Temple Point

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4.0
#4 of 4 all-inclusives in Watamu
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.1
Value
4.0
Temple Point is an alternative and innovative concept that inhabits diverse brands such as the LichtHaus: a bar floating above the Mida Creek and our YogaDeck, a relaxed open wooden deck with BBQ & Bar underneath a giant baobab tree. Temple Point is also home to the WasserHaus, a tranquil spa hidden above the water & beneath the mangroves, and the Bazaar, a vibrant pool and marketplace for events, co-working spaces, daily hospitality and relaxing. Our unique location inside the Watamu Marine Park and the Mida Creek National Reserve enables our guests to dive into a natural spectacle characterised by botanical gardens, African wildlife on land and sea, and breathtaking sunsets dropping into the creek each evening. Our onsite world-class Extra Divers centre brings our guests face to face with turtles, dolphins, whale sharks as well as the very small residents of the healthy coral reefs of Watamu. For travellers that want to escape into a new world, we also offer long term stay with the option of fitness and wellness programs to reach their goals, physically and mentally. All these experiences are supported by our inventive new cuisine and love for creating the soundtrack to a life well lived. Discover our way of life within wide ranging accommodation options, offering individual characteristics, price points and flare. Come find us and join our pursuit for wiser travel, the care for the natural habitats which are supporting us and the appreciation of living a life that leaves a story worth telling.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Diving
Fishing
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 4 more
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Anne loes wrote a review Oct 2021
21 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I stayed in watamu town and were looking for a place to dive. We headed to the diveschool located in temple point resort and got a very warm welcome from matthias. He immediately did a try out dive with my boyfriend in the pool and this way convinced him to do a course. Matthias is a very professional, experienced, calm, easygoing and fun instructor. I booked 2 dives, for a very reasonable price, and did 2 beautifull dives with another very experienced and professional guide, which enhanced the experience. Watamu is a great place to dive with lots of colourfull fish,turtles and coralreefs, warm water and good visibility, easy reachable by boat. Even if you are not staying in templebar resort, temple bar is a nice place with good food and nice views to hang out and if you're partner does a divecourse, you are free to hang out at the Pool meanwhile, which is not bad at all. Overall great few days!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Temple Point Resort, General Manager at Temple Point
Responded Oct 12, 2021
Hi Alindermaur, wow thank you very much for your gorgeous review. We are blessed that you had such a nice experience with our ExtraDivers School lead by Matthias and his team. Thank you for recommending us here on TripAdvisor as a walk in location for pool use and yummy food experiences. We couldn't agree more on that. We wish you well and welcome back at any time to Temple Point. S. Köppert
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Doncate wrote a review Jan 2020
Central Norway, Norway4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I had a great time at Temple Point we had a room with a beautiful sea view and enjoyed the night card games with their very friendly staff. Anita handled us with utmost professionalism and ensured that we were comfortable through out our stay. we loved and enjoyed the food, the beach at temple point is also very clean and private.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Alex R wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spend one week in Temple Point resort and it was not enough time to explore all parts of this beautiful location. Went diving with a German very cool instructor called Matthias. 3 days of Kite surfing (Kite-Spot is close, flat water, beach is wide almost empty). We spend one afternoon on a boat and went on a canoe trip through the mangroves. Unfortunately not enough time for a safari which would have taken another two days or so, but next time!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Marisa wrote a review Jan 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka49 contributions33 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Generally great location at the corner of Indian Ocean and Mida Creek.
Unfortunately service experience got worse by the day, though we were almost the only guests for most of the time. Management team too busy organising events and did not even bother to come when we asked for a Manager after several days of declining service.
Food takes forever, some items never arrived, staff standing in corners chatting but not attending to customers despite us going repeatedly to counter over missing/wrong items, juices watered down.
Towels for the pool very old and used. A day before Christmas new ones appeared but suddenly required towel cards which nobody informed about.
Room service very basic and not functioning. Asked for extra drinking water bottles, to be billed to room (1 liter free per room per day is not getting you far in tropics) - no bottle ever came. Asked for two extra towels for the room because swimming a lot - found room without any towels at all.
Beer by the pool warm, served with glass of ice cubes to cool it.
Just to name a few of the lowlights. Beautiful location but serious service and management issues unfortunately.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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ambrekoko wrote a review Sep 2023
Casablanca, Morocco13 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at the Temple Point Hotel in Watamu was extremely disappointing. Despite having been booked over four months ago, our experience at this establishment was a source of disappointment from the moment we entered the room. The welcome at the reception was very nice but the photos presented in no way correspond to the reality of this hotel. We were taken by surprise to discover that the Temple Point was in an advanced state of disrepair, cruelly lacking in maintenance. It's a SHAME to pay more than 150 USD for such a room in Kenya although Watamu is said to be an expensive city. The paint was peeling in both the pool and the rooms, the taps were rusty, and even the mosquito netting had holes in it.

After expressing our dissatisfaction with the state of our first room, we were offered an upgrade to a larger room. Unfortunately, we found 2 cockroaches in the bathroom. In addition, the decoration of the rooms seemed old-fashioned, and the curtains were neither opaque nor effective at blocking sunlight, forcing us to wake up at the crack of dawn. The windows in both rooms didn't close properly.

In short, this hotel's value for money was far from satisfactory. The Temple Point looked more like a three-star establishment than a four-star one. As far as the food was concerned, although breakfast was good with fresh pancakes and an egg station, dinner in no way justified its price (20 USD per person), and we'd advise you to eat in town, where you can get better quality for a similar or even lower price.

The staff were generally friendly, especially Charlotte from Guest Experience, who was always ready to listen and help. However, it was often necessary to repeat our requests to obtain correct service. For example, despite our express request, the towels were not changed, which was a disappointing point. They woke us up at 7:30 am after we made the complaint in the evening...

In conclusion, our stay at the Temple Point Hotel in Watamu was a huge DISSAPOINTMENT. If we return to the area, we'll go somewhere else and visit Litchaus, which is a gem, but we'll definitely avoid this hotel even though it's mentionned that they are rennovating the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lee G wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having just spent a weekend at Temple Point, I want to say a big thank you to Max & Charlotte for making our stay a perfect break.
It was my wifes birthday on the Saturday and Charlotte and her team sang happy birthday and presented her with a small bouquet of flowers, a birthday card and some chocolate cake. This was all unprompted by me, later we returned to our accomodation and discovered a tasteful happy birthday message on the bed made from flowers.
We dined and drank at the resort (we were B&B) and I was surprised by the final bill being so reasonable.
Food was very good
Drinks maybe a bit more expensive than some places
Accomodation clean with large areas to relax outside our unit
Pools were clean
definitely family friendly
We hope to return in future with a few friends
Thank you Temple Point
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tess Vdm wrote a review Feb 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
For the amount of money you spend you would expect a bit more. The rooms do not look like what is advertised. Especially the creek deluxe room. Many of them do not have the balcony and terrace but only a shared balcony. Many of the rooms don't have any view at all, and tucked away at the back of the building.

Furthermore, when i stayed they were busy doing construction work on new projects and it was like i was living in a construction site. Many construction workers walking past my room and always had to keep my curtains closed. Building noises were constantly going off and you couldn't even lie by the pool and have a relaxing day without the sound of tools going off. Then a project started right outside my room and it was the only view i had, I had to leave the resort everyday to get away from the construction.

They were too worried about their new projects to worry about their paying guests.

The turndown service lacked. We often did not get a turn down service so did not get fresh towels, or any towels for that matter, as well as tea/coffee/sugar top up so when you went to make the next morning you did not have.

The staff are friendly but there are most certainly areas to work on to make it worth the money.
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Date of stay: February 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Freya wrote a review Jan 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Temple point was great! Lovely staff and very easy and helpful with whatever you need.
Eunice was fantastic and organising and sorting questions I had before we got there and sorting us when we got there. We had a beautiful honeymoon package with a romantic meal which was amazing. Jackeline was our main waitress and she was fantastic she undertsood my dietry needs, I have coeliac disease and this makes it hard for me to eat places, temple point sorted me the head chef mark to sort my meals as I could eat from the buffet, this was amazing his food was perfect and safe and made my life south easier so thank you Mark!
The room was lovely, great air con, WiFi and beautiful setting, would highly recommend and is safe for gluten free, but I would make them aware prior to going
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ryn a wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located in reclusive area,with a private beach,Great food,Excellent ambiance and a small private beach.

The customer service is excellent.The inquiries placed online are responded to very satisfactorily.
The rooms are spacious and air conditioned
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Bay view rooms have an excellent view from the balcony
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Response from Temple Point R, Guest Relations Manager at Temple Point
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Hi Ryna, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience at Temple Point Resort. Our staff will definitely appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.
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charity k wrote a review Mar 2023
12 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is Arts inspired and has a Rustic theme. It is also an Eco friendly space. I stayed for one night and relocated since my visit conicided with the annual Kaleidoscope festival and I fugured out the place will be packed. If you are looking for serenity then this is the place to be on a normal day outside of the festival.

The service and food is okay, though most staff I interacted with seemed nonchalant. There is a newly equiped gym which is charged separately at Ksh. 800 for guests staying at the hotel, the management should look at including this in the accomodation package.

You could also work on replacing worn out uniforms for some grounds men. The old faded uniforms make them look like Prisoners "Pun intended".
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Date of stay: March 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Magdalena Ayer asked a question Sep 2023
Hedingen, Switzerland32 contributions9 helpful votes
Hallo gibt es da auch Zimmer mit zwei separaten Betten ?
Answer from Temple Point R
Munich, Germany
Guten Tag Sawaym, vielen Dank für die Frage. Im Temple Point stehen getrennte Betten in der Boutique Kategorie zur Verfügung: eines davon ist ein großes Doppelbett, das andere ein in die Wand eingelassenes Einzelbett. Gegen vrstl. Ende des Jahres werden wir auch in unseren anderen Kategorien Einzelbettbelegung anbieten können. Gerne stehen wir für weitere Rückfragen zur Verfügung. Herzliche Grüße, Julian Knab Head of Sales
Answer from Temple Point R
Munich, Germany
Dear Giada, full board means including softdrinks during meals and AI includes local beers, one kind red/white wine, local gin, local vodka, local rum, soft Drinks during opening the bar from 10am to 11 pm. Additionally you get every night from 6 pm salty Snack like nuts, crisps and so on at the bar. Kind regards, Andrea
LaVpervoyage asked a question Feb 2019
Siena, Italy18 contributions2 helpful votes
La spiaggia che da sul oceano ha ombrelloni e lettini?
Answer from Miriam
Pescara, Italy38 contributions9 helpful votes
Si ci sono sia ombrelloni che lettini.il personale dell' hotel è attento e nel caso non ci sia un numero adeguato per gli ospiti dell' hotel presenti in spiaggia ne aggiungono altri supplementari
Answer from pbtorino
Turin, Italy172 contributions38 helpful votes
La struttura è bella e grande il.cibo ottimo. Io personalmente non ho dormito la, ma ne parlano bene. La posizione non è sicuramente in centro ma è più vicina di tante altre strutture e la strada per arrivarci è asfaltata. Per quanto riguarda la spiaggia la vicino c'è una spiaggetta fantastica, una piccola caletta dove ci sono poche persone di solito.
MRSlowLoris wrote a tip Jan 2024
Nairobi, Kenya143 contributions93 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a high room for better view"
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Alina G wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent service service for westerners/caucasians. Will likely encounter micro-aggressions if Kenyan."
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HarkyS wrote a tip Mar 2023
Alberta, Canada15 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"upper level catches the ocean breeze and has nice views."
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Marisa wrote a tip Feb 2023
Colombo, Sri Lanka49 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring mosquito spray, the coast side is always a bit tricky in ths regard. Ask for yoga class schedule and excursion offers"
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NYAKITEE wrote a tip Dec 2022
Nairobi, Kenya12 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask as many questions about your room as some don't come with a safe or a working ceiling fan "
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Temple Point
Which popular attractions are close to Temple Point?
Nearby attractions include Mida Creek (3.1 miles), Watamu National Marine Park (2.2 miles), and Watamu Beach (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Temple Point?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Temple Point?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Temple Point?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Temple Point?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Temple Point?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Liars Club, Non Solo Gelato Watamu, and Crab Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Temple Point?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Temple Point have airport transportation?
Yes, Temple Point offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Temple Point offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Temple Point?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Swedish.
Does Temple Point have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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