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Kole Kole - Baobab Resort Diani
Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in Ukunda
Certificate of Excellence
Mombasa
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Food
For a three night four day stay we for served fish on the buffet two days in a row. No chicken!!!
Bed linen and towels are old and needs a change!
The shower have lost their power and seem clogged.
Showers are not cleaned daily! I know this because I carried sea weed in my swim trunks and it stayed in the shower for three nights! Yuk
Animation team : good team
Kids will be busy all day!
All inclusive drinks choice : basic and no bottled beer. Only keg.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Having been to numerous resorts in Mombasa, this is one of the best. Variety and quality of food, room size and comfort was excellent. Staff went that extra mile to make you feel special
The entertainment team were amazing - thank you for kick starting our exercise routine.
See you next year Kole Kole.

Room Tip: Kole Kole superior rooms were spacious. Mattress was a bit hard
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Rochdale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I think it may be best to start as the holiday started as there is alot to cram in.
After a long 9 hour flight in Premium, which was not worth the money on a standard aircraft but definately worth it on the Dreamliner which we had on the way back, we arrived at around 9am in stifling heat, it was a serious shock after leaving behind 4 degrees in London. You have to go through a rigorous check at the airport with fingerprints taken etc but then only a short distance to the coach (the boys WILL ask to take your luggage to the coach, let them and TIP THEM).
The journey to the hotel is long, bumpy and one heck of an eye opener, a serious culture shock and extremely humbling, the poverty puts everything back home into perspective.
The arrival at the hotel was stress free and no queing as you have your bags taken straight to your room where you can freshen up before your Arrival Meeting the following morning.
The comlex is huge, 3 seperate sections, The Baobab, The Kole Kole and The Maradidi, we stayed in the Kole Kole.
Our room was very large and we had a 4 poster bed with stunning Indian Ocean views, double sink and shower and lots of storage space. Rooms decorated to a minimal but beautiful standard, lots of authentic bespoke furniture, very classy.
We only had 2 nights at the hotel before we went on our 4 days Ndogo Safari but I will review that seperately.
The Restaurants all serve the same dishes but we stuck to the Jadari as it was much quieter and closer to our room. Food had an Indian flavour and was very tasty and hot, can't fault it at all. All the bars served local beer and spirits, the beer is only ever served in halves so keep your eye on your consumption, it is lethal at 45 degrees!
The Animation Team are just fabulous, they serve up daily and nightly entertainment and become your friends if you get involved in the activities, a credit to the Resort for their sheer hard work.
We braved the beach one day, not as bad as everyone thinks, just be prepared to get swarmed, but a polite and firm "No Thanks" gets the message across.
Monkey's......everywhere and such characters, if you come across daddy baboon, walk round him....you will know what I mean we you see him.....huge.
I have to say this is the best holiday I have ever experienced, I never wanted to go initially but I would go back time and time again, a very humbling experience, especially a day out at Footprints Orphanage, gorgeous, wonderful kids and Kerry is an inspiration

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in September for 10 nights for our honeymoon couldn't fault it at all just perfect.
We opted to stay in the Kole Kole part of the Baobab resort it didn't disappoint, the food was lovely with fresh pasta station at lunch and dinner.
The setting is unreal complete and utter paradise apart from the beach boys though we just ignored them and they didn't bother us at all.
Our room was lovely they had a bottle of wine for us upon our return from Safari along with rose petal turn down, a nice little touch.
The staff were unbelievably friendly as was everyone we met in Kenya, we took the 3 night/4 day safari through pollmans and we couldn't have been luckier with our safari driver syed his knowledge of the animals was second to none.
I would definitely stay here again as it is such an idyllic setting and I totally fell in love with Kenya and Africa as a whole!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Deifinetly worth visiting !!!! We stayed at Superior room on the 2nd floor . We had a lot of "monkey guests". which was a super attraction to us. There are three different kinds of monkeys living in a hotel. They are very friendly but you have to be carefull because they can break into your room (they look for food - especially the sweets) You just have to make sure you closed the balcony doors properly :)
Anyways, the hotel is great and becautiful. Rooms very spacious and clean with beautiful open bathroom. Staff very helpful and friendly.
Great swimmingpool with perfect Indian ocean view. You can also enter the hotel Baobab And Maridadi (and use its restaurants and swimming pools) because these are all the parts of the same hotel. Main hotel is Baobab but Kole kole and Maridadi are its parts. Kole Kole is definetly the best part. !!
Excellent foond in restaurant.
Just perfect !!!!

Hope to come back there again :)

Room Tip: Superior Room in Kole Kole part
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Twickenham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Very clean and comfortable hotel. I was blown away with the wonderful service and I had one of the best holidays of my life here. The beach is stunning but you do get very pestered so we gave up and stayed by the pool.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mombasa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

This is a good hotel, very child friendly apart from the scary monkies! We had a good time and I can recommend this place for all. The service, the pool, the food, the accommodation, the beach was all good, the animation team was excellent! Overall a fabulous holiday.

Room Tip: Room 1000 or 1001. These are facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank ASHMombasa
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Property: Kole Kole - Baobab Resort Diani
Address: Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ukunda
#8 Family Hotel in Ukunda
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Ukunda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 84
Also Known As:
Kole Kole - Baobab Resort Diani Hotel Ukunda
Kole Baobab Hotel Diani
Kole Kole - Baobab Resort Diani Kenya/Ukunda

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