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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
  • Paid 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.


#4 of 35 hotels in Watamu
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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
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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68Somewhat walkable
Grade: 68 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
479Reviews13Q+A97Room tips


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Makena Kyallo wrote a review Jul 2020
Nairobi, Kenya13 contributions3 helpful votes
We took out an apartment at the back of the property close to the restaurant. The rooms were spacious and the living area was great. The room was immaculate and service was very good. We met up with friends for meal times so only had breakfast which was superb.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: The front row Villas are spectacular and great for a group of 8
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kinga_11 wrote a review Feb 2020
Budapest, Hungary19 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent 6 nights in this paradise what we will never forget. The hotel is situated in a beautiful garden. The apartments are spacious, very nicely decorated. The swimming pools are very clean, the food is excellent and the staff is very friendly, polite and taking care of you during your whole stay. I cannot imagine better hotel for a relaxing vacation. Strongly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Thomas and Nico... F wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the most amazing stay at Medina Palms over Christmas for 1 week. We have visited Watamu many a time and this was definitely our most luxurious visit . We stayed in one of the houses near the beach which had stunning views from the roof top , where there was an option to eat / relax / siesta. All the accommodation was first class and accommodated our family of 15 well ! We loved the pool area with its wonderful view over the ocean. The staff were very friendly and accommodating of all our needs . The food was delicious and they catered brilliantly for 2 members of the group who are coeliac. We would definitely stay at Medina Palms again !
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Beeahchez wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
The Property is beautifully landscaped with a long swimming pool for guests to spread out on. There is an adult only pool, which is quiet. The staff were attentive, the grounds well maintained as was the cleanliness of the accommodation. We had a two-bedroomed pentouse appartment which had a view of the sea and lovely spatious indoor and outdoor living, with plunge pool on the roof. We also had a four bedroomed luxury beach villa, which has a large ensuite master bedroom upstairs (great sea view), two bedrooms at the back with a shared bathroom (which was a disappointment) and another ensuite bedroom downstairs (no view & next to the sitting room) plus a single bed maid's room (the latter with no a/c). The outdoor roof space was large with fantastic sea views, plunge pool, lounge chairs, sofas and dining table, plus upstairs kitchen & bathroom. In both places the kitchen downstairs was very well equipped for self catering. We tried a meal on the roof delivered by their kitchen, but I think our group size was too large, logistically to have food at the right temperature from the kitchen. The beach bar was a great place to be as well as walks and swims on the beach and to walk to Ocean Sports for traditional Christmas Carols and Christmas Fair. No music to disturb you at night, which was great!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: 2 bed Penthouse has both rooms with ensuite & plenty of room for day living. The Luxury 4...
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Sukesha D wrote a review Jan 2020
Mombasa, Kenya400 contributions35 helpful votes
An outstanding resort with lush landscape in Watamu. Beautiful Arabic architecture with Moroccan influence in the decor. The accommodation is varied with single room, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedroom suites along with a penthouse.... the cottages are very well equipped with stonewashed furniture and the kitchens too well equipped with classy crockery and cutlery. An extremely comfortable set up with facilities to.cook your own meals. Option to lunch and dine are also available at the in house restaurant. The pool is an elongated long stretch which ends into a square pool... the designs of the resort reminded me of my younger days when I read comics on Aladdin... and his visits at the palace. The beach is accessible and a must visit. The resort is well designed and nestled amidst coconut groves and other tropical fauna keeping the severity of the high tide winds at bay. Service standards from staff was excellent. A point to consider by the kitchen is to ensure that frozen food when served must be well fried . Our platter of veg samosas though fried were extremely cold from within on the first bite... they needed more deeper frying for a longer time. Cleanliness is excellent and privacy too is well looked into.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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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 (0.1 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, Amandina, and The Ocean Sports Restaurant.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Medina Palms offers an airport shuttle 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.