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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 20 August 2015

it was a perfect place away from the city center cool air very well maintained place,very intimate,nice cottages,very private,its a home away from home,our wonderful host Wanjiru. would go back there again if visiting Diani.

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Thika, Kenya
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The hospitality is the very best. The compound is very well kept, very green in such a way it has a cool microclimate and most importantly the splendid cottages which are an art.....its a place where you feel like you at home but on holiday

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 January 2015

The initial plan was to stay there for three days and two nights but we ended up spending five nights and it was the best five days! Was a perfect way to end 2014 and start 2015. One word i can used to describe Spice of the Coast is 'Paradise'. This place felt like heaven on earth; first off the...

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Cesano Maderno, Italy
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We spent 12 days at Spice of the coast. It's a little piece of heaven, peaceful and intimate. Thom and his wife are the best! They treated us as part of their family. They show us where to go, and suggest the best place to see in Diani. Cottages are huge, and very comfortable. Every morning monkeys came close to...

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

the place is beautiful from the moment you drive through the gates down to interior of the rooms. the hosts make it feel like home away from home. they go above and beyond to ensure you have a great stay with them, as well as during your time in kenya.

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Nairobi
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed at the Spice of the coast this past weekend for two nights. I can not think of anything but the most wonderful things to say about this place. It was like being home away from home with really really really cool parents. The owners Thomas and Wanjiru were every bit welcoming and their Nephew Phillip, we all fell...

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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Had an amazing weekend here recently. The cottages were beautifully decorated and well serviced. Tom and Wanjiru, who own the place, were very warm and welcoming and made our stay a perfect getaway. Would highly recommend this hideaway and we will definitely go back.

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 14 January 2013

We stayed at Spice of the Coast for 10 days and all I can say is, that it really made our vacation in Kenya. First we weren't sure because the cottages where not directly located at the beach front but soon after we arrived, we where convinced that we made the right choice. Each single cottage is beautifully decorated and...

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Atlanta
Reviewed 18 September 2012

If your looking for a quiet secluded B & B in the Diani Beach area, away from all the typical style beach hotels, this is a hidden treasure!. We booked 3 nights and ended up staying for a week. You have your own private exquisively decorated cottage. Every detail has been thought of and supplied for your comfort. We had...

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Spice of the Coast is a small family run hotel.Four cottages/suites each designed for two.One apartment that sleeps four. All is set in a 9000 sq.m. forestial garden, with a centre swimming pool. So lots of space and privacy.We serve lunch and dinner at the terrace by the main house on reservationOur menu is a blend of African and European cuisine."if such a place exists where one leaves younger than one came it must be here" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spice of the Coast

Address: 912 Diani reef road | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $71 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“all rooms have a different feeling”
 of 5 bubbles 138carolinen, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Select a room that best suits the purpose and your personality because all the rooms are different.Thats when you will have the fullest experience!”
  • Awesome shower head
  • The bedroom was beautiful.. Pilipili Room
  • Most intriguing ceiling yet!
 of 5 bubbles MissLorna007, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Go for the Cinnamon cottage, but each one has its own uniqeness”
 of 5 bubbles Manyok, 18 Sep 2012 | Read review
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