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Mawe Resort

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Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Kenya (Formerly St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi Region, Kenya
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

An amazing paradise, Wonderful management (of Tina and Carlos) ,the hospitality, the staff are warm and friendly. The management also has lots of adventures lined up for you so you don't have to think of a place to visit they have it all lineup for you; not forgetting the sumptuous meals the list is endless .... leaves one with the... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Beautiful, serene and the staff is amazing. Tina, thank you for everything our stay was awesome, you the best and the Birthday cake was great. All the staff were so welcoming and helpful, from the gate Askari to the grounds guy, you have a winning team Tina. Asante Sana.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stayed here for 2 days, escaping the busy city-life. Tina, her husband and staff are very welcomingand really understand the needs of the experienced traveler: a nice swimming pool, lots of daybeds in the shade, very good Italian food, but above all: the peace and quiet of 'a few days off'. This, combined with the shallow lagoon just in front... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

During our first travel to Kenya, we came on recommendation of our friend to spend five days on the coast to this hotel situated directly over the coral rocks of the ocean. We heard only superlatives from our friend, but the hotel, it's management and staff widely did overpass any expectations we had. Family-like milieu, amazing unobtrusive service, great food... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stayed at this hotel in February, after a 4 days Safari. We felt home right from the beginning. Intimate place, few rooms and a dedicated Service with very friendly staff. Try the beach walk with Lucky :-) Everything was excellent: the hotel, the people, the food, the managers. We couldn't expect it any better, a small corner of paradise,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is the best hotel we have ever been so far, after 2 weeks here we felt like being part of a big family! The hotel is managed by Tina and Carlo, an Italian couple, they have been able to blend the Italian culture with the local one.. The room (#3 Tatu) was nice and very clean. I really loved... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Once the doors opened, we went 'WOOOW' and felt like in an other world. A very beautiful, quiet hotel with great friendly staff! When entering the Room (no 3/TATU) we went once again 'WOOOW'! Perfectly clean, very nice design, huge bed, lot of space surrounded by an extremly large terrace and a lovely view over the Indian Ocean! After 4... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were here for 5 days over Christmas and enjoyed every minute. Beautiful location up on the rocks just a short walk from the sandy cove, fantastic food, really friendly staff and management, great pool, and very relaxing atmosphere. The best view in the house is sunset from the hot tub in the upstairs spa. If you are going on... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I do not rate a lot of hotels we've been to, but this one definitely deserves it... We stayed here with my parents and our two young children and it was great! Great rooms, stylish interiors, tasty food, good spa and very reasonable prices. We'll definitely come again and/or visit your other hotel in Watamu.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I recently spent two nights at this amazing hotel peaceful lovely food really attentive polite and helpful staff . Amazing views highly recommend I will be going back for a much longer stay. Transport from Malindi Airport

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