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Garoda Resort

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Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
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1 room 1 adult
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The good first- Absolutely amazing beach, clean and pristine with snow white sand. The restaurant made a very good effort trying to accommodate a special diet for most of the stay. The bad- Unless you speak Italian do not go here. Ironically it is the English speaking local staff who do not want any non Italian guests. They do their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an amazing experience with Gecko restaurant offering a variety of dishes including african ...nice swimming pool next to the restaurant ...good place for both local and foreign guests with two swimming pools fresh water and salty water. ..it's awesome

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Thank Timothy M
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this place as a last minute option over the very busy Christmas period. I am not a fan of all inclusive resorts but decided to give it a try anyway. We were pleasantly surprised. There is a very relaxed and laid back feel about this place. The rooms were clean and comfortable, The staff were very warm and... More 

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Thank Yunus808
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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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4 Thank Daniel N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 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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16 Thank UgaliSukuma
Mombasa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Shah-Msa
Mombasa, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank SSMsa
Nairobi Region, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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9 Thank John N
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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9 Thank Lucy K
Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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