My friend and I stayed at the Tembo Village for two days last week. We made an emergency booking after spending one night at Villa Veronika in Watamu, which had been recommended in both the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide but which turned out to be pretty awful - there's been a recent change in owner there apparently and the place was dirty, window screens and taps in the bathroom were broken and it didn't feel very secure or safe. The Tembo Village was an absolute haven in comparison. It's located about ten minutes (by foot) from Watamu village - an easy walk and especially enjoyable in the morning and late afternoon, when locals are also commuting by foot. The hotel is set in a beautifully designed building amongst a lush, well-maintained garden and with African-inspired decoration. Our room was light and airy with amazing elevated beds (I felt like the princess and the pea), comfy bedding, free bottled drinking water and a hot shower. The owners, Bettina and Peter, were friendly, and sunbeds were put out for us every morning. If I find myself in Watamu again I will definitely stay there again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Tembo Village Resort Watamu Kenya