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AfroChic Diani
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Kenya
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

We stayed at AfroChic for 3 nights with our baby in the Punda Milia suite and it was one of our best holidays in Mombasa yet! The room was very spacious and clean and over looking the pool and with a beautiful sea view.

The service is personable from the start, Zipporah is doing a brilliant job - nothing was ever too much trouble for her or for anyone else - Fiar, Norman, Jeremiah - thank you all for such great service. Fiar - thanks for keeping our baby entertained while we ate!

The concept at AfroChic won us over - no time pressure, eat what you want when you want - everything at your own leisure.

Being a small boutique hotel on small grounds meant that our baby monitor worked too, so after we put baby to sleep my husband and I could go and enjoy dinner by the pool knowing we could take our time but have 'one eye' on baby too.

The food was fantastic, the chef's specials change everyday and the rest of the menu is extensive enough to be able to try a variety of dishes.

Gorgeous, clean beach with not too many beach boys and a very inviting sea. Lovely day beds by the beach too for lounging on. The pool is very well kept too.

Thank you to the afrochic team for a wonderful family holiday, we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Punda Milia is the executive suite - fantastic if you require a very spacious room. Ocean Gift would...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

From the moment you arrive at AfroChic you are transported into a world where relaxation and pampering are the norm. It is here my husband and I spent our Honeymoon. On arrival we were greeted with a cooling drink and introduced to the concept at AfroChic – a home away from home. Here there is no time pressure, no noise and nothing is too much trouble for the wonderful staff.
You eat what you want from their extensive menu, where you want, and best of all, when you want. Raj and I are both vegetarians and this did not pose a problem for the kitchen team during our 5 day stay. We managed to eat different foods for every meal and what wonderful food it was. Our favourite was the vegetarian Swahili dinner under the stars on the beach! Everything is cooked with the finest and freshest ingredients available at the market and our only regret was we could not stay longer to sample even more the chefs had to offer.
The rooms are spacious and clean. Whether your balcony is overlooking the swimming pool and beach or the pond and garden, there is always something to spot – tropical birds, monkeys, butterflies. The swimming pool is well kept and wonderful swing-beds and loungers surround it. The beach too is equally impressive with white sand and clear waters.
Nothing though trumps the amazing staff at AfroChic . Stephan and his team were professional and friendly at all times and looked after us as part of their family. We couldn’t be more grateful to each and every member of the team who made our stay memorable.
AfroChic is the perfect holiday destination and we highly recommend it. Everything about it is perfect. We can’t wait to be back! Raj and Minnie

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012 via mobile

Stayed here 4 nights with our 2 girls aged 5 & 2 and my parents who had come to visit us from the uk. Excellent personalized service and absolutely amazing food. The staff were courteous and nothing was ever to much hassle! Very clean pool, lots of sunbeds including double bed sunbeds which were lovely. I also went for a massage which was very good. I would highly recommend this lovely hotel to everyone! I would like to emphasize once again that the food was really superb and we were spoilt for choice all 4 days and that included our two girls!! I would like to thank the staff at Afrochic for making our stay unforgettable....

Stayed April 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

This boutique hotel is set up absolutely beautifully and Has a great view. I was astonished by the very personalized service provided too. They made me feel like a king there. Definately recommend to all. Enjoy your stay there.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

The first day i thought it was some haven on earth really these guys have the best relaxation and when it comes to meals you never like to ignore the time.

Room Tip: the higher rooms are very good for the morning view of the sun and very quite.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We spent 6 nights at AfroChic in December 2011. We had planned the trip a few months prior, and were excited to get away to Mombasa's south coast, an area we had both been before (at a different hotel) and had enjoyed for its gorgeous beaches, warm blue water and laid-back feel. Our expectations were greatly exceeded from the moment we landed at the Diani air strip and were greeted with cool lavender-scented towels by the AfroChic hotel driver.

When we arrived, we experienced the most low-key and relaxing check-in, with a welcome drink by the pool. Stephan, the GM, introduced us to the hotel, its amenities and services. Our room - with a 20' ceiling - was amazing. We highly recommend the Zanzibar suite - great vantage point to view the beach/ocean from the balcony, luxurious Swahili furniture, and an added bonus - an upper-level loft with daybed. Each room is simply and beautifully decorated with a different African theme, and the common areas are elegantly and comfortably furnished.

We were introduced to different members of the hotel staff, all of whom were truly exceptional, anticipating our every need in a way that felt natural and unintrusive. Zipporah was always gracious and helpful; she helped plan day excursions for us, including a visit to the Colobus Monkey Trust. Norman, Donald and Lucas helped make the meals unforgettable. And Betty is simply wonderful.

It's hard to say what part of the experience was the best. As beautiful as the hotel is, and as attentive as the service is, the food rivals both - just superb every time. There's an extensive menu, and we tried different items every day. The staff takes your order in advance and lets you decide where you want to eat - in the treehouse, by the pool, at the covered terrace, etc. We loved all the seafood dishes, as well as the African specialties (the matoke was great); the desserts were delicious (the passion fruit sorbet was out of this world). Even the morning fruit platter was special.

We spent most of our time lounging on the extra-large daybeds on the private beach (slightly elevated above the main beach). We enjoyed the pool as well as its adjoining spa, even at night.

We highly recommend AfroChic and feel it deserves all the awards and recognition it has recently received. We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Top-floor rooms have the best views.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

My husband and I spent five days at AfroChic last month. They nearly had to drag us out of there. We didn't want to leave. We were pampered from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Stephan, Zipporah and the staff are amazing. The design and decor in this small, boutique hotel are gorgeous. We were in the Punda Milia (zebra) suite. It was huge and plush, complete with california king bed (it felt like my husband was clean on the other side of the room), a built in chaise lounge/day bed, gigantic bathroom with jacuzzi tub, plus a large sunroom with a huge day bed and two comfortable overstuffed chairs. A great thing about this hotel is the intricate, hand-carved furniture and fittings. It's all so beautiful that I found myself wondering how I could carry it home with me. We had a huge balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean. It was a great place to relax in the morning.

Let's talk about the food. They let you choose what you want to eat, when you want to eat it, and where you want to eat it. You want tuna carpaccio, avocado salad, sesame crusted snapper with vegetables, and a chocolate brownie, poolside at 1:30pm. No problem. The food selection is a wonderful. I tried to eat something different for every meal. But I did return to the tuna carpaccio and cashew icecream on several occassions. They were just that good. The kitchen staff was even kind enough to pack us fresh fruits and baked breads for our trip home, as we had to depart at 3am.

The beach is calm and warm. We hung out in the water for hours (until the tide retreated so far that you could walk out 700 yards or more before touching water). We spent the day reading, relaxing, and napping on AfroChic's huge swing beds by the beach. They're big enough for the whole family.

We will definitely return, and bring friends!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about AfroChic Diani

Property: AfroChic Diani
Address: Golden Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Business Hotel in Diani Beach
#11 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — AfroChic Diani 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the white sands of the sparkling Diani Beach, AfroChic dazzles with views of exotic, ancient dhows in full sail. The graceful curve of the Diani shoreline tempts all to walks in the warm shallows along the edge of the African continent. AfroChic offers ten individual, uniquely-styled rooms with ocean and garden views. This 'home-from-home' retreat will see you return again and again. ... more   less 
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