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Southern Palms Beach Resort

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Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 17/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#15 of 40 hotels in Diani Beach
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This dramatic hotel with its fantastic pools and beautiful beach is the perfect spot to relax after a safari… or simply visit to relax! The warm and very African feel of the hotel with comfortable rooms, well appointed bathrooms and selection of restaurants offers guests plenty of places to lounge in the sun and almost as many shady spots to enjoy a bit of a breeze and a good book. All rooms have quiet, split unit air conditioners, televisions, mini fridges and coffee and tea making facilities. There is a safe (chargeable) in each room and a business center located in the main building with internet or wifi access in public areas. The drama of the huge, traditional makuti (thatched) roof in the main restaurant offers the Chef a terrific showcase for a varied selection of local and international dishes on the buffet or you could indulge at one of the a la carte restaurants (chargeable) for a special occasion or just a quiet evening for two.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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German
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Hafiz L wrote a review 16 Sep
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We had a most memorable trip of 8 days to Southern Palms Hotel. The deluxe ocean view rooms were beautifully decorated and conveniently located on the beach. The hotel was clean, well maintained and the beach was amazing. The staff were friendly and always available to assist where needed. The General Manager, Mr. Mohamoud, was particularly helpful in ensuring our stay was most comfortable and enjoyable. He was very approachable and always prioritised and addressed our needs immediately. Mrs. Mercy of Guest Relations was also very pleasant and kind, and ensured our requests were always dealt with promptly and professionally. The food variety and quality were very impressive and we especially appreciate Chef Kamal, who regularily went out of his way to ensure that we were happy with the food and treated to a wide variety of delicious meals. We also appreciate Galgalo who meticulously organized a romantic beach dinner and made sure that every detail was perfect to our desire and infact, beyond our expectation. Overall, we had an amazing time and highly recommend Southern Palms. We look forward to coming back here again soon!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Guest, Warm greetings are send your way from Southern Palms Beach Resort, Thank you for finding time to write such an awesome review about the Hotel and the staff, we are all humbled to be of service to you and your beautiful family. Our motto is to make sure all the guests are treated like the royalties they are when holidaying with us. We all look forward to hosting you again, since this has now become your new home away from home. Once again we all say in unison ASANTE SANA and KARIBU TENA. Kind Regards, Mahmoud Alameldin General Manager.
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Ivan I wrote a review 9 Sep
Nairobi, Kenya2 contributions
My fiancée and I came here for my birthday, and it's been my best birthday yet. The views were amazing, the staff were wonderful, and even the general manager checked on us a couple of times. The food was good too. Might have overindulged on our last day 😅. Looking forward to coming back here for our wedding next year.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Greetings are sent your way from Southern Palms Beach Resort, thanking you for finding time to write such an incredible review about your just concluded holiday at our Resort. Our motto is to make sure all our guests are treated like royalties, thus making it possible for them to enjoy their holiday to the maximum. Once again thank you for the awesome compliments and we at Southern Palms Beach Resort look forward to hosting your wedding next year. Kind Regards Mahmoud Alameldin GENERAL MANAGER
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OradeaPrincessC wrote a review 9 Sep
Oradea, Romania51 contributions13 helpful votes
We have returned from Southern Palms Beach resort a couple of weeks now and our heart is still there, at Diani beach and Indian Ocean. Just to know: Jambo means Hello and everybody greets you with Jambo. The hotel has an excellent location, absolutely wonderful people, clean and Covid safe measures are in place. Ask for a room with sea view, it's worth every penny. We enjoyed as well the food, the fresh fruits, vegetarian options, african/indian cuisine and of course kenyan coffee. We were on HB option but for us was enough. Be aware though you need to pay for your beverages and water if you choose HB. The beach is amazing, spectacular colors of water and sky that change almost every hour. Most of all we fell in love with the people working there. They have a great heart and a big smile every time. Unfortunately we can't remember all the names but Jambo to all and thank you for your service. It was much appreciated. On the beach we have met people who are selling different jewelries, coconut water, etc. If you reach there say hello to our friend Richard, Nancy and Irene, and not the last our Maasai friend Klele. Please buy something from him. Maasai people make amazing bracelets and good quality. Kwaheri! we will be returning soon!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a room with Seaview even if sideview, on the south.
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Dear Guest, Thank you for writing this awesome review about your holiday with us. We are super humbled humbled to read that you really enjoyed yourself and the staff went an extra mile to make the holiday extra special for you. We hope to host you and your friends again in the near future. Once again thank you for trusting us with your holiday. Kind Regards, Mahmoud Alameldin GENERAL MANAGER
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ruhina j wrote a review 7 Sep
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My husband and I recently went on a short break and booked Southern Palms Resort, which truly exceeded our expectations. The pool was huge with an lovely pool bar. Rooms are refurbished, much more spacious with clean finishing. Loved the new rooms. Mr. Mahmoud (The General Manager) gave us a very lovely welcome and made us feel at home. Mr. Kamal (the chef) met our last minute cravings and apart from that the food in the buffet and snack bar was delicious. Their entertainment crew kept us busy and well entertained with different activities. We are definitely coming back soon. Thank you Southern Palms Team making our short holiday extra special.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Warm greetings from Southern Palms Beach Resort. Thank you for writing such an awesome and positive review about the hotel and staff. Our entire team is humbled by your appreciative comments, we will be sure to thank them all. It’s always our wish for all guests staying with us to enjoy a fabulous and memorable time during their stay. Thank you once again for choosing Southern Palms Beach Resort for your stay. We look forward to welcome you back again and again for more spot on holidays. Kind Regards, Mahmoud Alameldin GENERAL MANAGER
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Jitesh K wrote a review 5 Sep
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Amazing experience, a definite once in a lifetime experience, urge all of you to go there. The pool is just amazing, and their staff left me speechless. They have so many activities to keep you busy all day long. There is also vast variety of foods for vegetarian and trust me the food will leave you wanting to come for more.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Southern Palms Beach Resort, thank you for taking your time to write such a lovely review, We are all glad to know that we went beyond your expectations to make the holiday a dream come true for both of you. We trust it's the staff who always make the holiday spot on for the customers.... As one family we say THANK YOU for trusting us with your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you again to this great resort again. Kind Regards, Mahmoud Alameldin GENERAL MANAGER
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PRICE RANGE
US$85 - US$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
southern palms beach hotel diani, southern palms beach diani
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceUkundaDiani Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
298
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Palms Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Diani Beach (1.7 km), Colobus Conservation (1.3 km), and Diani Beach Art Gallery (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Asha Bistro, Tiki Bar, and Nomad Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Southern Palms Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Southern Palms Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Palms Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Southern Palms Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Southern Palms Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.