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Watamu hotels and places to stay

Barracuda Inn Resort
4 out of 5
Watamu Road, Watamu
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0.62 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (11 reviews)

"Generally very good. It is true that the facility caters mostly to Italians, but I am not sure why that would be a problem. It was a small irritation that guests can reserve the sunbeds around the pool the entire day just by leaving a towel on them, even if they just use them a little, which means ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2019

Barracuda Inn Resort
Medina Palms
4.5 out of 5
Plot 2, Turtle Bay Road, Watamu
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1.7 mi from city centre
Medina Palms
Crystal Bay Resort
3.5 out of 5
Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Coast Province
The price is £54 per night
0.53 mi from city centre
Crystal Bay Resort
Aquarius Club International Resort - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Watamu Coast Road, Watamu
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0.55 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (18 reviews)
Money taken from room during my stay

"The equivalent of $350 in USD and Euro was taken from my room during the morning of my first full day at Aquarius. What was most disappointing was the attitude of management, which was mostly that this was "impossible," and was not taken seriously, despite the fact that all signs pointed to someone ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2017

Aquarius Club International Resort - All Inclusive
Hemingways Watamu
4.5 out of 5
Watamu, Watamu, Kilifi County
The price is £178 per night
0.72 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

"Brilliant yet relaxed"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Hemingways Watamu
Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Jacaranda Road, Watamu
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2.08 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (15 reviews)
Worst place so far !!! Horrible.

"Stay away from this hotel..Stayed for 2 dayz..Empty hotel, less variation in breakfast offer. Less welcoming staff, specially at the restaurant. Live Cockroaches on the food as we had a breakfast. Outdated and broken coffee kettle, Electricity went so water anf we were not able to shower.. Horrible ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2020

Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Kanani Road, Watamu, Kilifi County
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4.68 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (6 reviews)

"Absolutley enjoyed my stay here. The service was top Notch and the facilities were clean and comfortable. Looking forward to a future stay again at the one."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

Blue Bay Village
3.5 out of 5
Off Turtle Bay Rd., P.O. Box 162, Watamu, Kilifi County
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0.65 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Ottima struttura pulita con personale molto disponibile.Mi e' capitato di cenare 2 sere al villaggio e ho mangiato benissimo Unica pecca la wifi non funzionante"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Blue Bay Village
Mvuvi Lodge - Kite House
3 out of 5
Ocean Sport Road, Watamu
The price is £75 per night
0.68 mi from city centre
Mvuvi Lodge - Kite House
The Charming Lonno Lodge
5 out of 5
Kanani Road, Watamu
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2.68 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Very pleased with this serene paradise

"We ended out safari with two nights and three days at the Lonno Lodge. It was the most magical experience. We opted for airport pick up from Malindi as the hotel is a little “off the beaten path”. It couldn’t have been easier. The service and hosts (Silvia and Aldo) were top notch. Every detail felt ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2019

The Charming Lonno Lodge
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Visiting Watamu

Visitors to Watamu are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy the city's parks and local tours. Top sights around the area include Watamu Beach and Malindi Beach.

  • There are 89 hotels and other accommodation options in Watamu
  • The closest major airport is in Malindi (MYD), 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Watamu

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Watamu Beach, Watamu Marine National Park and Arabuko Sokoke Forest. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Bio-Ken Snake Farm and Prawn Lake.

One of the top places to see outside the city is Malindi Beach, located 13.6 mi (21.9 km) from the centre of the city.

Dressing for Watamu

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 31°C and the night-time average to be 23°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 31°C during the day and 21°C at night
  • July to September averages 29°C during the day and 20°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 31°C during the day and 22°C at night
  • About 39 millimetres of rain falls on Watamu each year
  • Hottest months are usually February and March with an average temperature of 31°C, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 21°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Watamu?
Based on our traveller data, Turtle Bay Beach Club is one of the top choices for your stay. This 3-star resort offers 3 restaurants and 3 bars. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Watamu Beach. Other good options for your stay include Hemingways Watamu and Jacaranda Beach Resort.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Watamu, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in Watamu.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Watamu?
Queen K Cottages is a top 3-star cottage on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and free parking. Other choices for your family trip include The Charming Lonno Lodge and Barracuda Inn Resort. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Bio-Ken Snake Farm.
What's the best hotel for a couple visiting Watamu?
Turtle Bay Beach Club is a favourite 3-star resort for couples, and features in-room coffee makers and 3 restaurants.
What's the best accommodation for an all-inclusive stay in Watamu?
Turtle Bay Beach Club is a 3-star resort featuring 3 restaurants and 3 bars, and a favourite with Expedia travellers. Other good options for your stay include Sun Palm Beach Resort and Jacaranda Beach Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Watamu?
Aquarius Club International Resort - All Inclusive is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant for its human guests. Rock and Sea Resort is another option for you and your pet.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Watamu?
Turtle Bay Beach Club is a top pick for your beach holiday. Other good options for your stay near the beach include The Charming Lonno Lodge and Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Watamu Beach or Malindi Beach.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Watamu?
The Charming Lonno Lodge is a 5-star hotel with a private beach and a poolside restaurant, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Another upscale option for your stay is Sun Palm Beach Resort.
What's the best boutique hotel in Watamu?
The Charming Lonno Lodge is a favourite 5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a private beach and a poolside restaurant.

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