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Southern Palms Beach Resort

Diani Beach beachfront resort with 5 restaurants, pool bar

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
From
£170

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Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, 80400, Kenya
7.2.Good.
  • Staff are friendly but seem to be overwhelmed. Instead of availing gloves at serving…

    Aug 19, 2021

  • Renovated rooms are a big improvement although it’s little things like dripping air…

    Oct 12, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 298 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 5 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor tennis court

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve - 1-minute walk
  • Diani Beach - 2-minute walk
  • Tiwi Beach - 14-minute walk
  • Galu Kinondo - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 9.3 mi / 15 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Ocean Front Room
  • Superior Room
  • Superior Deluxe Room
  • Ocean Front Deluxe Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve - 1-minute walk
  • Diani Beach - 2-minute walk
  • Tiwi Beach - 14-minute walk
  • Galu Kinondo - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve - 11.5 mi / 18.6 km
  • Chale Beach - 12.8 mi / 20.6 km
  • Mombasa Marine National Park - 15.7 mi / 25.2 km
  • Two Tusks - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km
  • Mombasa Island - 19.3 mi / 31 km

Getting around

  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) 47-min drive
  • Ukunda (UKA) 8-min drive
  • Airport pick-up service
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Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, 80400, Kenya

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 298 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time noon-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 5 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Swim-up bar
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Tennis on site
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business centre
  • One meeting room
  • Conference centre

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 40-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Southern Palms Beach Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Dining

Main – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Manyatta – This restaurant is located by the pool. Open daily.

Boriti Snack Bar – This restaurant serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.

La Via Romana – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

El Nomad – This restaurant specialises in Middle Eastern cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Tennis on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site

Nearby

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of KES 10000 per vehicle

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Airport shuttle service for children between the ages of 2 and 12 costs KES 10000

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 6 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash.

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FAQs

  • Yes, Southern Palms Beach Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 7:30 AM to 6 PM.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there are 5 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining and Italian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Morning Star Resort (14-min walk), Diani Bay Resort (14-min walk) and diani reef (14-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is KES 10000 per vehicle.
  • Have fun with on-site activities such as windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba-diving and improve your game at the on-site tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes racquetball/squash and volleyball. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the resort's other amenities, which include 4 bars and a garden. Southern Palms Beach Resort also has access to a nearby outdoor pool.
7.2.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The swimming pools were very well kept and maintained every day. All of the hotel staff were very accommodating, friendly and professional.

    KBWright, 4 night trip, Apr 14, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Nice secure location, beautiful pool and amazing beach. Dated property - needs to be renovated. Displays a variety of cuisine, but could do better with its quality. After three days you will see the same items served again. Thanks to Ester, Defence, Sarah, Wambua and Saidi. They made our stay worth it!

    6 night trip with friends, Apr 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The WiFi was poor, the gym was not well equiped, the drinks list for all-inclusive were of poor quality, and the pools were being closed way too early!

    4 night romance trip, Apr 3, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Generic older hotel which targets a specific market. Positives - Located on a great beach Negatives/Particular issues we found - Old malfunctioning fixtures - rusty showerhead, shower knobs dislodging. - Wide variety of food but didnt taste very good - Loud music from beach bar thats disruptive till late at night

    Loki, 2 night trip, Dec 18, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The beach and swimming pool are nice, food is OK, I have had better in other resorts. Reception and check-in very slow and inefficient. Value for money too high. Overall ok though.

    Sunny, 3 night family trip, Dec 12, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff, grounds, service level, and over all experience was wonderful! I will be a return client.

    Reets, 5 night trip, Nov 12, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Very large resort. Very impersonable. Pool is nice. Beach is excellent for swimming. Food is sub-par.

    Kevin, 3 night trip, Oct 24, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    luna de miel por chafada

    lo que parecía un hotel idílico se convirtió en una pesadilla. Para empezar las mosquiteras en la habitación están rotas, pero da igual porque los bichos entran por debajo de la puerta de entrada, además está lleno de hormigas incluso en el segundo piso. la limpieza brilla por su ausencia, aunque te pongan toallas nuevas están manchadas siempre. la comida... en el buffet la gran mayoría es india, aunque tienen estación de pasta y parrilla de carne y pescado, en el bar de la playa puedes comer sandwich, hamburguesas, pizzas o pasta, pero ojo!!! porque mi pareja se cogió una intoxicación alimentaria y ellos se lavaron las manos totalmente, ni una triste solución, que si quería que fuera al médico que me lo pago yo, que ellos imposible que lo hayan provocado, pues tu me dirás si solo hemos comido ahí... pero bueno, en algo tiene que estar la diferencia de coger éste hotel o irte a uno mejor... aunque las fotos te parezcan un sitio bonito y digno de ir, piénsatelo muy bien, porque en éstos detalles es donde está la diferencia. menos mal que fue el último día, pero el último día en vez de disfrutar de las playas de Diani estuvimos sin salir de la habitación. Sin duda, visita Diani pero no lo hagas aquí!!!

    ignacio, 6 night trip, Jul 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    L amabilité de tout le personnel et la disponibilité à votre écoute hakouna matata La bonne cuisine accès direct à la plage Hôtel magnifique!!!! Très propre Merci aussi à oui sncf

    8 night trip, Sep 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastisk lækkert hotel

    Det bedste pool området vi har prøvet. Så flot - grønt og en kæmpe pool. Stranden er så smuk med Hvidt sand og alle palmerne. Personalet var meget hjælpsomme og altid igang med rengøring - service etc. Kan klart anbefales.

    Anne Gitte Elbronn, 9 night family trip, Feb 9, 2019

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