We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Absolutely LOVED it!!!”
Review of Medina Palms

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Medina Palms
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Last minute surprise trip for my 8yr old daughter. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Surprised us on the first night with Birthday cake and song. The structural and aesthetic grade from me is also A+. From Management to House keeping, nothing was left wanting.

Stayed: December 2013
Thank Nyokabi K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (352)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

290 - 296 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 28 November 2013

Dear Medina,

This is to thank you all for allowing me to come to your little heaven, i had the best experience ever in my life for only 3days i already miss my bed, my room, i left my milk in the fridge pliz give it back :-).

The food was the best, the pool and the little tour to the beach plus all the rooms were soo nice i enjoyed watching cartoon all night and also eating sausages and chocolate cakes ooowwwhh!! i miss that allot!

Thanks allot looking forward to bringing clients to experience the same.

Thanks allot and best regards,

Hilda Monari
Real Useful Travel.
Cell Phone: 254-715-347-577

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Hilda M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 November 2013

In my view this hotel is the best one anywhere on the Kenyan coast and sets a new standard for the country. At last there is a beach hotel that matches the high quality hotels found in Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Graham P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Medina Palms was all that I had imagined and so so so much more. For once I can say a place looks even better than it does on the website. We were here for five nights for my husband's birthday and stayed in the Medina Suites. The one-bedroom suite is actually a two-bedroom suite with a well stocked kitchen, excellent facilities, airconditioning, fans etc. Absolutely dreamy. The shower, OH, the shower...loved it!
The staff were amaaaaazing. From Gilbert at the front office to Felix, the room attendant. They were flexible and able to accommodate our every request. The staff made us feel very welcome.
One gets the flexibility to either cook in the suite or have meals at the restaurant. The food was well-prepared, fresh and tasty. The wait staff were professional and friendly.
The property is right by the white beaches of Watamu and in the marine park. So when the tide is away you can get to see the marine life. There are many swimming pools that can cater for both swimmers and non-swimmers.
There are lots of activities, for other than just relaxing by the beach or poolside. Well stocked bar (great cocktails), water sports, gym, kids play room etc etc
This is a perfect holiday destination for couples or families or even individuals. I cannot recommend it enough. We will definitely be back.
Keep up the good work guys!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Nonoks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I needed a rest and a break so decided to go to Medina Palms for 3 nights on my own. It was perfect, discreet, quiet, my room was wonderful, all white and peaceful, with a view of the 2 pools and the sea, my own terrace, huge 4 poster bed wit, great shower and a large sitting room and kitchen with all the gadgets you could wish for. I cooked but also ordered room service from the excellent restaurant. The beach was a short walk away but it was hard to get out of the various swimming pools and the extra large sun loungers. There were green pigeons in the fig tree near the pool and the garden looked like it had been there for years, with a great variety of flowering trees and plants. wi fi and dstv were a bonus especially if you are on your own. I had one of the best facials I have had in years at the Sakina spa. I thoroughly recommend the resort for individuals and families.

Room Tip: ask for an apartment in the bottom section of the resort to get a good sea view
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank danda j
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Wow - what an amazing place this is. Definitely one of the most beautiful resorts that we'd ever stayed in. The place has just opened a couple of months ago. Everything looks perfect, to the smallest detail. From the beautiful gardens to the amazing pool and the delicately furnished suites.

The staff is extremely friendly, professional and thoughtful. We were with a 1,5 year old boy and within half a day all of the staff members knew his name.

The food in the restaurant and the coffee garden is also of high quality and the menu offers a good variety of choice. We decided to have dinner in the restaurant but you may also opt to eat in your own suite. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for an extremely relaxed getaway.

Room Tip: All the rooms are just perfect!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank PaulArts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Just spent 5 nights at Medina Palms, and I must say it is a revelation to see how much better the accomodation here is when compared to any other hotel on either North or South Coast beaches. This has been built with quality and and spaciousness in mind and the serene felling you get when you walk through your front door doesn't go away! Best spa treatment I have had in Africa. Everyone around the property seems motivated to make your stay a memorable experience. They all seem very proud to be working in the best place around. Food was really great - I especially enjoyed the Sunday evening beach barbeque which they have set near the water on their private beach area. This was just what I needed as a getaway from the crazyness of Nairobi! I will be back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Deni12345
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Watamu hotels
3.3 mi away
The Charming Lonno Lodge
2.9 mi away
Mawe Resort
Mawe Resort
#5 of 26 in Watamu
283 reviews
1.8 mi away
Crystal Bay Resort
Crystal Bay Resort
#4 of 26 in Watamu
825 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
Sun Palm Beach Resort
Sun Palm Beach Resort
#17 of 26 in Watamu
42 reviews
2.3 mi away
Kobe Suite Resort
Kobe Suite Resort
#14 of 26 in Watamu
80 reviews
0.1 mi away
Turtle Bay Beach Club
Turtle Bay Beach Club
#15 of 26 in Watamu
932 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Medina Palms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Medina Palms

Address: Plot No. 2 - Mida Creek Road | P.O. Box 18 - Watamu, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Phone Number:
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Watamu
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
Price Range: £153 - £391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Medina Palms 4.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Medina Palms is perfectly situated on the powder white sand beach of the Indian Ocean in Watamu, Kenya. This ground breaking hotel offers a range of luxury suites and villas, with views over tropical gardens and pools, tree top level penthouses with inner courtyards, and magnificent beach front villas. The hotel offers fine dining at our signature Amandina Restaurant, the sophisticated Long Bar and Star Lounge, as well as our tropical coffee garden. On site facilities includes Tribe Watersports Centre, a fitness studio, the luxury Sakina Ocean Spa offering 5 treatment rooms, state of the art conference facilities and a choice of exclusive spaces for meetings and weddings. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Medina Palms reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Medina Palms Kenya/Watamu

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing