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Ocean Sports Resort

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Thank you for an excellent service during my recent stay. I stayed for 3 nights to be able to attend a friend's wedding nearby. Ocean sports were incredibly helpful, accommodating several last minute changes to my booking dates and number of rooms needed without any fuss and ensuring I got the best rate each time. They arranged airport pick up...

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

Thank you very much for writing us such a lovely review! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed staying with us and being in Watamu. It is a perfect place for a wedding and a perfect place to relax after one! Hope to see you back here soon.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We loved our stay at Ocean Sports. If you're looking for somewhere really relaxed, friendly with great food, without paying the prices of some of the more lavish hotels, this is the place for you. The room we had was clean, quiet and had a spectacular view of the beach. It is not the place if you're looking for perfect...

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

Thanks so much for the great review. All of us here are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and the relaxed atmosphere of Ocean Sports. Watamu has so much to offer and we're happy that you enjoyed it all. Hope to see you back here soon!

Gloucestershire, UK
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Good points - Food was amazing! We were on half board and I looked forward to breakfast and dinner every day - Amazing sea and beach views from our room and the beach bar - Loved the beach bar, had fantastic atmosphere and decor - Small intimate hotel, all the rooms were quite private - Beautiful room, which had everything...

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

Thanks so much for your review! It's great to see that you enjoyed your time with us and it's always helpful for us and potential guests to hear what we did right and where we can improve! Hope you can visit us again soon.

Letterkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 29 January 2015

On few occasions I visited the restaurant of this hotel and I must say I really enjoyed the food - i especially liked the ice latte and the sandwiches. You can just stop by here while walking on the beach, order a drink and enjoy a sunset sitting on a terrace overlooking the ocean. Oh yes!

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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. All of us at Ocean Sports are glad that you enjoyed your time in Watamu and that you loved our deck and food! We hope you can make it back here for more!

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Florian and Emilie, your hosts, will always do their utmost to make your stay as relaxing/enjoyable as you wish whether it is arranging deep sea diving, sundowners on a dhow or even joining in the regular sporting events if you feel so inclined. The snowy white sand of the beach welcomes you for morning strolls around the bay and then...

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

Dear Anthea, Thank you so much for writing us a review! It was great to have you and your family back in Ocean Sports but your stay was far too short! We're looking forward to having you back again, hopefully in the near future!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We have stayed here many many times as our children grew up. I.e young teenagers.. Always the place to be for New Year.... There is a party there every night during Xmas NY? Otherwise am sure once a week... I am a chicken but no longer a spring.. Although there is still bounce in me!!!!. Afraid because of the situation...

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

Thank you so much for your great review. It's lovely to see people come back to Ocean Sports year after year and enjoy Watamu's great beach and peaceful atmosphere. We're hoping for a good 2015 and look forward to seeing you here again.

Bakersfield, United States
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

This place i did not stay at but I was a regular at the restaurant. They have free wifi and lots of great seafood and non seafood choices skewered prawns is a must they are amazingly big. They have OK service and good beer and cocktails. You can't miss the on the beach view of clear blue waters. During holidays...

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

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed visiting Ocean Sports and found it a good place to relax during your stay in Watamu. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 December 2014

When we arrived at Ocean Sports we could not believe that the pool was empty and being repaired, the only other place to sit was the decking over looking the beach that was alo under re-construction. Local builders were continously walking through the hotel,. We were shown to our room that was tiny and very basic, needless to say we...

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

Dear Jacky, All of us at Ocean Sports are very sorry that you were so disappointed with the hotel on your arrival. Unfortunately we had a problem with the swimming pool and had to empty it in order to repair it immediately. This also coincided with some repairs that had to be done on the deck. I completely understand your...

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We ate here for lunch and had a couple of drinks, the view is fantastic looking onto the beach and the sea, and watching life go by. The snack lunch we had was good, so on that basis we decided to book an evening meal. We had a pleasant evening, and the service was good. But the food was not...

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

Thank you very much for your review. Its always good to hear back from our customers. We're sorry that you were disapointed with your evening meal but we're glad that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We have taken your comments on board and hope that next time you visit you leave a lot happier. Thanks again and we look...

Nairobi
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Ocean Sports has undeniable character and is frequented by undeniable characters! This hotel is the gathering place of locals in Watamu and this is where you will have the best parties and get the best fishing stories. The deck at Ocean Sports looks straight onto the beach and it's very easy to arrange a variety of watersport activities through the...

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Thanks very much for taking the time to write us a review. We loved having you to stay and its great to see you return to Watamu so often! Look forward to seeing more of you in Ocean Sports!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $115 - $339 (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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“From room 18 and onwards to get away from the outdoor bar area.”
 of 5 bubbles josorb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms vary a lot, I'd suggest one with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Jori9889, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ensure that you have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Jcd58in2016, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean, some with less obstructed views, such as number 21.”
 of 5 bubbles 410williamf, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Family rooms with two floors and an upstairs balcony are really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Sevillanita, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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