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Giriama Residence

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Beautiful Giriama Residence
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6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
20 guests
1 night minimum
Private Room
Welcome to our beautiful traditionally built Guest House only 100mtrs from the shores of Watamu National Marine Park on the North Coast of Kenya. Rooms are let singularly, or for larger parties book all six and have this beautiful property to yourselves! For those wanting the best of both worlds we have self contained Apartments offering more privacy but enjoying use of all amenities. Situated on Kenya's North Coast in the small fishing village of Watamu, Giriama Residence is a superior quality, family run self catering, Guest House set in beautiful shady tropical gardens just a few minutes stroll to the white coral unspoiled beaches of the world famous Watamu National Marine Park. Indulge yourself in our warm highly personal service offering versatile accommodation to suit the individu...Welcome to our beautiful traditionally built Guest House only 100mtrs from the shores of Watamu National Marine Park on the North Coast of Kenya. Rooms are let singularly, or for larger parties book all six and have this beautiful property to yourselves! For those wanting the best of both worlds we have self contained Apartments offering more privacy but enjoying use of all amenities. Situated on Kenya's North Coast in the small fishing village of Watamu, Giriama Residence is a superior quality, family run self catering, Guest House set in beautiful shady tropical gardens just a few minutes stroll to the white coral unspoiled beaches of the world famous Watamu National Marine Park. Indulge yourself in our warm highly personal service offering versatile accommodation to suit the individual requirements of families, couples and independent travellers alike. This is the ideal location for those not wanting the restrictions imposed by larger hotels. Our aim is to provide an African experience for all of our guests to enjoy! Bed Rooms We have two double bedrooms and two family rooms all en suite with showers, built in the traditional white Coastal style these airy rooms remain pleasantly cool even in the heat of the sub Saharan day. All of our rooms feature King size hand carved four poster beds with mosquito nets, fitted wardrobes and ceiling fans. Our downstairs Apartments have large furnished verandas leading to spacious tropical gardens and terraces. Upstairs rooms, two double and two family rooms have large balconies facing either the Indian Ocean or our beautiful gardens Apartments Set in their own gardens both apartments have one large bedroom, shower room /WC, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The dining rooms easily convert into a second bedroom for larger parties or families. Both rooms lead onto a large furnished veranda ideal for al fresco eating or simply relaxing. Both Apartments are downstairs with wheelchair access provided on request. Studio Apartment Our new Studio Apartment is ideal for Singles and Couples alike with direct access to our beautiful tropical gardens and breezy verandas. All of our Apartments are ideal for long term let's at very competitive rates. All rooms and Apartments are cleaned daily with fresh bed linen and towels alternate days. Laundry Service Washing lines are provided for drying of beach towels and swimwear or for a small tip your Room Steward will be willing to wash and iron larger items for you. Terraces Terraces and gardens surround this property leading to our large grill / BBQ and shared; kitchen fully equipped with fridge, freezer, gas/ electric hob, electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, blender, toaster, kettle, saucepans, serving dishes, and much more.... We are only a stone's throw from the beach and first stop for local fishermen who bring their catches straight from the Indian Ocean so why not try your hand at Swahili cuisine or we will BBQ for you using produce straight from local farms. Eat you meals under the stars and relax with a drink from the licensed bar in our garden TV lounge veranda the perfect place to chill out and catch the breeze drifting in from the Indian Ocean. Airport pick up available Safari's and Excursions organized Free Wi-fi The perfect place for a relaxing holiday but with easy access to the bustling town of Malindi with its diverse cultures and nightlife!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
6 Showers
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About the Owner
Mrs L
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2010
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

For the week we stayed at the residence, we had Halima, Muhammad and Linda who were very kind, hospitable and would go an extra mile to offer you their support, thanks💐💐💐 very much for that, we were humbled! The residence and it's environs is well...More

Date of stay: November 2019
1  Thank Exploration694359
Ambassador535429, VR Owner at Giriama Residence, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Thanks Anna it was a pleasure to host your family, the children were a delight. Hope to see you again. Best wishes from all of us.

Reviewed May 6, 2019

My family and i had such a great time,it took us less than half an hour from Malindi airport to the place.The rooms are clean and well maintained.Incase of special arrangements they will be more than happy to create that memorable experience for you ....More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Augustine M
Ambassador535429, VR Owner at Giriama Residence, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

Thanks Augustine for the great review it was a pleasure to host your family. Good luck for your wedding , we look forward to seeing you all again .

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

What a lovely place staff are very very helpful friendly and welcoming .Rooms are big ,lots of seating area around to enjoy views and sunshine .The area is beautiful too the stunning beach right by is beautiful.little village right by too would recommend Safari trip...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Management response:Responded October 4, 2017

Thanks Donna we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Halima and Mohammed say a big thank you. Best wishes from all of us at Giriama Residence and would love to see you again.

Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I rented the house for 2 nights....very clean, spacious and big rooms, the staff are too kind!!! Halima and Mohammed❤❤❤ ..close proximity to the beach...big rooms, very spacious....We really enjoyes our stay and next time we are in Watamu we will definitely...More

Date of stay: April 2017
2  Thank wannkessy
Management response:Responded May 9, 2017

Hi Ann thank you for the great review, we are very happy that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us . Halima and Mohammed say a big thanks for your appreciation. Hope to see you all again soon 😊

Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2nights with a group of friends and i cannot recommend it enough. It was a lovely stay. I loved the appearance of the house very comfortable furniture. Close to the beach... Very clean and neat. The caretakers were always available when you...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Gail M
Management response:Responded May 8, 2017

We, especially Halima and Mohammed would like to thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. 😊

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Getting around
Getting around couldn't be more simple, motorbikes, tuk tuks and matatu's are inexpensive ways to travel with taxi's available.
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