Topi Villa is just supreme!
Submitted: June 18, 2011
Stayed: March 2011
My boyfriend Oisin and I stayed at Topi Villa for the first week in April 2011. We were looking for somewhere by Diani Beach that would give us some wind-down relaxation, before heading off on safari in week two.
Having never been to Kenya before, we were looking for four main things from our week at the beach.
1. Be close to beach.
2. Live in beautiful surroundings to completely unwind.
3. Opportunity for exploration!
4. Feel safe.
Topi Villa was our perfect choice on ALL counts.
The booking was very straightforward. Bernard quickly turned around contracts, sent us some really useful information (directions, house info, things to do) and made sure we had transport from the airport.
Driving ourselves from the airport with a google map and Bernards instructions had us there in 40 mins without a single wrong turn!
What followed was a week of amazing evenings of playing in our pool, drinking champagne with gold flakes, watching movies, exploring the towns south of Diani, enjoying the cheapest fillet steak and langoustines in town and chilling out on the paradise beaches....
The staff were wonderful – Matano is an amazing cook and his always-cheerful manner and warm, open conversations were endlessly entertaining. We enjoyed delicious eggs in the mornings, steak, salads and langoustines in the afternoons, and in the evenings we enjoyed champagne by candle-light out by the pool, chatting and laughing all night long.
The three bedrooms are all very authentically African rooms, with heavy dark wood finishings and wooden crafts – really beautiful.
And the people of Diani are all so friendly! I was amazed and delighted by their warmth, chattiness and welcomes everywhere we went.
This is a wonderful place. Our week went far too quickly and I would absolutely love to be going back. AND if I was going back I would definitely stay in Topi Villa again – it’s a perfect place to be.
Huge thank you to Matano, Wicky and Bernard!
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