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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

What a blast ... just seen a review ... were you at the same party ? We took our teenage children to turtle bay and the food was fantastic ... soup at 1.30 am was just what we needed to keep going and the bacon butties and hot dogs allowed us oldies to make it through to the traditional run...

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for the support as it was certainly a great and fun event. Kind regards Damian

Bath
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Just hearing reports from teenage daughters of the NY eve party....6000KSH a head a rip off. Admittance after 12:30 for a NY EVE Party!!! Seriously? No snacks served...not smart with teenagers drinking. Could try harder.

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer The feedback we have had about our new year party has been in stark contrast to your own. I can therefore only assume it was taken straight from the reports of the teenagers, whom I must assume were over 18, if they were sent without adults to such a function. The truth is there were snacks provided which...

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This All- Inclusive Beach Resort was just perfect for us. We were given the club rooms at the back of the property. (They are the cheapest and ideal with children). I appreciated the quiet location, and it's not very far to access all the facilities. We had monkey visitors throughout our 7 night stay, just outside our room. How special.....

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to give us you feedback on your recent stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in April. Kind regards Damian

Nairobi
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

TBBC is a complete dumpyard!! Staff highly demotivated...don't seem to be wanting to work... 2* quality rooms and food! It has been a favorite place but the owners seem to not be bothered with the quality it has gone down to! And anyone giving an excuse that due to low tourism, then the hotel needs to mind the room rates...

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I am a little surprised at the tone of this review as I am aware that the party concerned received special meals at every sitting with curries of their choice as they felt the hotel's food was not to their liking. This specialised menu even extended to the New years eve dinner when the hotel had 500 sitting...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place especially if you have kids between 5 years to 16 years of age. The kids club is engaging and fun. Plenty of fun too for adults with lots of water sports, beach volleyball and darts. Rooms are spacious and cozy Cons: Food gets boring quickly, esp. breakfast. For a family resort, you'd expect more baby...

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your comments and we shall look into the issue of the high chairs immediately as well as different ways to improve our menu variation. Let us also take this opportunity to wish you a very happy new year and all the best for 2017. Kind regards Damian Davies

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

...just magnificent. ..warm welcome on arrival with cold refreshing towels and a glass of passion fruit juice...all inclusive hotel with two swimming pools...one assigned to be child excempt for a quieter vacation...food great...rooms air-conditioned..clean and tastefully designed. Best beach in the world. New year's eve party not to be missed. ..and family ritual of ours for many years.

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for you taking the time to give us a review during your stay at Turtle Bay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Damian

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Had visited Malindi and decided to have lunch at Turtle bay due to its famous name. Big mistake. We paid kshs 2500 for lunch buffet, swimming and inclusive drinks. The buffet was underwhelming with few choices and no red meat. The food was not tasty at all. The waiters were disinterested in serving us and we seemed a bother while...

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I am sorry that you meal experience was not as you would have hoped and I am surprised that the buffets were so disappointing as we have had very positive feedback from the 300 plus guests who have been staying with us lately. There also appears to have been some confusion on the meal times as our lunch...

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Was here from 15th Dec to 18th Dec.The good service will make up for the old standard rooms we got in our deal. A perfect place for kids leaving adults time to relax . The food variety is excellent. It's was fully booked so we had to leave to another disappointing resort not too far away. The beach at Turtle...

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your recent stay with us and we are glad that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere at the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back. The Christmas period does tend to get very busy very quickly so please book early to avoid missing the...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Great room facing beach, Staff attentive and enthusiastic - reception staff very efficient too. Food absolutely fine and drinks offered regularly without having to ask. Plenty of fresh water available too from water stations. My husband went deep sea fishing and the chefs did a fantastic job of preparing and cooking some of his catch. All areas of the hotel...

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your detailed and informative review of your recent stay with us at Turtle Bay. We are glad that your stay was a pleasant one and that you managed to do and see so much of Watamu and the surrounding area during your stay. We shall look into putting some sort of booklet together to give...

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

After a fabulous 3 week stay in Aug 16 we came home wanting to go AGAIN. Cheap flights with turkish and we were off in oct yippee . TBBC is amazing from the staff , rooms,facilities , food to the stunning location . The hotel is looking good having a paint and umbrella roofs on the beach renewed . We...

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DDGM63, General Manager at Turtle Bay Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer It was lovely to see you back and we are glad that you have seen the efforts we are going to in order to 'pep' the place up ! We also look forward to welcoming you back as soon as you can make it! Warm regards Damian

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Turtle Bay Beach Club

Address: PO Box 10, Watamu, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $181 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Turtle Bay Beach Club 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Turtle Bay Beach Club Hotel Watamu
Turtle Bay Beach Hotel
Turtle Bay Beach Resort
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#8 Family Hotel in Watamu
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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