We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
06/08/2017 07/08/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Hemingways Watamu

    P.O. Box 267, Watamu 80202, Kenya
    Best prices for your stay
    Check In Check Out
    Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in WatamuSee available hotels in Watamu
    Traveller (139)
    Pool & Beach (37)
    Room & Suite (35)
    Turtle Bay Beach Club
    916 reviews
    #13 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    Medina Palms
    328 reviews
    #2 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    The Charming Lonno Lodge
    302 reviews
    #1 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    Mawe Resort
    273 reviews
    #3 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    • Excellent65%
    • Very good20%
    • Average8%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    “north wing” (10 reviews)
    “indian ocean” (15 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Laundry Service
    Tennis Court
    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Turtle Bay Beach Club
    916 reviews
    #13 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    Medina Palms
    328 reviews
    #2 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    The Charming Lonno Lodge
    302 reviews
    #1 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    Mawe Resort
    273 reviews
    #3 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    Write a Review
    Reviews (250)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    There are newer reviews for Hemingways Watamu
    See the most recent reviews

    21 - 25 of 236 reviews

    Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

    Not interesting for couples as the kids are playing everywhere especially in the "quiet pool" or even eating in the pool ... while the kids pool is empty. with an aged style and decoration this hotel isn't glamorous anymore though staff is nice.More

    1  Thank 654clem
    Response from WatamuMel, General Manager at Hemingways WatamuResponded 23 December 2015

    Dear 654clem, Thank you for your comments and we do regret that your stay with us was not as pleasurable as you would have wished. We are happy that you found our staff helpful and friendly, we do pride ourselves on our staff team. I...More

    Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

    I had a great time at Hemingways. The staff were all very friendly and the food was great! The beach is very nice and whales could be seen jumping up and down on the horizon. The hotel itself was also very nice as far as...More

    Thank Timothy R
    Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

    I visited the resorts in March and had an absolutely relaxing weekend. The property is very well maintained quiet for a relaxing and laid back weekend. The staff are very friendly and food is excellent. I plan to visit the resort annually. One area they...More

    Thank Prudence M
    Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

    I have been to Hemingways Watamu twice and each time was superb!!! Excellent views of the sea from each room I stayed in. I love that the beach is so close and is spectacular. Excellent food (I put on a few kilos). Exceptional service that...More

    2  Thank raziak254
    Response from WatamuMel, Manager at Hemingways WatamuResponded 9 July 2015

    Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are truly sorry that we cannot be your host this August. We very much look forward to having you here again when we reopen and in the meantime wish you a lovely holiday in August....More

    Reviewed 14 May 2015

    We arrived...and nobody was there to help us with our cases.....thanks...than the question at the reception...did you booked a room ......yes....can I have your name....I said my name...and she was starring at me.....ok, after this check in....we went to the room......but...no hot water, now water...More

    5  Thank Tatjana0409
    Turtle Bay Beach Club
    916 reviews
    #13 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    Medina Palms
    328 reviews
    #2 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    The Charming Lonno Lodge
    302 reviews
    #1 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    Mawe Resort
    273 reviews
    #3 of 26 hotels in Watamu
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • 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
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Tennis Court
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 Family Hotel in Watamu
    • #7 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
    • #10 Spa Hotel in Watamu
    • #12 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
    • #17 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 74
    • Location
    • Kenya >
    • Coast Province >
    • Watamu
    • Also Known As
    • Hemingways Hotel Watamu ,
    • Hemingways Hotel Malindi ,
    • Hemingways Resort Malindi
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (139)
    Pool & Beach (37)
    Room & Suite (35)
    Dining (11)
    Hotel & Grounds (68)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
    Bathroom (2)
    Ocean Sports Resort
    195 reviews
    .30 km away
    Barracuda Inn
    867 reviews
    1.52 km away
    Turtle Bay Beach Club
    916 reviews
    .33 km away
    Kobe Suite Resort
    55 reviews
    1.24 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    NON SOLO GELATO by anna
    41 reviews
    .77 km away
    The Ocean Sports Restaurant
    74 reviews
    .16 km away
    36 reviews
    .33 km away
    Klub kalahari
    14 reviews
    1.24 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Mida Creek
    414 reviews
    2.72 km away
    Gede Ruins
    213 reviews
    6.78 km away
    Watamu Beach
    446 reviews
    .25 km away
    38 reviews
    4.71 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    15 April 2017|
    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.
    Room Tips
    "Be sure to have an appropriate charger!"
    Read review
    "Sea view rooms"
    Read review
    "Definitely ask for a room away from the pools and higher up to get a better sea view."
    Read review
    "all the rooms have fabulous views and I find all are quiet"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing