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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2011

What can i say? Fantastic place, amazing people, overall brilliant! We felt safe with the amount of security guards around, especially Evan Amin he was brilliant - so funny. The food was spectacular, different options every evening/day, good variety.. the snack bar was the favourite with the teens - which was right by the pool, Club Sandwich was the best!...

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2Thank 209tinabl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 September 2011

We recently spent two wonderful weeks at the Southern Palms Beach Resort. We arrived late in the evening and were provide with a moist towel, cool drinks and a special late dinner. Very nice! The rooms are basic, but OK. Housekeeping stops by everyday for cleaning and changing towels. We booked half board: breakfast and dinner included (except the seafood...

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2Thank Denise N
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2011

My wife and I went to Southern Palms for our Honeymoon. The hotel is great for many reasons. The hotel itself is very attractive, with a great pool area. The bedrooms are a little basic, however this shouldn't be stop you going to the hotel as you spend very little time in the room because of the pool. The pool...

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2Thank Sam670_11
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2011

Very disappointed with the service at Southern Palms and the rooms are awful. Holes in mosquito nets, towels smelly and service from bell boys and some waiters appalling for Kenyan standards of a 4 star hotel. Have 3 young children. Snack bar took over an hour to deliver simple lunch bites!! Would rate this as 1-2 star. Made complaints to...

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4Thank Shezmin N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2011

This was our fourth visit to Southern Palms, as usual had a fantastic time. All staff very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Second week spent at Keekorok Lodge on the Maisai Maira, once again all staff very friendly, excellent food. We'll be back again.... Third week back at Southern Palms, as above. Can wait to be back in the...

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1Thank Colin M
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2011

After reading some reviews we were a little concerned, but we need not have worried. The staff were amazing , the food was very good with a very large selection and NO Flies! The room was comfortable although the sheets were a bit smelly and so were the towels. Pool was clean and beds comfortable. Make sure you visit the...

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3Thank beder
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2011

We chose this hotel for a week’s relaxation after a fantastic but very tiring 7 days safari with Cosmos. First impressions are good. The hotel is aesthetically pleasing, nicely furnished clean rooms with remote control air conditioning. Large buffet restaurant that you could sit inside or out with a good selection of food. Indian vegetarian food especially good. Friendly and...

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2Thank Cambridge89
Rugby
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Good value family hotel. Excellent swimming pools, lovely staff. Food variable and rooms basic. Beach fantastic

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Thank T444NJB
worcestershire
Reviewed 26 July 2011

This was one of the best holidays iv'e ever been on. The staff cannot do enough for you although myself and my partner did spend a lot of money on tips. T he only downside is you do get hassled on the beach so if you cannot except this do not go. The whole resort is magical and so so...

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6Thank jasm1967
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2011

we came here on our honeymoon and were really pleased with our choice of hotel. the room was fairly basic, but clean and with a huge balcony overlooking the pool. the pools were amazing and never got busy. The beach is lovely (you get used to the people trying to sell you EVERYTHING!). The buffet restaurant had a good selection...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This dramatic hotel with its fantastic pools and beautiful beach is the perfect spot to relax after a safari… or simply visit to relax! The warm and very African feel of the hotel with comfortable rooms, well appointed bathrooms and selection of restaurants offers guests plenty of places to lounge in the sun and almost as many shady spots to enjoy a bit of a breeze and a good book. All rooms have quiet, split unit air conditioners, televisions, mini fridges and coffee and tea making facilities. There is a safe (chargeable) in each room and a business center located in the main building with internet or wifi access in public areas. The drama of the huge, traditional makuti (thatched) roof in the main restaurant offers the Chef a terrific showcase for a varied selection of local and international dishes on the buffet or you could indulge at one of the a la carte restaurants (chargeable) for a special occasion or just a quiet evening for two. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Palms Beach Resort

Address: Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $133 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Palms Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 298
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Also Known As:
Southern Palms Beach Hotel Diani
Southern Palms Beach Diani
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#10 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
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“Awesome pool and garden”
mail4mburu, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“as the hotel area is big, a room halfway between the beach and the dining area would save on lots of walking”
Manish1967, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The best cottages are near the swimming pool.”
dozza21, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms are a long walk from everywhere, with reception/breakfast room on one side of the pool, and rooms on the other.”
marcs511, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ocean view rooms are amazing...a little more expensive but well worth it”
arfhan2014, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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