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Ocean Sports Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mida Creek Road | P.O Box 208, Watamu 80208, Kenya
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Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Watamu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived at Ocean Sports we could not believe that the pool was empty and being repaired, the only other place to sit was the decking over looking the beach that was alo under re-construction. Local builders were continously walking through the hotel,. We were shown to our room that was tiny and very basic, needless to say we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We ate here for lunch and had a couple of drinks, the view is fantastic looking onto the beach and the sea, and watching life go by. The snack lunch we had was good, so on that basis we decided to book an evening meal. We had a pleasant evening, and the service was good. But the food was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ocean Sports has undeniable character and is frequented by undeniable characters! This hotel is the gathering place of locals in Watamu and this is where you will have the best parties and get the best fishing stories. The deck at Ocean Sports looks straight onto the beach and it's very easy to arrange a variety of watersport activities through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our family of three - 2 adults and a 5-year-old - stayed here for 10 days in October 2014 and loved it. The atmosphere is very laid back and the whole place seems made for relaxing and enjoying the good life. Our room was spacious and tastefully decorated. We loved the balcony with super comfortable squashy chairs overlooking the beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stayed here for a friends wedding in December '13 and had an amazing time. The room was fairly rustic but had all the basics, including a/c however the main selling point is obviously the beach view which was incredible! I also used the laundry service which was very good. The restaurant/bar was good with a great view of the ocean,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I travelled to Watamu for the weekend for some kitesurfing lessons and based ourself here. The hotel was perfect, in a beautiful setting, nice clean rooms and excellent staff. Couldn't have asked for more.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Sadly what should have been a night out to remember for all the right reasons, actually evolved into a night out to remember for all the wrong reasons ........... Whilst the location of this resort is beautiful and the ambiance is amazing sadly the restaurant did not follow through. We ordered our meal without much fuss and also some pre... More 

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Bruckmuehl, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have stayed 5 days at Ocean Sports Club - the room was not ready when we arrived and it was really spartan..the mosquito net had holes and the air con is directly positioned over the head - it can be pretty cold and windy on the head during night...the bathroom okay - but run down. Don't get me wrong... More 

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. It is always good to get feedback from our guests and find out where we can make improvements. I'm sorry that the room was not up to the standard that you were expecting - we are carrying out renovations and have just completed 3 rooms which are... More 

Malindi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just returned from lunch at Ocean Sports, although it is quiet we had beautiful fresh food, well cooked and served by attentive staff. This is our favourite place in the World, with a view to die for. Thank you Florian and Emilie, see you soon

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Florian, myself, and the staff and all thrilled that you had a good lunch and enjoy coming to Ocean Sports. Thanks for the support and see you next time! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I recently stayed for two weeks at Ocean Sports and it was the most welcoming, friendly hotel I have ever set foot in. Florian, Emilie and their staff are helpful, informative and were key to making our stay in Watamu a successful one! The food was fantastic and although one member of the group was a vegetarian there was a... More 

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. Its always good to hear what our guests liked about the place. Florian, myself and all the staff are happy that you enjoyed your stay and that we have helped you fall in love with Kenya! Hope to see you back here one day. More 

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Address: Mida Creek Road | P.O Box 208, Watamu 80208, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Sports Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Ocean Sports Hotel Watamu
Ocean Sports Watamu
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#11 Family Hotel in Watamu
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu

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