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“Fabulous Villa and Fabulous Staff”
The Sugar House
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The Sugar House
The upper terrace with views over Prawn Lake
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13 reviews
The Sugar House
The upper terrace with views over Prawn Lake
Living area featuring the central staircase
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 3 - can be twin or double
TV room on the first floor with bar
Outside dining
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Watamu, Coast Province

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Kentresid...
Kent, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous Villa and Fabulous Staff”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We met up with Family in Watamu and stayed in this fabulous Villa, which we chose because of its size and location. It exceeded our expectations and we had a wonderful time. It was such a treat to have all our meals cooked for us and the laundry being done was a huge relief, especially with young children. Lennox and the wonderful team of house and garden staff were excellent. The accommodation was light and airy and really spotless. We had the family room with the ensuite bathroom in between, which suited us all very well, and our two boys age 2 and 3 had a wonderful time in the exceptionally large pool. Our rooms were well sprayed and turned down in the evenings, and the boys slept very well. The outdoor fans were a wonderful help and we were very lucky with the weather. The food was exceptional, and nothing was too much trouble. You could have fresh fish from the fisherman every day if you wanted. The beach was in walking distance, but we only managed to go there twice in two weeks, as we were so busy the rest of the holiday. We spent a lot of time visiting friends and went to Ocean Sports resort a lot. We also visited the medina palms for lunch which was wonderful. We did a trip to the snake farm, which the boys thought was wonderful, and they loved going everywhere on tuk tuks. We did a few boat trips from Ocean Sports, including a wonderful handling fishing boat trip with picnics, which was very reasonable. We also went on a Dhow and had a wonderful catered lunch with cocktails, which was great fun. Thank you Sugar house, for a very memorable family holiday!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Nicoleoct...
Sunbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 for a stay in October 2013

The staff are wonderful Lenox the chef nothing was too much trouble he made fantastic fresh meals from local sources, fresh fish, crab, prawns, our personal cloths where washed, we where looked after really well, I really recommend staying here, the beach is a few mins walk away then you are on the marine park, can't wait to go back.

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kckenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A fabulous house in a great location”
Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in March 2013

the house is lovely and the rooms are large and spacious and the 2 bedrooms on the first floor with the interconnecting bathroom is great when travelling with kids. the tv lounge on the first floor offers a welcome retreat for the youngsters in the evenings. the pool is great and the location you cant fault. the staff were great and the food was fresh and very tasty. we loved our stay here and would certainly be coming back in october this year with other friends and family.

its always a plus point to order some basic foods and drinks to be at the house for your arrival so you can enjoy the first day without having to leave the house and a great tip is to let them know you want the fisherman at the house in the morning after you arrive so you can put your orders in for the fresh seafood.

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Liked best: again its hard to say but the airconditioning in the rooms is a huge bonus, great food and lovely pool
Liked least: cant fault it
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed 14 February 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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adamsplat...
Islamabad, Pakistan
2 reviews
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“Elegant and practical, well managed and good staff, close to sea and with nice pool”
Reviewed 2 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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5.5 of us enjoyed good food, nice pool, table tennis, comfortable beds with clever mosquito netting. Unobtrusive A/c but could have managed well with through breezes, especially on upper floor where the views are lovely. But most of all Watamu's reef for snorkelling is exceptional and mangrove creeks full of bird life. A very special bit of coast without crowds - perhaps due to recession and people's fears, but extensive and unlikely to get overcrowded with only two or so resorts among the many good looking villas along with Sugar House.

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Liked best: ambience
Liked least: a little less remote than ideal due to proximity of local road and some traffic
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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lek_king
uk
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14 reviews
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“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

My sister and her family came to visit us and we wanted to give them a relaxing getaway to the coast and we have just got back having had the most amazing time at The Sugar .
The house is beautiful- it is comfy, spacious, has lots of things for the kids like ping pong, games, a tv room and not the mention a great pool! The bedrooms are lovely with great views, huge comfy beds and nice en suites.
The staff really made our stay that much more comfortable. The kitchen was already stocked with things we had asked for and Lennox the chef kept us well fed and watered the whole time. He made meal suggestions as well as being able to follow our requests- and he did a great job of making meals for the 3 children in our group. The other staff were equally great- the house was kept clean and tidy and we felt so looked after.
The house is a 3 minute stroll to a superb beach and a short taxi or tuk tuk ride to some great beachfront bars.
We organised snorkelling and massages through the staff- both of which were great.
We will definately be back!

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Kenya
Reviewed 28 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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