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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was here a few days ago with my 2 sisters and step mum and it was ammmaaaazziiiing!!! From check in the staff is so welcoming. We went on an offer and the treatment was better than i expected. Most treatment i get from packaged deals is substandard but they wer more often than not, very professional. The room was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited TBBC three years ago and had a brilliant time. I couldn't wait to come back. How disappointing.... the place was run down and needed total refurbishment. The bathroom was appalling with mould, beds very uncomfortable and the rooms generally shabby. But they were clean. This was one of Lamu Rooms! The food was terrible ( unlike the last... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your recent review of Turtle Bay and we are sorry that you felt that certain standards had fallen since your last visit but are happy that over all you enjoyed your holiday. Whilst we are not recycling our food as you suggested we shall review our menus to see how they might be improved. We... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 4 nights on the coast and spent them here while we explored the Sokoke forest and surrounding area. It was a nice spot to come back to each day for lunch and rest. Food was good, rooms were fine and the AC worked well. Would have been nice to just relax, swim,etc. but we had lots to see... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us at Turtle Bay. We are glad the our facilities worked well for you and we are so lucky to have such a wealth of birdlife, flora and fauna so close to the hotel as well as our wonderful Marine park on the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms were great, though I found a dirty bath tub. The food was average, and lacking in variety. The service by waiters was questionable. Some waiters were pretty great and friendly. However, a good number of them like Michael Bahati and Shadrack were discriminatory. They would break a leg and show all their teeth when a white visitor is... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on the services you received at Turtle Bay. We are very sorry that certain aspects were not up to scratch and that you felt the standards of service were so variable. Many of our guests from Europe have been coming back many times over many years and... More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came for 2 weeks in Oct-Nov 2016, and had a Lamu room (by the quiet pool) which was lovely. Diving every day (saw whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, and all the other wonderful fish and ocean life). Very competent and friendly Swiss run dive center. The place is lovely. If you want a quiet drink then go to the... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback after your recent stay with us. The diving here really is amazing and we are so glad that you got to see so much of it! I think we met and chatted and you also enjoyed a sunset Dhow trip on Mida? Any way we are glad... More 

Viken, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week at Turtle Bay; three kids aged 10 & 7 years, respectively 8 months. Got a room by the beach front and pool area. Clean facility, very service minded friendly staff. Tasty food from the all inclusive buffet. Lots of activities offered - some are free and some you'll have to pay for; SUP, mini sailing catamaran,... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer We appreciate your taking the time to give us some feedback on your recent family holiday at Turtle Bay. We are glad that the facilities and activities made for an enjoyable half term break and we hope to see you all back soon. Kind regards Damian GM More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort is located right on the beach at Watamu. The property is a little dates but has character. Main drawcard is the location so make sure you book a beachfront room. It is rated 4 star however I would say more 3 star. The staff were mostly ok, however I found it was an effort to get anything done.... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are sorry that the service was somewhat slow but we are glad that the lady trainee managed to impress. We are also glad that the food was also good. I would have liked to meet you in person to get some feedback (as you are a... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to this hotel eight times because the staff always treat you as family. The rooms are spacious and clean.Nets are provided against any flying insects for the night time. The two swimming pools provide the guest with plenty of room to swim. There is plenty off things to do and staff are on hand to keep to you... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your views on Turtle Bay which are obviously based upon several visits. We now look forward to making your daughters wedding day a very special one!! Kind regards Damian GM More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is fantastic right at the beautifull Beach of the Indian Ocean. Hotel is very traditional Swahili Style, with huge Pool and good facilities for kids. The rooms are very clean, but not very modern. Buffet Food and Drinks are good for an all inclusive Beach Hotel.

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to offer some insight into Turtle Bay after your recent stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Damian GM More 

Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff, food and eco-friendly initiatives are top-notch at this resort! I loved every minute of it.....11am water aerobics, tanning by the pool, amazing dinners and nightly entertainment. I would recommend the hotel get some new entertainment as the African Dancers every night get a bit boring. I heard they used to have a reptile show - I would definitely... More 

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer We cannot wait to welcome you back! Sadly snake shows in hotels were banned by the KWS some years ago but we do arrange visits to the Snake Park (BIOKEN) for those who wish to learn more about them. We are glad you appreciated our Eco initiatives at the hotel as we do believe very strongly in what... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Turtle Bay Beach Club

Address: PO Box 10, Watamu, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $97 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Turtle Bay Beach Club 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Turtle Bay Beach Club Hotel Watamu
Turtle Bay Beach Hotel
Turtle Bay Beach Resort
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#8 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#8 Family Hotel in Watamu
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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“Lamu room for quiet. Ground floor if you have problems with stairs. If you don't like morning sun, ask for a room with black out curtains...”
 of 5 bubbles cbbp, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“A beachfront room will make this property the best it can be.”
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 of 5 bubbles TravelWriterKate, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ocean front room”
 of 5 bubbles philipo35, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Request rooms on upper floors”
 of 5 bubbles MileleNairobi, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ask Damian to recommend.”
 of 5 bubbles Fergie2011, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
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