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Ora Resort Watamu Bay

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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144 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Getting to this place is a pain in the neck but once you reach there, it's the most relaxing place in the entire Watamu surroundings. The swimming pools are neat and clean while the rooms are very luxurious. The staff is friendly, especially the GM. Would definitely go back there but this time for a week at least.

1 Thank Shahzad K
Naivasha, Kenya
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I've stayed here twice and absolutely love it with our family! The food is one of the best at the coast with variety on the buffet for everyone to find their niche. Excellent Italian flare to the food and great seafood choices! Our children loved the pool options and the beach at low tide is extraordinary. You can walk all... More 

1 Thank kevmeem
Diani Beach, Kenya
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

The resort is ideal for those seeking to get away from the 'hustle & bustle" of the city. Located about 15km from Malindi town,the dirt road to the hotel resort through African villages. The ocean view from the resort is romantic as most of the rooms face the Indian Ocean with a beautiful beach.. A perfect place for relaxing and... More 

2 Thank dianisafarisholiday
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Perfect place to get away" secret hideout" but not ideal for anyone who wants just more than relaxing holiday as the hotel is located on a dirt road and nothing nearby! The food is okay but no way for vegetarians! The staff knows mostly Italian and do not know whether food is veg or nonveg! Bad experiece there! The local... More 

1 Thank Phoenix0213
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2013

The Ora website map has the hotel positioned within walking distance of Watamu. This was a deciding factor in choosing the hotel as Turtle bay has magnificent snorkelling and numerous good restaurants and bars. Plus I had friends staying in the area. The truth is... The hotel is a long way towards Malindi on a very bad dirt road with... More 

3 Thank Matthew P
Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

perfect for honeymooners!...i recently took a weekend and visited Ora resort in he North of Mombasa ,i would admit that Watamu Bay is so far the most beautiful resort i have been to this year....its neat /clean,breathtaking white sandy and un crowded beach...almost private....great staff....great service and above all...i am in love with the beds...very comfortable and the general design... More 

1 Thank VivienKenya
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Been there July this year (2012) and must say I actually enjoyed it. Food was not of the best and the wine was watered down. Other than that, staff were great and the tours we went on were excellent. Great for relaxation and winding down. It is windy but still warm enough to take a plunge in one of the... More 

2 Thank Nolan V
South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

Food crap (unless you like pasta and more pasta). TV crap & repeats, beach revolting, nothing to do when it rains and no shelter either. Staff good, management crap, rooms crap. Very, very windy and little shade. Kudu Travel tours crap. We cancel one tour and are still waiting for our money back. Go at your peril. Viv and Linda... More 

6 Thank Vivian N
Nairobi, Kenya
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96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

great spacious clean rooms. good staff. nice beach. however, the food is a little bit of a problem. especially if you are vegetarian. need to tell them in advance and insist that you get veg food. a 2 types of inclusive packages soft - only soft drinks by glass are included. and all - all local alcohol plus soft drinks... More 

2 Thank S0nki
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2012

On the beach, windy, staff very helpful, food not good. No water sports at hotel

2 Thank HomerSimpson2

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Ora Resort Watamu Bay

Address: Watamu, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: ₹ 9,507 - ₹ 21,886 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ora Resort Watamu Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Ora Resort Watamu Bay Hotel Watamu
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#12 Family Hotel in Watamu
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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“Go for the ocean front rooms. The sunrise will take your breath away.”
 of 5 bubbles ShahzadK864, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Rooms at the Ocean front are quite romantic..”
 of 5 bubbles dianisafarisholiday, 25 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Beach Front! As the other rooms are far from the main restaurant , pool and the beach!”
 of 5 bubbles Phoenix0213, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms were the same but insist on a closer room with view of the beach....”
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 of 5 bubbles VivienKenya, 11 Dec 2012 | Read review
“the rooms in the first and 2nd row are the best choice.”
 of 5 bubbles S0nki, 30 Jul 2012 | Read review
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