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Al Hamra

38 Watamu Beach Road, Watamu, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you want to vacation in Watamu/Malindi, you have to go to Hamra! You want peace and quiet? Al Hamra! You want great service, attentive staff? Al Hamra. My friends and I spent a few days at Al Hamra and it was my best vacation thus far. We had spent a long day travelling so we were tired and hungry.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My friends and i were at Al hamra 1 week ago (Month of May) and the entire experience was beautiful. We were there for 5 days and i enjoyed every second of it. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The suites were just amazing and everything about the house is just luxurious and so relaxing. I loved everything about... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

From the door to the rooms, the place is just fantastic. For me it redefined luxurious living. The staff are great, the design is awesome and yes it just like the pictures. We didn't want leave. Best holiday thus far.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I came to Al Hamra with my brother for a break. The entire trip was a dream. We were greeted on arrival by very friendly staff with a cold fresh juice and showed to our spacious room by the pool. The property was very pretty. The architecture, the hand made furniture and the bright colours were lovely. It served as... More 

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Al Hamra, Wow! by far the most unique and luxurious place we have stayed. On entering the villa we were met by the very attentive staff and shown to our beautiful suite. Straight away we realised we were about to experience something very special. The house is serene, spacious and exotically designed but also very comfortable and has a relaxed... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

If you were to look up Al Hamra online and see the array of shots it has aimed at pitching the property to potential guests you may think to yourself it's too good to be true. Well, see for yourself - the property is flawless in every respect and I was fortunate enough to stay there for the duration of... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed at Al Hamra for our first wedding anniversary in early July. July is supposed to be off season in Kenya, but the weather was beautiful - hot days with a light breeze and cooler nights. We have been to some amazing places in Europe Asia and America but this surpasses anywhere we have stayed in terms of luxury... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Al Hamra is an exquisite villa on the Kenyan coast in Watamu which offers a luxurious and private retreat. The architecture is palatial and unique, the decor "African Chic". Service was sweet as I found most Kenyans.The food was excellent. The beach at Al Hamra is gorgeous, one of the best I have seen. The owners are sophisticated and very... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Beautiful setting, fantastic food, great atmosphere, lovely staff :) Thats what i would say in short. Al Hamra changed my typical perception of coastal holidays. From the unique swahili inspired designs to the infinity indoor pool that channels into the larger pool giving endless calm and tranquility to the endless smiles of the wonderful staff, Al Hamra gives you a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Al Hamra is a private villa on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, in Watamu. Being a marine reserve, the beach is pristine with no (or very little) buildings, chairs, structures on the beach. We couldn't have been more spoiled at Al Hamra, with a staff of 4 to take care of us, cook for us, etc. The pools are... More 

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