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Watano House Opposite Petrol Station | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
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Watano Beach Houses
Ranked #11 of 18 Diani Beach B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A group of ladies and myself went down to Watano for an extended weekend of fun. Watano house was just the perfect place. Located extremely conveniently to the shops and the airport, we were able to manuever easily around Diani. A lovely welcoming pool, clean (if somewhat hard) beds, clean and regularly cleaned bathrooms and shared spaces. The chef and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

perfect place to spend a few days on, very nice located and managed by lovely people. The place is located on a part of the beach with not so many beach boys and not so many people yet very close to some nice pubs and a good shoppingcentre. Its posible to book the place including a chef and the place... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

DO NOT STAY, DO NOT BOOK! Would be the biggest mistake! Not only that it is overpriced and not good value for your money, but…MORE. We paid for the Gate House 220Euros per day for min MUST stay 10 days and 100% no return policy…this is not about the money. Our trip with the 3 months old baby, mum visiting... More

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WatanoBeachHouse, Owner at Watano Beach Houses, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. However I feel quite strongly that your review is not entirely accurate, and I question the authenticity of your photos. Firstly, this property is not the Watano Beach House as your review may suggest, but the Gatehouse, some 150 meters away. Thank you for bringing to our attention some maintenance issues that seem to have... More

Ndola, Zambia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We went to stay for a week. Grandparents, parents, two (small) kids. This holiday could not have been more perfect and soothing for the soul. Where do I begin? The setting is tranquil and perfect bounty beach. There is a constant breeze which keeps the temperature very pleasant and the constant sound of the ocean just means you arrive with... More

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Ibiza, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

we went over to kenya to spend some time for a very special birthday of a close friend of ours, and special it was. watano beach house is in a complex made up of one lovely huge main house which is situated in lush tropical gardens and a stones throw from the stunning beach and ocean, and some lovely charming... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

This is a bit of a mixed review, I hope not to discourage people from staying at Watano, it’s in a gorgeous setting and a way better option than any of the faceless package tour 'holiday villages' with 300+ apartment style rooms that are dotted along Diani beach. First, the good. Watano is a large compound situated in the northernmost... More

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Palo Alto, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

It's hard not to relax at Watano House. Good view. Blue sky, turquoise ocean, white sand, and lush green landscaped gardens. A nice large main house, with its own salt water pool and a variety of peripheral structures to hang out in, either with by yourself or with your friends. Cushions in every corner, including an especially large and extra... More

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Rome, Italy
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108 reviews 108 reviews
33 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

We rented out Watano house for a week for my 30th birthday. We loved the airy house, the daily massaged, the fresh fish, the incredible chef, and the whole staff. There is nothing negative to say it. The house is huge, right on the beach, with lovely grounds and salt water pool. Diani town is a 5-minute walk up the... More

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Address: Watano House Opposite Petrol Station | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$

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Watano Beach House is a large 8 bedroom beachfront villa with a private swimming pool. Behind the beach house are several smaller guesthouses with beach access. The property is centrally situated on Kenya's most beautiful beach, walking distance from shops and restaurants. All houses are fully furnished and fully staffed with well equipped kitchens. The rest of the world simply fades away as you gaze out at the vast Indian ocean from the lush palm filled gardens. ... more   less 
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