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Villa Kalista

Diani Beach Rd Galu Kinondo, Galu Beach 80100 Kenya
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Away from the crowds of large resorts, Villa Kalista is an exclusive collection of 6 private Presidential Luxury Villas for the most discerning travellers who seek total privacy. Located in Diani Beach at Galu Kinondo, 40 kms South of Mombasa, Villa Kalista is nestled between the quiet shores of the Indian Ocean and the mythical Kaya Kinondo tropical forest. Each luxury villa embraces a contemporary style with African flavour and luxurious living. The villas are built to five star luxury standards and each villa offers a panoramic view of the inviting Indian Ocean, to provide the ultimate in private escapes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Sun umbrellas
Public wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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F Collet wrote a review Jan 2024
Madrid, Spain3 contributions2 helpful votes
Pleasant, nothing special Staff not seem to care, like service mind. Serious issues with taste and style. Prices are ok but need work on the whole concept typical Diani coast I'm afraid , salads were limp looked old and Tusker at 400 a bottle, cash only?
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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freesh wrote a review Aug 2023
Mombasa, Kenya1 contribution2 helpful votes
My family loved the place and the manager Nikhil was very friendly and helpful. The staff were amazing. So disciplined and ready to serve no matter what time it was. Made our stay feel pampered. Will definitely be returning again with my family.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking available, great staycation if you want to getaway from your daily environment. Good food...
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Mahira A wrote a review Aug 2023
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We took two of the villas and we were a group of 9 people. The Villa was huge and very spacious with beautiful grounds. We we’re welcome by Nik who manages the place and then gave us a long introduction of the place. The villa we were in wasnt fully ready so we had to wait for some time. The beach and sea is very rocky but the pool was nice. Food was average and can do with some improvements. Nik kept popping in announced all the time which wasn’t very comforting. Otherwise he catered to our needs. Salma and her team were exceptional. The Spa team were wonderful with massages and pedicures.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Its at the end of the gravel road
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Bhavin Shah wrote a review Aug 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Just come back from a trip to Villa Kalista and loved it. Villas are luxurious and spacious The service out of this world. Nikhil made sure no stone unturned. Our villa buttlers made sure we had everything we needed and had a brilliant lunch and dinner setup. Most of all for us the place was really child friendly and our son was safe to roam around without us being nervous
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pawel K wrote a review Jul 2023
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely loved the experience. We stayed in Kalista just for the lunch and to swim in the pool: the service was outstanding, particularly thanks to Nikhil who was very attentive manager and also kind to show us the villa itself. Great food and pleasurable atmosphere combined with personal approach to the customers. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Recommended for both long stays and short walk-ins to enjoy lunch and pool
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Valerie M wrote a review Jul 2023
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We absolutely loved our stay here. Everyone, from the manager Nikhil to the groundskeepers were extremely lovely. The food was also very high quality and plentiful. I was having a hard time clearing my plate because I was always full. My friends and I are already planning on coming back next year.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Come with a healthy appetite.
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Muthoni N wrote a review Jul 2023
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I booked a three day stay and had the the time of my life. Nikhil the manager was welcoming and did everything to make our stay comfortable. He took time to listen to our requests and gave attention to detail. The food prepared by Edward was sumptuous with the seafood being the best ever hands down. Our butler and server Alfred, our room and jacuzzi attendant offered great service and we didn’t lack for nothing. The beds were very comfortable and pillows fluffy. I give the whole experience a 10 out of 10. I am definitely coming back to Villa Kalista because they made my whole stay and 58th birthday an experience to remember and oh, I forgot to mention I found them via Adventure Singh. See you soon Kalista
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get a contact from a local taxi, Tuktuk or bike rider because Villa Kalista is a little removed...
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Faddy D wrote a review Jul 2023
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The villas are amazing Location,excellent food, relaxing pool with sea view and all the luxury or comfort you could ask for The Manager Mr.Nikhil and his staff are very co-operative and hospitable Worth visiting anytime of the year ! 😊
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Date of stay: July 2023
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sayeda j wrote a review Jul 2023
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Very dissopinted with their air conditioning it did not work their fan in room ate out dated and they need add more air conditioning units through out the villa extremely they did not even help to fix it
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Ali K wrote a review Jul 2023
Karen, Kenya1 contribution1 helpful vote
We recently had an exceptional stay at Villa Kalista. From the moment we arrived until our departure, Nikhil's hospitality and attentiveness were second to none. The villa itself was stunning, with breathtaking views and elegant decor. Faiza (the owner) personally made sure her team went above and beyond to ensure every need was met, providing personalized service and taking care of every detail. The staff (especially Salma) were very friendly and professional, and the cleanliness was impeccable. I highly recommend Villa Kalista for a memorable and relaxing getaway.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Faiza Bhanji, Owner at Villa Kalista
Responded 6 Jul 2023
Thank you Ali for your kind words and positive feedback. We loved having you and your family stay with us. We hope to see you all back in the very near future. Thank you Again! Best regards from all at Kalista.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Kalista
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Kalista?
Nearby attractions include Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest (0.06 miles) and Bora Bora Widlife Park (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Kalista?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Kalista?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Kalista?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Kalista?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Kalista?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant, and The Salty Squid Beach Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Kalista?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Kalista have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Kalista offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Kalista?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Villa Kalista have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.