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Ocean Sports Resort

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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely location and beautiful bar and deck overlooking the beach. This is a really family friendly resort and always full not least due to the excellent food and friendly service.... Generous portions of super fresh fish all with a wonderful view.

Thank hmf5863
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I would rate this hotel as 3 star by most standards, but that gets offset a bit by the great staff, the location and the food, which is also good. We went here for a big birthday celebration with about 20 other folks so in that environment, it was great. We typically only stay in 5 star hotels, but I... More 

Thank John B
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is good for fishing.....sky diving quite enjoyable there.....good and fast wi-fi connection....the boat rides are fun.....the meals are enjoyable with family....the scene of the beach makes it look fantastic.....it's the place to be

Thank Alexkiilu
Manama, Bahrain
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

A great atmosphere among fishermen . Not really a resort but a friendly place on a beautiful beach with a lot of friendly people . A must on the Kenyan coast for keen fishermen . A cool place to relax and enjoy the Indian Ocean

Thank Jcd58in2016
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Ocean Sports is a brilliant place to stay in Watamu. The location could not be better, right on the beautiful white sandy beach and a few minutes by tuk tuk to Watamu village. The place has an easy going charm about it and is very well managed by Florian, a French chef from Bordeaux, who is extremely attentive, as is... More 

Thank david l
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016

An excellent place to visit and experience Watamu. Amazing fishing opportunities just across the reef and an awesome atmosphere. I visited for the fishing and have made lifelong friends along the way. See you there!

Thank Roy B
Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over Easter so I could do some diving and a friend could get her basic dive qualification. You could see the sea from our rooms and the views were beautiful. Rooms were large with huge beds and good basic bathrooms and a small dressing area. Is was a bit faulty towers as the air on kept over heating... More 

Thank HockingC
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We did not lodge at Ocean Sports, but we met one of their staff members on the beach, Moris, who asked us if we might be interested in windsurfing, which we were, and after that the rest is history. We visited Watamu in the low season and it quickly became our base for adventures (amazing glass bottom boat tour/snorkeling and... More 

Thank Morgan B
Community of Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Beach House. The cottage with four bedrooms accommodate up to 8 people. The house was next to the beach, unbeatable location in terms of proximity to the water. House great and clean in particular bedroom and bathrooms. The only exception was the kitchen, small and very bad compared to the rest of the house. Service and... More 

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Lima, Peru
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Local, and traditional, yet welcoming to strangers who wander in from up-country. A popular watering hole for the Kenyan Cowboy crowd, unreservedly friendly, no shortage of character. The kitchen is quite accomplished, exceeding expectations. Authenticity, old-school, for those who do not slavishly follow the latest in beach trends. As is so often the case in Kenya, it is the people... More 

Thank William F

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The plaque on our famous 1952 bar boat states "Ian Pritchard sailed his boat through the reef and staked his claim right here. Cheers Ian!" And so the legend of Ocean Sports was born.Our ambiance is relaxed, friendly and barefoot chic. Frequented by a loyal following of East African residents and savvy overseas guests, many consider this being their second home.Located 20km south of Malindi Airport, within the protected Watamu Marine Reserve, our 30 rooms, suites and self catered cottage overlook Kenya's favorite, white sand beach.Our outdoor, ocean-side deck dinning venue is simply stunning! Freshly caught, sustainable seafood and local organic produce, inspired our French chef, Florian's new mouth watering menu choices. Delicious stone-oven piazzas and a 'daily specials' board, ensure something for all. Nature will nourish your soul! Our 14 acre plot boasts indigenous African fauna and wildlife that includes monkeys, bird-life and night bush babies. Low-tide reveals rock pool aquariums of sea life, crabs and even King George, our grumpy resident Moray eel! Turtles, dolphins and whales are observed further out to sea.Our name reflects our love of ocean activity and adventure. Deep sea fish with our professional charter boats to experience adrenalin hook ups. Blue water dive over sparkling coral reefs, all organized by our PADI scuba centre. Try kite-surfing, kayaking and boogie boarding - the ocean is your playground! Onshore we offer trail-biking, tennis, squash, hokey, beach volley and touch rugby. On weekends our resident DJ entertains all age groups in total harmony.We are "A small, stylish and sociable beach hotel for free spirits and active families in search of Africa" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Sports Resort

Address: Mida Creek Road | P.O Box 208, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: RM438 - RM1,179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Sports Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Ocean Sports Hotel Watamu
Ocean Sports Watamu
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#10 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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“All the rooms vary a lot, I'd suggest one with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Jori9889, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ensure that you have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Jcd58in2016, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean, some with less obstructed views, such as number 21.”
 of 5 bubbles 410williamf, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Family rooms with two floors and an upstairs balcony are really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Sevillanita, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 16 Upper had a great sea view and nice AC. The prosciutto pizza was great, but only served Friday-Sunday.”
 of 5 bubbles 844brente, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
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