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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming to OS for nearly 10 years and it gets better and better. It's nothing fancy. Been described as 'a pub with rooms' but its a bit more than that. Simple but comfortable rooms, great bar and terrace and good food. Fruit at breakfast is spectacular. Friendly service and the most amazing setting.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Florian Biziere. Amazing manager who boogies with all the guests on a Friday night! OS is basically a pub for all the white locals who come in for a drink as the deep sea fishermen come in with the catch. The bandas (rooms) are detached with air-con. The guest menu is wonderful compared to anyone else coming to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Ocean Sports Resort in August 2016 for three weeks while running a service trip in local schools with 6 volunteers. Ocean Sports was a fantastic base for us to return to after working. The food was delicious, and we ate both breakfast and dinner there most days, and they even provided us a packed lunch. The staff...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Ocean Sports because the dive shop we booked with, Aqua Ventures, is based there. We wanted to be as close as possible to the dive shop as diving was the purpose of our trip. I'd say we did all right with our choice. The hotel is nice, clean, and well managed. Our room was spacious. I booked a...

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Anacortes, Washington
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My family stayed in the Beach House for three nights. Some might say it could do with some maintenance, but a big facelift would only make it cost more, and we found it to be perfect just the way it is, with a verandah almost on the beach to sit an watch the boats and people come and go. It...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a well-known lodge and have been around since the 50’s. I have in the past met friends for a coffee or a drink, this time I decided to try it out. The start was good, Jonathan was prior to my stay as well as during my stay very helpful. So was several of his colleagues. The room had...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stayed at Ocean Sports from 25 December 2016 to 02 January 2017. The resturant's deck offers a fantastic view of the ocean, a perfect place for social meetings or just a drink and a god book. The food was nothing to write home about. It was pretty much the same type of food cooked the same way everyday. Dinner...

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Lopez Island, Washington
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The staff make this hotel, kind, attentive, and so helpful. The food was great, fresh and well prepared. Had a room with a balcony, the views go on forever. The walks on the soft sandy beach are so relaxing. I will stay here next visit.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Ocean Sports has been around for more years than I can remember. Not to say that it is tired, far from it. It still has one of the best views of the beach and bay. Always a popular place to sit on the deck and while away the hours. Whilst I can't comment on the rooms I am aware that...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely location and beautiful bar and deck overlooking the beach. This is a really family friendly resort and always full not least due to the excellent food and friendly service.... Generous portions of super fresh fish all with a wonderful view.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The plaque on our famous 1952 bar boat states "Ian Pritchard sailed his boat through the reef and staked his claim right here. Cheers Ian!" And so the legend of Ocean Sports was born.Our ambiance is relaxed, friendly and barefoot chic. Frequented by a loyal following of East African residents and savvy overseas guests, many consider this being their second home.Located 20km south of Malindi Airport, within the protected Watamu Marine Reserve, our 30 rooms, suites and self catered cottage overlook Kenya's favorite, white sand beach.Our outdoor, ocean-side deck dinning venue is simply stunning! Freshly caught, sustainable seafood and local organic produce, inspired our French chef, Florian's new mouth watering menu choices. Delicious stone-oven piazzas and a 'daily specials' board, ensure something for all. Nature will nourish your soul! Our 14 acre plot boasts indigenous African fauna and wildlife that includes monkeys, bird-life and night bush babies. Low-tide reveals rock pool aquariums of sea life, crabs and even King George, our grumpy resident Moray eel! Turtles, dolphins and whales are observed further out to sea.Our name reflects our love of ocean activity and adventure. Deep sea fish with our professional charter boats to experience adrenalin hook ups. Blue water dive over sparkling coral reefs, all organized by our PADI scuba centre. Try kite-surfing, kayaking and boogie boarding - the ocean is your playground! Onshore we offer trail-biking, tennis, squash, hokey, beach volley and touch rugby. On weekends our resident DJ entertains all age groups in total harmony.We are "A small, stylish and sociable beach hotel for free spirits and active families in search of Africa" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Sports Resort

Address: Mida Creek Road | P.O Box 208, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $130 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Sports Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Ocean Sports Hotel Watamu
Ocean Sports Watamu
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#10 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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“From room 18 and onwards to get away from the outdoor bar area.”
 of 5 bubbles josorb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms vary a lot, I'd suggest one with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Jori9889, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ensure that you have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Jcd58in2016, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean, some with less obstructed views, such as number 21.”
 of 5 bubbles 410williamf, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Family rooms with two floors and an upstairs balcony are really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Sevillanita, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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