What can I say, spot on from the minute we arrived to the moment we left. We arrived for our three night stay following a two night trip to the Masai Mara, all had been organised prior by the staff at Hemingways, Melinda in Kenya, Rosemary and Janet in the UK.
All travel plans seamless and wow what a great time was had, a vey close family atmosphere where the staff all seemed to enjoy what they were doing. Simon the GM a lovely guy. We took the kids fishing for 1/2 day and had a fine haul of tuna.
The food was faultless, the evening prior to the fishing trip our boys had an early dinner in the restaurant, they were greeted by the chef who asked what they wanted to eat, anything possible, well what do a 12 and 10 year old choose to eat with no menu and everything on offer, after much umming and ahhing they both decided on a pasta dish (carbonara I recall) which was promptly cooked and loved by the boys, nothing too much trouble.
The rooms were very spacious and spotless too. We enjoyed the resort that much we are planning on returning for a relaxing week before the end of the year, this time minus the boys.
I hope this hotel remains the best kept secret in Kenya, faultless service and perfect for a chill out. We will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hemingways is nestled on one of the world's top ten beaches and few places can compare for relaxation. Every one of our 74 rooms offers an views of the ocean and the endless white sands of of the Watamu Marine Park. Gentle sea breezes tame the hot equatorial sun keeping the tropical landscape surrounding the gardens, pools and terraces cool and comfortable. Simple yet luxurious this very personal hotel has tradtional thatched roofs, white washed walls and uses bright local materials for decor and furnishings. Friendly helpful service in a relaxed and elegant setting where mobile phones are silent and stress has no place. Our chefs make the best possible use of the abundant offerings of the Indian Ocean, the delicious organic meats and an abundance of home grown fruits and vegetables from our farms. Special diets are happily catered for; let us know what you need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hemingways Hotel Watamu
- Hemingways Hotel Malindi
- Hemingways Resort Malindi
- Hemingways Watamu Kenya