Having lived in Nairobi now for 2 years, we heard a lot about Hemingway’s, and how out of this world this resort was, hence our decision to spend a couple of nights there. What a disappointment, having been to a number of resorts on the Kenyan coast both North and South , Hemingway’s, is just an average Hotel, maybe because it was out of season, that is was disappointing. What made our stay, however was their friendly staff, who made up for an irregular hot water to our room and a telephone in the room that did not work either. Benson their waiter for 20 years is just a star.
Would not go back to Hemingway's any time soon though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hemingways Watamu is an iconic tropical paradise on the Kenyan coast sitting right in the middle of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park with its idyllic white sand beach and turquoise waters. The exceptional personal service and sincere charm of this established hotel has come to represent Kenyan coastal luxury to so many travellers for close to 30 years. There is so much to do here - learn to kite-surf; get your PADI certificate, take a sunset dhow cruise on Mida Creek, play a round of golf on the nearby world class golf course, Vipingo Ridge; or go on safari for a few days in Tsavo or the Maasai Mara. If that all sounds a little too energetic, relax around the pool with a good book as you work your way through our cocktail menu. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hemingways Hotel Watamu
- Hemingways Hotel Malindi
- Hemingways Resort Malindi