We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Medina Palms

Travelers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Medina Palms
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 283: English reviews
Start your review of Medina Palms
 Click to rate
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here for an extensive conference from Mar 20 up to Mar 25, and had heard great things about this resort, many of which were delivered upon, some of which were not. The service was attentive, although the hotel policies on the limitations to infants/young children staying FOC could be a lot clearer as far as meal time expectations...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first time in Watamu, and I had the pleasure of staying at one of the luxurious beach hotels in North Coast; Medina Palms. The architecture was first to take my breath away then the climate. I am not sure climate is the right word to use here because coast is generally hot and humid. Medina Palms has invested in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Aclyne N
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The place is semi modern and very great environment. The rooms very close to the ocean and some rooms directly look out to the blue water. The beach currently has seaweeds but this didn't make it less beautiful. The interior decoration of the rooms whaoooo really lovely. The place is generally a small semblance of heaven on earth. Friendly staff...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Helen K
Nanyuki Town, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I went to have a quiet dinner and the moment we got there we just wished we had booked for the night! The hotel is gorgeous and it felt like we had stepped into a soothing spa. We were shown to our table which was set outside in the garden next to the fountain. The table was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Njeri_nm
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited twice to celebrate two birthdays. Both visits were excellent. Great service,lovely surroundings. We ate in the gardens by candlelight. The food was excellent. Jumbo prawns, seafood linguine, Catalan lobster salad. My partner had fillet steak on both occasions. Beautifully cooked and served on a bed of mash !!! Would highly recommend, although some of the branded drinks can...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kweheri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about a week here with my wife. Stayed in the two bedroom penthouse. Everything about the place was well thought out. The architecture , the furnishing, the open plan kitchen and dining area, the high vaulted ceiling, the rooftop lounge with a Private plunge pool. The food was great! Staff was exceptionally friendly. We were very well taken care...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Franco M
Johannessburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the second you enter the Medina gates, your stress simply falls away! The luscious green gardens are very well maintained, the staff are some of the friendliest people I've ever experienced, the swimming pools leave nothing to the imagination and the accommodation... We stayed in Penthouse 39 and it was BEAUTIFUL! Fantastic trip and I would suggest a penthouse...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank AndrewFlatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful as always! Everyone is so welcoming and cheerful. The gardens are an oasis and each section is different so there are lots of places you can go and relax. The Penthouse has everything you could wish for, comfortable beds, huge rooms, well equipped kitchen, lovely upstairs day room and the plunge pool is very welcome! Already planning the next...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Judy F
North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful relaxing place in a great part of Kenya. Service was second to none - everyone eager to help with a smile. Surroundings and our suite were fantastic, everything we could have wished for. Thank you Medina

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Katie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience starting from the reception to the beach. We stayed at penthouse no.50 and we couldn't get enough of the place. The rooms are spacious,clean and very beautiful.I loved the plunge pool,the rooftop dining area and the decor. Medina is outstanding,the staff were very friendly and the activities are endless,you can never get bored. Emmanuel the water sports instructor...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Yvonne M
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

347 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (311)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (41)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (62)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Room/Suite (22)
Viewed
View from Room (13)
Viewed
Other (155)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (36)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Watamu hotels
3.4 mi away
The Charming Lonno Lodge
2.9 mi away
Mawe Resort
Mawe Resort
#3 of 26 in Watamu
254 reviews
1.7 mi away
Crystal Bay Resort
Crystal Bay Resort
#4 of 26 in Watamu
738 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.4 mi away
Garoda Resort
Garoda Resort
#6 of 26 in Watamu
1,155 reviews
1.0 mi away
Lily Palm Resort
Lily Palm Resort
#18 of 26 in Watamu
105 reviews
0.1 mi away
Turtle Bay Beach Club
Turtle Bay Beach Club
#13 of 26 in Watamu
887 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Medina Palms

Address: Plot No. 2 - Mida Creek Road | P.O. Box 18 - Watamu, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $235 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Medina Palms 4.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Medina Palms reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#1 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Medina Palms staff and other travelers.
8 questions
Ask a question
Newbury, United Kingdom
8 months ago
Nairobi, Kenya

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Medina Palms staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Penthouses are worth the cost, since it's a pretty pricey resort anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles 210sharonn, 2 days ago | Read review
“Villas on the ocean front give an awesome panoramic view”
 of 5 bubbles aclynen, 2 days ago | Read review
“Penthouses are very spacious and comfy!”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewFlatt, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Enjoy yourself and take advantage of the restaurant- the food is fantastic ”
 of 5 bubbles E5802OJkatiec, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Suites and villas towards the pool area are serene & beautifully furnished!”
  • Soothing Ambience
 of 5 bubbles EliChep90, 4 weeks ago | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question