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Garoda Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Kisumu, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

With the perfect location for a vacation the hotel has nice bar and the wonderful breath taking view of the Indian ocean with white sandy beach. The hotel has nice grilled chicken and with the friendly staff you always want to stay stay and stay longer. With reservations we were able to surf and had the opportunity to see the...

Thank otienopeter
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The staff has a bad attitude. They seem not to care about helping, pleasing the guests, or doing their best to provide a good service. The AC didn't work properly. The water pressure of the shower was nonexistent. We tried booking appointments for two massages, and the person said she didn't have any time left for more appointments, but then...

1Thank etorremolina
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting and Good service. Wonderful reception staff. White sand beach, fun activities including bocce and blind Beach volleyball. Kids pool and adult swimming pool. Really had a wonderful time. There's buffet menu everyday and it's diverse with vegetarian dishes too.

Thank George O
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A very nice hotel with two groups of guests. 1. Italians on an all inclusive club package. They have their own buffet restaurant. 2. Casual bookings from all over the World from Kenya to China. These use the al a carte restaurant by a beautiful pool and it's much better. Without question I would come here again. Great for all...

Thank kvnbhrly1
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely stay at Garoda, and I really enjoyed it. They use greywater to water the lawn which is good but perhaps they should have signage as I spent the few days I was there wondering around confused as to what the smell was or where it was coming from! My review for Garoda/Gecko resort would be a...

1Thank Robert H
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went for vacation, stayed one week. The location of the resort is amazing. Walking distance from the beach, which is clean and well maintained. Not so many beach boys to bother. The water is pristine and we really enjoyed spending time in the sun during low tide. The beach is totally worth it!!! The resort itself, not so amazing, as...

1Thank Isabelle M
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had looked at the reviews before booking and decided to try a different hotel for a change. Being a vegetarian , i thought it would not be a problem as there was an Indian Manager. When we got there, we were the only Indians. The beach is beautiful and the pool area. rooms are very basic but clean Nevertheless....

5Thank Anjali C
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

The rooms are fantastic The beach is fabulous Don't expect too much on breakfast side as its same everyday, but lucky enough the newly recruited Indian manager made it the most comfortable holiday for our group of 30 people including kids The owners and particularly the Indian Manager Guru went out of their way to ensure we all had a...

Thank Jt C
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent time at the hotel and stayed here for 6 nights. We were a big group and everyone had some kind of different requirements with diet etc but they accommodated us very well. A big part of group was Vegetarian and they had a chef who specialized in Indian food which was pretty decent for a large...

Thank Vchandaria22Nairobi
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Firstly this is a wonderful resort. Beautiful beaches. Great pools clean and well maintained gardens. Buffet is nice. Pizza at gecko is great A few tips for anyone going for a short trip. On the day you arrive get to watamu early (8.30) and try and do snorkelling and dolphin watching before check in to make the most of the...

1Thank Mohammed K

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  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Garoda Resort

Address: Turtle Bay Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: €78 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Garoda Hotel Watamu
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Watamu
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#7 Family Hotel in Watamu
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Make sure the AC and the shower work properly.”
etorremolina, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“choose rooms behind the reception. they are newer.”
WildmanNairobi, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Confirm IN WRITING on Room size and water availability (we had none during our stay)”
johnnA3726ZI, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Different rooms have different sizes..make sure you confirm room bookings before you land into the hotel”
836lucyk, 5 Oct 2014 | Read review
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