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Turtle Bay Beach Club

#7 of 24 Hotels in Watamu
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PO Box 10, Watamu, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a safari to Amboseli NP and Tsavo East NP we drove with Dawn 2 Dusk safaris to Turtle Bay Beach Club. We arrived hot and dusty, but the large swimmingpool and indian ocean was waiting for us! We stayed in a Club Room which are the most basic room and we were impressed. The rooms are very spacious and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is first class the staff, room, dining is the best, you feel safe in and outside the hotel, we took daily trips to the village of Watamu in a took-took and never felt worried, the village shops are well stocked and the staff are very helpful

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have recently returned after a wonderful break. The hotel and the whole team are still delivering the best African experience. It's is safe !!! Book direct for a great deal and travel advice. The local people are suffering greatly due to the lack of tourism, Please do not listen to scare mongering !! It's the best all round holiday... More 

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hastings
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 6th visit and my friend's 3rd. We LOVE TBBC, it has all the right ingredients for a very special holiday: great scenery, accommodation, food, beach, pools, atmosphere, and above all fantastic staff in all areas giving guests their utmost attention! Readers do NOT be put off by FCO advice other than perhaps avoiding Mombasa though even this... More 

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England
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22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another amazing holiday at this resort. We flew via Nairobi to Malindi by schedule airlines and booked direct with the hotel as charters are no longer going through Mombasa. An easy and comfortable journey - the recently rebuilt Malindi airport is only 20 minutes away from the hotel. The staff here are a very special team and regardless of how... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had our third marvellous holiday at Turtle Bay Beach Club. As always very friendly atmosphere, with plenty to keep my teenage boys busy with the many friends they quickly made. They even met up with 4 friends they had made on our first visit here 6 years ago, they'd all changed so much in size and looks it took a... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Fabulous! Amazing! Paradise! spotless. Fantastic staff, We were made to feel so welcome, the resort it stunning, the beach is amazing we went in January this year. The rooms are lovely and also very clean on arrival and kept so during your stay. The food was wonderful and my ceoliac was catered for brilliantly. now the Malindi Airport is now... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your very positive review and we are glad that the arrangements for your ceoliac diet all worked out as planned and we too look forward to welcoming you back next year. We are glad that the route via Malindi Airport worked well for your travel to and from the hotel. See you back soon!! Regards... More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Just back from a holiday in Kenya. As Foreign Office advice was not to travel to Mombasa, we arranged our own travel arrangements avoiding Mombasa completely. We had such a good experience that we are planning to repeat the formula again next year. We flew directly to Nairobi on Kenya Airways new Dreamliner. We booked a short stay at the... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to give such an accurate account of your recent Kenya and Turtle Bay experience. The recent FCO warnings have indeed hurt trade to this area over the past year and it takes travellers like you to tell Trip Advisor users how beautiful it really is. We have had many happy clients through... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My family and I have stayed at Turtle Bay Beach Hotel-Watamu for the 5th time December of 2014. As usual - our stay was relaxing and the staff were very friendly. It felt like home especially when their faces brightened up on seeing us and telling us - KARIBU TENA (welcome again). The service and planning for the New Year... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, We are glad that your stay with us in December was a pleasant one and we hope to see you back in the not too distant future. Please also check out our Facebook page (Turtle Bay Beach Club Original page) where we post regular updates about the hotel and also tips on special offers that might be available.... More 

suffolk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We have just returned from an amazing three weeks in the turtle bay beach club hotel at watamu and traveled with Tropical sky flying kenyan airways LHR to Nariobi then fly 540 to Malindi we were greeted at Malindi by the turtlebay staff return journey was with Kenya airways all the way so once your baggage is checked in at... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, We are very happy that you so enjoyed your recent stay with us and we all look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for your kind words they will be communicated to the staff who all really appreciate such feedback from their clients. Another thank you is to you and your friends for persevering with your holiday... More 

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