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#13 of 42 hotels in Watamu
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4.3
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4.1

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Watamu, Ora Resort Watamu Bay is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants, Ora Resort Watamu Bay makes it easy to enjoy the best of Watamu.

Rooms at Ora Resort Watamu Bay offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience.

Room service is one of the conveniences offered at this resort. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Ora Resort Watamu Bay, free parking is available.

While visiting Watamu, you may want to try some oyster at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Safina Beach Bar & Grill.

Ora Resort Watamu Bay is sure to make your visit to Watamu one worth remembering.

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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Spa
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
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Flatscreen TV
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Shahzad Khan wrote a review Jun 2014
Qatar336 contributions99 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: April 2014
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Room Tip: Go for the ocean front rooms. The sunrise will take your breath away.
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kevmeem wrote a review Jun 2013
Naivasha, Kenya5 contributions1 helpful vote
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 the way out to the reef and float back with the incoming tide in a channel just like a 'real' lazy river. highly recommend for the value!
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Date of stay: April 2013
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Steve K wrote a review Apr 2013
Diani Beach, Kenya17 contributions13 helpful votes
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 a get-away from "normal life"...I would say it's made for couples and those who really want to relax!
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Date of stay: April 2013
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Rooms at the Ocean front are quite romantic..
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Phoenix0213 wrote a review Feb 2013
Nairobi, Kenya11 contributions4 helpful votes
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 spirits are not upto standard compared to other all inclusive hotels ,the bar is very (un)impressive & no snacks in an all inclusive hotel. The rooms do not have tea/coffee making facilities like other hotels. Perfect hotel for sea food lovers :)
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Date of stay: February 2013
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Beach Front! As the other rooms are far from the main restaurant , pool and the beach!
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Matthew P wrote a review Jan 2013
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution4 helpful votes
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 NO adjacent facilities. I.e when you're in the hotel, there is really nowhere else to go. Finding the hotel was again an issue. I used the map from their website and google maps on my phone, only to find myself driving round in circles. I tried calling the numbers on the website but none were active. On finally reaching the hotel I pointed this out to the Italian lady that greeted us, only to be met with indifference. The map on their site is truly misleading and I would not have booked if I had known the reality. On Checking into the room we discovered that the curtains were too small to cover the windows. We had to rig up cushions and pin the curtains together with safety pins. Nearly $400 a night? What a joke. I was booked all inclusive. You should ask them what that means because it"s certainly not my idea of what all inclusive is. We asked for an extra blanket or bed sheet only to be told they didn't have any. The food was at best mediocre and sometimes (for example prawns that were not cleaned and powdery) inedible. That's got to be the first time I've gone away for Christmas and NOT put on weight. All in all not a nice experience. What a shame.
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Date of stay: December 2012Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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VivienKenya wrote a review Dec 2012
Nairobi, Kenya20 contributions11 helpful votes
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 of the Villas is just awesome.....ill definitely go back and send more tourists to Ora!
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Date of stay: November 2012
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: All the rooms were the same but insist on a closer room with view of the beach....
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Nolan V wrote a review Nov 2012
Bryanston, South Africa4 contributions5 helpful votes
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 two pools or the ocean. They do however have to improve on their wine, food and TV channels.
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Vivian N wrote a review Aug 2012
South Africa1 contribution6 helpful votes
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 Nethercott
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Date of stay: July 2012
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S0nki wrote a review Jul 2012
Mumbai, India152 contributions60 helpful votes
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 all by the glass are included. as it is fairly new, there are some teething problems but they are working their hardest to get everything under way. only thing is it is quite far from the main road.
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: the rooms in the first and 2nd row are the best choice.
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HomerSimpson2 wrote a review Jul 2012
Randburg, South Africa61 contributions19 helpful votes
On the beach, windy, staff very helpful, food not good. No water sports at hotel
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Date of stay: July 2012
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ora resort watamu bay hotel watamu
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ora Resort Watamu Bay
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceWatamu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
150
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Frequently Asked Questions about Watamu Bay Ora Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Watamu Bay Ora Resort?
Nearby attractions include Gede Ruins (4.0 miles), East African Reptile Park (3.4 miles), and Isola dell'Amore Watamu (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Watamu Bay Ora Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Watamu Bay Ora Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Watamu Bay Ora Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Watamu Bay Ora Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Watamu Bay Ora Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caffe Sotto Sopra The Liars Club, Safina Beach Bar & Grill, and Papa Remo Beach.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Watamu Bay Ora Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Watamu Bay Ora Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Watamu Bay Ora Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Watamu Bay Ora Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Watamu Bay Ora Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Watamu Bay Ora Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.