Partially air conditioned villa sleeps 8 with swimming pool...
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Perfect service, friendly staff, nice yard with swimming pool
We came 5 families and rented both villas: Dora and Holly during Christmas holiday time for two weeks. What amazes most is very friendly staff. They live in separate house and you do not notice them but they are always there when we needed. The place was garded, villas were cleaned each day, garden and swimming pool was taken care by local staff as well. Eunice who is manager of villas did the best to help with any arrangements. Very warm person. We also had cheff Mike who prepared food for us. African dishes were lovely and he was great in buying the best fruits which tasted like honey. You could see that he is working with all his heart and trying to do the best. Villas are surrounded by nice garden and swimming pool area is cozy. Villas are simple and look less luxurous than in the picture but were fine. They are 15 min walk from the beach and 10 min from the main street although it is not recommended to walk when it is dark thus, we used tuk tuk services during that time. We enjoyed our staying and recommend villas for others as well.
A tranquil haven and very good value for money
We were two friends staying for 10 nights in July on our first trip to Kenya. Flying from Nairobi to Ukunda airstrip, we were picked up and driven about 15 minutes to this wonderful villa. It's located in a very secluded spot yet still convenient with generally very little noise and surrounded by a plethora of plants and trees (more so now than the pictures suggest).
Excellent value for money
Great for a peaceful break
Staff are very polite and helpful
Convenient location for the beach, supermarket and restaurants
The pool (be aware chlorine is used to clean it but it was well maintained)
Security - we felt very safe at all times
The BBQ - a must use with locally sold fish and prawns to your door
Very easy to book a taxi or walk 5 mins to get a Tuk Tuk, which are MUCH cheaper
Plenty of glasses, dishes and utensils to cook with but the oven/grill didn't work. The gas hob worked just fine.
The villa was cleaned regularly by the staff
Electricity often cut out for the first few days and the generator had to be used, which is very noisy. It improved later on in our stay
Wifi not reliable especially with several people connected as it is shared by 2 villas in the compound (we planned all of our day trips at the villa so it was difficult to research them some days to work out what we wanted to do - better to buy a local sim and use data as back-up)
Not a huge issue but very few basics are supplied (we had to buy bin bags, hand soap, washing up liquid and additional toilet paper). The Nakumat supermarket isn't far to buy these items and is on the way from the nearby airstrip or Mombasa.
Marco Polo agency is 5 mins away and recommended for safaris as we did an excellent overnight one in Tsavo East (highlight of the holiday). Day trips to Mombasa etc can be on the pricey side though.
Overall, we had a lovely stay and I would recommend the villa to anyone and especially to those wishing to have privacy and generally a relaxing stay in Diani. . Silvio the owner was also very helpful and responsive to emails. Very much looking forward to returning in the near future.
friendly attentive staff beautiful Villa feels like home away from home.
My stay with my family was very enjoyable the property manager and all her staff were very attentive and went above and beyond the call of duty we arrived late due to taking the train arriving at 4 am instead of 9pm there was a taxi waiting for us and warm inviting smiles and a cocktail upon arrival chef Musau made the best dishes ever and was always on time even staying late when needed the owner has built a beautiful Villa only thing I can suggest is fixing the mesh on the windows and some of the mosquito nets had some holes so new ones would be nice. Also air conditioning would be nice the ceiling fans cannot keep up with the heat at night I will definitely be coming back next time I'm in mombasa.
Très belle semaine à la ville Dora
Nous avons passé une semaine à la villa. Nous étions 8 et nous avions de la place car la maison est spacieuse. Le jardin est joli et la piscine est propre.
Eunice et son équipe ont toujours été très agréables et disponibles pour nous rendre service. Le chef Mickael nous a préparé de très bons repas à domicile.
La maison se trouve à 12mn à pied de la plage, c'est largement faisable et pas de problème de sécurité. Il y a des petits commerces sur le chemin pour acheter les produits courants. Le ménage est fait tous les jours, les serviettes changées et la maison gardée jour et nuit. Petit bémol concernant les moustiquaires qui ne ferment pas complètement ou qui ont des trous. Un changement serait judicieux. Heureusement il n'y avait quasiment pas de moustique.
Nous gardons un très bon souvenir de ce séjour à Diani durant lequel nous avons pu sortir du circuit hôtelier et côtoyer les habitants du coin et passer une très bonne soirée avec nos voisins.
Gael was a wonderful guest. He made a real effort to leave the premises as clean as when they arrived. Gael was extremely easy to communicate with and was really friendly and easy-going. Gael was really respectful of our place. Welcome to come back anytime.
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Pleasant and quiet stay and good value for money
We have had a very pleasant time in villa Dora, Diani beach.
We have been in the house with 5 (2 adults and 3 children aged from 20 to 15) and there was plenty of space for everyone.
The house is nice, the pool not too big but nice and clean and the staff very cooperative and helpful. The chef Daniel prepared excellent dinner and was always on time even staying late when needed, buying by himself all he need for dinner. He also prepare a BBQ by the the pool for us and our friends, and was perfect.
Only problem some of the mosquito nets are a little small for the beds (the two king size beds at the first floor), so it was not possible to close them completely. The forniture is quite basic but complete.
The distance to the beach is a bit longer than on the web-site (more than ten minutes walking) was mentioned, but still not far and during the day the surrounding are perfectly safe (boys could go to the beach alone without problems). In the night it not advisable to go around on foot, also because there is no light at all outside the villa. Taxi is suitable
Supermarket not far but not walking distance, ten minute by car or tuk tuk, (which is the easier and cheapest way for going round during the day)
We have had a wonderful time in villa Dora, Diani beach.
The house is nice, the pool perfect and the staff very cooperative.
Problems that we've had with the tap, were solved directly.
The distance to the beach is a bit longer than on the web-site was mentioned, but still not far.
We have been in the house with 7 adults and there was plenty of space for everyone.
Diani is famous as one of Kenya's premier vacation destinations. Just 40 minutes from the wildlife of Shimba Hills and 21 miles south of Mombasa, Diana boasts white sand beaches that sit next to clear, turquoise water.
With no shortage of activities and amenities to offer the visitor, Diani is sure to please even the most discerning beach enthusiast.
The warm, clear, tropical waters of Diani are home to a large coral reef that stretches for 22 kilometres along the Indian Ocean. To lay on the beach under coconuts swaying gently in the ocean breeze and later take a short swim off shore and witness a dazzling display of colourful corals and tropical fish, this is the experience that visitors come to Diani for.
On breezy days, you can even windsurf in the cove, in conditions that make it the perfect place for the novice and pro alike.