we went over to kenya to spend some time for a very special birthday of a close friend of ours, and special it was.
watano beach house is in a complex made up of one lovely huge main house which is situated in lush tropical gardens and a stones throw from the stunning beach and ocean, and some lovely charming small houses dotted around the beautiful gardens. a lot of our friends stayed in the main house and had nothing but praise for it. we ate with them every night there and wow the food was amazing and nothing was any trouble for the most wonderful staff i have ever come across. big smiles and hellos all of the time, washing done for you without even asking, and genuine enthusiasm to talk to you and do anything to make your holiday even more fantastic than it already was.
anyway we stayed in the lovely and charming dolly house, we wanted a little more privacy and it was perfect as we were with everyone but also had some time to ourselves. a cute balcony with an old bed made up to be a very comfortable lounger, perfect for when you simply needed a bit of shade to read you new book. monkeys came visiting and tried to steal your snacks (that can be bought from the shops less than 5 mins up the drive way.....so convenient.) once through the door there is a small room with a large 4 poster bed and plenty of space to put your clothes. it is very basic as is the bathroom, but it was clean and perfect for what we wanted, a romantic little house that was simple and comfortable. don't expect luxury, but this is priced as budget and it worked well for us and we couldn't have been happier.
back to the staff, i can't possibly say enough to to do them all justice, i felt by the end of the 10 days that we were part of the watano family and will go back as soon as we can.
if you want a boring all inclusive, faceless, expensive, luxury hotel (where you could be in any hot county) don't go here. if you want amazing service with friendly staff in a wonderful walled tropical garden, on the beach with a lovely salt water pool, enough sunbeds never to have to fight for them and local shops within 5 mins this is your place so book it now. and we loved the dolly house !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Watano Beach House is a large 8 bedroom beachfront villa with a private swimming pool. Behind the beach house are several smaller guesthouses with beach access. The property is centrally situated on Kenya's most beautiful beach, walking distance from shops and restaurants. All houses are fully furnished and fully staffed with well equipped kitchens. The rest of the world simply fades away as you gaze out at the vast Indian ocean from the lush palm filled gardens. ... more less
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