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Washington, DC
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a wonderful time staying in the penthouse suite for 4 nights which, admittedly, was an indulgence and far more space than necessary for just the two of us :-) That said, we loved the second floor terrace that opened up to an unobstructed view of the beach just meters away, the kitchen (which we stocked with some items... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

There is not enough indulgence when it comes to your deserved holidays !! However we're glad it felt almost too much in our Ocean Penthouse ;) We'll try to surprise you again at your next visit... All the best from Riccardo , Valentina , Lara , David and the rest of the WL tribe More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stayed a full week at Waterlovers and enjoyed every bit of it. From the courteous and very friendly staff, the attention to detail and well-being of the guests from management and supervisors, the great local food and accomondation and last - but not least - the fantastic Diani beach and its surroundings (including kitesurfing, canoeing, swimming etc.). All in all... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Beautifull words from a great guest! Thanks a lot. With rewards like this one... OUR TEAM IS COMMITTED TO OFFER TO OUR GUEST THE BEST OF THE UNEXPECTED!! Really hope to have the pleasure to host you again. All the best from Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL Tribe More 

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8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely the place to go as a couple for a romantic getaway. Staff were wonderful and made us feel special. The food was excellent, and gentleman at the bar was able to make a new cocktail on request after we told him how we liked it. We found this very accommodating. Will definitely go back again 👍🏽

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write for us this beautiful review. Michael at the beach bar is gratefull for the nice feedback too. It was a pleasure to host you, and to see how you enjoyed your stay. Really hope to see you again. Riccardo Valentina Lara and David More 

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1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful 3 day stay. Beautiful cottages with great ocean views and an atmosphere that feels like you have your own personal spot on the ocean. Super comfortable beds and enourmous washroom. The staff was very accommodating, serving dinner upon request anywhere on the grounds, moving beach beds around, and just making you feel welcome and relaxed. I requested a last... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Wow!!! What and long and detailed feed-back! So good to see that you took the effort to write all your impressions from your stay with us. To see it through your eyes, gives us the motivation to keep treating the hospitality as a great opportunity for us to meet nice and positive people (like you), from every place in the... More 

Montpelier, Idaho
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

A small and intimate resort with great staff and service. The rooms are two to a building one up and one down. Dining area can be opened to the beach view in good weather and closed (by roll down canvas) if weather is windy. Open air dining is also available. Food is varied with a buffet breakfasts and a menu... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a nice comment! It's been our pleasure to host you. Great that you enjoyed most sides of our hospitality. Sorry for the beach boys outside the property, on the public beach. We know that they're not always pleasant, since they try to sell you anything. But without defending them, they... More 

Juba, South Sudan
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

I travelled with my wife from Nairobi to Diani beach in late June 2016. We had booked at Water Lovers resort, mainly based on the reviews on Tripadvisor as well as by looking at the website of the resort. The experience was great, starting with great staff and service, very cosy accommodation and gorgeous location; it was low season and... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

The monkeys are gratefull for all the breakfast kindly offered! They hope you come back soon too! ;););) Together with them, we would like to show you all our gratitude for choosing us for your holiday in Diani, and for writing this great reviw. BIG THANKS from all of us!!! Hope to see you again soon Riccardo Valentina Lara David... More 

Warrenton, Virginia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

What a gorgeous place! Stayed in the villa with 2 families and it was fantastic. Great white sand beach with camel rides and fantastic snorkeling on the reef. We found so many star fish. This small resort had a lovely turtle shaped pool and hand carved furniture throughout. Lara was a great host who was able to arrange pretty much... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

What a gorgeous group of guest! Thanks a lot for this amazing feedback. Hope to see you again here in Diani. All the best to your families ... from the WL family Riccardo Valentina Lara David and the rest of the "Waterlovers" More 

Kampala, Uganda
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wonderful long weekend with the folks at Waterlovers! You can tell by every little minute detail in the decor and amenities that a lot of time and effort went into planning this property by it's Italian owners. I loved the quaint "at home" experience versus the hotel feel like you get with some places at the beach. We especially loved... More 

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for these "magic" words!! The most important factor for our place, is the fact that is full of people like you.... ... and this is not a "detail". Hope to have the privilege to see you soon again . Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL tribe More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

As soon as you reach the reception area the pampering begins - a cool glass of tropical juice, a cold towel and a warm welcome from managers Lara and David. The bungalows are excellently appointed, most with a beautiful water view. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed our 3-day stay.

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to write such a beautiful review! We'd be honored to "pamper" you again in the future ;) All the best from Riccardo Valentina Lara David and the rest of the WL staff More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic design and superb customer service. Couldn't choose better place for this first visit to Diani. Lovely pool to enjoy with the family. I didn't found the need to leave that 1km. Only con was the aggressive sales once you step out to the beach. To repeat for sure!!!

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Riccardo V, Owner at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a nice review! Hope to have the pleasure to host you again. All the best from Riccardo Valentina Lara David and the rest of the Waterlovers team! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waterlovers is a small eco-friendly resort in the centre of Diani, directly on the beach. All our rooms (only 8 suites, 1 villa and the ocean penthouse) are ocean front and luxury equipped, with air conditioning, king size Swahili bed, double washbasin, stone shower, private veranda, complimentary wi-fi, I-Pod, I-Phone and MP3 docking station, complimentary iPads available on request, with pre-loaded music, movies and apps, complimentary cellphone with local line, private security 24/7, etc... The boutique hotel features also a spa, a small art shop, and a beach house for the watersports. Come as a client...leave as a friend! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterlovers Beach Resort

Address: Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $338 - $628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterlovers Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Waterlovers Beach Hotel Diani
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
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“The hotel is so small that I think they are all excellent and have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles coventrytravellers, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Penthouse over the restaurant”
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 of 5 bubbles jennya712, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the cottage type rooms are extremely nice.”
 of 5 bubbles suzannemary46, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all units seem to have vies, ones further in front more so”
 of 5 bubbles CdnTraveller9, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all the lodges are the same but upstairs have a thatched type roof all good!”
 of 5 bubbles jkdean62, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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