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Hemingways Resort

P.O. Box 267, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time at Hemingways. The staff were all very friendly and the food was great! The beach is very nice and whales could be seen jumping up and down on the horizon. The hotel itself was also very nice as far as the layout was concerned. I would recommend Hemingways to anyone, especially those who are looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I visited the resorts in March and had an absolutely relaxing weekend. The property is very well maintained quiet for a relaxing and laid back weekend. The staff are very friendly and food is excellent. I plan to visit the resort annually. One area they can improve is on the Spa I found it very basic.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have been to Hemingways Watamu twice and each time was superb!!! Excellent views of the sea from each room I stayed in. I love that the beach is so close and is spectacular. Excellent food (I put on a few kilos). Exceptional service that makes everyone feel like royalty. I totally understand how most of the UK guests I... More 

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WatamuMel, Manager at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are truly sorry that we cannot be your host this August. We very much look forward to having you here again when we reopen and in the meantime wish you a lovely holiday in August. Best regards, Melinda More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We arrived...and nobody was there to help us with our cases.....thanks...than the question at the reception...did you booked a room ......yes....can I have your name....I said my name...and she was starring at me.....ok, after this check in....we went to the room......but...no hot water, now water pressure.....also not after three days.....thanks for the good service.....the breakfast was very poor this time...not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stayed here for the Easter weekend. From the airport pick up to the hotel check in the service was just top notch.The rooms were tastefully furnished with swahili designs and i loved their daily fresh cut roses bundled with small notes with random quotes. The staff were just the best, very friendly and knowledgeable especially Baraka who gave us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Kenyan coast is one of the most beautiful coastal areas I have every been to. The water is warm, snorkeling is easy and you can see lots of different fish. The sand is soft (although sometimes very hot!) and there are all kinds of shoals to explore. At Hemingways the staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

From the airport pickup to the hotel, the service was impeccable. Very friendly and made us feel most welcome, it was like a home away from home. From the driver to the front desk staff and management, all very welcoming. The room sizes were very spacious with big king size beds. The views are breathtaking and gorgeous. It is indeed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Amazing few nights stay at Hemingways. The staff went out of their way to look after us. The quality of the rooms was amazing. You wake up to an amazing sunset everyday. Pool and nearby areas were clean. Food very good too. Definitely coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed the nights of April 12th and 13th. Excellent and easy check in by very friendly staff. Rooms are very clean and well appointed. Our morning view was spectacular. Sunrise over the ocean and fleet of fishing boats. Big game fishing on April 13 with Captain Mohammed was really good. Resulting in sore arms and backs from all the... More 

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WatamuMel, General Manager at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jerry, Thank you very much for your kind review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I would also like to thank you for catching such a great supply of fish on your day out! Our chefs very much appreciated it as did our other guests. We look forward to having you back with us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Just fro m the reception with the awesome view you are so deligthful.but once you step in the restaurant and have the food ...complete disappointment...at some point the Thai soup was replaced by tomato soup ....got gastro after every food I had there...wanted to share a table with friends but was told have to sit at the table allocated at... More 

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WatamuMel, Manager at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review; we do very much appreciate hearing from our guests so that we know where and how we can improve our services for you. I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy our buffets over this Easter weekend. We received very good comments on our food from the majority of our guests and... More 

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