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Ocean Sports Resort

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We stayed for 4 nights. It was very relaxing. Our room suite had 2 levels with a balcony with excellent view (see picture) of the ocean. Since all the rooms are on a hill and ocean facing, they had views of the ocean. The food was amazing, as it was freshly prepared after we had ordered. Staff was very professional,...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rita, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. It's always helpful to get feedback from our guests and especially nice for us when it's all positive! Hope to see you back here very soon!

Hampshire
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Sports fishing first bought my husband to Ocean Sports 10 years ago. He fell in love with it. He begged me to go, but stupidly I put up a fight for 2 years. I finally gave in but Im not sure it was a good move as we have now been addicted to Watamu and Kenya ever since. Our children...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much Anne for the review! We love having you both and your friends visit us and hope that you keep on coming as often as you do! See you next month!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Is a very relaxing and quite hotel.I would like the hotel expand the choices in the menu. Everything is okay. Also if they can provide better trained nannies it would make families vacation more relaxed.

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you very much for your review of Ocean Sports. We are glad that you had a relaxing stay and thank you for your comments on the menu which we have noted. We hope that if you visit us again you let us know and we will make arrangements for a nanny. Thank you again!

Bournemouth
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Ocean Sports has a beautiful vista over the bay and to the reef. Wonderful sandy beach with coral outcrops and interesting pools when the tide is out. Staff absolutely great , very attentive and welcoming. Being a haunt of the local Kenyan charter fishing boats there was always interesting people to talk to at the bar. Breakfast was good covering...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Steve, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, always nice to hear back from our guests and know that you had an enjoyable stay! Hope to see you again soon!

Cumnor
Reviewed 6 November 2015

An old style colonial beach hotel with great character and friendly welcoming service. A traditional european meeting place especially for the fishermen who return each day with their clients and over a beer discuss the reason why the big fish got away. There is a gorgeous golden beach in front of the bar restaurant where you can enjoy a cold...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review of Ocean Sports. We are all very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and all that we have to offer. Hope that we see you back here again!

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2015

What a great location right on a stunning beach. All the staff are excellent and make you feel very welcome. Laundry service is provided with a small charge, rooms are clean and tidy, the pool area is lovely and the the bar and breakfast area is great. What a view overlooking the ocean ... Florian and Emily do their utmost...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Janice, Thank you so much for your review of Ocean Sports! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and all of us, including Hugo and Matilda, hope to see you back here soon!!

Rwanda
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Its a nice spot and we had a very pleasant stay. The rooms were comfortable, the staff were friendly although maybe they are short on cutlery and crockery as tables were often only half set and they whipped plates away very quickly! We also only had tea and coffee delivered to our tent 2 mornings out of our week-long stay....

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. It's always helpful to get feedback from our guests so that we can make improvements to Ocean Sports. We have started doing a lot of maintenance around the hotel and also repainted the swimming pool since your visit. We really like your idea about filtered water in...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2015

staff were great and very helpful, rooms were very big and comfortable, food was good and inexpensive, views of the ocean and coast were amazing and great walks on the reef, the town is very safe and close by

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you so much for writing us a review. All of us at Ocean Sports are very happy that we were able to give you a good holiday and that you enjoyed your stay in Watamu. We hope to see you back again in the near future!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Got a good deal from Nairobi based travek agency: Bonfire advenures. Halfboard 5 day package is the best deal, with excellent breakfast and dinner entries, including fresh seafood! Rooms are nicely decorated, but no TV or internet, which is just fine as you are supposed to enjoy being on the beach. Overall I recommend this resort.

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for the 5 star review, it's great to get feedback and always nice to know that our guests have left happy. I hope that you can visit us again for another enjoyable stay.

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The place has the best view, fresh breeze from the ocean and the lovely trees around. The staff are kind and ready to help at anytime. We had amazing time and hope to be back soon so we can enjoy all the delicious meals we ate during our stay. Fresh, tasty and delicious.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. All of us at Ocean Sports are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, the views and our food! Hope that you can return again in the near future.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • 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: ₹ 8,596 - ₹ 20,034 (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
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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“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
“Room 16 Upper had a great sea view and nice AC. The prosciutto pizza was great, but only served Friday-Sunday.”
 of 5 bubbles 844brente, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
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