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“A beautiful home..away from home :)”

Review of Giriama Residence

Beautiful Giriama Residence
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Very good
21 reviews
Beautiful Giriama Residence
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Main Gate
Welcome All
Comfortable breezy verandas
Spacious Double Room
Hand carved beds
Downstairs Double Room
Family Room
Self Catering Apartment
Self Catering Apartment
Self Catering Apartment
Well equiped Communial kitchen
Studio Apartment
Studio Apartment
Studio Apartment Kitchen
Shady Gardens
Relax in the sun
Relax in the sun
Beautiful Gardens
Close by Beach Bars
Unspoiled beach
Unspoiled beach
Unspoiled beach
Stunning Beaches
Tsavo East
Lions with kill Tsavo East
Lion cub with kill Tsavo East
Elephant crossing  Galana River Tsavo East
Iconic trees
View over Mangrove forest from Crab Shack
Sunset view from Crab Shack Mida Creek
Fisherman at sunset - Mida Creek
Sunset at Mida Creek
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Private Room, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Watamu, Coast Province

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Very good - based on 21 reviews
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DeepaSoms...
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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“A beautiful home..away from home :)”
Reviewed 14 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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My husband and I stayed for a couple of days at Giriama residence and we simply loved it!! The rooms are spacious with a very nice sit-out area, where we enjoyed the cool breeze and had our dinner under the stars. It is just a 2 mins walk to the Watamu beach and 15 mins ride to Gedi ruins. The staff took very good care of us and we were given the option to either cook or order for food. We chose the 1st option and felt absolutely safe when we went out in the dark to the beach or grocery shopping to Mama Lucy's supermarket. While you stay here, there are many activities to choose from...snorkelling at Watamu marine national park, canoeing at Mida creek, visit the turtle rehabilitation centre, shop for handicrafts or paintings. For pet-lovers, there are some really friendly dogs and a cat here.
We would highly recommend a stay at Giriama residence for a cozy stay and we plan to visit them for atleast a week next time!

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Liked best: Almost everything: service, location, price
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LenOff
Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It is a dream!”
Reviewed 23 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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I recommend Watamu and Giriama Residence to all travellers!
I spent a hole week here but it isn't enough for such beautiful place as Watamu. There are very good beaches with white sand and light blue water. It is the best place for relax!
Giriama Residence is small and quiet guest house with cosy rooms. The staff is helpful and accommodating. After my holiday here, I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Uganda
Reviewed 28 July 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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Your age range 35-44
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JARMinnes...
Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing stay!”
Reviewed 18 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011
3
people found this review helpful

Giriama Residence is a very special place. The property is beautiful and the rooms are spacious with huge canopy beds. A gorgeous beach is just a three minute walk away. The staff and Giriama Residence will take wonderful care of you. I highly recommend this place to anyone!

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Your age range 35-49
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Recommended for:
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Nairobi
Reviewed 18 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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