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Mawe Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 6 nights here during the Easter period and it was an experience like no other we have had before. Having been our first time in a boutique hotel after numerous visits to big hotels with lots of guests the concept was at first strange to us. It didn't take us long to settle in and appreciate the most...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

You're in for a treat. This is a lovely small friendly resort. It only has a few rooms, so it's never crowded, has a wonderful ambiance and great food. The rooms are spotless and have quiet air conditioning. Using old dhow sails, its tastefully decorated throughout. There was a wall hanging above our bed - with a verse about being...

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I just returned with my 5-year old from Mawe Resort. We had a very pleasant stay, it is a perfectly managed place, very clean, friendly staff, good food, etc... Staff accommodated the different meal times for my daughter very well, and she thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the sea. While the resort is next to the sea, it is a...

Thank MrBRabbit
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

A very well done and configured boutique hotel. Very personable, very friendly, very pleasant place to be. The staff, especially the manager went to great lengths to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. We really enjoyed our time there and if we go back to Kenya, it will certainly be a place we will be heading to. I do want...

Thank andyau1
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Manager and all the staff very friendly and helpful. Ideal location to relax by pool or walk along beach at low tide. Hotel restaurant good and hotel trips arranged to Malindi, historic sites and dhow cruise really good. Able to visit Watamu and restaurants being dropped off and catch tuk- tuk back. Also able to enjoy game fishing trip...

Thank _pauljglover6
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The place is good enough, well priced>value for money. They have a treat for couples on honeymoon to their Jacuzzi well done and private/exclusive. Their food is nice. The rooms are kinda quite close to one another thus you have to mind about your neighbor. The pool, the hammock give you very nice views of the indian ocean and some...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This place is absolutely gorgeous, is royal, beautiful, neat, clean, friendly staff who makes you feel very good. The owner Stefano is a man of great quality who does his job at a high level. He was awesome! We took a boat trip “Blu safari” and he was extremely careful with all organizational details. It's a way to make professional...

Thank CarmenOpri
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

“Everything about the Mawe Boutique Resort is as it was portrayed to be. What really makes any lodge hotel special is the management and staff and Mawe has both. Stefano and all his team are always there, always smiling and always quick to respond to anything. As frequent travellers who generally go somewhere different I always judge a great place...

Thank nicsbarr
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We spent 4 nights here and it was all that we could wish for. The hotel is small with friendly staff, and a laid back chill environment. The rooms were lovely and always clean and had a working AC unit. The food was good and there was always a great pasta dish, the passion fruit mousse is delicious. Stefano is...

1Thank Shy F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Having just returned from an inconsistent stay at the Mawe Boutique/resort hotel I thought it good to write a short review of our stay. We are new parents and were traveling with our two month old baby daughter. For this reason I specifically booked a suite with a sea view as we required extra space and there was a distinct...

4Thank martynpollock1

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Airport Transportation
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • 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: $98 - $242 (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 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#1 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#4 Family Hotel in Watamu
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“Any room is ok. Top floor for balcony and space ground floor is practical.”
649teddym, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The ground floor rooms do not have a patio or any kind of private outside sitting area. The upstairs rooms do”
MrBRabbit, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for sea views - first floor.”
_pauljglover6, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms on 1st floor would be best, they have a balcony and some have a sea view!”
justGeeM, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Moja room with a splendid sea view and with a huge private terasse”
CarmenOpri, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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