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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Very peaceful and quaint little getaway with breathtaking views. Food is great and reasonably priced. Very nice and attentive staff. Lovely pool area, but you can also walk to the beach. Would definitely go again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 April 2016

My sister and I stopped by for an afternoon during the Christmas holidays. Stefan was so friendly and warm; I don't know if it's possible to have a nicer host. The grounds and pool are beautiful; the location serene and quiet. I look forward to having a formal overnight stay.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We are just back from a 6 night stay. The rooms are quite basic and there is no direct beach access, however the overall atmosphere is so relaxing, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and we felt 'at home' at the place. We had most meals in the resort, the food was very good, especially the selection of salad,...

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Badby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

1. In General. The place plays chilled music, has clean, secure, comfortable rooms with air con and hot water and the restaurant produces outstanding seafood. There is only one negative that is difficult to remedy, but wait for it. The boutique resort (12 beds) is also private and safe which was important to us as we were robbed by a...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We spent five nights at this perfect resort in Watamu, and we highly recommend it to everyone. Prior reviews do an excellent job highlighting many of Mawe Resort's strengths, so I will focus on three secondary aspects that make it a unique vacation spot. First, do not worry that the resort is on a cliff rather than a sand beach!...

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

We spent 8 nights in this lovely resort. A truly hidden gem on the cliff with a stunning sea view. At low tide direct access to the beach with crystal clear water. Outstanding (Italian) food, very kind and friendly staff! Highly recommendable!

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Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We finished an 8 day safari and came here to rest for 5 days. We did this as the accommodations, food and location are amazing, but the highlight is the staff of the resort. They are all so amazing! We enjoyed our time so much here. We visited the Gede Ruins, the Mede creek and the town of Watamu( it's...

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Womack, Thank You for choosing the Mawe Resort for Your stay in Watamu. Thank You for taking the time to write this feedback, we appreciate all the comments from our guest.We are happy to know that you appreciate our location and our staff, to have you here was our pleasure. Thank you from all the Staff of Mawe...

Mulberry, Arkansas
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Our bottom line is the title of this review. All the reviews are pretty much what we experienced - except I couldn't disagree more with the review that stated Mawe Resort was "by Italians for Italians". That review did worry me before I got here. However, as a couple from the U.S. we could not have felt more welcome and...

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Martin, thank you for choosing the Mawe Resort for your stay in Watamu, it was a pleasure to have you here. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and also for your comments, I really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the time spent in our Resort. I hope to see you again...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This boutique hotel offered the ideal getaway for us after a few days of safari in Amboseli and Masaai Mara. with pristine beaches nearby, friendly staff and oh so comfortable accommodations, it's a perfect place to just and relax. A must stay hotel when you come to Kenya... Simply Wonderful!!!

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank You for choosing the Mawe Resort for Your stay in Watamu. Thank You for taking the time to write this feedback, we appreciate all the comments from our guest.We are happy to know that you appreciate our location and our staff. We look forward to having you here again in the future, thank you from all the...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 December 2015

We had an unforgettable 7 day honeymoon experience! For our honeymoon, we were looking for an intimate, relaxing and beautiful place and we thankfully found it at Mawe Resort! The rooms are spacious, clean and have a unique ambiance. The staff are really friendly, helpful and offer personalized service, with the manager Stefano leading by example by always being available....

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Stefano M, Direttore generale at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank You for choosing the Mawe Resort for Your Honeymoon in Watamu. Thank You for taking the time to write this feedback, we appreciate all the comments from our guest.We are very happy to know that you appreciate your special stay here with us.We try to do our best and better day after day for our guest, maybe...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Masterpiece of design,Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel stands on the rocks directly above the sea with breathtaking views of Indian Ocean and the islands of Watamu Marine Park. This Hotel is an intimate and exclusive holiday destination that can be rented in its entirety or just one of the twelve rooms ( 8 Deluxe and 4 Suite Ocean View ). Either way it provides the ultimate in relax and sophistication. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mawe Resort

Address: Jacaranda Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya (Formerly St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel)
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $110 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mawe Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Watamu
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#1 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#4 Family Hotel in Watamu
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“Book fast... limited rooms”
 of 5 bubbles kinw2014, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose room with sea view”
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  • View of pool from our room
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 of 5 bubbles Njuguna2015, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There's only 12 rooms, located in the center of the resort with no view, but if you want seaview you can pay extra - like anywhere else. :)”
  • Our standard room.
 of 5 bubbles MariamYaghi, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There aren't many rooms, but specify if you want one on the second or ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 266abigailg, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Definitely recommend the sea-view suite, it was a great value for the price and we loved the outdoor balcony and seating area.”
 of 5 bubbles ladyswashbuckler, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
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