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Kinondo Poa Resort

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Overview of Kinondo Poa Resort

Kinondo Poa Resort

3 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Kwale, 80401

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDiani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve1 min walk
  • Popular LocationKaya Kinondo Sacred Forest4 min walk
  • Popular LocationDiani Beach4 min walk
  • AirportUkunda (UKA)18 min drive

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About this area

Diani Beach

Located in Diani Beach, Kinondo Poa Resort is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Diani Beach and Shimba Hills National Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 4 min walk
  • Diani Beach - 4 min walk
  • Galu Kinondo - 5 min drive
  • Chale Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Ukunda (UKA) - 18 min drive


  • Sir William's Grill Seafood Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Mzima House Boutique Hotel - 8 min drive
  • Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Sundowner Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Blue Marlin Seafood Beach Club - 9 min drive

About this property

Kinondo Poa Resort

3-star beach lodge, walk to Diani Beach
An outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar/lounge are available at this lodge. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a poolside bar, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. All 12 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities available to guests include room service, free bottled water and showers.
Kinondo Poa Resort offers 12 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and free toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This Diani Beach lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 5 AM–noon
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar/lounge
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 30 per cent

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
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Kinondo Poa Resort Diani Beach
Kinondo Poa Diani Beach
Kinondo Poa
Kinondo Poa Resort Lodge
Kinondo Poa Resort Diani Beach
Kinondo Poa Resort Lodge Diani Beach

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
As we were travelling to Kenya, we wanted to find a hotel that was typically Kenyan and we could not have found a better place to stay at. The houses looked like beach Bungalows with a wonderful garden and a swimming pool. Although we did not use the swimming pool, just outside there’s the most beautiful white sand beach with palms growing along the coast. The service was excellent and the manager Wycliffe was super friendly and made sure every minute was a perfect minute. We have a three course dinner every day that was cooked at a convenient time for us and it tasted really good!! If I ever return to Kenya, this would be the place I would sleep in. I hope to see the friendly people working at this hotel once again in my life.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Lovely staff
The service was great. The mattresses weren’t comfortable. There were a number of bugs that looked like large ants in our room. The food was okay. Breakfast and dinner were included. There were more choices at breakfast. There is a very limited menu for dinner. I think there were three entree choices each night. There are two or three dinner menus that are rotated throughout the week, which resulted in us eating the same dinner at least twice during our stay. I loved the fresh flowers in our room. We enjoyed using the pool. It was very quiet. Be aware that this facility is on a dirt road that is quite a distance from all the shops. We took a tuk tuk to get to a more northern location of Diani Beach. There are small porches with a table and chairs that face the pool and other rooms. The landscaping was nice.
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The resort is cute, the pool is lovely, the staff are kind and accommodating, and the prices are great. We had a great week and wouldn't hesitate to return! Based on other reviews, I was a little unsure about the Kinondo Poa beach, but I was very pleasantly surprised! Not only is it private, deserted, and beautiful, it is lots of fun at both low and hide tide, as long as you have beach shoes/sandals. At low tide it's fun to explore the tide pools. And there is a great spot for swimming at mid or high tide just a short walk north: a paved "road" that has extends out into the sea. At low tide it's completely exposed, and at high tide you can find it by looking for a striped marker pole on the beach. (If you get to the large jutting rock & caves, you've gone too far.) The "road" is wide enough for two or three people to play in the waves side by side, with no fear of sea urchins or stubbing toes on coral. Perfect! Any time we headed to the beach, the staff brought loungers and mattresses and set them up under the palm trees. The sand at the Kinondo Poa is less powdery than the main part of Diani, with more shells, and the hotel is a short walk from the beach, so you don't feel the evening sea breeze quite as well. We enjoyed eating out by the pool in the evening as it was cooler than the restaurant area.
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Me and my husband had a wonderful time! Check went very smooth they gave us a refreshing drink as soon as we walked in. They will serve you all three of your meals when ever you want and even at your room. We were able to have lunch right after check in. They really mean when ever you want, we were able to get breakfast at 4 am when we had to leave. Every meal has a fish, non fish, and veggie option and all our meals were good. The a/c was wonderful after not having it. It did stop working but when I told them they moved us right away. It is very quiet with a nice pool. They have a private beach and only had two people trying to sell stuff in the after noon. The owners are very nice and take pride in their resort I was very happy to meet them. You might need to ask what there is to do other then relax we went snorkeling with our previous tour guide.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Outstanding customer service
Wonderful staff delicious food and tranquility
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2019