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Mawe Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 May 2014

At the junction in Watamu to the left and after 10 minutes you will find Mawe Resort. Everything was good! Just taste the wine and order for a lunch. What a clean resort in the wind of the Indian Ocean. Thanks to Tina Elizabeth and Cynthia. They are so motivated!

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Mawe R, Proprietario at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I hope you can come back soon at Mawe to spend a few days in the "family" of St. Thomas Hotels & Resorts. Kind regards Gilberto Pezzotta

Reviewed 27 April 2014

We loved every minute of our time at Mawe. We were there for our honeymoon and from the minute we arrived until we left, we were taken care of like family. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating, and we left there feeling like we had really experienced something special. A big thank you to Joan, Tina, Angellah, Edwin, Charo,...

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Mawe R, Proprietario at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Hi Maegan, thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. I am happy that you have spent a nice holiday. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Gilberto Pezzotta

Kigali
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We enjoyed relaxing at this beautiful hotel. It's a little difficult to access the hotel without a car, but we managed it with a moto taxi. The service was superb -- we arrived in midafternoon from Mombasa and the staff fixed us up a special light lunch, which was just what we needed. The food is almost all Italian, so...

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Mawe R, Proprietario at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear MelSoul, thanks for your kind review on Tripadvisor. I hope to see you at one of our hotels. Best regards, Gilberto Pezzotta

London
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We loved this hotel. We stayed for a couple of nights in January and were the only people there. We are independent travellers with a car and the hotel is not well signposted from the road. Also the only parking was outside the hotel gate. Not a real problem as the hotel appears to be in a secure compound. The...

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Mawe R, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Pualeblee, thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. Best regards.

Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The view of the ocean at the hotel was great. The welcome was warm and I was really stoked to see the flowers decorated on my bed when I first arrived. The Wifi was off and on; when I asked at the reception I was told the wifi was connected to the air conditioning in room 3 and if the...

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sarteano. italy
Reviewed 19 February 2014

we had a wonderful time. 3 days by the pool, 2 on safari and 3 more back by the pool - pure bliss. there's the "don't sit down/don't touch that" type of chic and the informal, comfortable and wholely inviting type and st. thomas is definitely that. the staff were wonderful, attentive and helpful - the rooms were large and...

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Mawe R, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Billkilpa, Thanks for your review on tripadvisor, and we defently are sorry about your flight back home. Best regards

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon. Although it's a little tricky to find (hint: print a map to give to your taxi driver) once you arrive you won't be disappointed. This boutique hotel is ideal for a break on the Kenyan coast. Bruno, the owner and Joan, the manager will go out of their way...

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Mawe R, Responsabile reception at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Dear Blink79, thanks for your kind review on Tripadvisor. Best regards

Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

We couldn't have hoped for a better first hotel experience in Watamu. The place has stunning views, excellent service, very good food, and Bruno and Giusi are wonderful hosts that go out of their way to cater to your every desire. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else in Watamu! Bravi!

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Bucharest
Reviewed 21 December 2013

We were 2 friends travelling and after a 6 days' safari finished our trip in Kenya in Mawe, Watamu. Not that we already weren't aware of time..days of week..next day... this place takes you yet to another dimension of relaxation, bliss and amazement. We've had different hotels in Kenya welcome us, however NONE is as spectacular, surprising and warm as...

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Nairobi
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Watching the infinity view of the ocean from the confort of a sunbed after a cool dip in their pool.. an amazing experienced. I enjoyed my stay as the staff made sure I did. They had every detail of my stay there covered. Its been a week ago but I miss the place,the cuisine, wow,everything was amazing. The rooms are...

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Mawe R, Public Relations Manager at Mawe Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from St.Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel! Thank you for sharing your very kind words in your "ideal holiday getaway" review following your recent Stay in Mawe Boutique hotel. On behalf of the entire team we all look forward to being able to welcome you back in the very near future. Please let us know when we can arrange this for...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $100 - $258 (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 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#2 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#4 Family Hotel in Watamu
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“Even if you're told that the room is a sea-view, don't expect it, you can only see a portion of the ocean! They are nice though!”
946mikeyc, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are limited but a suite would be the size of around 2 rooms”
David1465, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Any room is ok. Top floor for balcony and space ground floor is practical.”
649teddym, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The ground floor rooms do not have a patio or any kind of private outside sitting area. The upstairs rooms do”
MrBRabbit, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for sea views - first floor.”
_pauljglover6, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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