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Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 20 Diani Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Everything and everyone here is amazing!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Our family spent a week at Kenyaways and had an absolutely perfect stay. Our room (Rebel-which has a super sea view) accommodated the four of us just fine and was furnished very comfortably and had a full ensuite bathroom.

It's a boutique hotel that has a surfer-come-hippie décor that seems to relieve you instantly of all your stress. It's very well maintained, super clean, decorated wonderfully, has WiFi , swimming pool and everything works as it should.

Linzi went out of her way to help us make our stay comfortable, assisting us in anyway possible. She even helped me track down a long lost uncle who lives in the area! She's developed an innovative way to try keep the beach boys at bay while keeping the beach clean-everyone wins!

The staff are the most friendly, caring and professional team you could hope to find anywhere-always smiling and asking if we're okay. Steve, who is a manager there, noticed shortly after we left Kenyaways for Malindi that we had forgotten a bag full of souvenirs in our room. He tracked us down and delivered the bag to us on his day off. We were astonished!

Kenyaways is located on an expansive and pristine beach. If Kite surfing or boogie boarding is your thing, this is the place to be, but if you're not into that, you'll still have an amazing time! The breakfasts were always different and delicious. There's a restaurant on site but whenever you want a change there are plenty of good spots to eat close by.

We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and would definitely come back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 9 October 2014
Hey guys, It was a pleasure having your lovely family to stay. We really enjoyed it. I am glad you got to have a nice chilled time to go back to your roots and family reunion. Hope you had a good trip back, must be a long journey so I am glad it was all worth it! tutaonea!
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We spent a week here and fell in love with the white sands and warm sea. The service was fantastic with delicious food and drinks from the bar which we either enjoyed in the restaurant or on our sun beds looking out to sea. Everyone was incredibly friendly, our room was gorgeous with a secure safe and always clean and pretty. We loved our kite surfing - fantastic weather and instruction, the perfect place to learn. All in all and great week in paradise.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 9 October 2014
Hi - Many thanks for your amazing review of Kenyaways. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we are so grateful you took the time to tell other travellers on tripadvisor about it. Wishing you all the best on further travels! Linzi and Kenyaways team.
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Kampala, Uganda, Africa
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

It's a perfect family place to be there. My kids had an amazing time,rooms were very clean. Staffs of Hotel are extremely courteous. Food was tasty and fresh,loved the beach. Overall mindblowing!!! We shall recommend and will surely come back.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Hey - Thanks for your review. So glad you had a great time and will recommend Kenyaways to other travellers. Hope you had a good journey home. All the best. Until the next time!
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Yesterday me and my husband finished our holiday at this hotel and we would recommend to all tourists who want to visit Kenya to choose Diani Beach(Exactly the area of ​​Galu Beach, the most beautiful beach in all of Kenya and the tropical paradise that everyone would enjoy) and especially to stay at Kenyaways. Why? Because this hotel fully respects the concept of African design, offering rooms with attention to detail, but the overall style Swahili.
The hotel is situated on the beach, with direct access. The view that there is present every morning at the breakfast and that will accompany during all your days will leave you ecstatic.
The staff is fantastic. Dear, smiling, ready to fulfill every request. The cleaning room service excellent, with two crossings a day, morning and late afternoon.
Safety deposit boxes are present in the room. Restaurant smart and cool inside the hotel, beach front. All at great prices that no other hotel situated on the beach could offer. Come here without doubt!!
You'll love this wonderful land and you'll be infected with the sickness of africa as happened to us!

Stayed July 2014
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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Hi,

Thank you for your very positive review of Kenyaways. We are really grateful you felt at home and enjoyed your holiday and can tell everyone about your stay. We hope you had a good trip back. On behalf of the team All the best!
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I would go back again and again if time allowed. A very magical place. The local people are wonderful, gracious, full of humour and kindness. Kennaways itself is nothing short of beautiful. It is peaceful, clean, chilled, organised, warm, friendly, super comfortable and located on what has to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Count yourself very lucky if you get to go and stay there.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Hey, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to make a review and such a great one too. I am really glad you had a great time and have passed your message on to the staff. All the best. we look forward to your return, Kenyaways is not going anywhere!
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Incredible service in the most beautiful setting. We felt at home and relaxed in the Kenyaways quirky hotel. The design is original and creative, using fabrics and styles of Kenya to create a rustic and well finished space. A place to reflect and feel at peace. Downstairs there is a gentle sporting buzz and an incredibly friendly vibe. A truly special part of Diani beach.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
hey Megan,
Many thanks for your lovely review. It is really appreciated to know what you liked about Kenyaways. Most importantly I am glad you could relax on your holiday.
Hope you can come back again one day.
regards
Linzi
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Buddina, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

As a group of 4 siblings all around 70 returning to Diani we found Kenyaways the perfect place to relive memories of the '50s and '60s. Certainly value for money. When we were there there was a Kenya-wide power outage but - hey, candlelight is delightful! The staff were friendly and efficient. The rooms kept spotless. We were in Rebel, Raven and Tribal rooms and recommend these - but watch out for the monkeys! Thank you Kenyaways for more memories.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Linzi1948, Owner at Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Hi Anna,
It was great to meet you and all your siblings and hearing about your fantastic trip around Kenya returning to roots! It was a tough week with all the power cuts courtesy of the Kenya Power and Lighting company however you all were so gracious and accommodating we really appreciated your attitude in difficult times. We are currently closed for renovations and making the roof monkey proof so we hope those early morning monkey wake up calls will be over soon!
My dad had a great time with you all catching up on Kenyas past.
Hope your long trip home was not too heavy. All the best..
Linzi
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Property: Kenyaways Beach Bed & Breakfast
Address: Diani Beach Rd South Galu Beach | Via Mombasa Kenya, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kenyaways bed & breakfast Diani Beach is a family run B&B holiday villa right on a beautiful Diani beach. Kenyaways only has 11 bedrooms, 5 with seaview, beach facing. One is a self catering apartment. Kenyaways is exclusive yet reasonably priced for travelers and holiday makers for families, couples or single travellers. The Kenyaways beach villa is colorful and friendly and has a relaxing vibe and a magnificent view of the beach. It is convenient for onward travel, general relaxation, water sports, communications, shopping and nightlife. Kenyaways is especially attractive for kite surfers and surfers. Kenyaways Diani Beach has a watersports centre and kite surf school offering kite surf lessons and IKO kitesurf courses to beginners and intermediates. The kite school is Diani Beach's leading kite surf school and offer a professional service all year round. Diving is also an option for the less wind days and there is an amazing tropical coral reef which runs parallel to the beach where you can see many colorful interesting coral and fish as well as turtles and dolphins. ... more   less 
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