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“Relaxing and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Warandale Cottages

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Warandale Cottages
Vaxjo, Sweden
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“Relaxing and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2011

Stayed three nights in May, when it's low season. Only sounds I could hear were the waves and the wind. Had a fantastic view of the ocean from the veranda of the Salama cottage where I stayed.

Had some of the best food I've had in Kenya, by the personal cook Swaleh (included in the price), although it seems like the policy now is that the guests do the shopping.

I don't have complaints really, I simply had an amazingly relaxing stay here, just what I was after.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed for five nights in Salama cottage. It was comfortable, clean and decorated in a way that gave it a lovely African, beach house feel.

We didn’t realise that the apartment included a chef, Swhali, who was outstanding. We agreed a cost for food for the length of our stay and he offered to shop for the produce and ingredients which were all locally brought and sourced. Everyday, we woke up to a fantastic breakfast that he had freshly prepared. He made delicious dishes from seafood that had been caught that day: crab, snapper, squid and baked bread and chapattis. The evening meals were so good that we ended up eating in the apartment for our entire stay. He was very flexible, so if we didn’t need lunch then he would just cook in the evening and vice versa.

The location of the Cottages was another highlight. Our apartment had a balcony with chairs and a table that overlooked the stunning beach which was easily accessed from the garden below. Although the area immediately below the cottages was rocky and not really good for sun bathing, a short walk down the beach lead to a beautiful strip with fine, almost white sand. We hired sun loungers for the day from the resort next door to the cottages, which were right on the beach. The cottages also have a pool which was clean and well maintained.

We haven’t given the rooms a full five as they are starting to look like they need a touch of paint. However, that in no way detracted from our stay.

For what we paid, we got much more than we expected and the cottages were an amazing end to our Kenyan holiday.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2010

Three of us had an excellent stay in Kippepio - one of the smaller non-sea facing cottages. We were headed to a wedding in Mombassa and chose to spend a few days on the beach before heading up to the main city. The accommodation was exactly what we were expecting - pretty and clean. The chef we had (included in the price) was GREAT - his cooking was some of the best we had in Kenya and he was flexible to all of our requirements (some days we ate three meals in the house some days we were out all day). The apartments do not lead onto the greatest piece of beach - it's quite rocky and not ideal for lounging around but we walked further down the main road (via the supermarket) most days to other spots. The pool was great - very peaceful and not at all overlooked. We would absolutely stay there again if we returned.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Warandale Cottages
Address: P.O. Box 11, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
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Ranked #23 of 63 Speciality Lodging in Diani Beach
Number of rooms: 6

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