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Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 18/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Updated 18/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 40 hotels in Diani Beach
Travellers' Choice
Located by the world renowned Diani beach over a sprawling and serene area of 34 acres, it is truly a paradise waiting for you with a magical experience. Offering world class hospitality standards, this beach resort is the perfect destination for beach holidays, corporate and social events and grand weddings. With multi-cuisine dining outlets, bars, well-appointed rooms and suites, swimming pool and spa, it promises nothing but the ultimate holiday experience. It will be one decision that you will never regret!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Valet parking
Public wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Hindi and 1 more
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Candice P wrote a review Yesterday
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
My husband and I had a lovely time at Diani Reef on route to Dubai. This strip of beach is really stunning and perfect for walking (if u don't mind the beach boys haggling you constantly) as well as swimming and floating in the waves. The resort itself seriously needs maintenance for a 5 star rated resort. Our shower over bath was constantly between warm and cold, never hot, and after complaining 4 times... Nothing changed. The lamps were unstable, pictures on the walls falling apart, and the towels thin and discoloured. We chose the full board option which had a great buffet, food was tasty, however all inclusive would have been a better deal if that was an option as we didn't get even a glass of water with lunch and dinner without buying and drinks are not cheap with the zar exchange rate. We were also disappointed that there were no 'happy hour' drink specials like most other holiday/beach resorts have. This would have made sunsets at the pool/on the beach better (and busier I'm sure). Another aspect just to note was that it took an hour just to get a cuppacino one day, and the same/longer for lunch at the beach restaurant some days. This was one thing we couldn't overlook. Understaffed possibly, we were told that covid had major effects on the resort and in the area in general, but this is inexcusable for a 5 star, seemingly busy resort. We actually ended up walking to Leopard lodge just up the beach for an occasional cuppacino and drink a few of the days as their coffee station and bar was great and quick. Thankfully the staff at Diani Reef do try their best to make up for it somewhat with their friendly, helpful, family-type nature. Special mention to Mohammed at the front, Juan on the beach, Salim around the pool, the massai gentlemen keeping us safe and entertained, Maurice at the bar, the restaurant manager, Ali and the rest of the restaurant staff for their hospitality. They even managed to setup the rugby for us on the projector screen which was great. The personal trainer was also a welcomed addition to the gym (which also needs maintenance with the treadmill and cross-trainer both out of order for the full duration of our trip and 3 promises of it being fixed) to make our couple of holiday workouts better. He is great at what he does! In the area, we enjoyed a few outings. We did a boat trip to Wasini for snorkeling and dolphin spotting, a glass boat and snorkeling stint at Lagoon Reef, and a long boat trip up the Kongo River with a walk through Tiwi village and beach swim. Albeit the maintenance issues of the resort and clear points that need attention, overall, we left Diani feeling well rested, relaxed, and quite a few shades browner :)
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
sassy s wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
I loved the time that I had spend in the Hotel. It was the best 10 days experience I have had in the south coast. The staff was my absolute favorite part because they were all extremely kind, open hearted, patient and resourceful and they provided the best hospitality. The food was beyond amazing as well as the safety measures taken. One other favorite part of my trip there was the Entertainment which was provided by the Zuri team. this team was very special and remarkable in terms of performance, friendliness and having fun. The team really showed my Family and I a really good time and I appreciate their hard work and resentment. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a place to stay in the South coast, Diani and I would visit there again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jitendra Bisoyi, Guest Services / Front Office at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Responded 3 Jan 2021
Dear Sassy s, It has been our pleasure to welcome you at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa and we thank you for sharing feedback about your recent stay with us. It is heartening to note your kind compliments on the hotel, its facilities and we are glad you were able to enjoy a generous service experience during your recent visit. It is our constant endeavour to offer our guests luxury experiences through our commitment to quality service, and your recognition of the affable service provided by our team is much appreciated. You may write to rdm@dianireef.com when travel plans bring you back to the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, once the pandemic ceases. Sincèrement, Jitendra Bisoyi Rooms Division Manager
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Tabitha Abed wrote a review Yesterday
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I love staying in diani reef for my vacation because it gives me the essence of my relaxation... very good food and frendly staff that completes it all.. i get good services and i don't bother with my kids till my last checking out day ... entertainment nights that makes my children to cry for this hotel...i salute all the staffin service, the animation team that seals it all with.. ivyone, maria, david, and committed service team like Mary, Alii and the rest may God bless diani reef for being my second home and my hiding place!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Seira W wrote a review 23 Sep
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The hotel's location is perfect, directly at beachfront. The ambiance and the food is just great, right at the heart of Diani beach. And they also offer afternoon cofffee and tea at no charge, which is great ❤️
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from jitendra bisoyi, Guest Services / Front Office at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Seira W, Thank you very much for your kind rating. We are delighted to hear that our convenient location allowed you to move around and that you enjoyed our food. We would love to have the chance to welcome you back to Diani Beach for another stay. With Best Regards, Jitendra Bisoyi Rooms Division Manager
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David A wrote a review 22 Sep
2 contributions
I totally loved the place. Very serene and neat… I’m definitely coming back next month. I want to give credit to Sederick , the gym instructor. He knows his job very well and very welcoming. Food was good , rooms are very nice
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from jitendra bisoyi, Guest Services / Front Office at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Responded 4 days ago
Dear David A, First and foremost we would like to thank you for choosing Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa for your stay. We are proud to know that you enjoyed your comfortable room and tasty food. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa in the nearest future. With Best Regards, Jitendra Bisoyi Rooms Division Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Diani Beach (0.6 km), Colobus Conservation (0.4 km), and Diani P.a.g Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jolly Bar Pizzeria, Shan e Punjab, and Swahili Beach.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Hindi, and Swahili.