We cannot praise Hemmingways, Watamu, enough for the wonderful week we recently spent there celebrating our daughter, Lisa's, wedding to Richard. Everybody at Hemmingways went out of their way to give us a truly memorable and very happy time. The wedding was organised by Agnes at Hemmingways Fishing Centre who was fantastic. Agnes was professional, calm, un-flappable and friendly. Her help was invaluable at every stage of our stay.The wedding day itself was magical and very special, thanks to the care and attention lavished on us by the entire staff but especially by Agnes. Agnes also organised a safari for us to Satao camp in Tsavo which was great fun. We saw wonderful wildlife and the camp itself was luxurious and welcoming. Deep sea fishing arranged for us was extremely enjoyable and we would particularly like to thank Mohamed and his crew for his care with the novices and Stewart and his team for looking after the boys. Although fish were caught the day's highlight was being surrounded by breaching, hump backed whales. What a privilege to see such wildlife close to! Our accommodation was spacious, clean, airy and luxurious. The food was excellent.
Our special thanks must go to George, Mohamed in the restaurant and Vincent, who accompanied us on safari.The three were knowledgeable and helpful in their separate fields.I would thoroughly recommend Hemingways, Watamu to anyone thinking of a Kenyan holiday and especially to anyone thinking of planning a wedding! We will certainly return there for another visit! Thank you everybody there! Definitely one of the best small luxury hotels in the world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hemingways is nestled on one of the world's top ten beaches and few places can compare for relaxation. Every one of our 74 rooms offers an views of the ocean and the endless white sands of of the Watamu Marine Park. Gentle sea breezes tame the hot equatorial sun keeping the tropical landscape surrounding the gardens, pools and terraces cool and comfortable. Simple yet luxurious this very personal hotel has tradtional thatched roofs, white washed walls and uses bright local materials for decor and furnishings. Friendly helpful service in a relaxed and elegant setting where mobile phones are silent and stress has no place. Our chefs make the best possible use of the abundant offerings of the Indian Ocean, the delicious organic meats and an abundance of home grown fruits and vegetables from our farms. Special diets are happily catered for; let us know what you need. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hemingways Hotel Watamu
- Hemingways Hotel Malindi
- Hemingways Resort Malindi