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Thika
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The downside first: The Resort has no parking inside the facility. One has to park on a road reserve parking though guarded. Breakfast was poorly served with tea very cold. The waiter serving breakfast was not clean enough to be allowed to handle foods. One the second night we did not have water in the rooms and no effort was... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We arrived in the afternoon, after a long way and then we entered this paradise. Full of palm trees, a swimming pool, a little bar. Clean room with a huge bed and so many pillows. And this was all for us, 4 friends. Nobody else was accomodated in the resort. Tina was very friendly and caring if everything is fine.... More 

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Reykjavik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Spacious rooms, nice pool, yummy food, very flexible checkin/checkout time, close to village centre. Just love that the hotell is located outside of Watamu, but still in walking distance. With its' palm trees and lots of flowers you feel like you are in your own paradise and no one will disturbe you.

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Thank Minoo T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

if you are like me and only read the first few lines I would urge you to read to the end of this review as I am going to start with the (only) negative bit. It is at least a 10 min walk to the beach! This was clearly pointed out by the owner before booking so I made an... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was the first time in Watamu with the girls. Definitely a good choice for us. Everything was amazingly done from the minute you walked into the resort . An absolute paradise. My girls had a lovely time from the start to the finish. Every room is a paradise and the staff are amazing too!!!!. Well done to the lovely... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

well me and my friend were basically only guests :D so we had pool for ourselves and peace, thats enough to make me happy . booked twin room, were given family room (with 1 kingsize bed and one for a child) LOL but we got it sorted. There was no wi-fi at all and no air con and no soaps... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had a delightful experience staying at this resort more so because it has a family touch to it with the owners genuinely concerned as to whether we're enjoying our stay and doing their best to make it worthwhile. The place is spotlessly clean with beautiful gardens and one cannot forget to mention the staff who were very patient, kind... More 

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2 Thank Kui K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My perception of the beautiful and serene ambiance changed as soon as i experienced the crappy customer service from guess who..........the proprietors. For those planning to visit Watamu, steer clear of Tembo Village Resort Watamu.

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tinakenyaWatamu, Owner at Tembo Village Resort Watamu, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for your review and the compliment about Tembo Village. You rented a 2 bedroom apartment as 2 couples. It was very strange for us, finding out, that you invited another couple the second night to join you, without informing us. The reasons for us to take this very serious, I already explained to your friend in the review... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The management/owners of Tembo village are very arrogant.They are very rude to guests and considering you pay on admission you cannot take your money and go elsewhere. I did not like the stay though the apartment was nice and clean

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tinakenyaWatamu, Owner at Tembo Village Resort Watamu, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and the compliment about our apartment. We are highly concerned to make our guest surtisfied and to feel comfortable throughout there stay. So we did with you, after booking the 2 bedroom apartment for 3 nights. We waited up to late night serving you dinner and arranged your checking in. Our impression was you enjoyed the... More 

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Relaxation. Exhaling stress and inhaling peace; this beautiful resort was excellent because of the people who were there to greet us and make us feel as family. Matias cooks the most delicious meals; speaking four languages; and putting guests at ease with smooth humor, while ensuring a safe experience. Lillian created masterpieces of the flowers and made every room look... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tembo Village is a family-run boutique Hotel with 11 rooms and self catering apartments. The small Hotel is build in Swahili style on one acre of property, set in beautifully landscabed gardens, second road to Kenya`s internationally acclaimed Watamu National Marine Park. It offers guests an atmosphere of quality comfort, tranquility and privacy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tembo Village Resort Watamu

Address: Jacaranda Road | P.O. Box 504, Watamu 504, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $42 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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