Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

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On the beach, white sand, scuba diving, snorkeling
On the beach, white sand, scuba diving, snorkeling
On the beach, white sand, scuba diving, snorkeling
2 outdoor pools

Overview of Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

VIP Access

Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

5.0 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Map
Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, 80400

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDiani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve2 min walk
  • Popular LocationDiani Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationTiwi Beach4 min drive
  • AirportMombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Diani Beach

Located in Diani Beach, Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa is near the airport and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Diani Beach and Shimba Hills National Reserve. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping, swimming, and golfing.

What's nearby

  • Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve - 2 min walk
  • Diani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Tiwi Beach - 4 min drive
  • Galu Kinondo - 16 min drive
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 155 min drive

Restaurants

  • African Pot Coral - 14 min walk
  • Leonardo's restaurant - 15 min walk
  • Qua Bruce Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • Java House - Diani - 20 min walk
  • Coast Dishes Resturant - 4 min drive

About this property

Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

5-star luxury resort by the ocean
Consider a stay at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa and take advantage of free breakfast (local cuisine), a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a beach bar. With a white sand beach, water skiing, and scuba diving, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in a massage, reflexology, and hydrotherapy at Maya Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants. The health club offers aerobics classes and yoga classes; other things to do include motor boating, racquetball/squash, and volleyball. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a poolside bar and concerts and live shows.
Other perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with a waterslide
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Bike rentals, an outdoor tennis court, and limo/town car service
  • Wedding services, evening entertainment, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 143 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
Extra amenities include:
  • Changing tables, baby monitors, and highchairs
  • Recycling, LED light bulbs, and composting
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and eco-friendly toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Baby baths, childcare services, and free infant beds

Languages

English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a USD 75 fee; reservations required for on-site testing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Coral Rock Cafe
  • Fins Seafood Restaurant
  • Sake Oriental
  • The Pool Bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Arcade/game room
  • Art gallery
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Designer stores
  • Evening entertainment
  • Full-service spa
  • Motor boating
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Private picnics
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Steam room
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Baby bath
  • Baby monitor
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Changing table
  • Children's games
  • Children's pool
  • Children's toys
  • Free children's club
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Highchair
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Travel crib
  • Waterslide

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Water sports equipment
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center (5577 square feet of space)
  • Coworking space
  • Meeting rooms - 6

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 8 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Mud bath
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Books
  • Couples dining
  • Games
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Composting
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from noon - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
This property enforces a smart-casual dress code in the restaurant.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 5 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 72.0 per day
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    Deposit is payable by bank transfer and is due within 24 hours of booking the reservation.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 55 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 55 (one-way), (from 6 to 18 years old)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 72.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property uses a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 24
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 31
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the health club, fitness facility, or spa tub, while guests under 6 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool with adult supervision
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 6 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

Property is also known as

Diani Beach Reef
Diani Reef
Diani Reef Beach
Diani Reef Beach Resort
Diani Reef Beach Resort Ukunda
Diani Reef Beach Ukunda
Diani Reef Resort
Diani Reef Beach Resort Diani Beach
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Diani Reef & Spa Diani
Diani Reef Beach Resort Spa
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa Resort
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa Diani Beach
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa Resort Diani Beach
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Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa Resort
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Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa Resort Diani Beach

Frequently asked questions

Does Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?

As of Aug 19, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa on Aug 21, 2022 start from $135.42, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?

Check-in is from noon - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa?

Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).

Does Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 55 per vehicle applies.

Where is Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa located?

Nestled on the beach, this Diani Beach resort is within a 5-minute walk of Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve and Diani Beach. Tiwi Beach is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 116 out of 251 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 74 out of 251 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 36 out of 251 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 251 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 251 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.1/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
The check in process takes a very long time. It appears that your room is not ready upon arrival, you will have to wait until a room is prepared for you. The staff gets you checked in promptly but then waiting about 30 minutes ( or more) for a room is just too long.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Property was maintained but had need for renovations. Elevator not working full time. Beach was great.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed in a junior suite which was very nice. We were on the top floor, two flights up with the elevator on the other side of the property (and it did not work reliably); however, the stairs are not difficult to climb as there are not that many and they are not steep. The beach and Indian Ocean were beautiful but you cannot plan to frolic there because there is a strong undercurrent. The beach is nice but the winds can be strong. The pools are nice. Our stay was a relaxing way to end our visit to Kenya.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
This resort should be considered a 3 star resort and not a 5 star. The room and especially the bathroom was run down and old. Besides needing an upkeeping, the staff were welcoming and nice. It’s in a great location in front of the ocean.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Awesome -ness
Am glad I chose diani reef for my stay and do I'll give it 10/10 from very friendly staff that ensure your comfort, the view from the hotel is awesome the rooms,the beach and everything... I'd reconsider it upon return😊
Stayed 5 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Just OK
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Definitely in need of renovations as over all condition of room was mediocre, especially the bathroom. Toilet was very hard to flush, and the bathroom felt dirty, dirty clothes line. Patio door would not close properly so there was a gap allowing bugs in. Fridge seemed to be overheating, very hot in the cupboard. Dinners at the beach bar were nice and the staff were very friendly. This was a RIU standard hotel in its day for sure but it needs updates to bring back life to it.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 8 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Quite a lot of renovation work going on but being done discretely. Fantastic location for beach lovers (mind the sea urchins) and would like to go back when it has been restored to it's pre-covid glories. Dining is limited to a buffet (didn't try) or a beachside restaurant that doubles up as a dance venue, so there wasn't anywhere to have a quiet meal. Staff very good, prices not unreasonable for the venue and food was OK. I was there on business but would have happily enjoyed a family holiday there.
Stayed 6 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022