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Four Twenty South Beach Cottages
Ranked #1 of 4 Galu Beach B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Not only was our 3 BR bungalow right on the beach where we could watch beautiful sunsets, we found this quiet, tucked=away location to be the perfect place for relaxing. Out group of friends enjoyed all the meals prepared by the chef. The staff made sure that everything was tidy even with our sandy feet. Beautiful fresh flowers were a special touch. When the ferry stopped running for a couple days, we felt lucky to be able to stay a little longer.
PS: the outdoor dining area was beyond gorgeous.

Room Tip: If I could remember the name/number of our cottage, I'd recommend it. Maybe the Management can c...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write a review. We really appreciate it. We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us and hope that we may see you again.

The house you stayed in with 3 bedrooms is called Kualuka. All the houses are slightly different. Some of our guests have their favourite but we find it impossible to choose!

Thank you again for your lovely review, with warm wishes from all of us at Four Twenty South.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Travel warnings.....made me laugh. We stayed at Four Twenty South, it was paradise. Beautiful cottage, excellent food, magnificent white beach and clean fantastic ocean. What does one want more in life?

Room Tip: all cottages are facing the ocean - you enjoy the sound of the waves and the view is stunning
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Everything about this idyllic place was wonderful. Me, my husband and our two sons(13 and 9) flew to Ukunda from Nairobi, (with views of Kilimanjaro on the way) and were picked up from the airport. The house was extremely clean, and was cleaned everyday. A fisherman arrived every morning with freshly caught red snapper, calamari and lobster, from which Mohammad, our chef, made the most delicious meals. Everyone that works at 420 South was so friendly and looked after us perfectly, including decorating our villa for Christmas. There is an exciting trip to the nearest reef in a locally made boat. We recommend the snorkelling safari to Kisite Reef in a dhow with a lunch of crab claws and traditional Swahili food. This was a holiday made in heaven.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank lucy s
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420south, Owner at Four Twenty South Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. All of us at Four Twenty South are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much and we send you all our very best wishes and hope we will see you again soon.

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

My husband and I spent one week here for the perfect holiday. We stayed in an intimate two bedroom cottage right on the sea. The recommendation came from a close friend who stays here every year, she couldn't have been more right. Our cottage was so clean and kept everyday by Ms. Veronica. Mohammad our chef cooked us fabulous meals everyday. He organized fresh seafood to our door daily. We swam in the sea every morning just outside our door. In the evenings we organized a taxi for some fun and dinner. Shopping was close and we enjoyed shopping for ourselves but they will shop for you if you need them too.The owners of Four Twenty South John and Hilary are the most gracious couple. I am so happy to have met them. This truly was our home away from home and was a paradise. All is reflected on them and how well they care for their guests. We will return every year now. Just a perfect beach holiday.

Room Tip: We asked for a recommendation and it was perfect. Our cottage was Tsulini. It was intimate and quie...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We have been here 4 times in the last year and a half, and it does not disappoint. Lovely cottages set in well kept grounds on a pristine beach that offer plenty of privacy. The cottages are very well managed, with the aim of making your stay as relaxing as possible; a few days before, just email a shopping list to Jane and the food is waiting for you on your arrival. Fresh fish is then brought to the cottages each day by the local fishermen. You get an appointed chef for your cottage who cooks your meals and will nip to the shop to buy extra ingredients as needed; both Michael and Mohammed cook fantastic dishes, making meal times something to really look forward to! Having tried other places at the coast, this remains our firm favourite. If you are looking for pure relaxation in stunning surroundings with amazing food and friendly staff, look no further than 420 south.......

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

My husband and I came here for our short honeymoon. Hilary and Jane helped us arranged for airport pick up and drop off - the driver Gabriel was great! Our entire transit went perfectly smoothly!

We stayed at the Tsulini cottage for 3 days and had a very relaxing time. Our chef and maid were very attentive and friendly, yet perfected the balance of giving us plenty of privacy. What we love the most about Four Twenty South is that it distinguishes itself from the rest of the typical resorts along the beach. It removes you from the touristy crowds and provides a tranquil and private environment just for you and your company. Additionally, each of its cottage is spaced in such a way that you rarely see your fellow guests on the compound. (We are coming from Manhattan so when we travel, privacy and "personal space" are very important to us).

I would consider another future visit next time I am in the area!

P.S. We did notice some bar/club music late at night from a distant - might be from the bar further down the beach. It didnt really keep us awake but just a note.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KiViognier
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We had a great time - arrived late at night and were welcomed by the guards and owners. The whole stay was perfect, the cottage was really comfortable and well designed. We had an excellent chef and very nice maid. The location was great on a not busy stretch of perfect sand. No faults to find and we would highly recommend to others.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Four Twenty South Beach Cottages

Address: Diani Beach Road, Galu Beach 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Galu Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Galu Beach
Price Range: $303 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four Twenty South comprises six colonial cottages surrounded by three acres of beautiful tropical gardens bordered by an unspoilt dazzling white beach lapped by the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The houses are right on the sea overlooking a sandy lagoon where swimming is safe at any tide and a breeze gently cools the heat of the day. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
420 South Beach Cottages
Four Twenty South Beach Cottages Hotel Galu

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