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Hemingways Watamu

Hemingways Watamu

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Hotel Highlights

  • All rooms and residences have ocean views
  • Private spa set in botanical gardens
  • Restaurant overlooking the ocean 

Hemingways Watamu - Luxury Hotel in Watamu, Kenya

A luxury resort circled by spellbinding scenery on the Kenyan coast

Glorious beaches and wonderful wildlife. Fascinating culture and thrilling water sports. And a sleek boutique hotel perfectly placed for making the most of every moment. For lovers of luxury, Hemingways Watamu – sister hotel to the Hemingways Nairobi – is opening up the treasures of the Kenyan coast. If you want to pair an African safari with a stay at the beach, Zanzibar has a new rival.

A fixture of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park for decades, Hemingways Watamu has undergone a contemporary transformation, courtesy of renowned designers, DSA. Spacious rooms and private residences are set among botanical gardens, with every window framing endless Indian Ocean views. If relaxation is on the cards, stroll down to the white sand beach, dip in and out of two pools, or make for the luxury spa. When it comes to dining, savour fresh, local seafood at Hemingways Restaurant and Mediterranean favourites at Gede Café.

When you’re ready to explore, Hemingways Watamu offers plenty of memorable experiences. Sail on a traditional Dhow, or grab a snorkel to discover the Marine Park’s under-the-sea wonders. Take a guided shopping trip into Malindi Town. Or get closer to the region’s wildlife – from seasonal whale watching to a chance for a forest elephant sighting. What better way to earn an ice-cold sundowner back at Hemingways Bar? 

  • 60 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 floors

The rooms

North Wing Ocean View Double Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Spacious and with easy access to the beach and the botanical pool, our ocean view rooms are found in the North Wing of the hotel on the ground and first floor.

En-suite bathrooms and a beautiful balcony overlooking the Marine Park provide guests with the utmost comfort and luxury. The quiet grassy area in front of the rooms is a relaxing place to read and soak up the coastal sunshine. Approx 40 sqm

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North Wing Ocean View Twin Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Spacious and with easy access to the beach and the botanical pool, our ocean view rooms are found in the North Wing of the hotel on the ground and first floor.

En-suite bathrooms and a beautiful balcony overlooking the Marine Park provide guests with the utmost comfort and luxury. The quiet grassy area in front of the rooms is a relaxing place to read and soak up the coastal sunshine. Approx 40 sqm

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North Wing Deluxe Ocean View Double Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Located on the top floor of our North Wing, our Deluxe Ocean View Rooms offer a whole new flavor of laidback luxury.

Marble tiled en-suite bathrooms and private balconies with jaw dropping views of nothing but ocean and horizon offer the quintessential R&R experience. Add to that a flat screen TV and the magical Watamu breeze and you may not want to leave your room. Approx 40 sqm

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North Wing Deluxe Ocean View Twin Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Located on the top floor of our North Wing, our Deluxe Ocean View Rooms offer a whole new flavor of laidback luxury.

Marble tiled en-suite bathrooms and private balconies with jaw dropping views of nothing but ocean and horizon offer the quintessential R&R experience. Add to that a flat screen TV and the magical Watamu breeze and you may not want to leave your room. Approx 40 sqm

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Residences Double

Sleeps: 2 People.

Approaching 150 sqm in size, these beautifully appointed apartments offer a large master bedroom with marble tiled en-suite bathroom.

Adjoining a tastefully furnished living and dining area with a fully equipped modern kitchen. The large open terrace provides fantastic sea views and ample space to kick back and relax. These are perfect for couples seeking a little more space and privacy.

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2 Bedroom Ocean View Residences Double

Sleeps: 4 People.

Ranging from 200sqm to 230sqm, soaked with natural light and offering a large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a second large twin bedroom with adjoining bathroom.

These apartments are ideal for families. Both bedrooms have wonderful ocean views and direct access to the terrace. Featuring interior and exterior lounging and dining space and a fully equipped modern kitchen, the 2 bedroom apartments have ample room for socialising or retreating to a quiet spot.

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2 Bedroom Deluxe Ocean View Residences Double

Sleeps: 4 People.

The Deluxe 2 Bedroom Residences are larger in size and range from 240sqm to 305sqm. Soaked with natural light and offering a large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

A second large twin bedroom with adjoining bathroom, these apartments offer even more space. Both bedrooms have wonderful ocean views and direct access to the terrace and the common areas feature interior and exterior lounging and dining space and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Approx 240 sqm

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4 Bedroom Ocean View Penthouse Residence

Sleeps: 8 People.

Penthouse style duplex apartments featuring living and dining areas and exquisite furnished terraces on both floors offer the perfect set up for groups of friends or large families.

Offering two large master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and two large twin bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms, all bedrooms provide wondrous ocean views and direct access to the beautiful terrace. These apartments offer both interior and exterior lounging and dining space and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Approx 400 sqm

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Location

Key Features

Air conditioning

Parking

Golf

Wireless internet connection

Pool

Wedding services

Check in

1200

Check out

1100

  • Accessible facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Breakfast
  • Business Center Services
  • Children welcome
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Continental breakfast
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Elevators
  • Family plan
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Free parking
  • Front desk
  • Full american breakfast
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • High speed internet connection
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Local calls
  • Newspaper
  • Parking
  • Pets not allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Air conditioning
  • Cable television
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Internet access
  • King bed
  • Kitchen
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Single bed
  • Sitting area
  • Smoke detectors
  • Telephone
  • Twin bed
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Animal watching
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Nature preserve trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court

Whether you opt for local seafood with a touch of Swahili spice, or delicious Mediterranean cuisine, each will be served alongside beautiful views. Gede Café and the Rock Bar are perfectly placed for after-swim refreshments – including authentic Italian gelato. While Hemingways Bar is a local icon that celebrates the traditions of big game fishing.

Main Restaurant

Cuisine type: International

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

Open air restaurant serving fully serviced continental and full cooked breakfast in morning with white linen table service for a la carte and Table d Hote dinners in the evenings

Gede Coffee Gardens

Cuisine type: International

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

Open air restaurant serving casual relaxed cuisine set in gardens around a pool

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