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Ora Resort Watamu Bay

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Getting to this place is a pain in the neck but once you reach there, it's the most relaxing place in the entire Watamu surroundings. The swimming pools are neat and clean while the rooms are very luxurious. The staff is friendly, especially the GM. Would definitely go back there but this time for a week at least.

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Naivasha, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I've stayed here twice and absolutely love it with our family! The food is one of the best at the coast with variety on the buffet for everyone to find their niche. Excellent Italian flare to the food and great seafood choices! Our children loved the pool options and the beach at low tide is extraordinary. You can walk all... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The resort is ideal for those seeking to get away from the 'hustle & bustle" of the city. Located about 15km from Malindi town,the dirt road to the hotel resort through African villages. The ocean view from the resort is romantic as most of the rooms face the Indian Ocean with a beautiful beach.. A perfect place for relaxing and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Perfect place to get away" secret hideout" but not ideal for anyone who wants just more than relaxing holiday as the hotel is located on a dirt road and nothing nearby! The food is okay but no way for vegetarians! The staff knows mostly Italian and do not know whether food is veg or nonveg! Bad experiece there! The local... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Ora website map has the hotel positioned within walking distance of Watamu. This was a deciding factor in choosing the hotel as Turtle bay has magnificent snorkelling and numerous good restaurants and bars. Plus I had friends staying in the area. The truth is... The hotel is a long way towards Malindi on a very bad dirt road with... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

perfect for honeymooners!...i recently took a weekend and visited Ora resort in he North of Mombasa ,i would admit that Watamu Bay is so far the most beautiful resort i have been to this year....its neat /clean,breathtaking white sandy and un crowded beach...almost private....great staff....great service and above all...i am in love with the beds...very comfortable and the general design... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Been there July this year (2012) and must say I actually enjoyed it. Food was not of the best and the wine was watered down. Other than that, staff were great and the tours we went on were excellent. Great for relaxation and winding down. It is windy but still warm enough to take a plunge in one of the... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Food crap (unless you like pasta and more pasta). TV crap & repeats, beach revolting, nothing to do when it rains and no shelter either. Staff good, management crap, rooms crap. Very, very windy and little shade. Kudu Travel tours crap. We cancel one tour and are still waiting for our money back. Go at your peril. Viv and Linda... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

great spacious clean rooms. good staff. nice beach. however, the food is a little bit of a problem. especially if you are vegetarian. need to tell them in advance and insist that you get veg food. a 2 types of inclusive packages soft - only soft drinks by glass are included. and all - all local alcohol plus soft drinks... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

On the beach, windy, staff very helpful, food not good. No water sports at hotel

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Additional Information about Ora Resort Watamu Bay

Address: Watamu, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $97 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ora Resort Watamu Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Ora Resort Watamu Bay Hotel Watamu
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#12 Family Hotel in Watamu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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