Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel

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On the beach
Outdoor pool
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Suite, Terrace, Ocean View | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel

Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel

3.5 star property
Beachfront hotel in Watamu with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.8/10 Good

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Jacaranda Road, Watamu, 80202
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Malindi (MYD) - 44 min drive

About this property

Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel

3.5-star hotel
At Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel, you can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a poolside bar, and a rooftop terrace. With a beachfront location, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a facial or a massage. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite Italian cuisine restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Massage treatment rooms, barbecue grills, and concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel offer perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • LCD TVs with satellite channels


Afrikaans, English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include massages and facials.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Italian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Papa Remo Beach (10-min walk), Come Back Club (2 mi), and Barracuda Inn (2 mi).

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

Worst place so far !!! Horrible.
Stay away from this hotel..Stayed for 2 dayz..Empty hotel, less variation in breakfast offer. Less welcoming staff, specially at the restaurant. Live Cockroaches on the food as we had a breakfast. Outdated and broken coffee kettle, Electricity went so water anf we were not able to shower.. Horrible experience. We went to breakfast and being told "no coffee due to lack of electricity power. the pool was good.. but the management is tired and see no future in this business, we think.
Dahir, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A little gem off the beaten path
Mawe Resort is a great place if you want to get off the beaten path and do nothing but enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean. It’s a bit isolated from town, but then then you’re generally going to come here to do nothing but relax. The service is very attentive, the ambiance is super and the food is decent. While it’s not on a beach, it’s right on the ocean which can be a easily and safely accessed through a stairway through a small cliff. Two areas for improvement would be to install more formidable air conditioning in the guest rooms and to arrange group transport to the airport for guests on the same flight.
Kerry, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice design, small boutique hotel The "Sea View" Suites might be considered as "Sea Glimpse" The AC's in both Suites we occupied produced only noise but no cold air, forget the restaurant
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Facilities were very nice. Food was good. Service good. Location is somewhat remote, but after we found stairs leading below the cliff that led to the beach, it didn't mater. Enjoyed our stay very much.
Ned, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Mawe Resort is very comfortable and relaxing.
Mawe is a great place for couples who want a comfortable and private stay away from the busier parts of the coast.
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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

Nice clean quiet place in watumu
This hotel is located a little north of watumu. It is perched about 30feet up on a cliff. There is access to the water down some steps cut in the rock but this just takes you down to a rock ledge from which you can walk or wade a little way to the nice beach at low tide. You can also walk around on a road. Because it’s a little higher, often a nice cooling breeze. Friendly, helpful staff. Italian manager.. corrado? Was responsive..we asked for American coffee and next day he had a new coffee maker at breakfast...though he shook his head at any coffee that was not Italian espresso. Shout out to a good bar man Anthony who produced excellent margaritas.
joe, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice resort away from party crowds
Enjoyed my vacation stay. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Staff could more trained to handle English speakers, but they seemed to do very well with the Italian speakers. I'd like to see chef offer more options. Overall great stay.
Josh, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Watamu Hotel
This is a small hotel owned & run by a very husband & wife who are anxious to make sure your stay is comfortable. The owner, Stefano, was a big help when I was having a problem with my air ticket/reservation. The staff are extremely friendly & very helpful. Arriving early at the hotel was not a problem & we were given a room as soon as it was available & I was allowed to stay at the hotel until the afternoon as I had a late afternoon flight out of Malindi. The hotel does not have it's own beach but has a nice swimming pool area. Beaches do have a problem with locals trying to sell you things, so you are spared this ! Fully recommend it if you are looking for a small friendly hotel.
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10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing, stylish resort on a cliff above the sea
We stayed for our last 3 days of a month long trip through Ethiopia and Kenya. It was a treat for us to relax here after stimulating but often tiring travel. We were very pleased with our choice- great views, food, pool and especially the friendly, attentive staff. The resort is a short Boda ride from Watamu town. We rented bikes the first day but found them pretty low quality, and quite expensive for a rental. Next time I would bring my own bike to explore the area more. The resort is part of a complex that was developed by a visiting Italian, and the styling was really impressive. The whole place was very relaxing with a maritime theme. Great comfortable bar, fantastic breakfasts and other meals. The resort is on a cliff next to the shore, and there is a tunnel you can walk down to a small beach at low tide. Hot water was plentiful and reliable, air conditioning in the rooms was effective. Really a nice spot. A short note on traveling in Kenya - we'd heard safety warnings especially for the coast. We had no unusual safety concerns (beyond the obvious general considerations for traveling in Africa). Highlights for us included taking a reasonably priced kiteboarding lesson in town, and sunset over the mangrove in Mida Creek
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