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Barracuda Inn

Watamu Road, Watamu 59-80202, Kenya
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Ranked #19 of 23 Hotels in Watamu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rovigo, Italia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Good Location, from here you can easly reach the most interesting places in Watamu and surrondings (e.g. Gede). Everything in the room was sticky and it was located near a club outside, so music until 3:00 am (and if you need to wake at early for the safari is kind of bad). Almost everyone can speak Italian and everything is... More

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New York
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50 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The first thing to know is that this is Italian owned and run. All the guests are Italian, the food is Italian, the Kenyan staff speak Italian and all the information is in Italian. So if you are not Italian, you may feel out of place. Rooms were quite nice, with nice terraces, and A/C was good. Food was a... More

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Southwest England
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41 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We chose the Barracuda Inn because of its location overlooking the Blue Lagoon. We also wanted to be able to swim at any tide. The comfortable, air-conditioned room had a sea view. The food, unsurprisingly given this place is run by Italians, was amazing in its quality and choice. At one end of the buffet table there were groaning boards... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

I was there in the Barracuda Inn Hotel with my family and my friends. The hotel itself is beautiful, clean and pleasantly quiet, and the people there made a very nice atmosphere. we did with abdul (a beachboy) a three-day safari tour. They were very honest and reliable. It was a big and interesting adventure. The many different animals, lions,... More

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Italy and LA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

My husband and I came back recently from our beautiful trip to Kenya. We were at the Barracuda Inn for 12 days. The location of the hotel is wonderful, crystal clean warm ocean water, calm and beautiful bay, the sand is clean and powder like, you can actually walk all the Watamu coastline from this location, enjoying all the beauty... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

As 2 independant travelling UK ladies, we chose the Barracuda Inn as our last stop off point during a recent tour of Kenya. What a haven this turned out to be! The bungalow rooms were fabulous, the comfy beds were massive with lovely clean linen. Everything in the bathroom worked a treat. House keeping was very vigilant and a safe... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2006

The rooms were nice, given that there was air conditioning. Also, you could walk into the village which is close by and not really have to worry, once you got used to the street boys following you around. The hotel was nice but speaking only english was definitely a hinderence, as all of the hotel bulletins, tours, and outings were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2006

My husband and I were in Malindi in 2004 and we had a full day in Watamu: it was love at first sight. We decided to come back and we did so. We stayed at Barracuda Inn from 11 till 25 december 2005 and we enjoyed every moment.The hotel is on the beach, the best one in Watamu, it has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2005

Stayed there with my partner, we were very good looked after from a very attentive staff. Restaurant service was perfect and food excellent. Cakes spectacular. The beach nearby is one of the cleanest and we really enjoyed our stay. Hope to be back in a near futere, thanks a lot for making our honeymoon so special. Thanks a lot to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2005

we stayed at Barracuda last January and we really enjoyed it. The staff is frendly and helpfull, the food excellent and rooms well equiped. We really look forward for an other holiday there. While visiting, do not forget to ask beachboys for excursions. We reccomend you to contact ALI for any evenience. he is very helpfull ( ------) Thanks to... More

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Address: Watamu Road, Watamu 59-80202, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Barracuda Hotel Watamu
Barracuda Resort Watamu

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