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Aquarius Watamu Beach Resort

Watamu Coast Road | Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu, Kenya
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kristiansand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We did stay here two nights in january. Our experience were good with som few exceptions. Long distances from the reception to our rooms, and from our rooms to breakfast area and also to the beach. The staff was italian, but many did speak kiswahili. The location was very good, the beach was wonderful, but we did'nt know that the... More 

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Gurgaon, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The best part about the resort is the staff which is willing to give more than you can expect. Very humble, jovial, lively & cooperative. I visited the resort with my wife in July 2013 and we were the only Indian couple. Rest all were from Italy. When they came to know about it, they were more willing to give... More 

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Gurgaon, India
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I am completely taken aback with this wonderful stay of mine in Watamu Aqurius Beach Resort. Amazing and very friendly Staff with the right ambience and great food at the restaurants. More touched with the beautiful people there greeting you all the time you are there. Enjoyed the creativity of the staff and how they entertain the guests. Am happy... More 

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Castelfiorentino, Italy
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Everything one can dream off for a romantic dinner out in Kenya! Great food (we had the mixed grill), lovely atmosphere, right on the beach. Staff is really nice and do their best to make you feel comfortable. One of our best dining expereinces in Watamu!

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Targoviste, Romania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

I can say that the maasais on the beach speak more english than the staff of the hotel. So if you don't speak italian don;t go there. The food is ok, also if you're an italian. very few african dishes or even iternational. The major problem was with the sleep. You can't get any because it's always noisy. People come... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We had to pay R2000.00 more per person as it was "High season" what a lie. 2/3 of the hotel was closed. No bars open, one pool & a very basic restaurant. No TV, No internet. We paid for all inclusive which was to cover local drinks & cool drinks. We could get a local beer during means, no wine... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

I will start with the simple words: we have been ROBBED in the room WHILE WE ARE SLEEPING. The management dont give any support and the prefer to hide this problem because they couldnt manage. We have been stolen following: laptop, photo camera , money aprox 300 eur and our bag with beach little things. hotel management did not try... More 

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Roquebrune Cap Martin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2010

The hotel and rooms were properly cleaned every day as well as outside, gardens, beach and swimming pools. Concerning the food, the buffet was different every day and very good taste. Staff friendly and helpful. January and Frebruary are the best months to visit kenya. Be informed that during these month, dry seasons, you do not really need to take... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2008

Italian mass tourism at its worse, you feel like you are in the outskirts of Rome. We were moved around by the owner and ended up in the staff quarters over the electric generator. the owners were so rude. What a shame! The location is stunning, the beach is wonderful. The staff are all locals who have been trained to... More 

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Suffolk
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

Dick and Penny Jenkinson Kenya Holiday Sep/Oct 07 Travel BLOG We have just returned from 2 weeks at the Aquarius Beach Resort, Watamu where we had an excellent holiday. We booked the hotel through RCI weeks and were pleased with the quality of the hotel which was Italian run. The only problem was that everything was in Italian! As our... More 

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