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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 22 December 2013

By far the best holiday experience. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. We stayed in the deluxe twin rooms which were clean and comfortable. The food was excellent and we really enjoyed the dinners under the stars. The hotel also organized for our trip to the Bio-Ken Snake Park and the Gedi Ruins and provided complimentary transport to these...

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Watamu first-timers, we stayed here for three nights late Nov 2013 with our 3 and 6 year old kids. We hope to make this an annual trip. Highlights from our stay: *Location- Hemingways really has the best location in Watamu: smack dab in the middle of the stretch of beach, clear shallow waters and no waves which is perfect for...

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

For the second year running, we had a fantastic week at Hemingways. A little bit of paradise on the Indian Ocean. The food was out of this World, the location is superb and the staff were all so helpful and friendly, especially when dealing with my group of young school children. Can't wait to go back

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I stayed here with two female friends and we shared a superior room. The room was good - a double and two singles. The bathroom was large with a bath and a shower, separately. Lots of hot water. Our visit ran very smoothly - airport pick up on time (very unusual in this country!) with chilled drinks and towels in...

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 10 November 2013

had an amazing short stay for my sister's birthday weekend at the Hemingways-Watamu.. from the airport pick-up to the drop-off, didnt experience any glitches. staff was super friendly, service was great, food was amazing.. beautiful beach. loved the ice-cold towels :) .... it is a very cosy place so highly advisable for couples. will miss the chai time!! i highly...

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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 21 October 2013

From arrival (greeted with freshly squeezed fruit juice and ice cold face towels) to departure, the staff are fantastic, service brilliant, food amazing. Rooms are beautifully appointed, we had bath and shower with complimentary lotions and potions! Two swimming pools, stunning beach, free glass bottom boat trip to the Marine Park (obviously you have to pay park entrance fees). Every...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We started off with 2 nights at the Hemingways in Karen, Nairobi. Whilst the Spa was not yet open, the rest of the hotel is fantastic and whilst there were a few glitches, the staff were quick to remedy the situation. We then moved onto Ol Seki in Mara where we had the most perfect 3 nights and our guide...

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Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I recently stayed in Hemingways Watamu as part of a volunteer group for two nights. The hotel is top class. The staff are very friendly and were particularly helpful with any requests from our group. The managers couldn't do enough for us and made our stay a bit more special than usual. Go on treat yourself!

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Lusaka
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Hemingways together with close friends. It was a magical and memorable few days. The staff went out of their way to make this an unforgettable few days and pulled out all the stops for us. This was our fourth visit and Hemingways is as beautiful and as grand as ever! The staff are...

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

I stayed at Hemingways last month as part of my sisters wedding party and the entire team was absolutely brilliant. We really enjoyed the entire occasion and could not have asked for more. Particular thanks should go to the fishing centre team Agnes, George and Erastus who organised everything we needed often at the last minute. Would also like to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Hemingways Watamu

Address: P.O. Box 267, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Hotel Class:5 star — Hemingways Watamu 5*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
Hemingways Hotel Watamu
Hemingways Hotel Malindi
Hemingways Resort Malindi
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Watamu
#7 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#10 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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