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Diani Beach Road, Galu Beach P.O. Box 5098, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401 Kenya
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#22 of 38 hotels in Diani Beach
A chic & charming lodge located in the heart of Diani 's vibrant eatery and shopping scene, a two minute stroll across the road from the pristine white sand Galu Beach. Our value-oriented accommodation integrates contemporary design and modern facilities, with traditional Kenyan hospitality, providing a delightful getaway for both business and leisure travellers alike. Karibu!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Swahili
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Holly Suzanne B wrote a review Mar 2020
293 contributions84 helpful votes
Galu Inn gives you what you what you would expect for the money. Located on the second row at the end of Diani beach as Galu starts it is a good location with shops and bars just a tuk tuk journey away, however if you want to be in the heart of things or walk everywhere this is maybe a little far. We visited in low season and were the only guests, staff were nice- smiling and dealt with requests swiftly and politely, we initially had issues with our overhead fan so they moved us without fuss. The rooms were clean and simple. Ample parking and nice gardens. The gym is simply kitted out and clean. Breakfast was simple however no choice, we were just presented with a plate of bread, pancakes, potatoes and bananas, we dinner one night, we were told the chef was not in that day, we understand as the only guests it is not productive to have staff hang around for our whim, however it may be useful to have a notice advising this. This property has huge potential sadly the exterior is flaking extensively and really could do with some maintenance and lick of paint, the pool area, whilst it was clean the wear and tear is evident. Given the season and need to keep costs down I can forgive Galu Inn for the lack of maintenance however would love to see improvements, even simple cost effective measures such as notices. All in all Galu inn is exactly what you pay for and in an area where accommodation for a long weekend can be expensive this is a good , clean and friendly option.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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squirrel372 wrote a review Mar 2019
Exeter, United Kingdom39 contributions21 helpful votes
This place was recommended to us by the dive centre we were using. Basic but cheap. Air conditioning and fans in rooms. Breakfast included in price. Vet shirt walk to experience other restaurants and beach. Each room has safe to store valuables. Cleaned daily. No lift so need to walk up stairs but they will take luggage for you. Fully equipped gym there plus pool. Not expensive spa place but we weren’t looking for that. Only downside is the way we saw the owners (I think Indian) treat the staff. Pretty appalling. I wouldn’t want to work for them and wouldn’t stay there again simply because owners are making a lot of money but abusing delightful staff.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
BHARAT P wrote a review Dec 2017
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rooms are clean with a/c ,,the white sandy beach is just 5 minutes walking . staff are friendly execllent service,,local transport by tuk tuk excellent and cheap..the chef prepares execllent dishes,,other resturants closeby if one wishes to try,
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
sureprogr wrote a review Dec 2017
Nairobi38 contributions7 helpful votes
i visited Galu inn again after three years my most favourite place as true holiday destination .Rooms are very well maintained .Pool and gym are nice and well maintained .it is value for money.Indian veg food is also well catered .Tariff are budget class with high standard amenities.Staff are very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Salihah Simone wrote a review Dec 2017
Sant Pol de Mar, Spain77 contributions28 helpful votes
There are three highlights to this little hotel 1- Staff You would be hard-pressed to find friendlier, more helpful, informed, genuine staff anywhere. From help with basic things, such as a massage delivered to my room to going to the market in their off time to get the best price on dresses and other tourist items. Excellent service such as that offered at Galu Inn allows me to overlook things like peeling paint or chairs needing new cushions. 2-WiFi and Steady 4G signal. I could use my iPad, Phone, and laptop in every corner of the hotel with a strong signal. This is something I cant say about many hotels in Nairobi. 3-Pool and Gym The pool is long enough to swim laps and wide enough in my case to do hydrotherapy prescribed by my physiotherapist. The gym is small but well equipped with everything in working order. Galu is a bit out of the way. There are a few places you can walk to but to get to the supermarket you will need a tuk-tuk or a taxi. I like the remoteness as it means it quite here at night. The cleaning staff really do clean, not just push around a bucket of water. The laundry service is fast and clothes are returned on the same day immaculate and soft without an overwhelming fabric softener odor.
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Stay on the second floor
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US$33 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galu Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Galu Inn?
Nearby attractions include Diani Beach (5.0 km), Colobus Conservation (5.3 km), and Diani Beach Art Gallery (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Galu Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Galu Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Galu Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Galu Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, Tiki Bar, and Nomad Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Galu Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Galu Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Galu Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Galu Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Galu Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Swahili.