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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem by chance! Quaint, tastefully furnished and literally on the beach. The food is incredible and so are the views and service. A great place to relax and get away from everything else

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Lucky us! Great that you enjoyed your find and we hope to host you again in the near future. Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent four days in Diani Blue. This is a small amazing hotel in Diani where peace, serenity and staff's politeness make you rest, relax and forget about everyday life. Moreover, the hotel restaurant is the best I have tried in Diani! Also the massages are quite nice.

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

The staff really appreciate your comments. We are so spoilt working at The Blue and it is always a pleasure watching guests unwind and enjoy our little piece of paradise. Come back soon!

Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This tiny boutique hotel is tucked away on an acre plot on a slight promatory on the beach. As a consequence all the rest of the Diani development is hidden away leaving the blue of the Indian ocean and white sand to enjoy in peace. All the indigenous trees have been preserved so there is plenty of shade if you...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is just brilliant working in this little piece of paradise by the Indian ocean! We hope to host you back at the Blue soon.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

It's a lovely boutique hotel right on the sea. First, the staff is awesome. Better than awesome. We really enjoyed chatting with them and it made our stay all the more fun. It's more than just great service if you take the time to visit. The beach is beautiful and having the restaurant right there outside our room was sweet!...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The staff are always so pleased when their efforts are acknowledged. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Reviewed 10 September 2016

One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Normally I prefer more simple non-luxury places when I travel (To save my budget), but Diani Blue is definitely worth a visit! The manager Ian, is super kind and helpfull and the waiters and kitchens staff also. I can recommend to go snorkling (ordered from the hotel - not one...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed our small hotel by the wonderful Indian ocean. The staff really appreciated your positive review. Diani Blue looks forward to treating you again in the future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I came here with my two best friends for some good quality and well-needed relaxation, after having climbed Mount Kenya. It couldn't have been the more perfect place to do so. The rooms were lovely, and very well equipped with whatever you need for your stay. They were clean, the beds were comfy - and the air conditioning worked faultlessly....

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

It is like being in a dream working at this amazing location. We take great pride watching guests unwind and relax at The Blue. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Diani Blue is a small boutique hotel set in beautiful gardens on the beach in Diani. On the beach is an apt description as my room was 30m from ocean. The rooms are large and tastefully decorated with Swahili inspired furniture. This hotel is a quite peaceful oasis. The food is great and the staff very friendly and obliging. If...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

The Blue's location and size, just 6 rooms, makes it unique on the lovely Diani Beach. We are so glad that you enjoyed its magic and look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Hindhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My second year to Diani Blue, and I'll definitely be going back! We stayed here for 4 excellent nights. Everything was perfect. Lovely big bedrooms, quiet pool area and right beside the beach. The food was incredible, we ate lunch and dinner here on most occasions. The seafood was very fresh with exquisite flavour, as for the bread rolls -...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

When repeat guests have enjoyed themselves so much the staff are especially pleased. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return soon.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Only went for lunch. Gorgeous food on the terrace. Bruschetta and then a fish dish. Big portions too. Great beer. Nice dip in the sea afterwards. Going again this year so hopefully get the same service and experience.

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, staff appreciated the positive aspect. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Udine, Italy
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I went twice for lunch. The location is very beautiful: near the ocean but hidden from the beach. There are 6 cottages with typical African furnitures, a little swimming pool and the restaurant. Few tables are around the swimming pool, the others over the beach. I have eaten well, but the service was very very slowly: pole pole, like Kenyans...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Yes are we not so lucky to work on this amazing location beside the Diani Beach. We have experienced challenges with the service and assure you that the caring staff are working on this aspect. We hope to see you back soon.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Diani Blue is a charmingly small, intimate and exclusive beach lodge, lapped by the waters of the Indian Ocean. Ideally located on Diani Beach, which was recently voted the 'Best Beach' in Africa by the 'Oscars of the travel industry', Diani Blue features just six spacious Swahili-style rooms (all with AC) clustered around a central pool and overlooking the silver-white sands of Diani Beach. The palm shaded beach restaurant - The Edge offers the perfect dining spot overlooking the Indian ocean, well re known for the piquancy of its cuisine - a fusion of Swahili exoticism and Italian Pazzazz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diani Blue

Address: Diani Beach Road | P.O. Box 5107, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: €136 - €186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Try to swim in the ocean instead of the pool - great experience”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all perfect”
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“Room 1 is closest to the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles junglejane14, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Every room looked the same ,though one was facing the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles adaletg, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Only stayed in room 6 but spying into the other rooms when I got chance they we're all really well done.”
 of 5 bubbles Daniel_Wilson123, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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