On arrival at the Diani Sea Lodge we were very disappointed. First of all I had stayed at the sister hotel Diani Sea Resort previously and thought that this was the one I had booked.We have been travelling to Kenya for some years now and have never been disapointed with the hotels we have stayed in. The room that we were allocated was 94 and was a long way from the main hotel, beach and bar. It was near the road by the entrance. Straight away we said that we wanted to upgrade to a room with a sea view and the staff were more than happy for us to change. The room we had upgraded to was very tired looking, the bathroom had a badly stained toilet bowl and black mold around the shower area. There was a huge gap under the door where mosquito's could find there way in. The terrace and furniture outside was covered in monkey poo. The bonus of the room was it had a fridge, tv and kettle. The food we thought was not as good as on our previous stays at different hotels on the diani beach. We stayed for one night and during that night I had severe diarrhoea and stomach cramps. The next day was our 40th wedding Anniversary and the rep Harry kindly brought me some red roses to the room and the cleaner of our room put a heart shape on the door with flowers. I would like to say that all the saff working at the Diani Sea Lodge are wonderful and can't do enough for you and Harry the Thompson rep was superb. The Hotel is very tired looking and is in need of refurbishment. In my opinion if guests arrive for their first time in Kenya then they will think that it is the normal satndard of most hotels but this is not the case. There are plenty of 3 star hotels that are much better. We payed a total of £250 to upgrade to the Diani Sea Resort in a room with sea view fridge tv and large bed. Well worth the extra.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated right on the white sand beach of the Indian Ocean, Diani Sea Lodge, an all-inclusive 3+ resort, is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diani Sea Hotel Diani