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    Crystal Bay Resort

    | Jacaranda Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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          1 Jan 2017
          “Amazing beach resort, boutique style.”
          10 Dec 2016
          “Relaxed ”
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Smoking rooms available
          Airport Transportation
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          Poolside Bar
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          Private Balcony
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          Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

          A very beautiful boutique style hotel. Ideal place for a family to relax, especially for people just looking to relax and not do any other activities. Hotel is very well located and has good links to motorbike and three wheeler taxis just outside the gate....More

          Thank Rushabh96
          Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

          This Resort is a very nice place where to relax and enjoy your time in Watamu. It is very clean and good organise. The food served at the restaurant is delicious and various. Employees are super friendly and always smiling. The only bad thing are...More

          Thank Eddy F
          Reviewed 28 August 2016

          Warm hospitality, excellent food, excellent service, very clean and organized, On arrival we were greeted very warmly after moving out of another hotel where we were highly disappointed. Great rates - amazing room by the sea, large outdoor seating area for the room. Rooms were...More

          Thank MichealLama
          Reviewed 27 February 2016

          We ended up here after having checked few other resort in the area. The location is great and offers a nice beach spot, when low tide amazing walks. Rooms are small but clean. Buffet lunch and dinner only, food of good quality. Fridge in the...More

          Thank CV1974
          Reviewed 24 January 2016

          I live in Kenya for many years. located in the bay of Watamu, undoubtedly the most beautiful of all the kenya, the crystal bay is the excellence of the merger of the Italian culture with that of Kenya. the extraordinary beauty of the bay, the...More

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          Jacaranda Beach Resort
          1,331 reviews
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          Awards & Recognition
          Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
          Certificate of Excellence
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Breakfast included
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Golf Course
          • Price range
          • US$ 113 - US$ 144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Hotel Style
          • #2 Spa Hotel in Watamu
          • #3 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
          • #3 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
          • #6 Family Hotel in Watamu
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Smoking rooms available
          • Number of rooms
          • 74
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          • Coast Province >
          • Watamu
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          • Crystal Bay Hotel
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          what is the sea like, is it calm can you snorkel is there a reef from the beach? are the tides very strong in this location?
          26 January 2016|
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          Sono interessato a soggiornare al (Veraclub) Crystal Bay Resort, ma dopo aver letto attentamente le review (soprattutto quelle negative), prima di acquistare il pacchetto vacanze in agenzia, avrei delle domande: 1. Tutte le camere hanno in dotazione un minifrigo (nel senso di "elettrodomestico") a completa disposizione degli ospiti. E' vero? 2. Non accettano pagamenti a mezzo cellulare (servizio m-pesa di safaricom). E' vero? 3. Praticano sovrapprezzi in caso di pagamento con carta di credito. E' vero? 4. In cosa consiste la prima colazione? E' vero che la colazione salata è composta solo da uova? 5. Le bevande in bottiglia non sono comprese nel servizio all inclusive. E' vero? Ci sono dei boccioni a disposizione dei clienti? 6. I pasti, come normalmente accade in tutti i villaggi turistici, sono self service o è previsto un servizio al tavolo? 7. Il ristorante Tamu ha un menù a la carte? E' anche pizzeria? Chi mi sa dire qualcosa del Bahari? 8. Il resort si trova esattamente nel centro di Watamu, come esplicitamente indicato nelle mappe su internet, oppure risulta (leggermente) a nord del villaggio, fuori dal perimetro urbano, come risulta triangolando le foto del resort con le suddette mappe? 9. In caso sia lontano dal centro di Watamu, quanto tempo si impiega ad andarci a piedi? grazie mille a chi saprà rispondere :-) G.
          7 December 2014|
          Response from El_Burro_Viajero | Reviewed this property |
          ciao, non ho soggiornato al crystal bay, ma ci sono stato come ospite giornaliero, quindi posso rispondere solo ad alcune domande: 3. si, io ho pagato il safari e c'è un sovrapprezzo del 6% per il pagamento con carta di... More
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          Qualcuno sa dirmi che tempo trovo la prima metà di ottobre? Va bene come periodo oppure sono previste le alghe?
          27 April 2017|
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          Response from Eleonora M | Reviewed this property |
          Credo proprio che sia il periodo migliore, per quanto riguarda le alghe non lo so ma sappi che le alghe sono dove il mare e pulito e non danno fastidio per niente
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          "Ask for rooms 102 or 103, they are directly on the beach and private outdoor seating"
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