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Hemingways Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 267, Watamu, Kenya
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Ranked #9 of 22 hotels in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
masukuma Nairobi, 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

unlike most reviewers, my family and I just had the opportunity to patron this place for a lunch time meal and a boat ride. The food was well done and the service was great! You get a feeling that you are not just another customer who has walked in the door as the staff pay attention to you despite having... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms are beautiful facing the sea. Beautiful ambience. Good food and service. Very friendly staff and will definitely go back there for a holiday. Keep up with the good service. No beach boys to bother the best part of the holiday.

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just spent a week at Hemingways and can honestly say this was one of the best hotels I have stayed in. The location right on the beach was breathtakingly beautiful and the staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Prices were very reasonable considering the luxury of the hotel and the food was wonderful, especially the fish caught... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well run hotel overlooking an idyllic white sand and palm tree beech. We loved the comfort and ambiance, but particularly the attention to detail and the enthusiasm and friendliness of all the staff. Some have criticised the house rules, but we liked them as they ensured that we could fully enjoy our stay without being disturbed by loud... More

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Fred K, E-Commerce Executive at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear Leicester, Thank you very much for your kind review. It gives us great satisfaction that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be delighted to host you again! More

Christchurch, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hemingways provide everything you need when you stay with them. The service is excellent with friendly, attentive staff who always greet you with a warm smile. We were travelling with our six month old and the attention we received was fantastic - right down to the rubber duck in the bath on arrival. We stayed in the spacious Papa suite... More

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Fred K, E-Commerce Executive at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear Roger, As you rightly stated, It's the details that make the difference. We are excited that the effort we put into detail culminated in giving you a great experience. We shall continue striving to be better so as to make your next stay one that will evoke wonderful memories for a lifetime. Welcome again! More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a long weekend at Hemingways in March. The setting is fabulous, the snorkeling great and dolphin watching an added extra. The rooms are well appointed with good firm beds - the mosquito net however would not have stopped a blind one winged mozzy - a good three inch gap between the floor and the net. The staff were... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome as ever. This was our honeymoon hotel in feb 2007. Brought our two daughters for lunch while on holiday at Whitesands. Did notice a lot of changes. The food is still as good as then. The staff are very professional. Shame we didn't get to see Chef Omar and our best waiter George. Overall, even though we didn't spend... More

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Fred K, E-Commerce Executive at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jagem, It was very nice of you to drop by for lunch. It gives us pleasure to note that you found our service as excellent as it was during your last stay. Chef Omar and George will probably be around on your next visit and will be thrilled to host you again. You are most welcome to stay longer... More

Nanyuki, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gorgeous hotel and wonderful attention to detail. This is my fourth trip to this coastline and first to Hemingways and it is by far the best hotel along this strip of beach. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food is delicious and plentiful and the service amazing. The whole complex is kept immaculately clean and the staff are... More

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Fred K, E-Commerce Executive at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Our greatest joy comes when we have a satisfied guest. Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. Looking forward to hosting you again! More

Kilifi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We just spent a weekend at Hemmingway's, and overall had a wonderful stay. The stay are extremely welcoming and work to make sure you have a relaxing time. The food is very good in comparison to many other hotels on the cost, the rooms are spacious and very well appointed. And with the resort overlooking a fabulous bay in the... More

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Fred K, E-Commerce Executive at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed our location. I do apologise for the fact that we need to give some rules as I know this can be a little irritating. We do ask our guests not to use their mobile phones in the main public areas but to step away so as... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We arrived at Hemingways, Watamu, in January for our second visit in two years, having enjoyed our previous visit very much. We were not disappointed this time either - everyone was so welcoming and friendly. Our room was clean and of a good size and the large mosquito net meant that you did not feel claustrophobic (not that we saw... More

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Fred K, . at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kathy, It is our joy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would even like to come back. You are most welcome. Steve is an excellent skipper and we are glad that you managed to have a successful fishing experience. We guarantee that your next visit will be equally as rewarding, if not better! Warm Regards More

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Additional Information about Hemingways Resort

Also Known As:
Hemingways Hotel
Hemingways Hotel Watamu
Hemingways Hotel Malindi
Hemingways Resort Malindi
Address: P.O. Box 267, Watamu, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#5 Family Hotel in Watamu
#11 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hemingways Resort 4.5*
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