the choice. Esthetics; the hotel structure is just beautiful, inspired by Swahili design. The hotel offers magnificent pools...2 large pools and few other smaller pools which is great as guests have the opportunity to enjoy swimming without the crowds that are a...

Thank Bettie G
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our time at Swahili Resort. It was not only relaxing but comfortable and easy. The property is beautiful and well maintained. I definitely recommend it!! The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. A very family oriented resort. No power outage! We felt secure in leaving our cell phones and purses on the table. The breakfast and dinner buffets...

Thank Mary F
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a unforgettable resort! Had the best week at Swahili! We stayed in room 93 - ground floor - garden an pool facing , reckon the best room in the hotel, the bathrooms are huge an we'll laid out , the beds are comfortable , the air cons work like a bomb .. The facilities at the resort are all...

Thank Janel F
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was surprised to find such beautiful and green hotel in Diani at one hour drive from Mombasa International Airport that includes the waiting time for Ferry to cross the Indian Ocean. Friendly staffs, delicious food with lots of variety, and an exceptional swimming pool to relax your mind and soul.

Thank Média U
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at swahili beach with the family. Amazing experience again with excellent food, decent service, THE Pools, the spacious architecture setting and access to the beautiful palm tree covered area by the beach.kids had so much fun with the well planned easter activities! Met warm staff, treated us as family, splendid Naomi, swahili break dancer Griffin!!! Had fair share of...

1Thank Madhav B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is the best looking hotel to stay at, the rooms were very large and fancy, the food at the hotel is good, and the staff were very nice. The Wifi was awful, but it was also bad in another hotel we stayed at so maybe its more of a general problem. We had a great stay and would...

Thank royLondon
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not even get the chance to inquire at the reception.Was given a torrid time by security and left immediately. Instead of being treated as a potential customer , I was treated like an idler...Or is it because I was on foot?

Thank MuchiriNai
Reviewed 1 week ago

i spent a few days here and absolutely loved it. out of the three days i spent there i spent at least 2 of them in the pool! the staff is friendly and accommodating and did I mention the pool? When it comes to food it doesn't match up to the quality of the setting, lets face it its gorgeous,...

Thank Bulent H
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 8 nights and absolutely enjoyed every minuted of it! By the time I left I felt like the staff was family. Joseph and Purity at the front desk did an excellent job making sure everything I needed was taken care of. Joseph went above and beyond for me on numerous occasions. Dickson was in charge of collecting...

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is atrocious. They have a great setting but that's it. Naomi the duty manager shouldn't be in this industry. The staff attitude overall is bad. The management is aggressive and left a very nasty ttaate. I would recommend this to anybody

Thank alskzmz
Jeff M, General Manager at Swahili Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Frankly, the team and I are not surprised by your comments. Your displeasure with Naomi and the service, stems from the fact that we caught you smuggling drinks, from the supermarket, in your handbag and consuming them at our pool bar. This behavior is not allowed in any hospitality establishment on this planet! When our staff caught you...

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  • Spa
  • Free Internet
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Swahili Beach is much more than meets the eye. Culture and history provide its very soul. From the architecture and the aromas to the music, it teases the senses. Drawing you in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swahili Beach Resort

Address: Diani Beach Road | Diani-Mombasa, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: €144 - €234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Swahili Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 140
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Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Diani Beach
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#10 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
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“Executive Suites overlooking the Indian Ocean”
m_diau, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“get rooms facing the pool or the beach”
, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Request for room 1.Has a view of the ocean and a nice relaxing area on the rooftop.”
carolinemD7482WC, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Low numbers nearer reception. Superior rooms are lovely”
AngeliqueArtist, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lower numbers are nearer main building. Worth the extra for a superior room on ground floor with double doors onto private terrace.”
theberber, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
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