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Perfect relaxing few days
Although we booked for a few days at a relatively low season, we had the best time on any resort so far on the south coast of Kenya - and it was our first time at Pinewood. We have stayed at other resorts on Galu Beach and on Diani Beach but this is the one I will definitely return to. What makes it special? Excellent staff Smallish hotel to keep it cosier Good beach Excellent views from our first floor room Good size clean room Refurbished bathroom with dual showers Own beach beds on the beach away from hawkers - this is not at all common on the south coast and it makes relaxing so much better. Very good food - as a vegetarian I get tired of the standard Indian fare in all South coast hotels and the chefs tried to accommodate us very well. The different themes each day also made it interesting and we never needed to order à la carte. Very good salads every evening. The choice of two sittings makes it easier too. As other reviewers have also pointed out, on all South Coast beaches you need to wear swimming shoes / water shoes for swimming in the sea - certain areas in the sea are rocky and not sandy. However you do not need these for walking on the beach - which too is a lovely long stretch. I think Galu beach is far better for walking than Diani beach. As a bonus for birders, there is a water area near the breakfast area where weaver birds have built their nests - you can also spot the odd heron and other birds.... The manager Pamela is a gem of a person.
An amazing and relaxing place next to the Indian ocean. The staff is really pleasant and service minded. The ocean is warm and Lovely. Use bath shoes you want to be able to take a bath everywhere (otherwise there is a part of the Beach that is acessable without bath shoes). A varied and delicious dinner buffet (sometimes accompanied by a frog orcestra :-). The closest supermarket is quite a bit away- hard to reached by foot. The resort's store doesn't keep beverages or snacks that you han take to your room. Give yourself a treat and visit the relaxing Amani Spa with wonderful Silvia! Finally- don't miss the wonderful sun rise. Totally worth getting up early. Take a walk or a jog while you're at it. Asante sana- thank you very much!
Thanks for a lovely stay with fantastic food as well as service minded and lovely staff. Silvia in the spa was the best ever - wonderful massage, pedicure and manicure! Perfect place if you want to relax, swim and sunbathe without too many people around. The atmosphere is great whether you want to be active or lazy. Bath shoes is recommended. You will be entertained by both musicians, Masay people and a frog choir 😃 Check it out!
Like a CARE HOME for elderly people,Need an update dated broken furnitures , dry rice ,chewy meet ,dirty room key
Disappointed for 460 USD / Night on Full Board Looked like A CARE HOME for elderly people The hotel were full with guests age between 65 -80 . The food was terrible from Menu , limited or extra surcharge on full board ! The Mango dessert wasn’t available but the vanilla ice cream and fruit platter yes ! The cheep and easy was available Rice was dry ,not fresh chewy meet for 460 sd / night Old bed and bedding Pool need an update. And more cleaning need . On the phone thick dust , it wasn’t clean for more then a week The only water battle we got for drinking was filled up few days before . These all bad experience came up only in few Hours that’s why WE LEFT the resort ! The security had cafe 2 yards away from us in the Lobby, the gun was facing to us ! it made me feel bad and i worried about a terrorist attack , not until this day We have been to several Hotel and Resort i in Diani Beach, i saw security at the gate , but Gun never was visible at all They made double reservations , during busy Half term last week in UK also Half term in Kenya, i paid in advance 460 USD / night Executive Suite Beach front with spectacular view and personal shef in my room ,But they gave Deluxe Small Room , No personal shef All we remember about the Resort is the Dry rice, old warm drinking water and Dated Dirty Pool and loungers and the Gun Kristina
Ticked all boxes!
Lovely beach,lounge areas, and rooms. Lovely food although breakfast could do with a tweek. Smoking near tv lounge drifts in which is a shame had to move away on more than one occasion. Staff are very accommodating and friendly. Would recommend.
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