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Barracuda Inn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

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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...

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Mombasa
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...

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Thank JND04
Watamu
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...

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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...

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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...

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Reviewed 14 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....

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Diani Beach, Kenya
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

First off this is primarily a package holiday hotel almost entirely geared towards the Italian market. However what isn't in Watamu! As a couple we booked in for New Years (we didn't celebrate new year at the hotel so cannot comment but they looked to be putting something on). Upon arrival we were greeted by one of the friendly annimators...

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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Was there for 5 days on full board with my wife and son from 5th to the 9th this week their food was great, the stuff friendly right from the main gate man to the maasai guard at the back. However the WiFi should be part of the package so as the laundry. Thanks for the great experience "Sifa, Nelson...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The hotel was announced as all inclusive but actually is more like "almost all exclusive": only water, coke and sprite is included...all the rest you have to pay. Even if you want a bottle of water in the room you have to pay for it. Actually even if you wanted an espresso you had to pay for it!! Unbelievable... The...

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Amenities

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

Additional Information about Barracuda Inn

Address: Watamu Road, Watamu 59-80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: £48 - £101 (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
Barracuda Inn Kenya/Watamu
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Watamu
#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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