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Hemingways Resort

P.O. Box 267, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing display and variety! Live band , roast turkey, krackers and crowns for everyone, black tie dress code, totally festive ! The staff so attentive and cheerful, the chef full of life ready to provide anything extra you feel like eating! Christmas in watamu is magical and more so under the open skies in hemingways resort!

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Thank Anhar E
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hemingways is a great beach escape. Swimming in crystal clear water, followed by long walks, followed by great food, served by very friendly and efficient staff. Who could ask for anything more! On our calendar to book again next year.

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Thank Phiz M
WatamuMel, General Manager at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear Phiz M, Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do let us know when you will be returning and we look forward to hosting you again. Sincerely, Melinda Rees More 

London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon Hemingways as we finished a very long walk along Watamu beach. So were absolutely not dressed for the occasion. We only had dinner and so cannot comment on the hotel facilities. Our waiter very politely pointed out that men had to wear trousers not shorts. Entirely reasonable, but then our men folk sat through dinner in the... More 

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

Dear Mandybar, Thank you very much for your review, we do appreciate the feedback. I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We have been receiving excellent reviews of our meals from our clients but we obviously missed the mark with yourselves and I do apologise. Should you wish to return again in the future... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was about my 6th trip to hemingways, it was as wonderful as ever, the staff are fantastic, the food excellent, we had a lovely room in the north wing with fabulous views, mind you all the rooms I've stayed in have breathtaking views. It is a peaceful, beautiful pampering place to stay for city weary couples. Thank you Melinda... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to here for years and it is simply fantastic. Probably the best location in the world to relax and enjoy a coastal resort. Excellent food and wonderful staff - very hard to fault. Thanks again to all the team for another lovely holiday!

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Thank Andy P
WatamuMel, General Manager at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear AndyP, Thank you very much for your kind review and we are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us once more. It is always a pleasure to have our guests return to see us again; it is part of what makes Hemingways feel like a home with lots of friends and family visiting rather than just a... More 

Oakland, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We stayed at Hemingways after a debacle of a stay at another hotel. 2 nights here completely undid our terrible 6 night stay at Ocean Beach Resort. The beach is BEYOND breath takingly beautiful! And the location right on the beach is perfect! Service from reception to the waiters, the staff, the food all impeccable! Rooms are cozy but all... More 

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

Dear Karimilovestotravel, Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay with us here at Hemingways. I will ensure that your happiness and comments are passed along to our staff as it is always nice to know that your work is appreciated! We look forward to having you back with us in... More 

Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Visited with my family for christmas holiday and we had an amazing time.the staff were very friendly and genuine.the food,OMG,i think we all put on some kgs for the period we stayed there.we also did snorkeling which was organised by the hotel and that was just an experience on its own.the beaches were very clean and the local guys at... More 

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Thank Sammy N
WatamuMel, General Manager at Hemingways Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sammy, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed themselves and I will make sure that our kitchen staff are told that you enjoyed the food so much! We do hope that you will return again in the future. Best regards,... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Not interesting for couples as the kids are playing everywhere especially in the "quiet pool" or even eating in the pool ... while the kids pool is empty. with an aged style and decoration this hotel isn't glamorous anymore though staff is nice.

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

Dear 654clem, Thank you for your comments and we do regret that your stay with us was not as pleasurable as you would have wished. We are happy that you found our staff helpful and friendly, we do pride ourselves on our staff team. I am very sorry that you visited us during the period of the Christmas School Holidays... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Timothy R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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