We stayed at the Mvuvi for two and a half weeks and this place is amazing. The food is very good and also fresh. One day we walked on the beach and saw local fishermen bringing in some sardines, we did not know at that point that this will be our dinner ;)
The hosts are very nice and basically if you have any special requests, "hakuna matata" - no problem.
Furthermore, there are many things to do around and you can go snorkling, diving, fishing, or just enjoying the beach. We went there for the Kitesurf and the spot is amahzing. Unfortunately we were a little bit unlucky with the wind (end Feb-beginning of March) and the next time we will go a little bit earlier in the year.
We had a opnderful time at Mvuvi. The rooms and facilities were very comfortable and safe. The hosts were lovely, helpful and accommodating. Highly recommended!
We stayed at Mvuvi for one week and absolutely loved it. The place is very relaxed and comfortable, close to the beach, and everyone is helpful and friendly. But it's the owners, Justin and Elisa, that make it really special. Both are always in a great mood, happy to help, to organise trips for you, etc. The Italian inspired cuisine and the great Kenyan chef add an extra touch to the place. Although there are many choices around, we ended up eating at Mvuvi almost every day. We had an amazing 4 course Italian/Kenyan seafood dinner for New Year's Eve and then Justin and Elisa took everyone out partying. We absolutely recommend staying there.
Amazing place surrounded by a beautiful garden which creates a peaceful atmosphere. Rooms are spacious, tidy and very clean. Excellent cuisine!!! Very close to wonderful beaches. Everything was perfect during my two week stay. Thanks Justin for your kindness! I highly recommend it, if you choose Mvuvi you won't be disappointed! ;)
Let me start with the review I made on booking.com
+The staff wasn't really informative, rather quiet. Also the menu is too pricey for a b&b with meals ranging from 8-12$ (e.g chapati- flat bread with beans for 12$) . Not sure why the whole menu is revolved around Italian dishes. People come to Africa to enjoy and experience its authenticity. Its fine to include some variety but this was not the case here. The whole watamu area is flooded with Italian tourists and restaurants owners, so expect that as well.
-The room was nice with a good shower. It is placed in a nice peaceful surrounding only 5 minute walk from the beach. Tuk-tuk or motorbike taxi costs only around 100KES to get to Watamu village. The beaches are great however the closest one was fully covered in sea grass, so you need to walk a little further.
This second part is solely devoted to the owners who responded to my review in a very unprofessional manner and I feel I need to address them just one more time.
1. How can I know that your food is expensive and that you offer 95% dishes for your Italian customers? -> By looking at the menu. I don't care if you load my plate, or if you offer vegetables or any other excuse. Beans with chapati, that is so basic and has very minimal cost to make cannot be priced at 12$ (I asked if this dish is for one person. It is). Your facility is called bed&breakfast kite, so please don't compare yourself to other Hotels nearby.
2. You have not tried to make contact or suggest anything. This may fit your desired realistic point of view, but by simple fact, is just not true. At the moment we arrived we were just handed the list of activities and the menu and shown our room. There was no further "how was your day", "did you enjoy the beach", there was no information about when breakfast time is, the staff was quiet, as described. I don't need this kind of attitude from the staff, however, review is to let other people know what they should expect.
3. We have spent one month in Kenya, travelling and staying in different hotels, b&b's, lodges etc. Let me tell you something- there is plenty you can improve on. Accepting constructive feedback might just be the way to start.