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Watano Beach Houses

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I just returned from 5 nights in this lovely home. The staff are the friendliest people you would like to meet when arriving a this little slice of paradise. Coming from chaos of Nairobi I got my first good night's sleep there. The staff pull the mosquito nets before sundown and the window opens lulls you sleep with the sound...

Thank permanent-wanderlust
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Watano House is lovely beach front house and is very suitable for family with kids, or a group of friends, actually could really be good for a family reunion as it has plenty of room for almost 14 people with most rooms being ensuite. The beach is lovely with plenty of activities being offered by proprietors along the beach like...

Thank 172julietteg
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Watano House is a beautiful old house, not as lovely as you see on pictures but still lovely. We were a group of 10 friends and we had an amazing time. The staff are a bunch of lovely old folks who cater to your every wish. I would definitely go back.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This is a beautiful property right next to the sea. Charming old house with character. The front one facing the sea has its own pool. Sprawling palm-fringed gardens with monkeys and coconuts on the trees. There is staff coming along with the house, serving you breakfast and any other meal you desire. Minus points: Cleaning is rather casually done; we...

Thank Weltenbummler2007
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Watano is a beach house on the water in Diani Beach with a massive pool, and sleeping accommodations for up to 15-16 people. We had private security, private chefs, and maids. The staff could not have been more amazing- we loved Syed and Margarite who brought us mangos and beers upon request, and even helped with laundry when we needed...

Thank AshleyW1987
Reviewed 18 June 2014

A group of ladies and myself went down to Watano for an extended weekend of fun. Watano house was just the perfect place. Located extremely conveniently to the shops and the airport, we were able to manuever easily around Diani. A lovely welcoming pool, clean (if somewhat hard) beds, clean and regularly cleaned bathrooms and shared spaces. The chef and...

2Thank TravelBuggy2
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 27 January 2014

perfect place to spend a few days on, very nice located and managed by lovely people. The place is located on a part of the beach with not so many beach boys and not so many people yet very close to some nice pubs and a good shoppingcentre. Its posible to book the place including a chef and the place...

Thank anders j
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 31 March 2013

DO NOT STAY, DO NOT BOOK! Would be the biggest mistake! Not only that it is overpriced and not good value for your money, but…MORE. We paid for the Gate House 220Euros per day for min MUST stay 10 days and 100% no return policy…this is not about the money. Our trip with the 3 months old baby, mum visiting...

7Thank Aura_LeFamilia
WatanoBeachHouse, Owner at Watano Beach Houses, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. However I feel quite strongly that your review is not entirely accurate, and I question the authenticity of your photos. Firstly, this property is not the Watano Beach House as your review may suggest, but the Gatehouse, some 150 meters away. Thank you for bringing to our attention some maintenance issues that seem to have...

Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We went to stay for a week. Grandparents, parents, two (small) kids. This holiday could not have been more perfect and soothing for the soul. Where do I begin? The setting is tranquil and perfect bounty beach. There is a constant breeze which keeps the temperature very pleasant and the constant sound of the ocean just means you arrive with...

3Thank Helle C
Stari Grad, Croatia
Reviewed 24 March 2012

we went over to kenya to spend some time for a very special birthday of a close friend of ours, and special it was. watano beach house is in a complex made up of one lovely huge main house which is situated in lush tropical gardens and a stones throw from the stunning beach and ocean, and some lovely charming...

2Thank blanchbaby

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Watano Beach House is a large 8 bedroom beachfront villa with a private swimming pool. Behind the beach house are several smaller guesthouses with beach access. The property is centrally situated on Kenya's most beautiful beach, walking distance from shops and restaurants. All houses are fully furnished and fully staffed with well equipped kitchens. The rest of the world simply fades away as you gaze out at the vast Indian ocean from the lush palm filled gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Watano Beach Houses

Address: Watano House Opposite Petrol Station | Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: ₹ 5,709 - ₹ 11,613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“There is only one room downstairs with air conditioning but you don't really need air conditioning. The sea breeze is more than enough”
38susang, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“balcony suite definitely where its at.”
TravelBuggy2, 18 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The Dolly House was very dirty - the main house looked amazing however”
  • The sea view from the pool area
DarrenJames, 6 Jul 2011 | Read review
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