Hemingways Resort

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Average rate: $263 - Hotel class: 4.5 stars
P.o. Box 267, Watamu, Kenya

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Hemingways Resort Watamu Reviews

Roque Roque
3 reviews
Amazing piece of paradise Feb 20, 2012
i spent 4 days at the Hemingways Resort in Watamu Kenya in January 2012...to cut a long amazing story short, it was the best 4 days of my entire life. as the entire resort is locate on the amazing white sand shoreline of kenya, it is the best natural location for constant fresh sea breeze, peace and quite, sea food all day long and the most amazing freshly squeezed everything! the rooms are absolutely perfect, the service staff are extremely professional (the front desk ladies are the best), there is real security of your assets (i left money, ipad, phones on my room table in plain view for all 4 days and not a shilling disappeared even though they came into my room every evening while i'm at dinner to spray insecticide)and free fast wifi in your room! i mean seriously?! it is to die for.

i am thinking really hard to find some criticism of this resort and can't find a single one. the odd thing though (not their fault), is that the entire beach empties out naturally by 6 pm everyday. i found this intensely weird cos one would expect that such a beautiful seaside location would have people on the beach all night long but i guess thats also why their beachfront is so clean. it is so clean that fish swim right up to your feet along the shoreline and i saw an eel right by my leg as i waded through the water one evening. super cool!

the beachboys were great :). they just say hello to you ten times over, and if you mistakenly speak to any of them, you'll realize they've been monitoring you more than you'd be confortable to know. however, they're pretty harmless (don't quote me on that as i never carried a camera or money along the beach) and always trying to sell something to you. ladies will love the attention these boys give, plus they'd even ask you to marry them! i think thats code word for paying them to be your 'escort' during your stay.

all in all, absolutely fantastic experience and totally worth every single penny you spend there. lots of fishing club guys from italy too if thats your thing...so there, i honestly must go there again very very soon.
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Hemingways Resort Overview

A paradise retreat with a rich history of big game fishing, Hemingways Resort is just steps from the ocean and Watamu Beach, considered one of the worlds most beautiful. The resort is surrounded by lush, palm-filled gardens with Watamu Marine Park right on the doorstep.
Pools and sun terraces as well as lawns and rich vegetation create an ambience balanced between barefoot charm and total sophistication. The spacious rooms and suites are arranged in traditional thatched buildings decorated in contemporary style with touches of local African art and bold printed fabrics.
Big-game fishing is definitely something you should try here. If that is not for you, go dolphin-watching, snorkelling or take a sunset cruise on Hemingways private dhow. Try the mangrove crab in the restaurant with fresh vegetables from the resorts own farm and then enjoy a nightcap in Hemingways Bar, named after the famous writer.

Hemingways Resort Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Valet Parking
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Golf Course
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Garden
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Surfing
  • Diving Centre
  • Water-skiing
  • Facsimile
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Shower
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Cots
  • Poolside Bar
  • Executive Floor
  • Family Room
  • Doctor on call

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