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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Diani Blue is off a dirt road (look for signs on the main road) and is a serene oasis that's right on the beach. We came for dinner twice - Friday nights feature a BBQ buffet (delicious) and other nights are local cuisine off a menu. Come early and have some drinks along their many tables the sit on the...

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Thank loveDCA
irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

It is such fun eating above the great Diani Beach and thank you for your positive review. We hope to host you again on your next visit to the South Coast.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travel a great deal and have taken more than a few holidays in Kenya over the years . What a joy to quite literally stop of at a hotel which we had never heard of only to discover it is the loveliest Jewell on coast south of Mombasa . Diani Beach is beautiful and this tiny six bedroomed hotel...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for the great comments. We feel so privileged to work at The Blue. It is always fantastic to see our guests so enjoy our little part of the great Diani Beach.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been staying at Diani Blue for five times and we always enjoyed it. There's just one thing: the previous owners used to have a small selection of lunch and dinner dishes. Now there's a huge menue and a great variety to choose from - but you wait up to 90 mins for your food (happened more than once). The...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed Diani Blue. Now that the Edge restaurant is open to the public there are areas that we are having to iron out and we appreciate your comments. We look forward to hosting you at The Blue again soon.

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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 12 March 2017

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 5 March 2017

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 4 March 2017

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 23 February 2017

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.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Room Service
  • 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: £122 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 1 (Al Qamar) has a direct sea view.”
Loshalp, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“room nr 1. Beach view.”
jjhorses, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stunning Views”
A5532QWrebeccab, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to swim in the ocean instead of the pool - great experience”
, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all perfect”
247Poppy, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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