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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small and intimate, very friendly, comfortable, clean and smart - the best in African hippy chic, Waterlovers is a delight. Run very efficiently by Lara and David and a small dedicated and very professional staff you'll not find better nor more relaxing. The menu is limited and preordering is necessary but the food is very good and there are plenty... More 

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Coventry, England
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54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small boutique hotel right on the beach. We were made incredibly welcome and had 3 great nights at Water Lovers in October. It was the perfect way to start a family holiday. Service is very personal, and the facial I had was wonderful. The beach is beautiful, just what you hope for by way of a tropical paradise and there... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the best resort in Diani Beach. Very small and intimate and with very nice interior. Friendly staff with a very welcoming atmosphere. Very calm and right at the beach! The penthouse was amazing and we felt right at home! I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Diani Beach!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truely magic place - very friendly staff - will def. go back! Rooms very comfortable and clean - super massage in the spa and very nice food! Right at the beach - possibilties for kite surfe, boat trips and private yoga lessons.

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35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This resort is phenomenal, the staff is very friendly, scenery unrivaled, and the resort is just stunning aesthetics wise. The other patrons staying here were lovely and I frequently dined or went to town with other guests. The room is pretty and for sure bigger than my New York City apartment! The rooms had a nice and spacious layout and... More 

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

This review is phenomenal too!! What a nice one! Thanks a lot! Hoping to host you soon again, please tell your friends that they're already our friends! All the best from Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL Tribe. More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Arrived here on October the 7th for a nine night stay after an amazing safari at Elephant Watch Camp Samburu. We were looking forward to a rest and to recuperate after the excitement of Samburu, we were not disappointed. The hotel sits right in front of the Indian Ocean and a cooling breeze. The hotel is run by Lara and... More 

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for this long and detailed review! We're glad you recommend us to "anyone wanting a holiday on Diani Beach... who wants to be exceptionally well looked after". Sharing time together, and looking after people like you is an honor and a privilege. Hope to have the pleasure to host you again. All the best from The Waterlovers... More 

Calgary,Alberta,Canada
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was part of the group of 10, 8 in the Penthouse, and 2 in Turtle Room. We all loved Waterlovers, and others in our group have written great reviews, so not necessary for me to add more positive comments. I would stay here again., Staff is great, as are grounds, units, etc. Riccardo..I have just read the negative review... More 

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your beautifull comment. You came with a very nice group of friends. It was lovely to host you here. Glad to read that you enjoyed your stay, and sorry for the monkey tricks ;) Regarding the other review, of course we love to listen to all suggestions since that's how we improved in the last few years. In... More 

Brackley Beach, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

After an amazing Safari in Sambura National Reserve we travelled to Waterlovers and as soon as the gates opened I found a little piece of paradise just as the pictures show. Lovely, lovely people who made us so welcome, the double swing bed in the shade that had a beautiful breeze was idyllic. I was so tired that I need... More 

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Wow! What a great feed-back from such a nice guest! The double swing bed ...has your name on it ! ;) You're always welcome here ! Hope to have the privilege to host you soon again. Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL staff More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Staying at the water lovers resort is a truly unique experience. Elegance and personalized service accompanies you throughout your stay. Helpful, caring and well-trained staff, beautiful rooms designed with originality and love for details. At all times, you feel surrounded by fantastic nature, trees and local fauna(monkeys, bird, small monitor lizards). The beach is pristine and the pool fresh and... More 

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for these wonderful lines about your experience with us! It's with great appreciation that we prepare us for your next stay, to make it in a way to exceed your expectations! With the most grateful spirit we wish you all the best Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL Tribe More 

Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We loved our three nights stay in Waterlovers beach resort. From the very first moment you could see that owners put a lot of thought into designing this place. Lots of elements of decoration is hand made which is very rare in the times of big hotel chains. Hotel has only several rooms which ensures privacy and "home away from... More 

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

What a nice review! Thanks for taking the time to put it down in words for us, since it means a lot for all the staff and family. Really hope to have the pleasure to host you again. In the meantime we wish you all the best , with sincere gratitude, ...from the people taking care of your "Home away... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waterlovers is a small eco-friendly resort in the centre of Diani, directly on the beach. All our rooms (only 8 suites, 1 villa and the ocean penthouse) are ocean front and luxury equipped, with air conditioning, king size Swahili bed, double washbasin, stone shower, private veranda, complimentary wi-fi, I-Pod, I-Phone and MP3 docking station, complimentary iPads available on request, with pre-loaded music, movies and apps, complimentary cellphone with local line, private security 24/7, etc... The boutique hotel features also a spa, a small art shop, and a beach house for the watersports. Come as a client...leave as a friend! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterlovers Beach Resort

Address: Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $360 - $669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterlovers Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Waterlovers Beach Hotel Diani
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
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“The hotel is so small that I think they are all excellent and have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles coventrytravellers, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Penthouse over the restaurant”
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 of 5 bubbles jennya712, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the cottage type rooms are extremely nice.”
 of 5 bubbles suzannemary46, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all units seem to have vies, ones further in front more so”
 of 5 bubbles CdnTraveller9, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all the lodges are the same but upstairs have a thatched type roof all good!”
 of 5 bubbles jkdean62, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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