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“Beautiful villas, great beach, spectacular chef”

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Galu Sea Lodge -Tamani
Quebec City, Canada
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“Beautiful villas, great beach, spectacular chef”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We spent 5 days in house number three in October and had a wonderful vacation. The house itself is magnificent, tastefully decorated and comfortable. Huge balconies to admire the ocean and a fountain and bar inside the villa! Houses number 1 to 4 are right on the beachfront. They are fairly close to each other so I imagine one could be disturbed by potentially noisy neighbors (as is the case in most hotels) but we did not have that problem. The atmosphere was peaceful and pleasant. I have to say that the most extraordinary part of our stay was the chef, Boniface. The villas and location of Galu are great, but Boniface is the main reason why we will return to Tamani. He prepared a range of seafood, salads, breakfasts, deserts that were delicious and well presented. He was very friendly, polite, professional and flexible and adapted to our tastes and schedule, including those of our children! Our maid was also very pleasant and professional. All in all, it was a wonderful relaxing holiday and three months later the kids are still talking about it and asking when we will go back.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

These are some cottages that are nicely placed and nicely built, right on the beach. I have now stayed in 3 of the houses and they are all equally well finished and comfortable. There is plenty of space for outdoor eating and sleeping and still remain private. Colobus monkeys visit daily and the pool by the grass by the beach is great. It's also close to Kenyaways and a good kitesurf spot.

Room Tip: There are two buildings that are facing the beach area, which of course are the best.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We - a family of 3 adults and a 2 years old - had a wonderful stay at galu Sea Lodge. The location is stunningly beautiful: white sand beach, swimming pool, quietness, beautiful ocean, caring and attentionate staff. Thehouses are decorated with taste and very functional, We really did feel at home for the whole week. A cook and a housekeper are designated for each house. We could arrange a menu of fresh seafood every day and really felt pampered. The management is very atentionate and makes sure your needs are taken care of: Stephanie helped us arrange a wonderful, - though agitated- sea trip, and although we decided not to visit the nearby Shamba hills national Park, all options were presented to us.
We will certainely return to Galu Sea Lodge, a nice break from our busy lives, but still a home away from home.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Galu Sea Lodge was nothing short of glorious. We were warmly welecomed by the staff and served like royalty. The chef Lebon was five star andwe feasted on the best the Indian Ocean offered - fresh lobster,seabass, snapper, prawns, etc. Our househelp Emma felt like family and stayed late with the kids to allow my wife and I to experience some Diani nightlife. We didn't want to leave and will definately go back. (planned on 5 days stayed for 8!!) the property is beautiful with green grasses, aloe vera growing right out the ground, hugeboabab trees, palms and bright colors everywhere. Monkeys play in the trees above. The pool is clean and cool with views of Ocean and section for children. The beach is sandy and clean. Security is top notch. James always walks the grounds all night. The beach houses are swahili style with african decor and balconies viewing the ocean only feet away.We had a fountain courtyard in the middle of our house! Camel rides, Snorkeling, fishing and boating are easily arranged from lodge. All beds had new mosquito nets and sleeping was great. Stephanie the property manager was an angel and helped so much with everything. We miss Galu Sea Lodge and would recommend this option above any hotel in the area.

Also recommend flying into Diani FYI.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We have been In Galu Sea lodge for the first time in 2009 and we went back there each time that we wanted to chill out and relax. We always had wonderful time and HUGH was always great with us, giving us advice and sharing with us his experiences around. Since the first time they rehabilitated the swimming pool, creating a part for kids... Fantastic. It's just an amazing retreat and I wish all the best to the Management team.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Nairobi
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

We had a wonderful holiday at Galu Sea Lodge this Easter! It is a stunning location south of Diani, on a wide white sandy beach, the best sea to swim in and out towards the reef, a great pool for children and refreshing in (short lengths), a good cook and fresh sea food at the door every morning. The management team were great and we enjoyed chatting with Hugh, who is warmly welcoming and only too pleased to share his local and national expertise on all sorts. Beach house 3 is really stunning, unbeatable sea panoramas from the 2 very large front double bedrooms, all bedrooms are above average and en suite. The Mediterranean type decor is stylish and practical, great for our 2 families with 4 kids from 6 to 16 years old. From the verandah you overlook the ocean, the wide beach, the beautiful gardens and tall palms, monkeys and the pool. Highly recommended, book early, we hope to return before too long. The only concern we might have is the risk of noisy neighbours as all houses are in close proximity. It was only an issue for one night for us (a v noisy and large crowd next door), but if peace and quiet is a priority you could be unlucky.

Room Tip: The 4 beach houses (sea views) get the sea breeze, the stunning, magical views, proximity to the poo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

For the last many years we have stayed at Galu. We have always had excellent service and wonderful times. The staff has been great! This has been a great place for our family and friends. Over the last few years we have had yearly leadership meetings at Galu. It has been a time of refreshment from very busy and stressful roles as well as a great place to meet and do long term planning. Of course our schedule is determined by the high tides. I would recommend Galu for that family get away or for the small leadership training / planning meeting! We have been going to Diani for the last 50 + years! We have lived in East Africa all of our lives and even had our honeymoon on along Galu Beach - 30 years ago! We look forward to many more great years now making Galu Sea Lodge our place of choice!

Room Tip: The beach front cottages are the best!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Galu Sea Lodge -Tamani
Address: Diani Beach Road, Galu Beach 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Galu Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Galu Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
TAMANI at Galu Beach is situated at the south end of Diani beach. There are 4 two-story beach houses plus 6 newly built apartments, situated within beautiful gardens that run down to the wide, sandy beach. There is an excellent, well-maintained swimming pool within the front gardens and next to the beach.The Beach Houses and Apartments take from 2-10 Persons comfortable. ... more   less 
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