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Marijani Hotel

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Watamu, Kenya
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Marijani Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kampala, Uganda
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The booking.... My friends and I ( party of 12) booked this hotel sometime in October initially for a four day stay over new years . We were looking to have a budget holiday so getting this place at the rate given ($45 for a double room) we knew we had a bargain. The hotel manager (Tony) assured the group... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

before pay please check the room and the shower. They promise you hot wáter but they lie you they don´t want bad critic but it is neccesary. The room is not cheap so at least to have wáter, light and good service, there are a lot of others hotels near same Price and better service chiki villa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed a very long stay at Marijani in 2010. It was like a home away from home, welcoming, safe, delightful owners and helpful staff. I enjoyed the "watch dogs" who are friendly to guests, and the cat who adopted me, as well as the parrots. The view from the roof is breathtaking, the village welcoming and fun, beaches... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I read some of the negative reviews on this guest house before we booked it, so I was prepared for the worst. But we had no bad experiences and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and our whole stay. The rooms are very pleasant and it's so great to have the option of cooking your own meals and having a fridge... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Location was great 2 mins to the beach, 2 mins back to centre of town, gardens were lovely, room was clean with big bed and mozzie net, bathroom was fine and place felt very safe and friendly. Tortoises in the gardens were so cute. More of a bar or sitting out area on the roof would have been good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

Second time visiting Watamu, and a bad experience with dirty room at another guesthouse made me search for something else. That's when I found Marijani which offered us a good price when we come as a big group. What I really like with this place was the feeling of privacy and staying in a house instead of a resort. The... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We stayed at Marijani over Easter for four nights, it was really nice. Try and get a room on the first floor, it was spacious and the balcony was just lovely. The place is beautiful and really good value for money. Philip was really helpful and friendly, so ask to see him when you arrive. I feel that Marijani has... More 

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Naro Moru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Usually I don't like to write negative comments, but in this case I think it's necessary to give my honest opinion. Please note that I am NOT a picky traveller, I am a backpacker and have seen many hotels in Kenya, and this one was my least favorite of all. Let me start by saying that indeed, the location is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Nice and friendly atmosphere with staff who has a personal and warm style. Safe and close to the beach and the village. Very good budget option and reasonably priced. We are a family with two children, 7 and 10 years. We spent 11 nights at Marijani. We had two spacious rooms next to each other on the second floor (room... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We stayed here for a few days over Christmas and had a really lovely time. The guys who run this place are extremely helpful and friendly; they made us feel very welcome. My 4-year old son loved the pet turtle, dogs, cats and dancing parrots and had more than one giggle with the staff. The rooms were simple, great value... More 

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Address: Watamu, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu

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