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Hemingways Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 267, Watamu, Kenya
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Ranked #12 of 22 hotels in Watamu
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The year had taken a beating on me. I wanted to take a break with my daughter and chose Hemingways, Watamu as the destination. We really did enjoy the ambience, the warm and friendly staff and most of all the cool breeze from the Indian Ocean. The waves are as calming as they come and go. Though the capacity was... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overall, I would say this hotel in fairly average. My partner and I stayed here a few months ago for a friend's wedding. Upon arrival I was offered a damp towel and a welcome drink - a good start! The room was spacious and clean but the water coming from the taps was brown - especially in the sink. We... More

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Sanaa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. This exquisite hotel is built on heavenly property. Wonderful facilities, no tv so you can enjoy the views, the beach, the sea etc. The rooms are very cosy with high quality furnishings and linen. Enormous bathroom and with high quality toiletries. very polite, well trained and experienced staff. Check in and check out was quick. Ill be back very... More

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the room we were in. The beach in front of the hotel is amazing (though the one just north in the cove is even better). The grounds are well kept and the service is generally pretty good. Our big disappointment was in the food. There were some meals that were good, but I can't call any of them... More

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Walton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this gem several years ago and just have to keep going back. Its position overlooking the beach is just stunning with magnificent views from the majority of rooms. It is not to everyones taste though. There is no TV in the room ( brilliant ) phones are not to be used except in designated areas ( wonderful )... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Resort this year in April, was totally impressed with the hospitality , food , service and the ambience and revisited again this August . Low season right now but the service, ambience, hospitality , food still the superb quality. Two swimming pools, and two bars,fridge in every room well stocked. Room service is excellent. All staff very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hemingway's Watamu occupies a fantastic location on the beach. Being one of the older hotels in Watamu it has a significant beach frontage that affords great ocean views in most of the rooms. The hotel itself is slightly dated. The plaque in the lobby indicates that it was opened in 1988. Some areas of the hotel seem to show its... More

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mombasa
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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was there for only a night to attend a function. Really nice room. Spacious modern clean bathroom.stunning view right on the sea front. Clean and large pool with friendly staff. The meals were also very good esp breakfast with a very wide selection. The function I attended was a Chaine De Rottiseur dinner and I give it full marks.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a beautiful location and hotel. The staff were incredibly friendly and the childcare very cheap meaning we could relax as a couple whilst our four year old daughter was well looked after! The food was excellent and we had many relaxing evenings together, which are far and few when we are at home.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Beautiful hotel. Very romantic for couples.however have zero tolerance to kiddy meals and taking care of kids.they need to improve service on this otherwise if you travel with small children you will not enjoy your stay.

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Address: P.O. Box 267, Watamu, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hemingways Resort 4.5*
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Hemingways Hotel Watamu
Hemingways Hotel Malindi
Hemingways Resort Malindi

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