Reviews and Articles about Four Twenty South


Guestbook review

"Always a pleasure staying with you. Excellent service and very relaxing as always." Jan, 2019

"These self catering cottages are on the best beach in Kenya, Diani Beach has been voted the Best Beach in Africa!
Brilliant place for a wedding, a family holiday or a weekend get away. Large or small groups can be accommodated in the 6 cottages on the sea front." Jan, 2019

Our stay at Hilary's place was amazing! You really can't beat the location - right on the beach with a beautiful view and nice sea breeze! Hilary made our lives easy by organizing our shopping for the house so we had everything we needed when we arrived. The chef Nelson was excellent and you must ask him to make his Swahili fish stew when you visit! Hilary and her team went the extra mile to organize a special evening dining under the palms which will be a fond memory for many years to come. Their friendly dog kept my kids entertained the entire time. Thanks to all! Dianna, 2017

Guestbook review

"Best Self Catered beach cottages on the best beach in Africa - 4 20 South on Diani Beach is the best spot along this whole coast. A private house with your own cook & laundry every day. The setting is divine & the people are so wonderful. You will want to stay longer!" November, 2018

Great place, right on the beach, with the food taken care of by the chef, who's cooking was delicious. Hilary and John were very accommodating and great hosts. All in all we had a fab time in Diani, staying at their beachhouse, and we'd definitely come back again. Anastasia, April 2017



guestbook review

"What a lovely place this is. Hilary and John are super kind and helpful hosts. Their team are a true reflection of good management: all were professional, friendly and service minded. Kefa did lovely food. The houses are simple, charming and have all you need, including good lighting!The lawn that turns into beach without having to look at fences is so special. We highly recommend this wonderful place. Thank you so much for all your hospitality! Carla and Simon" October, 2018

Incredibly welcoming hosts; exceptionally beautiful location, and charming accommodation. We had a magical weekend staring at the gorgeous views and eating lobsters listening to the sea (and monkeys, and lizards, and birds, ...). Will definitely be coming back. Patrick, March 2017

guestbook review

"The houses are beautiful, the location a dream, the staff are helpful, professional, and accommodating, the food is delicious. " September, 2018.

For anyone wanting to visit this part of the world you will find this a lovely peaceful retreat to stay.. we were looked after very well by Hilary and her team of helpers who could not do enough to look after us..thank you. Seonaid, March 2017


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tripadvisor review

I visited Four Twenty South with my boyfriend over the winter, traveling from NYC. The whole place is very chic—not over-done, private. 
It was my first time to Kenya (we travelled through Mombasa). To be on the Indian Ocean! With camels on the beach, monkeys on the roof... Our guesthouse was beautiful & charming — right on the beach, like a postcard — big comfortable bed (we slept well with the fan, ...), and massive shower. Everything was spotless, and a lovely maid come in for laundry etc every day. Jimmy was our cook, and he prepared delicious meals (vegetarian by my request) served on our private porch. All in all much more better vacation than being at a big hotel. I cannot recommend enough, to my American friends too—worth the plane trip! Roxanne, March 2017

tripadvisor review

From a pickup at the airport till our departure we were charmed by at our stay at this picturesque place. We stayed at a three bedroom cottage with an outstanding view of the beach & sea. The cottage was built many decades ago adding to its charm. All necessary facilities are provide. The Maid and the Chef who were part of the package were professional and friendly. There is a verandah along the front of the cottage where we spent our time when not on the beach or sea. Monkeys and Baboons do come onto the grounds but were not threatening.
We bought fresh catch of either Lobsters, shrimp,fish and crabs right at our door step. Our Chef did a tremendous job of cooking. He had also stocked up on provisions when we arrived catering to our requirement.
The beach is outstanding with powdery white sand that is the whitest I have seen. The sea water is warm and clear but quantities of loose seaweed did come ashore. Security was great.
We spent two nights and the only time we went off the property was to go to the beach. A
thoroughly relaxing stay worth the cost. Zahed, March 2017


freetobook reviews

"Wonderful place to stay for those who are looking for a laid-back and quite vacation. Not only the location and place is great, but the service ends up making it a great experience!"  May, 2019.

"It was an amazing time and the staff went above and beyond to make sure that everyone was comfortable. Jane the manager was super helpful and connected us with information on how to get around. The Chef was spectacular and even did a shop for us on basic items. " April, 2019

Wonderful 6 days at 420 South - stayed in Bwaa, which is in amazing position overlooking beautiful Diani Beach. 
Staff were wonderful, Jimmy our Cook, was excellent and we enjoyed delicious Breakfasts and Dinners. House was spotless, and nothing was too much trouble. Jane organised everything so efficiently and Hilary and John were charming hosts. Can’t wait to return!" March, 2019

"Its a great place for families and those who want to have a relaxed quiet time but it is a stone throw away from the main beach and attractions 15 minute drive with a tuk tuk" April, 2019