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Temple Point Resort
Ranked #20 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
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1 review
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

As a family with one child we decided to came for vacation in Watamu, at Temple Point Resort. We were here at the end of March and beginning of April. We were there for the first time and it was really wonderful experience and we definitely would like to repeat it. The hotel complex, the swimming pools, the beach, the room and especially the staff were excellent! If you have administrative problems - Leila is the administrative person, always ready to help you. We enjoyed exotic surroundings with a comfortable accommodation, quiet and peaceful atmosphere combined with very good evening entertainment. The hotel room had a big double bed and a separate single bed; the room was cleaned daily as the beds were arranged with beautiful flowers; the towels in the bath were changed daily. The room had an air-conditionind, safe, flat TV, fridge; mineral water was supplied daily. We enjoyed delicious variety of block table menus, fresh local fruits, vegetables, very good bar. In the hotel there is change desk, with rates a little lower than the official courses, but anyway it's very convenient. The hotel offers taxi services; there are bicycles everyone can use; there are tourist services, too. You can make Mida Creek boat trip from hotel beach - to see wonderful birds and places. Watamu is the nearest town and there you can go for a walk, visit souvenir shops, take diving courses (PADI) and go to dive in the near coral reef. In Watamu there's a snake farm (I recommend you to visit it first after you arrive - it stopped me from walking in unknown places and bushes), too; old Swahili village in Gede; Butterfly farm, too. Temple Point Resort has a very good security system in the hotel and beach area. There are beds and umbrellas on the beach, the water is extremely clean. If you forgot to take your sun protection lotions you can buy in the hotel or even on the beach. If eventually there is a rain they will borrow you an umbrella - just call the reception desk! In Temple Point Resort we had birds walking around and monkeys (for the joy of our daughter!). We had an amazing time in Kenya, in Watamu, we met many wonderful people and we'd like to recommend that place and we ourselves would like to go back again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Gotemba, Japan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

As a young couple we visited at the end of the year. The staff was extremely kind and helpful, I can't thank them enough. The hotel, beach, pool and restaurant were all excellent. We enjoyed the delicious variety of fresh local vegetables and fruit, mouth watering local menus and truly delicious pasta dishes. The night entertainment was good, though too much Italiano MC-ing . Security was well established both in the hotel area and the private beach.
Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: A cottage/room with beach view would be great
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Antony N
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Nairobi
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

I just came back from my vacation in Watamu. I stayed at the Temple Point Resort, booked it through booking.com, first mistake. Since one of my friends cancelled we had to stay in one room, 3 people, and they refused to allow us to pay less. They had all our reservation details wrong so first they told us we were on full board, then they downgraded us to BB, and asked us to wear a bracelet. The food is very bad, no flavor, and very basic. The staff is not well trained so they know nothing about customer service. They took ages to help us carry our stuff to the room. The hotel is full of Italians so everything is in Italian. Unless you enjoy hanging with them, I recommend not to go since you will feel kind of "left out"... even the shows are in Italian, so we couldnt understand. Lots of activities in the hotel. The hotel itself is nice, and it has a good although very hot swimming pool with sea water. IT does not have a beach front, but if you walk behind the hotel, you will find your little private beach which was really beautiful. In general terms, I dont recommend this place.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Ingrid B
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Howrah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

Have to say that it's truly amazing..The staff is friendly, helpful and attentive to every need of our customers. the atmosphere is quiet, peacefull, a true rejuvenating experience for your spirit and soul. Very nice and well-kept garden. This is the first time I have ever stayed that beautiful place. The area is wonderful and great laid out, the hotel belonging beach section is a dream! Exotic flair in beautiful surroundings. Everything was very large and spacious. Big pool with comfortable sun loungers included sun screens. About activities, animation was officially offered, but not regularly instead of. The reason for this could be, that five consecutive days of steep rained and the possibilities very limited were. But also if the weather is nice was the offer only partially available. If you'have ever been to Kenya is, should the area not to be missed. I have everything there and were completely satisfied.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jake602
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

Welcomed by the customer relations lady who was very pleasant and gave us a good introduction to the facilities available at the resort, which by the way are quite extensive.
Shown to our huge room with large veranda.
Accommodation very comfortable and well maintained.
Food and service in dining room was excellent, soft drinks plus wine included in rates.
Lovely views over Mida Creek which is very clean compared with the beach at Malindi.
Excellent swimming pool, entertainment area and sports facilities.
African theme evening was excellent with great traditional food.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the Mida Creek are porbaly the best ones
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bruce W
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Mombasa, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Great hotel. The staff were welcoming and courteous. We had a family room which was large and spacious. Pool facilities great with plenty of activities at no extra cost such as kayaking along the creek. Overall great. Being a local resident it was great treatment.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Gani5152
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Milan, Italy
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

I was in Temple Point Resort with my giorlfrind after 4 days of Safari in Tsavo Est & West and Amboseli. The room is very clean and large with a lot of comforts: air conditioned, lcd tv, frigo bar with fresh water and more.

The resort have a lot of activities to do at sports area: tennis, soccer, beach volley, archery, beache soccer and kayak. A nice relax area with massage spa over the sea and a wide a fantastic pool for swimming until the sun goes down!

Two restaurant, one with good pizza complete the perfect place to relax and enjoying after 4 days of long safari! The animation staff is cool heading by italian boy Domenico!
AFRICAAAAAAAAA is waiting you at Temple Point Resort!

Room Tip: Choose, if possible, a room near the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Andrea_B_78
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Additional Information about Temple Point Resort

Property: Temple Point Resort
Address: Marine Park Rd, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#11 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Temple Point Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Temple Point Resort is a premier holiday beach resort located at the end of a headland between the Indian Ocean and Mida Creek. Surrounded by tropical gardens and the Mida Creek lagoon, the hotel is situated right inside the Watamu Marine National Park. Conveying the atmosphere of a delightful private home with luxurious accommodation, the resort standards are designed to provide the highest quality venue for both individual holiday makers and corporate functions. ... more   less 
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