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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and quiet hotel nestled over a cliff overlooking the ocean, the staff and management are friendly and service is excellent. The design, architecture and cuisine is superb, perfect for vacation. Will be back.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place takes my breath away! It is clean and neat. The staff and management are friendly and I love the salt water pool. Perfect for a romantic holiday. Small, quiet and serene. I wouldn't bring my kids here though. It's a romantic getaway, not a children's place. I wouldn't want to disturb other guest... Just note that they charge...

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Thank ResidentKenya
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Mawe. It is a short tuk-tuk ride to town. The location is beautiful - on a cliff overlooking the water. There are stairs leading down to the water, and during low tide you can walk along the shore to the nearby beach. The hotel even provides shoes to do so. The saltwater pool is great....

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel is as lovely as the pictures, a real gem. There is plenty of space to find a quiet corner to relax; a perfect place to chill out and unwind. The location is great, with beautiful views over the ocean. You can walk out onto the beach at low tide to explore the coastline. The service is truly exceptional....

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Thank MarkVivs
Deventer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Mawe Resort has 16 spacious rooms with all comforts and is run by a young Italian couple and a good staff. Stephan is 24h / 7days available to assist you and other guests with all the needs you have. If you want to go to another restaurant ask him and for a small fee he will bring you there. After...

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Thank 34Nicolaas
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Mawe is a lovely little hidden place. It is very picturesque with gorgeous decor. The lovely wooden carved doors and the canvas furniture coverings are just some of the little things that add to the ambiance. The atmosphere is very calm and relaxed. The cliff top location makes for excellent sunbathing views. The owner organised a dhow trip with snorkelling...

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Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Mawe Resort is a unique place to be. The African theme portrayed in the premises is one of its kind. The place is excellent for those who want privacy. The staff are very friendly and always ready to help where need be..

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Thank Munene K
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Mawe is my sort of resort: small, personal, quiet and charming. Everything was good: location, food, service, the spa. Staff is friendly and efficient. Is so good you don't want to get out! I plan to go back and have been recommending ever since.

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Thank Cainha
Reviewed 23 May 2016

From arrival to departure the experience was so relaxing. Sergio, Constance, Shaban and Emmannual were extremely welcoming and helpful. The restaurant provided good quality meals. We really liked the stairs to the beach through a cave cut into the cliff. The views are stunning. We will definitely be repeat visitors.

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Thank Christopher T
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 May 2016

the location of the hotel is breathtaking, relaxing and the perfect get away. the decor of the rooms is very well thought out a break from the norm. the staff are friendly are helpful. definitely worth every penny.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Masterpiece of design,Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel stands on the rocks directly above the sea with breathtaking views of Indian Ocean and the islands of Watamu Marine Park. This Hotel is an intimate and exclusive holiday destination that can be rented in its entirety or just one of the twelve rooms ( 8 Deluxe and 4 Suite Ocean View ). Either way it provides the ultimate in relax and sophistication. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mawe Resort

Address: Jacaranda Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya (Formerly St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel)
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $102 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mawe Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Watamu
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#1 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#4 Family Hotel in Watamu
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“Book fast... limited rooms”
 of 5 bubbles kinw2014, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose room with sea view”
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  • View of pool from our room
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 of 5 bubbles Njuguna2015, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There's only 12 rooms, located in the center of the resort with no view, but if you want seaview you can pay extra - like anywhere else. :)”
  • Our standard room.
 of 5 bubbles MariamYaghi, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There aren't many rooms, but specify if you want one on the second or ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 266abigailg, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Definitely recommend the sea-view suite, it was a great value for the price and we loved the outdoor balcony and seating area.”
 of 5 bubbles ladyswashbuckler, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
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