Swahili Beach

Diani Beach Road80401Diani BeachKenya
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About Swahili Beach

Swahili Beach is a slice of paradise featuring a spectacular tiered infinity pool, a fitness centre, and full service spa. Located a five-minute drive from Diani Chale Marine National Reserve, this hotel is one hour and 15 minutes from Mombasa.

Accommodation offers unparalleled comfort, with king size beds, free Internet access, and balconies with breathtaking views. Unique decor is a fusion of African, Indian, Arabian, and Zanzibari influences.

Volleyball, ping pong and darts keep guests busy, and hotel staff can arrange excursions like dolphin viewing, scuba diving, sailing, kite surfing, and a special sundowner safari.

There's something to eat or drink for every palate, including a pan-Asian restaurant complete with two Teppanyaki tables, a seafood restaurant with fish caught daily, a sports bar, coffee bar, and swim-up pool bar for inventive cocktails.

A supermarket, pizza restaurant, and shopping centre are within walking distance of Swahili Beach.


Diani Beach Road, 80401, Diani Beach, Kenya
Telephone: +254(40)3201130 | Fax: +254(40)3201133 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel bar on the beach
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00

Positive Reviews

Tempt your taste buds.

Food got great reviews from guests who enthusiastically ate at one of the many restaurants. Fresh cuisine was plentiful, and guests were taken with the Kenyan-Indian dishes at the Spice Route, as well as the Indian buffet breakfast. Guests also loved the 24-hour room service for bringing delicious menu items back to their private oasis.

Fantastic rooms.

Rooms boasted a serene vibe, and guests loved the upscale feel that made them truly relaxed. Superb architecture consisted of carved arches that lend an Arabic ambiance, and guests would return just for the sumptuous accommodation.

Everybody into the pool.

Guests couldn't get enough of the stunning swimming pool. Featuring a seven layer design, the cascading pool was fed by a mix of spring water and natural salts. A guest favourite, many had to tear themselves away from the standout views.

Negative Reviews

Service needs improvement.

Many guests commented on disappointing customer service at Swahili Beach. Staff were sometimes found to be impersonal and cold, while others simply forgot things like room service orders and room change requests.

Beach let down.

Depending on the time of year that guests visited, they were sometimes faced with a beach that was less than postcard perfect. Leaves and seaweed overshadowed the white sand, and some guests opted to stroll to a nearby beach of better quality.

Items not always restocked.

Guests noticed that toiletries and water weren't always replenished. Despite being promised water twice daily, some guests had no choice but to buy their own water, something they found unacceptable given the price they paid for a room, and that bottled water was a necessity.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 327 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    9.0 /10
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    10 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 327 reviews