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The Zubeida

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On the beach
On the beach
On the beach
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of The Zubeida

Entire home

The Zubeida

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDiani Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationKaya Kinondo Sacred Forest10 min drive
  • Popular LocationChale Beach36 min drive
  • AirportMombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.)105 min drive

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Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Executive Villa, 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed

Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Classic Villa, 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Diani Beach

Located in Diani Beach, The Zubeida is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Diani Beach and Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, water skiing and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Diani Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 10 min drive
  • Tiwi Beach - 33 min drive
  • Chale Beach - 36 min drive
  • Mombasa Marine National Park - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 105 min drive

Restaurants

  • Sundowner Restaurant — 6 min walk
  • Colobus shade — 8 min walk
  • Blue Marlin Seafood Beach Club — 10 min walk
  • Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant — 13 min walk
  • Manyatta Green Club — 4 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Zubeida

Beachfront villa with calming spa services
Along with a restaurant, this villa has an outdoor pool and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, coffee/tea in a common area, and spa services. All 8 individually furnished villas feature free WiFi and room service. Guests will find kitchens with refrigerators, ovens, stovetops, and microwaves.
The Zubeida offers 8 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually furnished accommodations have separate living rooms and include desks. Accommodations at this 4-star villa have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the villa include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • On the beach

Pool/Spa

  • Outdoor pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Massages
  • Spa services

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Dining

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–noon: USD 20 for adults and USD 20 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service available

Bathrooms

  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Balcony or patio
  • Garden

Laundry

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Work spaces

  • Desk

Comfort

  • Air conditioning

Pets

  • No pets or service animals

Suitability/Accessibility

  • No elevators
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water

Things to do

  • Boat tours nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit

General

  • 8 rooms
  • Individually furnished

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from May 19 2021 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 500.0 per stay

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 20 for adults and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60.00 per vehicle

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 cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Zubeida Villa Diani Beach
Zubeida Villa
Zubeida Diani Beach
The Zubeida Villa
The Zubeida Diani Beach
The Zubeida Villa Diani Beach

Frequently asked questions

4.4
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Zubeida is ‘ok’ but not special
Our stay at Zubeida was pleasant but nothing special. We expected a higher level of service for the price we paid. While the food, staff and surroundings were nice, we were somewhat disappointed with their inability to secure bookings for fun activities in the area. The beach area is full of local men trying to sell boat trips (be warned: don’t expect a walk along the beach without getting hassled a few times). On one occasion, the vendor we spoke to was clearly running a scam. When we asked the hotel, they simply gave us a WhatsApp number for someone who might be able to help us book. When he was busy (as was the case over Christmas), we weren’t left with much support and subsequently didn’t do any of the activities we planned. The Zubeida website is misleading to suggest they can organise all this stuff for guests! We recommend to Zubeida that they put more time into supporting visitors with activities, restaurant recommendations etc - especially for those new to Kenya - it would have made our stay much better! In general, I think a better level of ‘concierge’ service is required to justify the high cost. We found that we had to extract information from them, as opposed to them having the information ready to share with us. Eating directly in the villa is nice, but the restaurant area around the pool is pretty ordinary. And that summed up our stay really - pleasant but not memorable, and no service that went beyond the bare minimum.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Awesome beach side location, pleasant gardens with exotic birds and monkeys. Nice pool
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I’m very surprised by the good reviews on this place - I would highly recommend not staying here! Not only does the air conditioning hardly work, but there is only AC in the bedrooms, not the living room, kitchen, etc, despite 30 C temperatures. We had numerous problems with bug infestations, tons of ants and crickets in our bedrooms and bathrooms, which was disgusting. The WiFi is appalling and does not work at all, something they even told us at checkin. There are no safes or places to lock away your things and the locks on the doors to the outside are flimsy at best - some of the closet doors have locks, but they didn’t work and had to be fixed. There are no seats or lounge chairs on the beach - the image shown on their listing of seats in the sand is what they will set up for you at $50 a person (absurd). The gate to the beach is locked, even when we try to get back in the middle of the day, and the security guards were never nearby to let us in. There is not 24/7 help via reception, so if you have a problem at night they won’t even read or respond to your message until the next morning. The only good things (and I’m stretching here) were communication via WhatsApp, only with Zeenat who was amazing and their willingness to refund us some money for the bug problem.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Very quiet and peaceful Right on the beach Very good food Quick service
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The staff are kind and friendly especially Caroline who is one of the housekeepers and Monica and Lilian at the restaurant. We were in villa number 3 and could see the ocean from our living room and patio which was amazing.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2019