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Tembo Village Resort Watamu

Jacaranda Road | P.O. Box 504, Watamu 504, Kenya
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 4 days in Tembo Village and it has been good experience. The small resort is located on the main road connecting Watamu and Malindi just on the edge of the Watamu Town, about 500m from closest beach, 1,5 km from the centre of the town. It is relatively small place with beautiful garden and common areas, decorated with... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I stayed with my husband in watamu on last august and for the third time I chose Tembo Village. It seems to came back at our african home!!!! Tina, the owner, was so frendly with us. The resort is simple but at the same time so pretty and relaxing. I read previous review and probably a misunderstanding happened because now... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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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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tinakenyaWatamu, Owner at Tembo Village Resort Watamu, responded to this review

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Reda
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
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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
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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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Address: Jacaranda Road | P.O. Box 504, Watamu 504, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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