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“Kalista - Greek for the 'Most Beautiful'”
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Villa Kalista
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Kalista - Greek for the 'Most Beautiful'”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This has got to be one of the most superb places I've stayed at. An eclectic fusion of the 5 Star luxury found in top Dubai hotels with the peace and tranquility if the Caymans. Off the beaten track which made it a superb location for a peaceful family get together. We booked up 3 of the villas - one for each of the families. This meant we each had our own private quarters yet still had ample space to socialise by the infinity pool and bar area. We were thoroughly spoilt by the team of hospitality staff which included a Butler, Chef and Housekeeper. They even gave us the facility of designing our own menus for our stay prior to arriving. Diani's main strip was a short drive away but we hardly needed it as everything we could possibly need was made available. Private access to the beach was easy and during 'tide out' the kids enjoyed venturing and searching for crabs and mussels.
We will definitely be returning some time soon!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We stayed at Kailsta for two nights – I have never seen or experienced anything like this type of holiday property. Unique, exclusive and extremely beautiful.
The spec on the villas is of the highest standard with every comfort provided for (The master bathroom is to die for!)
The stretch of beach outside the villas is also beautiful and wonderful for long walks. The pool scene is gorgeous with a magnificent swimming pool which is perfect for swimmers and splashers. Whilst sitting in the pool I struggled to decide which was the better view; the sea in front or the beautiful landscape of the villas behind me.
The food was also a big highlight, tasty and beautifully presented as well as delicious home baked goodies for afternoon tea. All enjoyed in your own comfortable outside space with a glorious view.

Service was quite simply from the heart.

We did not want to leave. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

omg! loved every second there, didn't want to leave...if you want 5 star service in a villa, this is the place..tranquil, sound of the waves, and the feel of a perfect breeze whilst in the sunshine, amazing service.

beautiful decor, loved the front doors; in fact, love the modernity with attention to bringing in the local feel with the wood and natural materials. all the mod cons with local references.

beds & bedding perfect, wonderful sleep, great showers, loved the whirlpool bath, waking up to breakfast and delicious coffee, wow!

pool beautiful, even at night, handy pool bar, with attentive staff. great towels, sunbed towels, shampoos etc..

loved the service, so attentive, checking if wanted mossie spraying in the room. went poolside and room clean and tidy upon return, with pretty heart of flowers on bed.

coffee and tea in the kitchen (in case i wanted to make my own) though staff around constantly so didn't have to lift a finger.

great for romantic getaway for couples, fun for families, where mums and dads can relax, and could be great venue for family reunion/ wedding/ fun business meeting!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Immaculate rooms, unforgettable dining experiences and remarkable service made our 5 day visit extremely memorable. The staff at the villa bent over backwards to ensure that we were comfortable and catered for our extensive food demands. The menu selection was exceptional (especially since we are vegetarian)and better than most 5 star hotels that I have stayed in. Our poolside party for Nix (the Don) was outrageous with the parents having more fun than their teenagers!

The master bedroom with the jacuzzi added a nice touch especially since we had unrestricted views of the beach and ocean.

Definitely recommended for large groups wishing to enjoy the Kenya coast... chill by the poolside and enjoy delicious food.

One point to note - the property faces a somewhat coralled beach that is unlike the glorious Jadini beach - which is only a few minutes drive away.

Room Tip: If possible go for the top floor master bedroom with the jacuzzi.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

Wonderful villas all see facing the most comfortable mattresses in any hotel i have ever slept superb service superb food superb beach and perfect pool could have done with an outdoor hot tub but that's being picky

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Nairobi
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Kalista was really a wonderful place. The villas are so spacious and the staff were very helpful. The kids enjoyed the pool most of the day whilst the mums n dads relaxed around. Lovely atmosphere. Great holiday all in all! :)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

We stayed at Villa Kalista in a group of 20 people and had a great time. Service was par excellence and Villas were magnificent.

Long streches of beaches - unparralled anywhere.

Best property in Diani

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Villa Kalista

Property: Villa Kalista
Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 41171-80100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 65 Speciality Lodging in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Away from the crowds of large resorts, Villa Kalista is an exclusive collection of 6 private Presidential Luxury Villas for the most discerning travellers who seek total privacy. Located in Diani Beach at Galu Kinondo, 40 kms South of Mombasa, Villa Kalista is nestled between the quiet shores of the Indian Ocean and the mythical Kaya Kinondo tropical forest. Each luxury villa embraces a contemporary style with African flavour and luxurious living. The villas are built to five star luxury standards and each villa offers a panoramic view of the inviting Indian Ocean, to provide the ultimate in private escapes. ... more   less 
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