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“Paradisiac retreat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel

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St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel
Fire Road, Watamu, Kenya (Formerly Mawe Resort)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Watamu
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“Paradisiac retreat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We were 2 friends travelling and after a 6 days' safari finished our trip in Kenya in Mawe, Watamu. Not that we already weren't aware of time..days of week..next day... this place takes you yet to another dimension of relaxation, bliss and amazement.

We've had different hotels in Kenya welcome us, however NONE is as spectacular, surprising and warm as this one. Food was superb, delicious. Rooms are spacious, bathroom luxurious, beds...some of the most comfortable in the world!

Great views, and do spare an hour or two to walk around the reefs at low tide.

Room Tip: There are only 12, and if you can, ask for a room overlooking the hotel yard.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Watching the infinity view of the ocean from the confort of a sunbed after a cool dip in their pool.. an amazing experienced. I enjoyed my stay as the staff made sure I did. They had every detail of my stay there covered. Its been a week ago but I miss the place,the cuisine, wow,everything was amazing. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We were taken on a beach stroll during the low tide up to the Love Island, an experience I will live to recall. Mawe Boutique Hotel is a place you will feel safe,relaxed and comfot in any aspect

Room Tip: The Deluxe roomsw upstairs are the best due to the view of the ocean from your bed
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Greetings from St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel!

Thank you for sharing your very kind words in your "ideal holiday getaway" review following your recent Stay in Mawe Boutique hotel.

On behalf of the entire team we all look forward to being able to welcome you back in the very near future. Please let us know when we can arrange this for you.

Sent with all our best wishes.
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We were a little apprehensive at first about mawe; but we don't regret it at all. The hotel is a stunning piece of local architecture, built using materials only from kenya. Our deluxe room was stunning, a large space and huge balcony with sea views. I loved the fact that it would take me 30 seconds to walk from the room to the dining area, a small but cosy hotel that still gave us our privacy. Although its does not have a beach, it is on a cliff with stunning views and access to the beach during low tide. The staff are amazing, Joan the manager was absolutely fantastic with helping us out with any requirement we had. Bruno the current owner is a great host and even though there was a language barrier we still managed to laugh our nights away. We thoroughly recommend mawe to anyone looking for a luxury boutique resort with specialized service. P.s the massage was also very relaxing.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Rsahi,
thanks for your review and it was our pleasure had you as our guest.
We all hope to see you soon,
Best regards from all staff of St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Hey to everybody,
i ve been in Mawe Resorts few weeks ago and I miss that awesome place soooo much. So far and different from all other resorts, you feel to be in a private island just for you. Everything is true and typical. All the staff surprise you everday with little treat making you the happiest person. And if you think you can not do anything, you wrong, there are so much stuff to do… walking on the reef, blue safari with typical Swahili boat, visit little villages….

If you are looking for something different GO FOR MAWE RESORTS!!!

Thanks to all the staff!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Hey,
thanks for your review. We really appriciated, we hope to see you soon again at St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel.
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Address: Fire Road, Watamu, Kenya (Formerly Mawe Resort)
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Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Masterpiece of design, St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel stands on the rocks directly above the sea with breathtaking views of Indian Ocean and the islands of Watamu Marine Park. This Hotel is an intimate and exclusive holiday destination that can be rented in its entirety or just one of the twelve rooms (8 Superiors and 4 Deluxe). Either way it provides the ultimate in relax and sophistication. ... more   less 
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