Kenya Coast & Beach Hotels: Budget & Luxury Kenya Beach Hotels in Watamu Coast
Kenya coast luxury and budget beach hotels info. Watamu Kenya beach accommodation range from budget guest houses to luxury 3 star, 4 star and 5 star beach hotels. Looking for luxury Kenya beach accommodation hotel or resort is now easy. Refer to this Kenya luxury and budget beach hotel accommodation before you make Hotel booking or room reservations.
Marijani Holiday Resort
The best place to stay in the village, distinctive coral facing, traditional furnishings, balcony sofas and local art set this very personal guest house above any competition. It you read German, you can buy the book describing the owners adventures setting up home in Kenya. To get here, take the path beside the mama Lucy supermarket and turn left at the beach way shop. Prices of this holiday resort are USâ‚¬18.50/20.50 for s/d cottages at â‚¬ 38.50-52.
Ascot Residence Hotel
A very comfortable complex of tidy rooms and apartments set in a garden with a dolphin-shaped pool. Security is good and there is a fine pizza restaurant. Prices at the residence hotel are Kshs 1600/2800 for s/d, Kshs 3500-7000 for an apartment.
Malob Guest House
This is located opposite the Ascot. Malob is a good small budget choice. Rooms are clean and well looked after, and are set around a peaceful courtyard. Prices here are s Kshs 600
Villa Veronika/ Mwikali Lodge
A friendly and secure family -run lodging. Rooms come with fans, nets and fridges; theyre a bit scrappy an dont always have power, but you could do worse. In high season breakfast is available for Kshs 100.Some rooms get noise from the nearby Comeback club. Prices here are Kshs 600 for a double.
Scuba Diving Watamu
No prizes for figuring out what the main line of business is here-luckily for keen self caterers the German owners also offer accommodation in five charming one-and two bedroom cottages. Prices include daily cleaning and cooks are available. Theres also a good cafÃ© and a separate villa for up to 22 people (â‚¬150). Prices for other cottages are from â‚¬ 29-52.
Beach Guest House
This big block off Beach Way Rd offers spacious stone-floored rooms at pretty reasonable prices. The rates for the Beach view guest house are Kshs 1500 for a double.
Top end hotels take up much of the beach frontage along the three coves. Watamu is very seasonal and many of these places are closed from at least May to Mid- July.
Turtle Bay Beach Club
Located at the far end of the cove, turtle bay is one of the best resorts of its kind in the area, with palm-planted gardens to disguise the size of the site. There are various classes of rooms here, facilities are excellent and its particularly strong on kids entertainment. Loads of excursions are on offer at the community-oriented Discovery centre, most of which are open to non-guests.
Prices quoted are all inclusive. Rates for the Turtle Bay Beach Club are per person â‚¬ 58-85 low season, high season â‚¬ 93-122.
Ocean Sports Hotel
A small informal family -run resort with a deep-sea fishing slant. Its very modest considering the prices, but the atmospheres very relaxed and the clientele consists mainly of British expats, including local residents who often drop in for a drink. Good cheap snorkeling trips are available here (Kshs 800). Prices of accommodation in the hotel are US$82/111 for s/d in low season and US$ 100/160 in the high season.
Hemming ways resort
Next door to Ocean Sports, this very stately luxury lodge has a strong deep-sea fishing theme (well, duh), snappy service and an exclusive ambience. Loads of activities are possible-prices include free transfers from Malindi airport, snorkeling in the Marine Park and trips to Malindi and Gede. Tariffs at the Hemmingways are s/d UKÂ£57/82 for low season and UKÂ£143/203 high season.
A brand new place set back from the water. The makuti roofed buildings are set in a lovely garden and there are peaceful communal balconies overlooking the pool. The Mapango restaurant in a separate compound nearer the beach is highly recommended. Tariffs for this beach resort range from s/d â‚¬64.50/86 low season and â‚¬ 78/104 in high season.
Watamu Beach Hotel
The Watamu Beach Hotel is a posh African Safari Club hotel that takes up most of the Northeast peninsula. Watamus small but persistent posses of touts and taxi drivers hang around opposite the complex entrance.
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