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ManFriday's Mida Cove

P.O. Box 5797, Watamu, Kenya
ManFriday's Mida Cove
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I are seasoned travelers who have stayed in multiple locations all over the world and I can honestly say that ManFriday's is up there with the very best. When we arrived we were met with wide smiles and friendly service and we were blown away by the idyllic setting and accommodation, which sits harmoniously within its natural... More 

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Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Manfriday's is absolutely well situated, close to the beautiful Mida Creek, with great views on the ocean, and the possibility togo for long walks, at low tide. This palce is for you if you look for a hide-away close to nature, laid back, private. if you like to go off the beaten track and want to be far away from... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Our welcome at Malindi airport didn't go too well - our driver (and manager of the camp) was late, had forgotten to re-fuel on the way and asked us to move aside a bit in order to make some place for the car's spare tyre on the back seat. Took us 1.5 hours to get to the camp (normally 25... More 

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Sonja A A, Owner at ManFriday's Mida Cove, responded to this review

I am truly sorry that you feel so disappointed in your experience at Manfriday’s – in our conversations during your stay I was under the impression that you were comfortable and happy. That said, may I address your comments - The welcome – apologies that you were picked up late – I understand this was no more than a few... More 

Glenuig
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Wonderful quiet location well away from any other establishment. No beach boys to harrass you and no locks or doors necessary in this part of Kenya. The accommodation is lovely and quirky, our apartment had a stone bath full of seawater as well as a shower. Great for cooling off. Excellent service from the owners and staff with wonderful food... More 

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Engare Nairobi, Tanzania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This place really has potential and one can see that it has a very well designed set up. Unfortunately the management (except for Sonja) is really very poor and totally incapable of running a business like this. We have never been treated so rude during a stay. In the peak of high season there were still rooms under construction, we... More 

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Sonja A A, Owner at ManFriday's Mida Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we do take client comments seriously and as such, I would like to respond to some of your comments: I will firstly apologize for any rudeness you may have experienced, it is never acceptable. I will also agree that the room you were to occupy was not up to our standard, and in recognition of... More 

katie648
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time staying at Manfridays! It’s simply an amazing, unique place. The rooms and grounds are lovely, the service is excellent, the food is delicious, and Papu and Sonya are great hosts. I can’t say enough good things about this place! There are lots of options for things to do around from swimming to... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I stayed for four nights at Manfriday’s towards the end of August 2013, and just loved it. The staff were all helpful and courteous, and the rooms are beautiful, each one with its own unique and lovely natural driftwood, shells and flotsam décor . The hotel has a sense of abundance of space with spread out houses and plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

ManFriday's is an amazing place to get away from it all. Located away from the crowds, it has beachfront access to lovely white sand that is rarely visited by tourists. The suite-style accomodations are really lovely, open to the tradewinds and wonderfully appointed - ours had a direct view of the ocean and private seating areas where we enjoyed our... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A super special place. It is in a gorgeous spot - a fair drive away from the main road and near no other hotels - so secluded and completely untouristy. You have the lovely beaches to yourself (except for a few local kids and fishermen), and the sky at night is stunning. What Sonja and Papu have built is even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Watamu is probably one of the nicest beaches in Kenya. Beautiful location, great for scuba diving but unfortunately getting very popular, particularly around Christmas time. We found our perfect solution at ManFriday, this is a small, owner operated property and, as it is on the south side of Mida Cove, it is very quiet, which is quite unique in Watamu.... More 

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