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Plot No. 2 - Mida Creek Road P.O. Box 18 - Watamu, Watamu 80202 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 37 hotels in Watamu
Travellers' Choice
Medina Palms is perfectly situated on the powder white sand beach of the Indian Ocean in Watamu, Kenya. This ground breaking hotel offers a range of luxury suites and villas, with views over tropical gardens and pools, tree top level penthouses with inner courtyards, and magnificent beach front villas. The hotel offers fine dining at our signature Amandina Restaurant, the sophisticated Long Bar and Star Lounge, as well as our tropical coffee garden. On site facilities includes Tribe Watersports Centre, a fitness studio, the luxury Sakina Ocean Spa offering 5 treatment rooms, state of the art conference facilities and a choice of exclusive spaces for meetings and weddings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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65Somewhat walkable
Grade: 65 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Beatrice V wrote a review Mar 2021
Nairobi, Kenya87 contributions29 helpful votes
The place is lovely and serene, good for quiet holiday. Staff are professional, friendly. The property has apartments of with different number of rooms depending on what one prefers. One can also do self catering or use the restaurant. Staff offer free wind surfing and kayaking lessons. I had a blast and will definitely return
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Date of stay: February 2021
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SLM wrote a review Jan 2021
28 contributions7 helpful votes
Super clean, amazing setting, wonderful staff, big grounds, my review is based on value for money staying at one of the private apartments in the hotel. I think I would lower a star if I was staying at one of the hotel rooms (which are pretty much the same as the private apartments) as the reception abs indoor restaurants are not up to a luxury standard but the pools abs and outdoor restaurants are stunning. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Glenn P wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
We stayed at Medina Palms in beginning of December. We felt welcomed and appreciated the second we walked through the door. The property looks amazing with access to the white sand beach. The dinner was delicious,only wish we stayed longer so we'd have time to go through the whole menu! :D They had a kids club for our son to enjoy. But I'll have to say the thing that made the place top notch was the staff. From Martha always greeting us with a smile to the football banter with Mike at the bar. And again,the chef made sure our bellies were so satisfied and full that we didn't get to try out any of the desserts ;) We'll be back again,Medina. Asanta Sana!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Africanavantgarde wrote a review Dec 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Medina has a great reputation and I looked forward to staying here. Overall, I agree with all comments about great staff, beautiful mix of gardens (and gorgeous 🦎) around the pool area and relaxing atmosphere. However, it’s some of the small things that would determine whether I would come back at full season pricing (which is twice what I am currently paying). Our delightful room had major plumbing issues (basic toilet flushing and lack of hot showers) that weren’t fixed despite reporting it. To be fair it’s a bit tricky during Covid to navigate when to have people come in the room - would’ve just been better that they ensure plumbing is working before guests are put in a room. The breakfast is a bit unimaginative for a high end hotel and led me to not explore other meals preferring instead to go elsewhere given good range of alternatives nearby. In summary- it’s great at low season prices but I would question value for money otherwise.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
sophiedegroote262 wrote a review Dec 2020
Bruges, Belgium42 contributions10 helpful votes
I could recommend the medina palms to everybody. They have the most beautiful appartements. Very white, clean. The pools go on forever, set in a tropical garden. The restaurant serves great food, lots of options But the most important, they have a great staff. From reception, to bartenders, in the restaurant or housekeeping everybody is so friendly. Even know in corona times with a few visitors they make you feel at home.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$215 - US$353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaCoast ProvinceWatamu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medina Palms
Which popular attractions are close to Medina Palms?
Nearby attractions include Watamu Beach (0.4 miles) and Prawn Lake (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Medina Palms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Medina Palms?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Medina Palms?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Medina Palms?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Medina Palms?
Conveniently located restaurants include NON SOLO GELATO by anna, Amandina, and The Ocean Sports Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Medina Palms?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Medina Palms have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Medina Palms offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Medina Palms located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Watamu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Medina Palms?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Medina Palms offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.