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Ocean Sports Resort

Mida Creek Road | P.O Box 208, Watamu 80208, Kenya
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Nairobi
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What started as a great morning full of tandem parachute jumps and sumptuous dishes of fresh sea fish and biriani rice,was marred by sloppy service and unattentive waiters! With the afternoon sun cresting over the blue bay ,the heat would have been a great chance for the establishment to push drink sales.But the service crew seemed more interested in standing... More 

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Nairobi
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32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

I've stayed at OS several times over the years. It has a fantastic location on the beach. The rooms are quite big but are starting to look as though they need some TLC - perhaps just tiling the bathrooms would be a start.The aircon also struggled a bit. The staff are friendly and the food is fairly good and reasonably... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is always useful to get feedback from our guests so that we can improve where necessary. Some of our rooms are looking dated and we are well aware of this, hence we have already started renovating them. Last year we completed seven rooms and this year we plan... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere from the moment we arrived. Mixing with locals and tourists unlike making us feel totally welcome. The rooms while clean and adequate were a little dated but the view from our verandah and our daily coffee delivered to our room each morning more than made up for this. The food and service was exceptional as... More 

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

Dear Richard, Thank you very much for your review. It is great that you enjoyed your stay and all that we have to offer. We hope you can visit us again in the near future! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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254 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I always trust the advice of my friend and owner of Best of Kenya. She recommended Ocean Sports Resort for the beach part of our stay after a build with Habitat for Humanity. “It’s not fancy,” she emailed, “but it’s comfortable and the place everybody goes to hang out.” Indeed, Ocean Sports is the Cheers of Watamu’s expat community. Situated... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review! It is always great to have guests who 'get' exactly what Ocean Sports and Watamu are all about! We are delighted that you took that the advise of your friend and that you had an enjoyable stay. We will pass on your regards to dear Kennedy and hopefully see you back here... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I HIGHLY recommend a stay at Ocean Sports to anyone thinking about heading to the Kenyan coast. The weather was incredible, the diving was world class (only 2-3 people on each dive with me), and the service was fantastic. Though this place is place it a bit older, the charm and history that resides within speaks to Kenya's past. The... More 

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

Thank you so much Brent for this great review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and all that Watamu has to offer. It was lovely meeting you and a pleasure to have you to stay. We're looking forward to your next visit! More 

Watamu, Kenya
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A great place to sit and relax. Ocean front dining and bar. Non rushed Good food Great service We will come again. Try the sea food A great buffet on Sunday's.....at a very good price. Happy hour great deals on drinks

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

Dear Greg, Thanks so much for your review, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and our traditional Sunday lunch buffet! We look forward to welcoming you back to Ocean Sports! More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights. It was very relaxing. Our room suite had 2 levels with a balcony with excellent view (see picture) of the ocean. Since all the rooms are on a hill and ocean facing, they had views of the ocean. The food was amazing, as it was freshly prepared after we had ordered. Staff was very professional,... More 

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

Dear Rita, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. It's always helpful to get feedback from our guests and especially nice for us when it's all positive! Hope to see you back here very soon! More 

Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Sports fishing first bought my husband to Ocean Sports 10 years ago. He fell in love with it. He begged me to go, but stupidly I put up a fight for 2 years. I finally gave in but Im not sure it was a good move as we have now been addicted to Watamu and Kenya ever since. Our children... More 

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

Thank you so much Anne for the review! We love having you both and your friends visit us and hope that you keep on coming as often as you do! See you next month! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Is a very relaxing and quite hotel.I would like the hotel expand the choices in the menu. Everything is okay. Also if they can provide better trained nannies it would make families vacation more relaxed.

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

Dear Laura, Thank you very much for your review of Ocean Sports. We are glad that you had a relaxing stay and thank you for your comments on the menu which we have noted. We hope that if you visit us again you let us know and we will make arrangements for a nanny. Thank you again! More 

Bournemouth
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Ocean Sports has a beautiful vista over the bay and to the reef. Wonderful sandy beach with coral outcrops and interesting pools when the tide is out. Staff absolutely great , very attentive and welcoming. Being a haunt of the local Kenyan charter fishing boats there was always interesting people to talk to at the bar. Breakfast was good covering... More 

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

Dear Steve, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, always nice to hear back from our guests and know that you had an enjoyable stay! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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