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Reviewed 30 November 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at Mawe in October and really enjoyed our experience there. The view is to die for- loads of color from the flowers and the ocean contrast beautifully. Our room was pretty spacious although for some reason it was a bit musty during our stay. We also had a problem getting hot water but told the...

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, Thanks for choosing the Mawe Resort for Your stay in Watamu. Thank You also for taking the time to write this feedback. I'm happy to know that you appreciate your holiday with us. I'm very sorry for the problem with the hot water and also for musty smell during your stay. We look forward to having you here...

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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

This boutique hotel is a gem ! Comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting. The staff and management were attentive , the food was delicious and our room was great ! We had top class service from Peter in the Spa !

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joanne , Thank You for choosing the Mawe Resort for Your stay in Watamu. Thank You for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it. I'm gland to know that you liked our location and our service. We look forward to having you here again. Thank you from all the Staff of Mawe Resort. Best regards Stefano

Fjerritslev, Denmark
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Our stay was a belated honeymoon of 4 days, so we just wanted to enjoy each other and a beautiful setup. We were so pleased with the intimacy and privacy of the resort. Having only 12 rooms allowed the management and staff to take such good care of everyone - and learn your names. Whatever request they were willing to...

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mariam,thank you very much, It's always a delight to have positive feedback from people who have stayed at Mawe Resort.Thanks also for your comments. Having you here as our guests was a pleasure. With the hope to see you again in the near future, I offer a greeting and a hug from the whole staff of Mawe Resort. Stefano.

Reviewed 1 November 2015

We spent a couple of days in this very nice boutique hotel and we've nothing to complain about. There's something I want to flag out, though: this hotel doesn't have direct access to the beach. There's a stair that takes you to a rocky beach, but when the tide is high, you can't access the beach. So it depends on...

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cristina, Thank You for choosing the Mawe Resort for Your stay in Watamu. Thank You for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it.I'm gland to know that you liked our location and your stay with us. We look forward to having you here again. Thank you from all the Staff of Mawe Resort. Best regards Stefano...

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is a cozy little resort right on the water (not the beach though; its on a cliff edge above the water with amazing views and breeze). Their pool is lovely, staff very accommodating and helpful, and we enjoyed affordably-priced massages and pedicures. The decor is quite interesting--dhow themed, and the rooms are a bit sparse; but don't be deterred....

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Abigail, Thank you for choosing Mawe Resort for your stay in Watamu and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to know that you had a good holiday with us and that you enjoyed the time in our Spa. Thanks for your comments,also with the opinions of our guest we try to improve our services...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We had the pleasure of staying 5 nights at Mawe. Very small and intimate(12 rooms) which we preferred to all the other resort type places in Watamu. Special thanks to Stefano and Manuel who helped us with activities. Rooms are clean and spacious. Food was ok, lots of Italian but we still enjoyed especially the fresh catch from the sea....

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Mawe Resort for your stay in Watamu and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to know that you had a good holiday with us and that you enjoyed the excursions that we have proposed. We will be glad to have here again as our guests in case you decide...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had an absolutely astonishing holiday at Mawe resort earlier this month. The service, attitude and vibe of the place is relaxed and beautiful. Stefano made all the guests feel right at home and very welcome. The level of excellence when it comes to food and drinks is without comparison, and the staff is friendly, service-minded and professional. Thank you...

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Frida, Thank you again for choosing the Mawe Resort for your stay in Watamu and for taking the time to write this review. I am happy in knowing that you had a good holiday with us and we will be happy to have you here again as our guests in case you decide to return to Watamu for your...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is a beautiful designed and appointed boutique hotel set in a truly spectacular location on the cliffs above the coral coastline. The manager and his staff are friendly and attentive and the hotel really has everything that you could need. The price is a great value for what you get and I would definitely recommend staying here while in...

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for choosing the Mawe Resort for Your stay in Watamu, it was a pleasure to have you here. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it very much. We are happy to know that the time spent at our Resort is well elapsed. We look forward to having you here again...

Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 1 May 2015

An amazing paradise, Wonderful management (of Tina and Carlos) ,the hospitality, the staff are warm and friendly. The management also has lots of adventures lined up for you so you don't have to think of a place to visit they have it all lineup for you; not forgetting the sumptuous meals the list is endless .... leaves one with the...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Beautiful, serene and the staff is amazing. Tina, thank you for everything our stay was awesome, you the best and the Birthday cake was great. All the staff were so welcoming and helpful, from the gate Askari to the grounds guy, you have a winning team Tina. Asante Sana.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Masterpiece of design,Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel stands on the rocks directly above the sea with breathtaking views of Indian Ocean and the islands of Watamu Marine Park. This Hotel is an intimate and exclusive holiday destination that can be rented in its entirety or just one of the twelve rooms ( 8 Deluxe and 4 Suite Ocean View ). Either way it provides the ultimate in relax and sophistication. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mawe Resort

Address: Jacaranda Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya (Formerly St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel)
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: RM342 - RM938 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mawe Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Watamu
#1 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#4 Family Hotel in Watamu
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“Book fast... limited rooms”
 of 5 bubbles kinw2014, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose room with sea view”
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 of 5 bubbles Njuguna2015, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There's only 12 rooms, located in the center of the resort with no view, but if you want seaview you can pay extra - like anywhere else. :)”
  • Our standard room.
 of 5 bubbles MariamYaghi, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There aren't many rooms, but specify if you want one on the second or ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 266abigailg, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Definitely recommend the sea-view suite, it was a great value for the price and we loved the outdoor balcony and seating area.”
 of 5 bubbles ladyswashbuckler, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
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