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Hemingways Watamu

4.5-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Watamu Beach

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
Rs21,257

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Watamu, Watamu, 80202, Kilifi County, Kenya
9.0.Superb.
  • Stunning property and location! Even more impressive was the attentiveness of the staff…

    Aug 27, 2021

  • Excellent I would definitely go back

    Aug 22, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 60 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Outdoor tennis court

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Watamu Beach - 1 min walk
  • Prawn Lake - 18 min walk
  • Watamu Marine National Park - 23 min walk
  • Mida Creek - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Ruins of Gedi - 4.8 mi / 7.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Single Room, Ocean View
  • Standard Single Room, Ocean View
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View
  • Standard Double Room, Ocean View
  • Penthouse, 4 Bedrooms, Ocean View
  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Watamu Beach - 1 min walk
  • Prawn Lake - 18 min walk
  • Watamu Marine National Park - 23 min walk
  • Mida Creek - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Ruins of Gedi - 4.8 mi / 7.6 km
  • Arabuko Sokoke Forest - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Marine Park - 13 mi / 20.9 km
  • Portuguese Chapel - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • Malindi Beach - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km
  • Vasco da Gama Pillar - 15.8 mi / 25.4 km

Getting around

  • Malindi (MYD) - 27 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Watamu, Watamu, 80202, Kilifi County, Kenya

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 60 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Spa services on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 1

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments.

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Onsite venue #2 - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per person (one way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Hemingways Watamu Hotel
  • Hemingways Hotel
  • Hemingways Watamu Hotel
  • Hemingways Watamu Watamu
  • Hemingways Watamu Hotel Watamu

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FAQs

  • Yes, Hemingways Watamu does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Car Wash Bar 'n' Restaurant (9-min walk), Club Kalahari (10-min walk), and Club Pole Pole (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20.00 per person one way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and scuba diving, and practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center and spa services. Hemingways Watamu also has a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I like how beautiful planned the aesthetics are, it’s a very modern hotel with good finish and the shower gel smells divine. The food is so good and the staff are fantastic. We had an early morning Tsavo east tour so we requested for breakfast at 6am; they had it packed and waiting for us by then. Lovely hote

    1 night family trip, May 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff.Every room has an ocean view.

    5 night romance trip, Jan 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Brilliant yet relaxed

    Keith, 4 night trip, Feb 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is probably the nicest place I have stayed in my 70 years. Everthing perfect, the cleanliness superb, the staff so thoughtful and helpful. Changing the sheets and towels everyday without the option to reuse was not eco and necessary. Otherwise highly recommended. The quiet, the sea, the pools, the food all top notch

    5 night romance trip, Sep 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My first resort experience was fantastic!

    Wow! Hemingway’s Watamu is wonderful! The staff were amazing, it was super clean, services fantastic, and location amazing! The oceanfront and sunset views are just breathtaking! The photo I included is unaltered/without filter.

    Tamara, 3 night trip, Aug 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent in every way ! All staff amazing ! Would highly recommend a visit to this wonderful hotel !

    Ronald, 14 night romance trip, Jun 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Way More Than 5 Stars!

    From the fully furnished room, to the huge tub in the well proportioned bathroom, to the view from the balcony, I do not have words to describe how beautiful this resort is. The breakfast is great, with fresh juice and fresh fruits. The seafood is fres and they drop off a dinner menu to your room, in the afternoon. The staff is not only friendly but professional and everyone makes you feel comfortable and at home. Please put this destination on your bucket list, you have to see its beauty for yourself! I had such a wonderful vacation, thanks to the awesome staff!!

    Siobhan, 3 night trip, Feb 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Beautiful, clean, safe with very attentive and responsive staff. Had an extremely restful stay.

    Ayotola, 4 night trip, Jan 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spent two days alone here, the rooms are spacious and very clean. The staff are super friendly and always at your service. I have been to Watamu many times and this was definitely one of my best places. I wish I had more time but I was on a short vacation. I will definitely be back next year. Highly recommen Hemingays.

    2 night trip, Dec 2, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Superbe localisation, infrastructure spatieuse, excellent restaurant, excellent service

    2 night trip, Feb 9, 2020

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