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Ascot Residence Hotel

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Watamu, Kenya
+254 42 2332326
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite eating places in Watamu. A very nice venue,very friendly staff. If you like pizza you will not find any better than here. A very good Italian menu at great prices.

Thank John W
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Lovely surroundings, and the best pizzas ever Friendly staff , really enjoyed the privacy whilst dining.

Thank poppleBristol
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner tonight after place being recommended by owner of Bahati Gelato as having best pizzas in town....the place has a nice garden setting with private tables under thatched roofs....the pizzas and the mushroom rissoto were amazing...the alio olio was okish...not the best....definetly go here for the pizzas....they were amazing..the service was superb.

Thank Vchandaria22Nairobi
Kelso, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Very poor service. Our party of local residents was totaly ignored until the staff had dealt with all the Italian guests. This place is run for the benefit of Italian visitors only. If you are speaking English they try to ignore you for as long as possible, This was my first visit for five years as the treatment & food... More 

Thank Ian H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

4 of us recently visited the restaurant. All was good at the start, friendly waiter very helpful. My wife ordered a whole lobster which turned up minus the claws! When we questioned this we were told they got burnt in the oven! We were told we could have claws from another lobster but they did not turn up and then... More 

1 Thank Andrew G
Franschhoek, South Africa
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

The setting at the Ascot is really special, you are seated at private tables under "makutie" roofed structures surrounded by billowing cream curtains, this is without doubt our favourite restaurant in watamu. The service is always friendly, ask for Malingi, he is such a gentleman ! The pizza here is superb....no visit to Watamu would be complete without a visit... More 

Thank dragon117
Malindi, Kenya
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Had the best Pizza in Ascot,The services was wonderful. All around ascot is green making it very calming & tranquil.

Thank Acheche
Kisumu, Kenya
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

No complaints about this place. I had by far the best pizza I have had since my last visit to Italy! The restaurant is pleasant, and staff was attentive and helpful. I was shocked that even the Kenyan staff spoke perfect Italian. (I'm not Italian, but they were able to interact effortlessly with their Italian guests.) Probably the best place... More 

Thank MissTravelFiend
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Food was good, but service and management is the worst ever. Came to have dinner 1 Jan 2013. Restaurant was full, hardly can get waiter. Ordered food, were waiting for ages. Being hungry, asked Italian lady at the bill counter if we can order focaccha. "Why you ask me, ask your waiter. I am very busy" - pointing at the... More 

1 Thank NairobiN
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Food is always fab here and you can get take away pizzas which makes this a great place to visit after being to the bars! The restaurant has little individual rondevals which are drapped and rather romantic should you wish to impress your other half...prices are average......but word of warning, the mosquitos are fierce, so take your insect repellent and... More 

1 Thank Anna L

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watamu, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Watamu
  • Phone Number: +254 42 2332326

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?