It was lovely staying at villa Raymond Diani. It's a well maintained villa, well kept garden and swimming pool top of the range interior decoration,amazing staff and a safe place to be at.Will definitely visit again anytime!
The staff were very friendly,helpful and full of humour
The facility is incredibly beautiful
The cooks peter and shean did a fantastic job
The manager Bonface was incredibly helpful and considerate
House keepers Salim and the laundry lady spoiled us by doing our laundry daily and made us very comfortable
We will definitely be back and recommend
I recommend it to other travelers looking for a relaxing holiday
A combination of great cooking with outstanding hospitality and fair prices. It was the perfect vacation.
We had a marvelous stay at Villa Raymond. Wonderful interiors, excellent service from the staff and an exciting dinning experience,thanks to the Chef dazzling us with delicious dishes. Definitely a great place to relax and unwind, with staff at your beck and call. We'll be back for sure!
So my friends and I had been planning for our annual holiday. We wanted to take some time off to relax, spoil ourselves and create good memories. Well, after alot of deliberations we settled on Villa Raymond. On our arrival date Bonface went out of his way to ensure that we were safe. He calling us to confirm our arrival in Diani & came all the way to Naivas Diani after we got Flat tyre to help us sort it out. We also later discovered that there had been a fatal accident along the same road earlier that morning thus his concern.
Well, we managed to get the flat tyre sorted out and finally headed to the villa. At first it looked quite distance from the main road. Upon arrival the place was fantastic. We were met by smiling faces; our luggages carried for us to our rooms some hot towels to clean our hands and a cold milk share! I must say we were impressed and excited at the same time!
The two rooms' decor & detail was quite something to the detail. The facility is very well put together, neat & clean. Did I mention that they have a Curved UHD TV! I love technology and I loved the entertainment bit they didn't compromise on comfort nor luxury. An open Shower that baths two, a bath tab! We felt like little girls in our own castle.
We had shopped for food to feed a small football team. The chef impressed and we feasted! Can you believe we had to go shopping for more food twice? We also kept getting guests who wanted to come visit. They loved the place & the food too. Hosting was fun as we had two chef Peter & Sean. I think I gained afew pounds after my stay. Well, so worth it. The food was awesome!
The pool was our next favourite place. We got clean towels daily, and also it was cleaned daily too. We enjoyed playing in the water, taking photos and basking on the pool seats. It was lit at night so we could swim anytime. There was no life gourd so we exercised caution and got floaters for the non - swimmers.
There was free wifi which worked most of the time and a projector for entertainment purposes which could play from the TV in our room. How cool, we partied the nights away with our own selection of music. The only drawback was the sound system run via bluetooth which could only play within a certain distance. I loved the open spaced living area, there were board games like scrabble, DSTV, books & a manicured garden to go sit & meditate. So much to do & keep you entertained.
We had several dining places setup for each of our meals. On our last night we even had a candle lit dinner at the barbeque place. It looked awesome, we had to dress up and all the staff stayed on until we finished our dinner. We felt honored by their efforts & gesture to make our last night memorable. We didn't wanna leave.
I loved the fact that the place is sizeable, private and luxurious. Despite being two bedrooms, we managed to fit more than six people with no one lacking a place to sleep. I think they should consider having more comfortable & retractable seat beds. The one made from the seats was quite uncomfortable as it was too hard & the buttons on the seats made it worse. That was our only let down but we managed to sleep elsewhere.
It can accomodate upto 10 or more especially in December when it's hot no one wants to sleep inside. Did I mention there's a fountain? Yep, very nice too.
There was a backup generator when the lights went out. Laundry was done thanks to the staff & washing machine as well as dishes so we didn't really get ourselves dirty cleaning up. Everything was done for us.
I must say you should get a car for easier movements if you intend to use the beach or access social amenities like supermaket or nightclubs. It's a distance off the road & from the nearby beach. There's lots of packing space.
Trust yourself to get lost though once is enough to help you find your way as the neighbours aren't that familiar With the Villa Raymond heck our guests are Diani residents who'd never known about the place! But it was an adventure only for us to feel silly as we realised how close it was from the main road afterall.
I loved my stay would have loved to stay longer. I definitely look forward to another visit.
This would serve as a good honeymoon place, for couples; friends and family who want to enjoy some special time.
The photos were as real as the place. Beautiful.
So go ahead and try it out!
Special thanks to Mercy, Peter,Sean,Salim & Boni; they made our stay memorable.
Ofcos we're much grateful too to our host couple for developing such a beautiful place.
though we only spent 3 nights in villa raymond I have to say that this was an awesome time. the property is like heaven and very bnice designed. staff is amazing and u have everything u need.
thanks to tabita & bonaface!
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Amazing luxury home that wraps around a pool, making it the perfect place to relax from a busy life. The staff and chef coordinated an amazing birthday event with luminaries around the pool, a 4 course BBQ complete with birthday song, dance and cake. It was a special place to celebrate with family. I couldn't recommend it more!