We stayed at the Tembo Village during the low season, in May 2011. Having a one-year old baby with us, we chose to go self-catering. The apartment was nice, very spacious, with two balconies - one overlooking the amazing swimming pool and the other at the entrance into the apartment overlooking an expanse of trees - and both had places to relax, from tables and chairs to a nice Swahili style day bed on the big balcony. The beds were super comfortable, the overhead fans made the nights cooler, and both bathrooms were quite nice. The master bathroom had a window with an amazing view. The kitchen had basic equipment, though some of the pots were quite old, and it was not well set up for coffee making (we are fine with boiled coffee, but none of the pots worked well for the purpose and there was no french press). The owner was very helpful, always pleasant and accommodating. A baby cot was provided at our request, which made us very happy. When we didn't feel like cooking, we ordered the food at the restaurant. The food was quite good. We ate dinners on our balcony a couple of times. The restaurant setting was very charming and had great ambiance.
Due to the low season, we were the only tenants most of our stay and the only other people that stayed there for a couple of days at the same time were our friends from Kisumu. We had the swimming pool to ourselves! It rained in the morning a couple of times - a warm gentle rain - and it was fun to swim in the pool even in the rain. The nearest beach was about 10 minutes away.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Tembo Village and would highly recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tembo Village is a family-run boutique Hotel with 11 rooms and self catering apartments. The small Hotel is build in Swahili style on one acre of property, set in beautifully landscabed gardens, second road to Kenya`s internationally acclaimed Watamu National Marine Park. It offers guests an atmosphere of quality comfort, tranquility and privacy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tembo Village Resort Watamu Kenya