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9.0Exceptional

249 reviews

249 reviews

Location 9.6
Service 9.2
Cleanliness 8.9
Facilities 8.4
Value for money 7.9
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9.6Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Closest landmarks
Ukunda Airport
3.8 km
Shimba Hills National Reserve
18.4 km
Shelly Beach
25.7 km
Likoni Ferry
29.1 km
Matatu Bus Terminal
29.7 km

The Sands at Nomad Hotel

Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Mombasa, Kenya, 8041 Diani Beach - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Diani Beach part of Mombasa, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Moi International Airport. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Value for money7.9
Distance to city center4 km
Location rating9.6

Rooms available at The Sands at Nomad Hotel

Ocean View Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Beach Bungalow
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard - Double
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Bungalow - Beach Front
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Junior Suite with Terrace
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed
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Ocean View Family Suite
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed & 2 single beds
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Bungalow - Beach Front
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Sands at Nomad Hotel have a swimming pool?

While staying at The Sands at Nomad Hotel, you can enjoy the swimming pool facility to get your day started the right way with a splash for a stimulating morning or evening.

What type of non-water sports and outdoor activities are accessible at The Sands at Nomad Hotel?

The Sands at Nomad Hotel features non-water sport and outdoor activities such as golf course (within 3 km), and hiking trails for you to take advantage of while lodging here.

What type of water sports activities are available at The Sands at Nomad Hotel?

The Sands at Nomad Hotel offers traveler a variety of water sport activities such as diving, snorkeling, water sports (non-motorized), fishing, and wind surfing for you to make the most use of all that this property has to offer.

Does The Sands at Nomad Hotel offer laundry services?

Yes! The Sands at Nomad Hotel offers laundry service at your grasp for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

What is the typical travel time to a nearby airport from The Sands at Nomad Hotel?

The average travel time to get from The Sands at Nomad Hotel to the airport is 90 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at The Sands at Nomad Hotel?

The Sands at Nomad Hotel's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 13 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional fee. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

When was The Sands at Nomad Hotel built?

The Sands at Nomad Hotel was built in 2005.

What is the verified guest review consensus about The Sands at Nomad Hotel's swimming pool?

79.0% of our verified visitor feedback have given a positive review and comments about this property's swimming pool. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for The Sands at Nomad Hotel down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Business travelers' have given to The Sands at Nomad Hotel?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Sands at Nomad Hotel an average rating of 8.1. You can look up more detailed customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to The Sands at Nomad Hotel?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Sands at Nomad Hotel an average rating of 8.6. You can check out more comprehensive customer assessments and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the nearest train, metro, or bus station to The Sands at Nomad Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Matatu Bus Terminal, 29727.1 m away from The Sands at Nomad Hotel.

What time is check-in and check-out at The Sands at Nomad Hotel?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Visitors checking in or out before or after the specified hours may be charged an additional fee.

What people love about The Sands at Nomad Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great place, very friendly staff, perfect location and very relaxing holiday!"

    Janik

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    August 10, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "I like my hotels to have a relaxed ambience to them rather than the corporate style."

    Alex

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    September 24, 2021

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "A lovely boutique hotel right on the beach."

    Micahel

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    July 29, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 616 Mombasa properties
Location score
9.6/10
Service score
9.2/10
Value for money score
7.9/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Better than
99
%
of Mombasa properties
Better than
99
%
of Mombasa properties
Better than
98
%
of Mombasa properties
Better than
98
%
of Mombasa properties
More about The Sands at Nomad Hotel

More about The Sands at Nomad Hotel

The Sands at Nomad Hotel

The Sands at Nomad Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to Mombasa, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay.
The Sands at Nomad Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Mombasa.
Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at The Sands at Nomad Hotel include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. The hotel also provides guests with bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms.
The Sands at Nomad Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
The Sands at Nomad Hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. The private beach at the hotel is a very special feature, providing direct ocean access exclusively for guests. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, spa and sauna. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
The hotel's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, diving and wind surfing. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the golf course on site and hiking trails in the hotel.
Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 99% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 98% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 99% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
Nomad restaurant
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Mombasa, Kenya, 8041 Diani Beach
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until00:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee125 KES
  • Distance from city center4 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 37
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2005
  • Most recent renovation2014
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 USD

Reviews of The Sands at Nomad Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
Location9.6
Service9.2
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.4
Value for money7.9
High score for Mombasa
Rating
9+ Exceptional (10)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (1)

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9.6
Exceptional
Alex from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard - Double
Stayed 7 nights in September 2021

Mind blowing ”

I don’t normally do reviews except when something is exceptional. I like my hotels to have a relaxed ambience to them rather than the corporate style. I am so glad we picked this hotel and the sea breeze room. Normally when you see something on the internet it looks better than when you see it in real life. In this case it is the other way around. I have never stayed in such a beautiful room and hotel, the attention to detail is sensational. However, it gets even better for me, I am someone who likes to engage with the staff as so much can be learned from local knowledge. With staff like Rally, Linda and the exceptional barman Hamadi you can’t go wrong at this place. Best holiday ever, thank you everyone at the Sands for making this possible.

Reviewed September 24, 2021
10.0
Exceptional
Janik from Canada
Family with young children
Stayed 10 nights in July 2022

Exceptional”

Great place, very friendly staff, perfect location and very relaxing holiday! 🤩🤩

Reviewed August 10, 2022
9.6
Exceptional
Micahel from Kenya
Family with young children
Standard - Double
Stayed 5 nights in July 2021

Lovely - definitely going back!”

A lovely boutique hotel right on the beach. It's next to a nice restaurant and a scuba diving centre. The staff were amazing with all of us, and the experience was very personalised. we all enjoyed our time there and our 8 yr old daughter and her grandma felt very at home. Definitely would go back and would recommend it.

Reviewed July 29, 2021
10.0
Exceptional
Erin from United States
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

Wonderful Experience”

Pros: beautiful property, friendly staff, delicious food, right on the beach, flexible check in/check out, EXCELLENT service. Cons: we went right before the busy season, so there weren’t many people there. For us, we didn’t mind bc we only wanted to relax, but if you’re looking to party rather than relaxation, maybe this isn’t the place for you. Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay here. The staff went out of their way at every level. Since the hotel wasn’t busy, we were upgraded to the Colobus Suite (#19) for free. It was the perfect suite to relax, enjoy the scenery and see all the monkeys jumping around. We got the half board (breakfast & lunch incl) which made sense. The portions are large and you can swap dinner for lunch. Drinks weren’t too expensive. If you’re looking for a relaxing place to stay with top service - this is the place. Diani Beach is beautiful. We will be back for sure.

Reviewed December 18, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Nicole from United States
Couple
Standard - Double
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Amazing!”

We had such a wonderful stay at The Sands. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and we felt very well attended to by staff without it being over the top. The grounds were also very safe and secure, while still providing direct beach access to beautiful Diani Beach. The restaurant was delicious with affordable prices and incredible water views. There were many activities to do onsite and it was easy to take a tuk-tuk to neighboring bars and restaurants when needed.

Reviewed March 05, 2019
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