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St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel

Fire Road, Watamu, Kenya (Formerly Mawe Resort)
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Ranked #3 of 22 hotels in Watamu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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sarteano. italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

we had a wonderful time. 3 days by the pool, 2 on safari and 3 more back by the pool - pure bliss. there's the "don't sit down/don't touch that" type of chic and the informal, comfortable and wholely inviting type and st. thomas is definitely that. the staff were wonderful, attentive and helpful - the rooms were large and... More

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

Dear Billkilpa, Thanks for your review on tripadvisor, and we defently are sorry about your flight back home. Best regards More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon. Although it's a little tricky to find (hint: print a map to give to your taxi driver) once you arrive you won't be disappointed. This boutique hotel is ideal for a break on the Kenyan coast. Bruno, the owner and Joan, the manager will go out of their way... More

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

Dear Blink79, thanks for your kind review on Tripadvisor. Best regards More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We couldn't have hoped for a better first hotel experience in Watamu. The place has stunning views, excellent service, very good food, and Bruno and Giusi are wonderful hosts that go out of their way to cater to your every desire. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else in Watamu! Bravi!

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We were 2 friends travelling and after a 6 days' safari finished our trip in Kenya in Mawe, Watamu. Not that we already weren't aware of time..days of week..next day... this place takes you yet to another dimension of relaxation, bliss and amazement. We've had different hotels in Kenya welcome us, however NONE is as spectacular, surprising and warm as... More

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Nairobi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Watching the infinity view of the ocean from the confort of a sunbed after a cool dip in their pool.. an amazing experienced. I enjoyed my stay as the staff made sure I did. They had every detail of my stay there covered. Its been a week ago but I miss the place,the cuisine, wow,everything was amazing. The rooms are... More

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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel! Thank you for sharing your very kind words in your "ideal holiday getaway" review following your recent Stay in Mawe Boutique hotel. On behalf of the entire team we all look forward to being able to welcome you back in the very near future. Please let us know when we can arrange this for... More

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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We were a little apprehensive at first about mawe; but we don't regret it at all. The hotel is a stunning piece of local architecture, built using materials only from kenya. Our deluxe room was stunning, a large space and huge balcony with sea views. I loved the fact that it would take me 30 seconds to walk from the... More

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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rsahi, thanks for your review and it was our pleasure had you as our guest. We all hope to see you soon, Best regards from all staff of St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Hey to everybody, i ve been in Mawe Resorts few weeks ago and I miss that awesome place soooo much. So far and different from all other resorts, you feel to be in a private island just for you. Everything is true and typical. All the staff surprise you everday with little treat making you the happiest person. And if... More

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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for your review. We really appriciated, we hope to see you soon again at St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel. More

Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed at Mawe House on Christmas day 2012. The hotel is under new management. The staff (reception, waiters, concierge and housekeeping), the owner and the general manager were extremely nice and helpful. The room was very big with a huge, comfy bed and AC. The water in the shower was slightly salty, which surprised us, but it made my... More

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

hey!!! thanks for your great review! it has been our pleasure have you with us at Mawe Resort, we all hope to see you soon again!!! More

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Additional Information about St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel

Address: Fire Road, Watamu, Kenya (Formerly Mawe Resort)
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Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 hotels in Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Masterpiece of design, St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel stands on the rocks directly above the sea with breathtaking views of Indian Ocean and the islands of Watamu Marine Park. This Hotel is an intimate and exclusive holiday destination that can be rented in its entirety or just one of the twelve rooms (8 Superiors and 4 Deluxe). Either way it provides the ultimate in relax and sophistication. ... more   less 
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