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Tembo Village Resort Watamu

Jacaranda Road | P.O. Box 504, Watamu 504, Kenya
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Ranked #3 of 11 Watamu B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Our family with two kids stayed at Tembo Village, and we were sorely disappointed. The room was ok - we were glad it seemed clean, and there was a nice pool. We knew from the beginning that only breakfast was included in the rate and that we'd have to take a tuk tuk to get to the beach. However, we... More

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Thanks a lot for your review! We are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Tembo Village. I herewith kindly like to share my opinion to this. Let's please start with your arrival and our payment request. We needed to ask more then 2 days for the settlement of the 50% balance and finally you handed over a... More

Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We spent 10 days at Tembo Village Resort and loved it! Bettina and all the staff are amazing. By the time we left we started to feel like family. The grounds are beautiful and so peaceful and we loved the pool. As a vegetarian I sometimes have a difficult time finding food that I enjoy but this was not the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful stay!It is very good hotel.Beautiful garden and swimming pool. Warm, homey interior. Clean and quiet rooms. Varied and delicious breakfast served at the cozy table in the shade of green garden(Let Mili advise something delicious:)) Good location, nearest beach 10 min walk but always You can take Tuk-Tuk ( maximum 300khs to Garoda ) and... More

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Linkoping, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Me and my friend visited Tembo Village Resort last week and we are so happy and pleased with our stay. Lovely staff, great breakfast, beautiful rooms and pool (which we almost had for ourselves). Hope we can come back soon!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Tembo Village is a lovely place and well located on a main road in Watamu. Bettina, family and staff were very helpful. It was extremely quiet in October this year, but we still had a good time enjoying the swimming pool, weather and food. The garden is amazing in the day, just use some mosquito spray in the evening.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Excellent service, kind staff and caring owner - who puts your needs first. A son who is protective; to ensure you have the best service to your satisfaction! The price can never be compared to the service - it was exceptional. l will definately come back again and again and again. Thank you. Lilian O.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This hotel has very nice decor, friendly owner and staff. Food was also delicious. The only minuses is that it does not have direct access or view on the sea and internet almost did not work for us. Otherwise it is very nice place for affordable price and I would recommend it.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

i went to tembo this august holiday and i must say it was pretty awesome. the services were efficiently provided we were welcomed very warm-heartedly. the rooms were so spacious and beautifully designed i was blown away. furthermore, the food is delicious and the tranquility of the setting was quite spectacular. my friends and i really enjoyed our time in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

After I stayed at Tembo Village in April with my friend, we had such a grand time that I decide to go aback again with my partner and another couple. Bertina was her usual charming self and after just a short call all was booked. We had the whole place to ourselves and we went partying in Watamu and came... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The hotel is unpretentious from outside, but inside the rooms are set in beautiful gardens. The rooms are comfortable and have lovely character symptomatic of the coastal region. However, the fans are not adequate to keep the rooms cool (particularly when there is a power value) and you do need air conditioning. Unfortunately, we did not realise that air conditioning... More

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Address: Jacaranda Road | P.O. Box 504, Watamu 504, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Tembo Village is a family-run boutique Hotel with 11 rooms and self catering apartments. The small Hotel is build in Swahili style on one acre of property, set in beautifully landscabed gardens, second road to Kenya`s internationally acclaimed Watamu National Marine Park. It offers guests an atmosphere of quality comfort, tranquility and privacy. ... more   less 
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