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Ocean Sports Resort

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Bournemouth
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Ocean Sports has a beautiful vista over the bay and to the reef. Wonderful sandy beach with coral outcrops and interesting pools when the tide is out. Staff absolutely great , very attentive and welcoming. Being a haunt of the local Kenyan charter fishing boats there was always interesting people to talk to at the bar. Breakfast was good covering...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Steve, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, always nice to hear back from our guests and know that you had an enjoyable stay! Hope to see you again soon!

Cumnor
Reviewed 6 November 2015

An old style colonial beach hotel with great character and friendly welcoming service. A traditional european meeting place especially for the fishermen who return each day with their clients and over a beer discuss the reason why the big fish got away. There is a gorgeous golden beach in front of the bar restaurant where you can enjoy a cold...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review of Ocean Sports. We are all very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and all that we have to offer. Hope that we see you back here again!

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2015

What a great location right on a stunning beach. All the staff are excellent and make you feel very welcome. Laundry service is provided with a small charge, rooms are clean and tidy, the pool area is lovely and the the bar and breakfast area is great. What a view overlooking the ocean ... Florian and Emily do their utmost...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Janice, Thank you so much for your review of Ocean Sports! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and all of us, including Hugo and Matilda, hope to see you back here soon!!

Rwanda
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Its a nice spot and we had a very pleasant stay. The rooms were comfortable, the staff were friendly although maybe they are short on cutlery and crockery as tables were often only half set and they whipped plates away very quickly! We also only had tea and coffee delivered to our tent 2 mornings out of our week-long stay....

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. It's always helpful to get feedback from our guests so that we can make improvements to Ocean Sports. We have started doing a lot of maintenance around the hotel and also repainted the swimming pool since your visit. We really like your idea about filtered water in...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2015

staff were great and very helpful, rooms were very big and comfortable, food was good and inexpensive, views of the ocean and coast were amazing and great walks on the reef, the town is very safe and close by

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you so much for writing us a review. All of us at Ocean Sports are very happy that we were able to give you a good holiday and that you enjoyed your stay in Watamu. We hope to see you back again in the near future!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Got a good deal from Nairobi based travek agency: Bonfire advenures. Halfboard 5 day package is the best deal, with excellent breakfast and dinner entries, including fresh seafood! Rooms are nicely decorated, but no TV or internet, which is just fine as you are supposed to enjoy being on the beach. Overall I recommend this resort.

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We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for the 5 star review, it's great to get feedback and always nice to know that our guests have left happy. I hope that you can visit us again for another enjoyable stay.

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The place has the best view, fresh breeze from the ocean and the lovely trees around. The staff are kind and ready to help at anytime. We had amazing time and hope to be back soon so we can enjoy all the delicious meals we ate during our stay. Fresh, tasty and delicious.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. All of us at Ocean Sports are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, the views and our food! Hope that you can return again in the near future.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I just want to go back to this paradise! This hotel is amazing and I have nothing bad to say about it. The food was fresh and delicious, they make the sea food as you watch and you can have to your fill. Our room was huuuuggggeeeee and the bathroom was beautiful! The welcome decorations were so tastefully done, flower...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us such a great review! It's always lovely to hear that guests leave happy and Hare is especially thrilled to have got a mention! You will have to come back and visit us during our high season to try out Watamu's night life! Thanks again for your feedback and hope to see you in...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Love Ocean sport and the staff. Don't stay there but eat there most days. My son loves the pizzas and burgers and great to see this year that the pizza place was open. Hubby and me love the fresh fish cooked here. lovely views of the ocean the place to be. see you all next time. x counting down the...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It's great that you and your family enjoy our restaurant and bar. We have been renovating our deck so look forward to welcoming you back next time for an even better experience!

Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Visited Ocean Sports mid May 2015. The staff are very warm and welcoming and made our stay very comfortable. I also liked that they have freshly prepared meals at an affordable cost. The check in and check out times are conviniently flexible. The only downside of visiting at this time of the year is the unpredictable weather and the beach...

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Dear Allan, Thank you so much for writing us a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you can visit us again between October and April when the weather is more predictable and the beach is at its best! We'd love to welcome to you back to Ocean Sports.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $113 - $295 (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
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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“The family room had an extra bedroom with two single beds. The A/C was just above one of the beds which meant we ended up moving it.”
318anitaz, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“From room 18 and onwards to get away from the outdoor bar area.”
josorb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms vary a lot, I'd suggest one with a balcony.”
Jori9889, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ensure that you have a sea view”
Jcd58in2016, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean, some with less obstructed views, such as number 21.”
410williamf, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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