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Hemingways Watamu

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Hemingways Watamu is an iconic tropical paradise on the Kenyan coast sitting right in the middle of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park with its idyllic white sand beach and turquoise waters. The exceptional personal service and sincere charm of this established hotel has come to represent Kenyan coastal luxury to so many travellers for close to 30 years. There is so much to do here - learn to kite-surf; get your PADI certificate, take a sunset dhow cruise on Mida Creek, play a round of golf on the nearby world class golf course, Vipingo Ridge; or go on safari for a few days in Tsavo or the Maasai Mara. If that all sounds a little too energetic, relax around the pool with a good book as you work your way through our cocktail menu.
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Tennis Court
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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+2
What makes Hemingway's stand out from other hotels in Watamu is the fact that it's newly renovated. The rooms have modern bathroom appliances (so important!) with working air conditioning that gets tundra-like frigid if you so desire. Apart from that, there's the usual nice quali
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Response from WatamuMel, Manager at Hemingways Watamu
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Nat K, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Hemingways Watamu and we are delighted that you enjoyed our wonderful part of the world. We also very much appreciate the time you have taken to write a review for us. Thank you! We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, The Hemingways Team
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We had visited "old Hemingway's" several times before, having first gone there in 2001. But we had not been for a few years, having given it 12 months to reopen and settle down we decided to go and visit "new Hemingway's", for 6 nights at the end of our holiday.
It was amazing
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Response from WatamuMel, Manager at Hemingways Watamu
Responded 1 week ago
It was a such a pleasure to have you back with us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our wonderful spot in its new incarnation. We very much look forward to your next visit! All the very best, The Hemingways Team
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+3
Hemingways Watamu is just as excellent as its sister hotel, Hemingways Nairobi.
We stayed on a second-floor room with a balcony view of Watamu's Turtle Bay. The hotel is right on the beach, providing access to Watamu Marine National Park. There are two swimming pools (with warm
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Response from WatamuMel, Manager at Hemingways Watamu
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for choosing Hemingways Watamu for your anniversary and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We also very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review; and I will pass on your comments to the team who will be most pleased to know they got it right! We look forward to having you with us again in the future. Best regards, The Hemingways Team
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Although this was a short trip to the coast for a Snake Bite awareness conference organised by Bio Ken Watamu, we almost felt like we were on holidays at Hemingway’s Watamu. Really beautifully appointed rooms and communal areas, lovely, knowledgeable staff and delish fish (catch
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Response from WatamuMel, Manager at Hemingways Watamu
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Genevieve, It was a pleasure to have you with us and we do hope that you also enjoyed your safari with is in the Mara. Thank you for taking the time to review us and we do hope to see you again in the future. All the very best, The Hemingways Team
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+7
The hotel is excellent with a good sea view from all rooms. Rooms are a standard size with a double wardrobe, shelving and drawers with hair dryer. Bathroom is a good size with great shower. Not exactly luxury but efficient and very clean.

The food here is excellent both at lu
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Response from WatamuMel, Manager at Hemingways Watamu
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Brookiesontour, Thank you for your review and we very much appreciate the time you have taken to write it. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and I will pass on your comments to our team. As you found, we work with the Eco World recycling centre and we provide dustbins and the large recycled plastic sacks to use to help collect the rubbish that is washed up on the beach when we have the strong southerly winds. (Due to change shortly!) We have a local community team that are on the beach every day collecting rubbish and the entire community does a beach clean up every Thursday. Sadly this does not always keep up with plastic deposits at some times. We also have deluxe rooms and luxury apartments for our clients should they prefer to upgrade from our Ocean View Standard rooms; should you return in the future perhaps we could try on of these for you. Thank you once again for your feedback. Best regards, The Hemingways Team
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Do you need to take beach towels or does the hotel provide them?
They offer towels when you are doing activities with them , e.g. snorkeling etc. Make sure you try Snorkeling...
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Seaweed how bad is it in September ad does it affect the se fishing trips
Fishing season only starts around September and seaweed not an issue but is based on prevailing weather conditions. Ideally depending on what you want to fish for come later.
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Had more of less decided this was the right placed for us and then someone said the seaweed is horrendous in September? How bad is it does it affect the fishing trips
What activities does this hotel offer?
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Kindly send your telephone contacts
Thank you for your enquiry. Please contact us on +254-709-188000. Best regards,
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Hi I can't find a booking website for Hemingways Watamu. I would like an estimate for 4 nights for 2 adults mid week in February 2018. Best regards Mary McGrath.
This depends where you come from. If you are nearby 4 nights will be really nice. I hope you find this helpful.
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"The apartments are for sale but you can book one for your stay... Best for families!"
"if you can afford it R17 full panaranic view"
"All the rooms are good"
"Residences were amazing and may be better value per person than rooms"
"Beach Front"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 159 - US$ 571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hemingways hotel watamuhemingways hotel malindihemingways resort malindi
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceWatamu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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