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Barracuda Inn

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Bayfield, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2017

In March we stayed for 5 nights at the resort. The view was beautiful even though the terrace furniture was hard to sit on. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. Lots of activities with a lovely beach. As non smokers, we found that the other guests were rather neglecting of our space but of course...

Thank Wendy P
Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Wonderful Inn on the beach with pool, bar, restaurant and detached hotel room cottage style. I stayed in February 2017. The staff were lots of fun. I enjoyed the pool, beach area and lounge are very much. Room was comfortable with Air conditioning and balcony. I would return. FYI most guests while I was there were Italian. Lots of Italian...

Thank Sudburyismyhome
Reviewed 23 January 2017

My husband and I went there for 2 nights and were mainly sold by the pictures on line. We didn't really take time to read the reviews. All that has been said is true. On the positive side, its a bit private, staff are friendly, great swimming pool and beach front. I went in peak season and it wasn't value...

Thank Uwera F
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Just checked out today; we spent 2 nights at the hotel, atmosphere was good and quite not noisy hotel, food was average not much varieties, rooms need to be improved alot; no TV, no toiletries and soap is very bad quality, the mattress and pillows are not good at all..must be replaced; face towels are rough; second day day we...

Thank Sameera J
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited in March with my boyfriend for the weekend. The hotel is pleasant and clean... but rooms are a bit old fashioned and no tv, WiFi is not free either. Food was okay but they could do better. There was a lack of variety. We found ourselves as the only Kenyans in the hotel... everyone was else was Italian... and...

4Thank Maureen N
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Very good ambience, some staff very helpful and friendly. We played darts, table tennis, beach very very good, pool a bit small but very clean. Tea and coffee at lounge area, again some staff very helpful. See through curtains in room and air conditioner leaking and formed ice which made very loud noises..waking us up in middle of night. The...

Thank JND04
Reviewed 22 March 2016

In the heat of March in Watamu, this mama would have loved to have retired to the beautifully air-conditioned room with a book, but Mr Three had other ideas. We hired a canoe and explored the lagoon and the rocky "islands", we swam in the ocean and in the pool, he rode his tricycle furiously up and down the beach...

1Thank Gueredagirl
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Maureen: The rooms are clean and provide all the amenities needed apart from a Tv. The service and food was also quite good. The hotel geared mostly for an Italian market and you will get a taste of little Italy in Watamu. Everything is in italian. If you wanted a cultural kenyan experience this is not the perfect place. And...

Thank 973christine
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Stay away from Barracuda Inn! Stayed here for 2 nights "all inclusive" on a package deal (for valentine): 1- Rooms are dated, but ok 2- All inclusive here means you only get water or soft drinks for free, all the other beverages you need to pay for. Even a bottle of water on the room is not provided! There is...

4Thank BBE81
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

My partner and I booked to stay here for new year after having to move from another hotel. The price was right and the staff were friendly and provided us with a warm greeting and a cold juice. Check in was swift and helpful and the deceptively strong staff helped us with our luggage to our internal road facing room....

Thank Holly Suzanne B

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Paid Wifi
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Barracuda Inn

Address: Watamu Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $129 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barracuda Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Barracuda Hotel Watamu
Barracuda Resort Watamu
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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“We asked for a room away from nighttime entertainment but not too far to walk. Room 2 was quiet and had an ocean-view. GREAT night's sleep.”
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