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“Dream holiday loction” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Sands at Nomad
Ranked #7 of 30 Hotels in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Hargeisa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dream holiday loction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

My partner and I just spent a super nice weekend at the Sands at Nomad. We arrived to the hotel without any previous booking and in the first night we stayed usual Sea Breeze hotel room. In the next day we changed the room to sea view room, which was just AMAZING! it was directly on the beach and had even a jacuzzi on the balcony with view to the sea. We were welcomed with a plate full of fresh fruits and a with the friendliest smiles. In addition to wonderful location and very professional and friendly staff it was also surprising how privet we felt there while there were actually quite a number of other guests.
It truly was very nice and relaxing experience even though it was just for the weekend. I am definitely planning to stay there again when i take my holidays on Diani. My family is coming to visit me in Africa in the beginning of 2013 and to give them the best holidays when visiting Diani i am planning to book them at the Sands at Nomad as well.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Tiina T
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Loved the hotel. this is our third visit and their consistency is commendable.the staff is extremely helpful and friendly.The beach is awesome and the atmosphere is so peaceful. The food is great too... we had a wonderful time and look forward to going there again next year :)

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Gorgeous landscape, impeccable service, fantastic food, and spacious rooms. The hotel is right on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. I felt like I was in an oasis it was so quiet and relaxing. The staff was incredibly helpful and made our stay even very enjoyable through their kindness and service.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

Beautiful boutique hotel,amazing beach and gardens, very good restaurant - great food and not expensive at all- and also very nice staff. It´s quiet and exclusive,perfect to relax and enjoy the sun and the Inidian Ocean. Very different to the other resorts around in Diani Beach.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Bonn, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

We have spent one week at the hotel.The breakfast buffet is traditional, but other than that, the food is really good. The rooms are nice and clean but small at the main building. If you booked a cottage at the beach - you made the best choice.The staff is very service minded. The beach ist great but it is a public beach and the the peddlers are really pushy, so you often decide to spend the day at the pool.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

Having stayed here a couple of times, we found ourselves going back again in March 2012. The breakfast buffet is very traditional, but other than that, the food is really good. Try the sushi!

The rooms are nice and clean and the staff is very service minded. The pool area and the restaurant areas are just great and overall the whole place has a very nice beach feel and ambience to it. Compared to some of the other hotels on Diani Beach you get your moneys worth here.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

had a fantastic, relaxing experience here. cottage was roomy and private. had lots of room on porch and always had free beach cabanas right in front of my cottage. service was fantastic and food was good. after i caught fish in the ocean, the chef cooked them for me free of charge.
the peddlers on the beach were a bit pushy, but the ocean more than made up for this.
overall an excellent, relaxing experience here.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Property: The Sands at Nomad
Address: Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sands at Nomad 5*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is set amid 25 acres of indigenous forest fronted by 225 meters of Kenyas most unspoilt stretches of white sand and aquamarine sea. All rooms with en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, individual air condition. Minibar, Safe, Satelite TV, Telephone and Internet access, 24 hour room service.The restaurant offers a wide selection of international cuisine, pastas, pizzas & Japanese dishes. ... more   less 
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