Watamu hotels on TripAdvisor: what visitors are saying

  • 26 February 2015
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Ocean Sports Resort is one of the Watamu hotels receiving rave reviews on TripAdvisor

TripAdvisorthe world's most popular travel website (with more than 315-million visitors a month) has become a trusted source of travel information, because of the independent traveller reviews it publishes. Based on traveller feedback, Watamu was recently rated as one of Africa's Best Beaches, while Medina Palms was rated one of Africa's Best Hotels, as well as Best Hotel in Kenya.

Below are a few extracts from recent TripAdvisor reviews of Watamu hotels. 

Turtle Bay Beach Club

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Turtle Bay Beach Club

"It was great to return to TBBC again. Things were quiet due to the UK travel advice which we think is very unfounded. Everything seems normal and well done the owners for keeping the Hotel open." – TroubleButFun, of Norwich, United Kingdom, February 23

"We have visited the hotel many times and really love the atmosphere at this fully inclusive Hotel. We were so happy to see other 'returners' that had also made similar arrangements." – Ann F, of Warwickshire, United Kingdom, two weeks ago

See more details about Turtle Bay Beach Club.

Ocean Sports Resort

"The place itself is welcoming, clean, and beautiful – staff from waiters and pool attendants to reception desk and even the manager were helpful, always available, friendly, and everyone knew our names – it felt like you landed in a family that was glad to see you." – kat n, of Oxford, United Kingdom, February 24

"We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the bar, and were very impressed with the food. It is ideally situated in Watamu as you can get to most places by walking up the beach. We enjoyed paddling in the rock pools in front of the hotel and seeing some interesting sea life, as well as stand up paddle boarding around the bay." – WeeStumpy, of the United Kingdom, February 20

See more details about Ocean Sports Resort.


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"I traveled here with my mother so that she could be spoiled while enjoying the wonders of the Kenyan coast. The Hemingway staff are pleasant and kind and have been very helpful during meal times to accommodate my food allergy." – MollyS, February 17

"What a wonderful way to end our vacation in Kenya. The staff did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable and fun. The food was well prepared and excellent. The views are amazing. The staff can give you a lot of information on the local area." – North_Carolina_T, of Calabash, United States, three weeks ago

See more details about Hemingways.

Medina Palms

"The grounds are immaculate and so beautiful ... it's clear that they take a lot of pride as there were staff cleaning and pruning every day. The pools are super and all are connected by shallow waterways that you can wade through. The architecture here is pure Moorish in design and very appealing to the eyes and senses." – Robert B, of The Hague, Netherlands, February 18

See more details about Medina Palms.

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