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Diani Blue

Jumia TravelUSD 144*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed 5 days at Diani Blue in February 2017 and had a great time. I have stayed at several hotels on this beach and for me this was the best place. I am a bit picky. But this place was clean, it had good food. Very good beds and nice aircondition. Everyone working there was so sweet. It had a...

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Thank jjhorses
irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Blue. We are working on the breakfast issues and general service, I hope that you will notice the difference on your next visit.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We have been to Diani several times before but this was our first time staying at Diani Blue. It's in a lovely spot and the service is really good but for us the highlight was the food: exceptionally high quality and served, for all practical purposes, on the beach. looking forward to our next visit!!!

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

The magic of Diani and The Blue struck! We had a great time hosting you and look forward to your next visit!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a hidden gem on Diani Beach! The resort is small, but has everything you need. ROOMS: good size, clean, nice big bathroom, air conditioning, lots of closet space, wifi in all rooms and pool area. POOL: it's in the courtyard area, all the rooms surround this area. The pool is on the smaller size, but perfect for the...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

The staff of The Blue and The Edge thank you for the wonderful report and hope to be able to entertain you as royally again in the future.

Kilifi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Located on the number one beach in Africa, Diani blue gives the most relaxing place to stay. Exquisite food varying from barbecues, soufflés to freshly caught sea food platters. Lovely staff and the most friendly and welcoming manager you'll ever meet. Recommend to anyone.

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

The staff thank you for your positive comments about The Blue. Great fun with all of Kenya's lovely fresh food to cook with. Welcome back soon.

Reviewed 15 January 2017

A wonderful and very relaxing week away. Incredible food and such lovely company. Amazing staff and great service! Really stunning sunrises and sunsets. Will definitely be returning in the coming year!

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

We are so lucky to work in this beautiful location. We are so glad that you enjoyed the magic of the Blue and look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent location, excellent people, excellent accommodation. I've visited a couple of hotels along Diani's famous beaches and personally I found my stay at Diani Blue the most welcoming and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend staying here.

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Wow, we love your review, thank you. Looking forward to your next visit to Diani Beach and The Blue.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My friend and I stayed here on the recommendation from our colleagues and we were extremely happy that we chose to stay here. It's a beautifully decorated small boutique hotel with only 6 rooms. The hotel has a lovely pool, outdoor area and a restaurant that overlooks the beach. When we booked, we chose to only have breakfast, but once...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

We so enjoyed hosting you at The Blue. It is always a pleasure watching guests unwind at the beach and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a fantastic time we had for 3 nights in December with our 3 Children, a lovely boutique hotel with just 6 rooms set around a fantastic pool. The rooms are lovely and the grounds are stunning. Then there is the food.... amazing, we ate here on the first night and could not leave!!! 3 dinners and 2 lunches later...

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

The team at Diani Blue are so pleased with your great review. The hard work that they put into the food and service is more than justified when such positive feedback is received. Thank you and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 22 December 2016

A long weekend at Diani Blue was just the ticket. Perfect in every way & so relaxed. Food, drink & service excellent.Set round a lovely pool with immediate access to the beach. We would recommended to any discerning travellers.

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

It was a pleasure seeing you so obviously enjoying yourselves! We look forward to further visits to Diani Blue.

Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem by chance! Quaint, tastefully furnished and literally on the beach. The food is incredible and so are the views and service. A great place to relax and get away from everything else

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irlkenya, Owner at Diani Blue, responded to this review

Lucky us! Great that you enjoyed your find and we hope to host you again in the near future. Thank you

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Diani Blue is a charmingly small, intimate and exclusive beach lodge, lapped by the waters of the Indian Ocean. Ideally located on Diani Beach, which was recently voted the 'Best Beach' in Africa by the 'Oscars of the travel industry', Diani Blue features just six spacious Swahili-style rooms (all with AC) clustered around a central pool and overlooking the silver-white sands of Diani Beach. The palm shaded beach restaurant - The Edge offers the perfect dining spot overlooking the Indian ocean, well re known for the piquancy of its cuisine - a fusion of Swahili exoticism and Italian Pazzazz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diani Blue

Address: Diani Beach Road | P.O. Box 5107, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $188 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Sea side, but all have views and sounds of the sea!!”
mrsP7741, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 (Al Qamar) has a direct sea view.”
Loshalp, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“room nr 1. Beach view.”
jjhorses, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stunning Views”
A5532QWrebeccab, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to swim in the ocean instead of the pool - great experience”
, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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USD 144* /night
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