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Travel reviews by Dr K from London

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

2

Excursions taken

0

My Aug 2016 trip

Kenya between 24 Aug 2016 and 3 Sep 2016

Trip rating: Good
"Just the hotel in Diani beach that was quite a let down and not the honeymoon experience we'd hoped for.

But absolutely everything else was and even better than we had expected."

Arranged By Richard Trillo


Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Tipilikwani Mara Camp

"Excellent - friendly and attentive staff"

4 nights Arrived 24 Aug 2016
"Staff were so welcoming and attentive. Our guide (Dee) was excellent and it was easy to choose what we wanted to do each day (e.g. morning and evening, or full day, or village).

The wildlife around the park was right on the doorstep and we saw more than what we'd hoped for, including a kill.

The pool is great and bigger than it looks on the pictures. Rooms are lovely, perhaps a bit dark as expected from description. Loved our little hot water bottles each evening.

Had a massage which was the best I've ever had. Food overall pretty great."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
The Sands At Nomad

The Sands At Nomad

"Overpriced and run down but good activities"

6 nights Arrived 28 Aug 2016
"I thought the hotel was very overpriced for our room. Initially the first room felt very strong of damp and the walls were covered in scuff and it was dark. Unfortunately this made a really disappointing first impression.

Thankfully we were moved upstairs, which didn't smell damp, however overall stilla run down room, e.g. stained curtains, rusty looking toilet, showergel that smelt and looked like toilet cleaner, scuffs around the place and generally feeling out-dated (and not due to it being of a Swahili design) - room needed a lot of TLC. Bed was like a rock - not nice, never slept on anything that hard ....except the ground.

Emailed the hotel manager - not the most beautiful customer service reply - essentially he replied saying he thought we were wrong....in my book that just proves a little more that we weren't.

Discussed upgrade to a cottage, stated our maximum budget, got taken round and then told a price above our budget - a pretty unfair experience - felt led on and disappointed.

Restaurant however is beautiful and pool is lovely. Beach is beautiful, lovely location.

Restaurant staff were very nice, hotel staff were OK but not particularly helpful (e.g. at arranging activities and regarding the room)."
Poor
Location
Good
Service
Average
Activities
Good
Rooms
Terrible
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Average

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