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Garoda Resort

#8 of 25 Hotels in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence
turtle bay road, Watamu, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We set out to seek for that place we could relax. My wife was pleased and happy that she had a good experience. We will surely visit the place again noting that we are a young couple. Thanks for the kindness the Garoda family

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was excited to visit Garoda Resort but my excitement was short lived. The structures are superb for the ideal quiet getaway but the service is way below par with racial discrimination under currents. Every notice in the hotel is italian. There are some seating areas in the dinning room reserved for 'light'skinned visitors. The food was bland with variety... More 

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Mombasa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Our booking was done by Farida who is a charming person and very efficient. When we arrived our rooms were already allocated and ready. The reception staff are ever smiling and very helpful. The food was excellent with a wide spread. The beach is absolutely brilliant. Highly recommend this hotel for families.

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Mombasa, Kenya
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We spent 2 nights at this resort and were very pleasantly surprised with the level of service we received. We were a group of ten and on arrival, the checking in process was as efficient as could be. Having a Madafu ( coconut water) made a great change from the terrible tinned juices that one is welcomed with in this... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Two large pools.one salty the other fresh. From the fresh water pool…guest can get a magnificent view of the Ocean. Quite sad that this one (fresh water pool) was supposedly reserved for specific people while the salty one for the local tourists. As if that’s not enough…At some point the hotel supervisor during breakfast had insisted we take specific tables... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

So here we were looking for a weekend getaway and we started looking for a place to stay in in watamu. After searching and recommendations we thought that we had gotten a superb deal. Well to say it was a deal it is an over estimation. Even after being guaranteed that our dinner will be put aside and will be... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Attended an event at the Resort and ended up spending the night at the resort. The dinner buffet was terrible, no variety but I guess that had more to do with the event organisers rather than the hotel management. There were no other guests at the resort besides the people attending the event, so most of the rooms were empty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

After walking down the beach from where we were staying (ocean sport) to grab some lunch at garodina (this is an incredible lunch spot and a must do! Garodina salad, steak and pizzas are sublime as is the ice cream!) we decided to check out of our previous place and do the last night at Garoda. Whilst it is an... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Amazing food. Incredible service. Unbelievable location. By far the best hotel ive ever been to. Set on the beach, the views are fantastic. The hotel itself is unreal, picture-esq is an understatement. Staff are always smiling and bubbly, just a brilliant place to go.

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