My Husband and I have just returned from a 2 week holiday at Medina and we can't wait to return! The property was simply stunning and the high level of service given by the staff ensured that we relaxed the minute we were driven through the beautiful entrance. We stayed in a two bedroom suite which was stylishly furnished, bright and had high quality finishes including luxury bed linen and towels. I have to say that the large four poster bed was one of the best beds that we've ever slept in. Our Housekeeper came in twice a day, once to clean and once for turn down service. Fresh flowers were placed in the lounge and dining area each day. The property was designed well and gave us a sense of space and relaxation. The pool and garden areas across the property were stunning and immaculately kept. As soon as a leaf blew into the pool, one of the Pool Boys fished it out. The sunbeds are more like beds - very comfortable!
There is a gym on site and Saleem the Personal Trainer is very motivating, he actually made us want to go back each day! It also meant that we didn't feel too guilty as we made our way through their various menu's. The Amandina Restaurant served Moroccan and North African inspired dishes, which were just fabulous. The Prawns Pilipili and the Red Snapper were our favorites. The restaurant area is also were breakfast was served and had beautiful views across the property. We sometimes took breakfast in the Coffee Garden, which is also were we had lunch. They served a delicious range of coffee's and fresh juices and they made a great omelet. For lunch, we found it difficult to choose between their fabulous Tapas' menu or a favorite of mine was the fresh crab sandwich with avocado mousse. The restaurant staff provided excellent customer service and were on hand at all times to serve drinks around the pool whilst sunbathing.
Although its hard to leave the tranquility of Medina, it was nice to venture out on occasion. The reception and concierge staff were brilliant and arranged a two day safari for us as well as a half day out snorkeling. We went on both of these as a couple and had no other people in the party, which makes it even more enjoyable. The centre of Watamu is not far by Tuk Tuk, or you can walk there along the beautiful beach.
The Spa is also fabulous the staff were very professional and experienced. We both enjoyed a number of treatments , my favourite being the Hot Stone Massage.
We highly recommend a visit to Medina. It's very easy to get to now that you can fly direct from the UK with Thomson Airlines and it only takes 8 hours 30 mins, so we would also consider going again even if we only have a weeks holiday to take.
Thank you to all the staff for looking after us so well!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Medina Palms Kenya/Watamu