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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good: 

very kind staff;
 beautiful garden; 
very quiet;
 top room service; outstanding massages. 


Average: 
Service takes very long, waiters are not very attentive; 
we were charged 3 % when paid by credit card in the end. We were not told about that before;
 don't use their airport transfer. Use Uber, reliable and charge less than half the price;
 their water...

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Thank ET T
irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

I am pleased that you enjoyed The Blue and its location. I am trying to follow up the problem with the water-sports and would appreciate an email with details to help us improve.

Hertford UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just got home after our fifth visit to Diani Blue (previously Asha Cottages) and we enjoyed it so much that we have already booked for another three weeks next year. In our view the combination of wonderful surroundings, friendly & attentive service, comfortable accommodation, and reliably good food is perfect. Of course the depreciation in the value of...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

It is such fun hosting repeat guests that love Diani beach and The Blue. It was a pleasure watching you relax and enjoy our small hotel on the beach. Looking forward to next year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was extremely fortunate to have discovered Diani Blue in February 2017. The location is incredible, overlooking the most amazing white sand beach, perfectly located for some spectacular sundowners. The rooms, property grounds and pool area are very well kept and spacious. The service from all of the staff was most enjoyable; the food was moreish breakfast, lunch and dinner...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, the staff really appreciate it when guests not only enjoy their holiday but let the world know. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again soon.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one week at Diani Blue in February 2017. It was the most wonderful holiday. The hotel has a lovely location at a quiet part of Diani beach. The sea in front is great for swimming and snorkeling, and our kids played for hours on the beach. Our room was spotless and all communal areas were well kept. The...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. It is such fun seeing families completely enjoy their holidays. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely coastal home feel. Great staff and top class food. Tranquil setting, pretty gardens and great position. Thank you everyone. We will be back! Snorkelling on the reef with Sulieman was a highlight and early morning swims.

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we so lucky working in paradise!

Juba, South Sudan
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I had the very good fortune to stay at Diani Blue for 6 nights in Feb 2017. It was a wonderful visit with friendly staff, good food, and absolutely beautiful surroundings. A few steps from the Ocean with kilometers of white sand! There were a few SPA treatments inserted between wonderful walks on the beach which were most enjoyable. The...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again soon.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stayed 5 days at Diani Blue in February 2017 and had a great time. I have stayed at several hotels on this beach and for me this was the best place. I am a bit picky. But this place was clean, it had good food. Very good beds and nice aircondition. Everyone working there was so sweet. It had a...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Blue. We are working on the breakfast issues and general service, I hope that you will notice the difference on your next visit.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We have been to Diani several times before but this was our first time staying at Diani Blue. It's in a lovely spot and the service is really good but for us the highlight was the food: exceptionally high quality and served, for all practical purposes, on the beach. looking forward to our next visit!!!

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

The magic of Diani and The Blue struck! We had a great time hosting you and look forward to your next visit!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a hidden gem on Diani Beach! The resort is small, but has everything you need. ROOMS: good size, clean, nice big bathroom, air conditioning, lots of closet space, wifi in all rooms and pool area. POOL: it's in the courtyard area, all the rooms surround this area. The pool is on the smaller size, but perfect for the...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

The staff of The Blue and The Edge thank you for the wonderful report and hope to be able to entertain you as royally again in the future.

Kilifi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Located on the number one beach in Africa, Diani blue gives the most relaxing place to stay. Exquisite food varying from barbecues, soufflés to freshly caught sea food platters. Lovely staff and the most friendly and welcoming manager you'll ever meet. Recommend to anyone.

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

The staff thank you for your positive comments about The Blue. Great fun with all of Kenya's lovely fresh food to cook with. Welcome back soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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: €138 - €185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Room 1 (Al Qamar) has a direct sea view.”
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“room nr 1. Beach view.”
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“Try to swim in the ocean instead of the pool - great experience”
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