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Plot No. 2 - Mida Creek Road P.O. Box 18 - Watamu, Watamu 80202 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 39 hotels in Watamu
Travelers' Choice
Medina Palms is perfectly situated on the powder white sand beach of the Indian Ocean in Watamu, Kenya. This ground breaking hotel offers a range of luxury suites and villas, with views over tropical gardens and pools, tree top level penthouses with inner courtyards, and magnificent beach front villas. The hotel offers fine dining at our signature Amandina Restaurant, the sophisticated Long Bar and Star Lounge, as well as our tropical coffee garden. On site facilities includes Tribe Watersports Centre, a fitness studio, the luxury Sakina Ocean Spa offering 5 treatment rooms, state of the art conference facilities and a choice of exclusive spaces for meetings and weddings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 62 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
508Reviews17Q+A99Room tips
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Foreign Resident wrote a review Nov 22
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
Spent 5 glorious days. The Property is 5 star. People are friendly. Management have to pay attention on training the staff, to deliver on their 5star claim The gym and the spa also require improvements
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Medina Palms, Marketing at Medina Palms
Responded yesterday
Dear Digeil. Thank you for your positive and constructive review. We have shared your comments with our management team and will ensure that the SPA and Gym receive more attention and improvements to the facilities and the service. We hope to have you back soon to see the improvements.
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Sandra K wrote a review Oct 2021
Tbilisi, Georgia3 contributions
Dear travelers, Be sure that Medina palms can meet all your requirements! The territory is amazingly beautiful, beach is nice, apartments are very clean and interior is beautiful as well. Food they serve is perfect, the same can be said about cocktails barmen does. We found out that hotel offered free lessons of windsurfing and kayaking too! For us it was 100 out of 10 and no chance for you to stay displeased)))) I would like to come back .....
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Medina Palms, Marketing at Medina Palms
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Alexandra. I appreciate your positive feedback about us. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. Looking forward to having you again as a guest in the near future.
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frasca1982 wrote a review Oct 2021
Bari, Italy3 contributions7 helpful votes
What a great vacation ... Wonderful place, beautiful sea, professional staff, great food. Attention to detail and kindness are at home in this resort. All managed by an impeccable management. I highly recommend Medina Palms, an oasis of beauty, peace, romance and great atmosphere.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Medina Palms, Marketing at Medina Palms
Responded Oct 17, 2021
Thank you for your stellar rating and review. We’re extremely delighted to learn that you had a great stay and loved the overall experience. Positive comments like these, are a great boost to our overall functioning and morale. We’re glad that our amenities and overall ambiance suited your needs. Do expect enhanced levels of commitment on every visit!
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Vanessa Wanjiku wrote a review Oct 2021
Nairobi, Kenya5 contributions
I have read a recent review and feel compelled to express my opinion also. I recently stayed at Medina Palms and everything was absolutely flawless, the breakfast buffet was very well arranged and rich in variety. I was travelling with my mother and small son and the staff looked after us extremely well, and we had an excellent housekeeping service. The Medina staff made everything super comfortable for us, from the additional crib, consistently kept the apartment clean with a change of sheets and towels every day. The food at the restaurant was really good as well - I would highly recommend the linguine crab meat meal for pasta lovers! This is literally the best place to go on a family holiday! Overall, I had a great experience and really enjoyed our stay, definitely coming back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Medina Palms, Marketing at Medina Palms
Responded Oct 17, 2021
This review made our day! We are so grateful for your kind words and delighted to have made this experience special for your family. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community.
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June T wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions
What a beautiful holiday!!! I can honestly say that the Medina Palms has impeccable service! Nothing is ever left to chance in this resort and every department I used was professional to the max. Excellent food, and the staff always handled every little detail for me and I honestly felt like a queen. A big round of applause to the management for the way the resort is looked after. Hey Finally, I would like to thank Francesco for his friendliness and extreme efficiency. And all the staff at Medina Palms for making my holiday magical. Thank you
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Medina Palms, Marketing at Medina Palms
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Junet. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending Medina to other travellers. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to hosting you again!
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$215 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaCoast ProvinceWatamu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medina Palms
Which popular attractions are close to Medina Palms?
Nearby attractions include Watamu Beach (0.4 miles) and Prawn Lake (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Medina Palms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Medina Palms?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Medina Palms?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Medina Palms?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Medina Palms?
Conveniently located restaurants include NON SOLO GELATO by anna, The Ocean Sports Restaurant, and Amandina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Medina Palms?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Medina Palms have airport transportation?
Yes, Medina Palms offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Medina Palms located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Watamu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Medina Palms?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Medina Palms offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.