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Hemingways Watamu

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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
5.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I can't fault Hemingways. From arrival to departure (I spent a week there in August for my wedding) every member of staff went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was perfect. The rooms were lovely, the food plentiful and the service 5*. I...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Really liked staying at hemingways. Very quiet and yet it has everything for a good break. Great food. Superb service and friendly staff- always smiling and ready to help. The pastry chef- very very good . Would recommend this to anyone wanting a slice of...More

1  Thank Archana P
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Hemingways was a huge disappointment. Without doubt a glorious location and once, in the midst of time, this hotel was probably a fine establishment. However decades of under investment has left it a shadow of any luxury hotel it may have once been. The staff...More

5  Thank Dominic G
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We cannot praise Hemmingways, Watamu, enough for the wonderful week we recently spent there celebrating our daughter, Lisa's, wedding to Richard. Everybody at Hemmingways went out of their way to give us a truly memorable and very happy time. The wedding was organised by Agnes...More

1  Thank AnneYnyslas
Reviewed 12 August 2013

It is difficult to know how this can be included as one of the best small luxury hotels of the world. It is so far away from that description that it is ridiculous. Our room had damp on the walls and the smell that goes...More

4  Thank Loubreak
Response from Hemingways C, General Manager at Hemingways WatamuResponded 16 August 2013

Dear Loubreak, We are very sorry that we did not have the chance to show you all that we are able to offer to our clients as you choose to leave the hotel within an hour of your arrival. August on the coast is the...More

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Travellers' Choice
2017 Winner
Amenities
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Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
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Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Spa
Tennis Court
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Hotel Style
#4 Family Hotel in Watamu
#9 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#10 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 Family Hotel in Watamu
#9 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#10 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Response from Matty N | Reviewed this property |
This depends where you come from. If you are nearby 4 nights will be really nice. I hope you find this helpful.
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"Definitely ask for a room away from the pools and higher up to get a better sea view."
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"all the rooms have fabulous views and I find all are quiet"
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