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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Watamu, Coast Province

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Kaja_000
Tallinn, Estonia
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Baobab villa is best villa to stay in Watamu”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We (1 couple and 2 friends) stayed in Baobab villa, in Mawe village for 8 night.
It is best villa we have ever stayed.
Mamaa was very helpful. She made excellent massage also.
Our Cook, Erasmes, was super. He assist as for buying fresh food. Foods that he made were fantastic. Especially the big lobster.
He helt as to organise tours also.
We feel as like in home.
There are 4 hous in that village, near big pool, but anothers were empty. So we feeled as very comfort and privacy.
We are very lukcky because we choosed Baobab village.

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Liked best: pool and garden
Liked least: Sea gate padlock was not working
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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3 Nov 2015
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geegas
Aachen, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and well equiped villa”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The villa is well equiped and Abraham the Kenyan caretaker has a friendly and warm , helpful attitude and worth double his weight in gold. We enjoyed lazy days by the pool and when we did go to the nearest beach it was only a short walking distance away. To reach the furtherest beach is an exiting ride in an open Tuk-tuk ( the staff at the house will ring someone and you don't need a car - Simon was our favorite and US2 would get 2 adults and 2 children to the centre of town ) I defintely would recommend to take the option with the chef as this adds little expense but lots of convenience as he will also do the grocery shopping for you if you want. ( Erasmus was our chef and we all loved his food - to spice things up it is definitely recommended to bring own spices as the supermarkets in Watamu does not have a wide variety / also if you like ground coffee rather bring your own favorite ) We had fresh fish delievered everyday - and we recommend the 'spear fisherman' who brought the most amazing fish , lobsters and calamari.

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Liked best: Friendly staff , big swimming pool and outside entertainment area
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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7 Nov 2014
tks for your comments
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agilling
Sacramento, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Paradise in Kenya”
Reviewed 27 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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The villa we stayed at was even better than we had imagined! The hosts were friendly, nice and treated me as one of their family members...even though we didn't speak the same language. The location was far enough away from the town so you don't have to deal with too many hawkers and boys on the beach. The beach was close by when the tide is low enough to go through the tunnel. The chef we had was amazing...we had fishermen come by every morning with their daily catch and the chef turned their catch into something delicious. Overall, this villa made our trip into a memory that will last a lifetime.

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Travelling group: Friends
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9 May 2014
tks for your comments
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361Lynne
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A delightful and well planned resort with relaxation guaranteed.”
Reviewed 22 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
1
person found this review helpful

A very enjoyable stay, with family, which included babies. Very well laid out site, spacious and comfortable villas in Swahili style and all the equipment needed for catering. The host, Adriano was very helpful and all other guests were friendly. Staff were very attentive and efficient. It is some distance from the village centre so planning for shopping or excursions is necessary. It is a good idea to check with the staff what you should pay for a tuk-tuk, otherwise it is easy to get ripped off. The visiting massage/beautician ladies are a must for total relaxation. A very good holiday.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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9 May 2014
tks for your comments
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Guenzi_21...
Neckarsulm, Germany
1 review
“GREATEST VILLA with a beatiful tropical garden, phenomenal pool - located at a lonely white sand bay”
Reviewed 22 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Hello,
we (6 people) have been visiting Baobab Villa for two weeks in December 2013 - our expectations have been more than fulfilled:
- the villa is fantastic... clean and perfect equipped... the housekeeper is very friendly and helpful
- the tropical garden is dreamlike and well trimmed... fruits can be picked from the trees...
- big pool... even massage was available...
- cook and waiter performed magic 5 courses menus... every day delishes seafood or Italian cuisine (and even when we started at 5am in the morning to safari they made great sandwiches etc.
- white sand beach bay in 3min walking distance ... lonely ... wonderful
- very reliable Italian landlord
We will be back soon! In case of any questions or if you need advise what to do, please feel free to contact me rg@vagabo.ch
Best regards
Ralph

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Liked best: Pool, Garden
Liked least: Beach Boys in Kenya...
Travelling group: Großer Gruppe
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
9 May 2014
tks for your comments
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Laura T
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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Mirco L
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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