We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

652 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 557: English reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

I am into my 3 night of a seven nights stay, I am quite hopeful that my experience will change..... In all, the facilities are great the swimming pool a life saver and the ambience really good. During my current visit most dinners have been held indoors as opposed to last time when it was mostly he'd outdoors while the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Achieng M
london
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today I am here with family and extended family for nephews wedding. This resorts looking really good. So many areas for breakfast lunch and dinner. Two swimming pools. Plenty entertainment areas. Happy to be here

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank youngmanLondon
Management response:

Dear Guest, Greetings from Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa! We are delighted to receive a perfect 5 star rating from you and thank you for taking out some time to review us on this esteemed travel forum. We are glad to know that the perfect ambience of our hotel added a few memorable moments in your stay. The delectable...

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lovely hotel right next to the beautiful beach ( hotel needs a bit of maintenance ) but what makes this place very special is an excellent staff that is very friendly, helpful and creates very nice atmosphere during the stay. Rooms and swimming pool are nice and clean, food was also lovely and fresh, served in buffet style. Air con...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank luciagregorova1019
Management response:

Dear Guest, Greetings from Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa! Pleased to learn that each of our offerings added value to your stay. We strive to offer our guests the best of hospitality standards and your positive remarks regarding our warm hospitality reaffirms that. Many thanks for highlighting the positive experiences that you had like enjoying the recreational activities, modern...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The hotel is built on old reef - another example of "how the hell did they ever get building permission" like so many lodges/hotels in Kenya :) So it is a bit higher than the beach, to which you have direct access. Beautiful gardens, nice pools (2 kiddie pools, 1 big pool and 1 at the spa). There is a...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Angela S
Management response:

Dear Guest, Greetings from Diani Reef Beach Resort! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and honest feedback on the resort and services offered. It is a pleasure to read your review and know that your trip was interspersed with memorable moments and the team was able to make your vacation a comfortable one. We do regret the lapse in...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lovely hotel with scenic environment .Good for business and holiday .excellent staff and good meals .Would recommend any one who wants a place for holiday or doing business to visit Diani Reef Resort $ Spa

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank kisulum
Management response:

Dear Guest, Greetings from Diani Reef Beach Resort Spa! We are delighted to know of your pleasant and idyllic experience with us during your stay. We’re glad you liked the facilities and management at your disposal including the amicable team attitude and the delicious culinary spread. At our hotel, showering our guests with ultimate comfort, luxury and satisfaction has always...

Agra, India
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The good - staff are friendly. Very welcoming and helpful. They will go out of their way to help and accommodate. Rooms are well kept and air con works well plus wifi all round. The bad - hotel is run down not refurbished for a long time. The reception area smells of stagnation from the pond water that has not...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Agra17
Management response:

Dear Guest, Greetings from Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa! First of all, we would like to thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Guest feedback is of utmost importance to us as it keeps up our spirits and helps us in improvising the dark corners of our hospitality services. We are glad that you liked the Wi-Fi facility,...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 21 September 2016

First time in South Coast! Always had family vacations in North Coast. From the moment we checked-in, I could tell this was going to be an enjoyable stay! The room was fantastic - the AC made a huge difference! The kitchen setup was meticulous and very creative. We extended our stay because the staff - all of them - were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CharlieWambua
DRBRS, C.E.O. at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am thrilled that we exceeded your expectations during your stay at our Resort. The fact that this was your first time ever in the South Coast! makes us feel really special to have made your holiday such a memorable one. Many thanks for your exciting and encouraging review about our Hotel. It is always our joy to...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

went for one week in august with family of six , from day one the service for a so called five star hotel was what you get in a local hotel , food lacked variety it was like stayed in a work camp. the hotel is run on min staff . this hotel is now a three star hotel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank _hardevkalsi
Management response:

Dear Guest, Greetings from Diani Reef Beach Resort! At our resort, guest reviews are treated with utmost sincerity as it helps us understand the needs of our guests better and help us realise the areas that need our attention. It is our continued endeavour to provide the best of all services to our guests; however, we are disheartened to know...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Visited the facility with workmates to plan on logical frame work, staff retreat and team building. Got the best in term of space, quality of services, amenities , fun and much more for the value of money invested in this projection.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank emilywV2407NE
DRBRS, CEO at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your awesome review of our Resort. I am delighted that you enjoyed our services and that we were able to give you good value for your money during your staff retreat recently. It is always our greatest pleasure to satisfy our guests. We are grateful and look forward to being of service to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have been to the hotel 3 times, once in 2000, 2005, 2015. This was the best hotel in Mombasa, 7 star hotel back in 2000 and 2005. When i went in 2015, i was very disappointed. the standards had dropped tremendously, it was very dusty, the sofas in the lounge area were torn and dirty, not taken care of...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank saagar s
DRBRS, CEO at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your honest review about our Resort. And yes many things have changed since 2000 when you first visited the then Diani Grand Reef and the last time of your visit in 2015. A lot has been done since your last visit in 2015. We have had numerous improvements of the general facility including Renovated rooms,...

564 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (503)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (108)
Viewed
Room/Suite (57)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (113)
Viewed
Dining (33)
Viewed
View from Room (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
1:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (160)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (61)
Viewed
Room/Suite (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (14)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Diani Beach hotels
2.0 km away
Diani Sea Resort
Diani Sea Resort
#6 of 32 in Diani Beach
909 reviews
2.6 km away
Southern Palms Beach Resort
Southern Palms Beach Resort
#9 of 32 in Diani Beach
1,250 reviews
4.5 km away
The Sands at Nomad
The Sands at Nomad
#5 of 32 in Diani Beach
369 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Afrika Pearl & Spa
Afrika Pearl & Spa
#16 of 32 in Diani Beach
123 reviews
2.1 km away
Waterlovers Beach Resort
Waterlovers Beach Resort
#2 of 32 in Diani Beach
350 reviews
5.7 km away
The Baobab - Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $188 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 143
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Jovago.com, Odigeo and Expedia so you can book your Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Diani Reef Beach Resort And Spa
Diani Reef Beach Hotel Ukunda
Diani Reef Grand Ukunda
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Diani Beach
#8 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#14 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms with 4000: 1st floor - up to 4028 you have a view onto pool and ocean.”
  • View from room 4028
  • Swan Towels and flowers (which were quickly destroyed by our baby)
  • View from Room 4028
  • Welcoming fruit bowl and bougainvillia
 of 5 bubbles D2166DXangelas, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are nice and spacious with good view of acean”
 of 5 bubbles kisulum, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Advance booking at affordable, convenient and secured for best value.”
 of 5 bubbles emilywV2407NE, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view room.”
 of 5 bubbles saagars, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This is a great place to get away. I used Maya Spa, excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles wanjam_13, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay