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St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel

Fire Road, Watamu, Kenya (Formerly Mawe Resort)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sara S Geneva, Switzerland
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Mawe for 10 days together with my boyfriend and it was just the best holiday ever! The hotel is perfect if you are looking for a relaxing vacation, away from the mass and the noise. Nonetheless, it is possible to take part into different activities (walks on the coral reef during low tide, boat trips, snorkeling, safaris,... More

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Gentilissimi Sara e Luca, è stato un piacere potervi conoscere al Mawe Boutique Hotel durante il vostro soggiorno. Vi ringrazio... More

Esbjerg, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed a week at Mawe, and had a great stay. Everyone was very nice, and the service was perfect. Mawe only has 12 rooms, which makes it ideal for a couples get-away. When we had to leave, we wished we had booked a couple of more weeks.

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Mawe R, Proprietario at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anders, thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcoming you back. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Best regards, Gilberto Pezzotta CEO St. Thomas Hotels & Resorts More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I highly recommend this wonderful place for the kindness of the staff and the unique and very well tended structure. It is great to relax and enjoy a priceless view. I also visited the other resorts managed by the same group a few kilometers away. It is a new realization where I will definitely not miss to stay!

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Mawe R, Proprietario at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mattia, we are really happy to hearing that you really enjoyed the Mawe Boutique Hotel Watamu. It is always a real pleasure for us provide the most outstanding quality of service and give you the chance to appreciate your time in Kenya with us. We hope you might have the chance to join us for your next trip in... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed every bit of mawe from the minute we stepped in watamu and a taxi dropped us at st. Thomas mawe boutique.we visited in June during off peak season and the welcome was the best I have ever received anywhere else.my experience was far above my expectations, superb and excellent.Tina and her team ( Edwin,Jamal, Angela, Pascal, David and... More

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Mawe R, Proprietario at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne, thank you for this review. We are glad to hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Kindest regards, Gilberto Pezzotta CEO St. Thomas Hotels & Resorts More

Russellville, Arkansas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had an absolute blast at St.Thomas Hotel. My buddy and I went during the low time. Tina and the staff took wonderful care of us and the food was awesome. Lucky was a blast also. Can't wait to return soon. I would definitely recommend walking out to the islands, visiting the Gede Ruins, and snorkeling at the corral reef.... More

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Mawe R, Proprietario at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lakegibso, thank you for this review. We are glad to hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Kindest regards, Gilberto Pezzotta CEO St. Thomas Hotels & Resorts More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

At the junction in Watamu to the left and after 10 minutes you will find Mawe Resort. Everything was good! Just taste the wine and order for a lunch. What a clean resort in the wind of the Indian Ocean. Thanks to Tina Elizabeth and Cynthia. They are so motivated!

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Mawe R, Proprietario at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I hope you can come back soon at Mawe to spend a few days in the "family" of St. Thomas Hotels & Resorts. Kind regards Gilberto Pezzotta More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We loved every minute of our time at Mawe. We were there for our honeymoon and from the minute we arrived until we left, we were taken care of like family. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating, and we left there feeling like we had really experienced something special. A big thank you to Joan, Tina, Angellah, Edwin, Charo,... More

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Mawe R, Proprietario at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Maegan, thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. I am happy that you have spent a nice holiday. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Gilberto Pezzotta More

Kigali
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We enjoyed relaxing at this beautiful hotel. It's a little difficult to access the hotel without a car, but we managed it with a moto taxi. The service was superb -- we arrived in midafternoon from Mombasa and the staff fixed us up a special light lunch, which was just what we needed. The food is almost all Italian, so... More

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Mawe R, Proprietario at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MelSoul, thanks for your kind review on Tripadvisor. I hope to see you at one of our hotels. Best regards, Gilberto Pezzotta More

London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We loved this hotel. We stayed for a couple of nights in January and were the only people there. We are independent travellers with a car and the hotel is not well signposted from the road. Also the only parking was outside the hotel gate. Not a real problem as the hotel appears to be in a secure compound. The... More

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Mawe R, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pualeblee, thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. Best regards. More

Lagos, Nigeria
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The view of the ocean at the hotel was great. The welcome was warm and I was really stoked to see the flowers decorated on my bed when I first arrived. The Wifi was off and on; when I asked at the reception I was told the wifi was connected to the air conditioning in room 3 and if the... More

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Address: Fire Road, Watamu, Kenya (Formerly Mawe Resort)
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Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
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