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Barracuda Inn

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Mombasa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Very good ambience, some staff very helpful and friendly. We played darts, table tennis, beach very very good, pool a bit small but very clean. Tea and coffee at lounge area, again some staff very helpful. See through curtains in room and air conditioner leaking and formed ice which made very loud noises..waking us up in middle of night. The... More 

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Watamu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

In the heat of March in Watamu, this mama would have loved to have retired to the beautifully air-conditioned room with a book, but Mr Three had other ideas. We hired a canoe and explored the lagoon and the rocky "islands", we swam in the ocean and in the pool, he rode his tricycle furiously up and down the beach... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Maureen: The rooms are clean and provide all the amenities needed apart from a Tv. The service and food was also quite good. The hotel geared mostly for an Italian market and you will get a taste of little Italy in Watamu. Everything is in italian. If you wanted a cultural kenyan experience this is not the perfect place. And... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Stay away from Barracuda Inn! Stayed here for 2 nights "all inclusive" on a package deal (for valentine): 1- Rooms are dated, but ok 2- All inclusive here means you only get water or soft drinks for free, all the other beverages you need to pay for. Even a bottle of water on the room is not provided! There is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I booked to stay here for new year after having to move from another hotel. The price was right and the staff were friendly and provided us with a warm greeting and a cold juice. Check in was swift and helpful and the deceptively strong staff helped us with our luggage to our internal road facing room.... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

First off this is primarily a package holiday hotel almost entirely geared towards the Italian market. However what isn't in Watamu! As a couple we booked in for New Years (we didn't celebrate new year at the hotel so cannot comment but they looked to be putting something on). Upon arrival we were greeted by one of the friendly annimators... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Was there for 5 days on full board with my wife and son from 5th to the 9th this week their food was great, the stuff friendly right from the main gate man to the maasai guard at the back. However the WiFi should be part of the package so as the laundry. Thanks for the great experience "Sifa, Nelson... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The hotel was announced as all inclusive but actually is more like "almost all exclusive": only water, coke and sprite is included...all the rest you have to pay. Even if you want a bottle of water in the room you have to pay for it. Actually even if you wanted an espresso you had to pay for it!! Unbelievable... The... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This is just a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful indian ocean, the room, beds & bathroom were quite clean, the food variety was fine and mostly tastes good, the staff and animation team were very welcoming and fun, the beach view is beautiful with the noticeable tides, sadly the water has a lot of sea weed and... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The rates are pocket friendly, location is ideal just by the beach and easily accessible to the sites of Watamu. The rooms are spacious and clean and the Kenyan staff are friendly. Check in process was slow, and full payment for stay was required on check in. All the signage at the hotel is in Italian, all the Kenyan staff... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Barracuda Inn

Address: Watamu Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $54 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barracuda Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Barracuda Hotel Watamu
Barracuda Resort Watamu
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Watamu
#5 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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