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Taiz, Yemen
Reviewed 19 April 2013

I travel a lot and usually try to find best "bang for the buck" in a laid back accommodation. I never plan in advance because I worry about getting locked in to something I will not like...I am not sure how or why I ended up with Forest Dream - they were extremely responsive to my inquiries and flexible with...

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safarikees, Public Relations Manager at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Claire, Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed yourself and that you were satisfied with our services and accommodation. April and May are a low-season in Kenya but if you are looking for a nice holiday without too many tourists around it is the perfect time to visit Kenya. Of...

United States
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Had a great 3 nights at Forest Dream in Diani. The workers there were extremely courteous, rooms were clean, they allowed us both early check in and late check out (with no hassle at all), pool is beautiful and fun, and there are beautiful trees (and monkeys!) everywhere on the property. It's a great place to relax, and definitely well-managed....

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safarikees, Owner at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our beautiful forest and our services. We agree that unfortunately our bicycles are not in the supreme condition despite constant maintenance but we do our best to offer this complementary service. We have also given your feedback to our chefs regarding the food but since...

St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 17 March 2013

The place is unique. The hotel area is like a Garden of Eden. So many trees & monkeys. We've spent a week in this nice place. The food is really delicious like in the very best restorant. Room is clean. We've got some micro-ants on our bed but I think we can't avoiв them in the ecvator area. Staff is...

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timvanv, Manager at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Alexander, Thank you so much for your kind review. We have given your compliments to all the departments and we all loved having you and your girlfriend with us. We hope the trip home went okay and that it was not too cold after all the sunshine here. Kind regards, Tim van Velzen and the Forest Dream Staff

Lillestrom, Norway
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Stayed here for a weekend in january 2012 and that was obviously the low season. When we arrived and was showed to our room, we were actually offered two rooms for the price of one, since there was so many available rooms! For two nights with halfboard we paid only 19.00ksh/164euro/1300nok for the both of us! Our room was spacious...

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timvanv, Manager at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Merete, Thank you so much for your positive review of your stay last year January. It was a pleasure having you with us and we are happy you have enjoyed the tranquility of our forest and our services. Hopefully we will see you again in Forest Dream in the future. Kind regards, Tim van Velzen and Forest Dream Staff

melbourne
Reviewed 28 February 2013

My daughter stayed here for a few dyas recently and the resort to ourselves. It is a charming resort, well run and seems miles away form the corwds of Diani. Our room was spotless and we had a lounge area to relax in as well as a pool with swim up bar. The food was wonderful and the chef catered...

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timvanv, Manager at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind reply, we are happy Forest Dream was the place for you to relax and that you enjoyed our poolbar and vegetarian meals. Our apologies for the wait on the last day, because we prepare everything fresh it can take sometimes take a bit longer. However we agree 1 hour is too long so we have...

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Stayed for 5 nights bed and breakfast. Excellent accommodation, attentive staff. Feels like you are living in a nature reserve..peaceful and relaxing Only slight negative is I didn't like music played at pool area as it spoilt the noise of rustling leaves and monkeys.The staff were very good and did turn it off when I asked. This hotel is a...

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timvanv, Manager at Forest Dream Resort, responded to this review

Dear Carol, Thank you so much for your review. We were very happy to have you here as our guest and we loved that you really appreciated the tranquil rhythms of our forest. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future! Kind Regards, Forest Dream Resort Team

Moscow
Reviewed 17 January 2013

We’ve stayed at Forest Dream for a week from 29/12 till 06/01. We were 5 of us so we’ve booked the Leopard villa. First of all I should thank Nicoline for a very good organization. She was very helpful at the stage of the villa booking, payments processing, transfer organization, etc. In Kenya for the first week we were on...

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Paris
Reviewed 4 September 2012

How beautifull and warmful was this place! We spent time in the leopard suite, whose services were charmfull and refined. This is incredibly difficult to describe and remember all the tiny elements that created this particular atmosphere, feeling like home, pampered, priviledged. We would make no comparison with other 5 stars hotels, some impersonnal tourist factory that provided us good...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We were at the Leopard suite. Beautiful place. Nice staff. Great breakfast. Clean rooms. We were there during the off peak season so we had the whole place all to ourselves most of the time. It's a walkable distance from the beautiful Diani beach. We did one of their excursions which was lovely. I would recommend it to anyone who...

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castellon
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Last month we went to Diani for a few days and it is a really nice place. We were hosted in the Forest Dream Resort and surely if we come back we will go again there!!! Kind people!!! nice place!!! good services!!! thanks for all!!! it was like a holiday with our family, friends in Kenya...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forest Dream, a special (family) resort of luxury villas and cottages(7) sits in 25 acres of subtropical forest,3 swimming pools, water slide, bar and restaurant, located in Diani beach on the south coast of Kenya. With the white sandy beach at only a 10 minutes walk, free beach shuttle,our guests have the unique combination of beach and forest. We offer a variety of eco-friendly accommodation like standard room, luxury rooms and suites but also complete cottages and villas with or without AC. All of our cottages and villas are set on its own 1 acre forest garden providing the most exclusive privacy. Best place on the coast to view the local wild-life. The owner of Forest Dream Resort is also the founder of the well know "Colobus trust Diani" and has designed the Colobus bridges over the Diani Road to save those endangered monkeys. We have a private nature reserve at the back of the resort. Some of the villas have their own private pools and are fully staffed. Free "tennis court in the shade of palm trees" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Dream Resort

Address: Diani Beach Road | PO Box 787, Diani Beach, Ukunda 1000, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $61 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“The place is sparkling clean even with the monkeys around.”
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 of 5 bubbles jojol188, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Colobus Cottages. Not a day goes by where you wont see the monkeys during certain times of the day.”
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 of 5 bubbles ShandaMcyanda, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The Bed and Breakfst option is a must, you can wake up and have breakfast served directly outside your room no need for an early morning drive to a restaurant!”
 of 5 bubbles 383joshuaw, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles NicNaylor, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“All rooms super”
 of 5 bubbles Siljetveitdal, 28 Feb 2014 | Read review
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