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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon. Although it's a little tricky to find (hint: print a map to give to your taxi driver) once you arrive you won't be disappointed. This boutique hotel is ideal for a break on the Kenyan coast. Bruno, the owner and Joan, the manager will go out of their way... More 

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Mawe R, Responsabile reception at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Blink79, thanks for your kind review on Tripadvisor. Best regards More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

We couldn't have hoped for a better first hotel experience in Watamu. The place has stunning views, excellent service, very good food, and Bruno and Giusi are wonderful hosts that go out of their way to cater to your every desire. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else in Watamu! Bravi!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

We were 2 friends travelling and after a 6 days' safari finished our trip in Kenya in Mawe, Watamu. Not that we already weren't aware of time..days of week..next day... this place takes you yet to another dimension of relaxation, bliss and amazement. We've had different hotels in Kenya welcome us, however NONE is as spectacular, surprising and warm as... More 

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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Watching the infinity view of the ocean from the confort of a sunbed after a cool dip in their pool.. an amazing experienced. I enjoyed my stay as the staff made sure I did. They had every detail of my stay there covered. Its been a week ago but I miss the place,the cuisine, wow,everything was amazing. The rooms are... More 

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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel! Thank you for sharing your very kind words in your "ideal holiday getaway" review following your recent Stay in Mawe Boutique hotel. On behalf of the entire team we all look forward to being able to welcome you back in the very near future. Please let us know when we can arrange this for... More 

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Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

We were a little apprehensive at first about mawe; but we don't regret it at all. The hotel is a stunning piece of local architecture, built using materials only from kenya. Our deluxe room was stunning, a large space and huge balcony with sea views. I loved the fact that it would take me 30 seconds to walk from the... More 

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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rsahi, thanks for your review and it was our pleasure had you as our guest. We all hope to see you soon, Best regards from all staff of St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel. More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2013

Hey to everybody, i ve been in Mawe Resorts few weeks ago and I miss that awesome place soooo much. So far and different from all other resorts, you feel to be in a private island just for you. Everything is true and typical. All the staff surprise you everday with little treat making you the happiest person. And if... More 

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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for your review. We really appriciated, we hope to see you soon again at St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: RM344 - RM929 (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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Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#1 Best Value Hotel in Watamu
#1 Spa 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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