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Temple Point Resort
Ranked #20 of 25 Hotels in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence
Mombasa, Kenya
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70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Everything about the hotel was good except the food which is monotonous. They need to improve! The environment, location,facilities, rooms, staff etc is very good. Value for money if ur on bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Romeno, Italy
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

we stayed in temple point resort two times: first time on honeymoon. It was like arriving to paradise...the garden was so tidy, flowers and plants everywhere, everything so clean, everyone very kind, always someone taking care of us and our needs. the buffet-restaurant was delicious, with italian and world cousine, and the possibility to have the dinner on the beach, so romantic!! this time, nine years later, we retirned with our kids...the rooms where quite the same, but everything was old, consumed, the garden was savage and dry, the bathroom in the room was broken and dirty...the restaurant had every night the same dishes rice-rice-rice-meat-meat-meat a and fish, salad, but not variety like the previous time. there were three persons thata should have been the activities staff but they didn't organize a thing. last time, on the contrary, we were quite pissed off because the staff was always calling us to do something: a football match, playing cards,, dance, sing the karaoke... Talking to the workers there they said thata before the resort was owned by "viaggi del ventaglio" and everything was better, but now the owner is a german society and they don't care so much of it...you can see it. But africa is africa, and when you leave it you suffer anyway, also if the hotel wasn't so good.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Los Osos, California
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115 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

There are probably fancier hotels on the coast north of Mombasa, but I am very happy here at Temple Point. We just sent snorkeling with the hotel's Captain Ferdinand and had a great time with a great variety of beautiful fish, much like Hawaii. This is a picturesque location, with a lot to do or a great place to relax. It has a big nice pool, tennis, archery, volleyball, billiards, a nearby IBA and other great places to view birds (have local guide David take you through Arabuko Sokoke Forest for birds like Sokoke Pipit and Scops Owl), bikes to use, etc. We are finishing a month long Kenya trip to see wildlife, and the seafood and other local food is a nice change from the standard faire at other lodges. A couple of words of advice - if you have laundry for this hotel to wash, make sure that you tell them when you need it - don't assume same day delivery and don't expect the wifi to always work (like much of Kenya). It is working now as I am writing this. It is warm at night here, but there is air conditioning for the huge rooms. Too bad I have to return home for work!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

An excellent destination for families during holidays. The food is very good (but come with baby formula if u need it). The rooms have balconies with lounge sofas , these are good for family relaxation or discussions in a relaxed setting. Very high hygiene standards throughout. The staff are particularly helpful and funny (esp the animators). The masseuse is highly skilled, I actually ended up sleeping during the massage. Also try bike riding, the gym, lawn tennis or archery and lively evening animations with a live band. The turtle rescue mission and surrounding community also deserves your visit/support (on a boat ride to a nearby village we saw the most expensive boat in Kenya worth $1 million)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Temple point is situated in a lovely location next to the Kenya Wildlife Service beach. The amenities are good the service team pleasant.
Of interest to me were the porches outside of the rooms which allow up to 12 people to sit together and chat, have a drink, or just relax. This was a welcome difference to balconies which are common to most hotels.
The notable downside to an otherwise pleasant stay was the lack of a beachfront at the hotel (one needs to go to the neighbouring KWS beach (which is a very good one by the way with the exception of "beach boy tour guides")
It is otherwise a hotel worth staying at.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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George, South Africa
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62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We spent 5 days here on a trip through Africa and found it hard to leave!
The local turtle rescue unit releases turtles caught by fishermen, from the hotel grounds almost every day and was one of the highlights of our stay.
This well run, beautiful, well positioned hotel offers good food, friendly service all at a reasonable price. The managment and staff were all super informative and attentive. There were bicycles to use to cycle into the village and to nearby beaches, and canoes to use on the beautiful mangrove lagoon. the hotel beach is also quite private and hassle free with no beachboys or touts in sight, unlike most Kenyan beaches.
The hotel offers tennis, table tennis, Boul, archery, snooker, volley ball ... and an animation crew to keep the guests happy. I would recomend this hotel to anyone seeking an active , romantic or just relaxed holiday

Room Tip: This hotel is the only resorts in Watamu open all year round....Get There ... you wont regret it!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

My fiancee and i stayed at Temple point for a week starting 18th-25th and it was so so wonderful, location of the place, hospitality of the staff (especially two guys who were excellent in food service.Kitsao and Baha,,they made our stay worth it in all ways.You will prob need to invest in customer service abit more in the food service section,,,bcoz only two people will not serve everyone especially during peak times...We met christina- of animation team,,she is a wonderful lady, we had games with the other couples as well,boat ride to the creek,bike ride n the evening sunset ooh my i would give anything to go back again, we loved the african evening on Friday,,,the main pool was under renovation.Walk on the long beach was so excellent,,,i would recommend anyone who wishes to have some quite intimate time to go to Temple point,,,,,thank you for giving us a wonderful experience!!We will be back be sure of that! Nelly & Phil Bass.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Temple Point Resort
Address: Marine Park Rd, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#11 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Temple Point Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Temple Point Resort is a premier holiday beach resort located at the end of a headland between the Indian Ocean and Mida Creek. Surrounded by tropical gardens and the Mida Creek lagoon, the hotel is situated right inside the Watamu Marine National Park. Conveying the atmosphere of a delightful private home with luxurious accommodation, the resort standards are designed to provide the highest quality venue for both individual holiday makers and corporate functions. ... more   less 
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