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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 #11 of 22 hotels in Watamu
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought a group of people here whilst we worked in a local school and everything about the hotel was perfect. Florian and Emilie were a great help when I was planning the itinerary, the staff in the hotel couldn't have been more welcoming, its and idyllic location, food is amazing and rooms are spacious. I would highly recommend a... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you and your group enjoyed your stay with us. It was great having you here and we hope you can make it back next year! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has got to be my most favourite place I have ever been to, and I've been to a lot of places! The welcoming is incredible and overwhelming! Never have I met such welcoming, hospitable and willing people! Every member of staff is very friendly and trustworthy, just like friends! I felt very very safe! The food is incredible! Never... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review! All of us at Ocean Sports are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, the food, service and location. We hope you will be able to make it back to Watamu again in the near future. Many thanks again! More

Bridlington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I suppose its the fact that I have been there so often it never occurred to me to write about it. It's rather like reviewing your granny's house, it is always great, always welcoming and you are always happy to be there. Set as it is on a beach that contains two other first class hotels, Ocean Sports could be... More

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

Michael, thank you so much for writing us a review, you manage to sum up exactly what Ocean Sports is and what makes it special. We're thrilled that you enjoy staying here and come back year after year. As always, we loved having you and look forward to your next visit. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Been going to Watamu for 14 years as its my second home. Go to Ocean Sports most days for food and drinks, staff are friendly and so kind and most of them know me and my hubby very well and always feel very welcome, but this year in may don't know what has happened but they could not even supply... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. It is always to good to see what our customers enjoy and where we can make improvements. I am very sorry that you were disappointed on your last visit. Unfortunately my husband and I were on leave at the time so could not apologize to you in person.... More

Destin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We went to work at an orphanage in the area and this was our first time to Kenya. My first contact was with Thomas who helps with the desk and reservations. He did an outstanding job of reserving my rooms and arranging transportation from Mombassa. Upon arrival he came by on his day off to make sure we made it... 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 review Ocean Sports. It is always helpful for future guests to see what our past guests enjoyed about the hotel. My husband and I were away on leave when you stayed but I am happy to see that the staff, and especially Thomas looked after you well. I hope that you... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Right on the beach with a great terrace restaurant overlooking Turtle Bay serving good food and very reasonable prices. The staff are very friendly and make you fell very welcome as well as being very efficient. Florian is a talented chef and produces great food some of which comes from his own kitchen garden. Hotel has great character and the... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and all that Ocean Sports and Watamu has to offer. From myself, Florian and all the staff, thanks again and hope to see you back soon. More

Okemos, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I last stayed here in the early 1990s; I loved it then, and still do. The staff is warm and helpful, the views are beautiful, the food is excellent, and it is very easy to arrange a host of varied activities.

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

Thank you very much for your review of Ocean Sports. We are all very happy that after all these years you still love the hotel and Watamu. I hope your next visit will be sooner than the last! More

Tampa, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely lunch after a diving excursion, out to a local reef, great views, lovely friendly staff. Reception staff very helpful in organizing a tuk-tuk for me to go from there to the far end of the beach for kite surving.

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to write us a review. We're happy you enjoyed Watamu, the diving and your experience with Ocean Sports. I hope you are able to return one day for more diving and kitesurfing! More

Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We spent a week at Ocean Sports in early April to celebrate a wedding (not ours!). Owing to a few problems with our flights we were 24 hours late, but the warm welcome from Emilie and her staff together with the cold passion fruit juice on arrival helped us to forget the trouble we had had getting there. Overall, the... More

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We are all thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and room 21. It was a brilliant wedding, and lovely to meet all of you. Myself, Florian and all the staff hope to see you back here again 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*
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The plaque on our famous 1952 bar boat states "Ian Pritchard sailed his boat through the reef and staked his claim right here. Cheers Ian!" And so the legend of Ocean Sports was born.Our ambiance is relaxed, friendly and barefoot chic. Frequented by a loyal following of East African residents and savvy overseas guests, many consider this being their second home.Located 20km south of Malindi Airport, within the protected Watamu Marine Reserve, our 30 rooms, suites and self catered cottage overlook Kenya's favorite, white sand beach.Our outdoor, ocean-side deck dinning venue is simply stunning! Freshly caught, sustainable seafood and local organic produce, inspired our French chef, Florian's new mouth watering menu choices. Delicious stone-oven piazzas and a 'daily specials' board, ensure something for all. Nature will nourish your soul! Our 14 acre plot boasts indigenous African fauna and wildlife that includes monkeys, bird-life and night bush babies. Low-tide reveals rock pool aquariums of sea life, crabs and even King George, our grumpy resident Moray eel! Turtles, dolphins and whales are observed further out to sea.Our name reflects our love of ocean activity and adventure. Deep sea fish with our professional charter boats to experience adrenalin hook ups. Blue water dive over sparkling coral reefs, all organized by our PADI scuba centre. Try kite-surfing, kayaking and boogie boarding - the ocean is your playground! Onshore we offer trail-biking, tennis, squash, hokey, beach volley and touch rugby. On weekends our resident DJ entertains all age groups in total harmony.We are "A small, stylish and sociable beach hotel for free spirits and active families in search of Africa" ... more   less 
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