Sunset Beach Resort

Village Road 22,Watamu,Kenya

  • Experience World-class Service at Sunset Beach Resort

    Situated in Watamu, 400 metres from Mini Market, Sunset Beach Resort is a resort that has a private beach area and a garden. The property features a bar, as well as a restaurant serving international cuisine. Attractions in the area include Watamu Supermarket, 900 metres away, or Marine Centre The Local Ocean Trust, located 900 metres from the property. At the resort every room comes with a patio with a sea view. The private bathroom is fitted with a bath or shower. The units include a wardrobe. Guests at Sunset Beach Resort can enjoy an Italian breakfast. Languages spoken at the reception include English, Italian and Swahili. Nice Beach During Low Tide is 1 km from the accommodation, while Bio-Ken laboratory and snake farm is 1.3 km away. The nearest airport is Malindi Airport, 16 km from the property.


    • Airport Shuttle
    • Fitness Facility
    • Internet
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Laundry Services
    • Non Smoking
    • Spa
    • Bar
    • Breakfast
    • Lounge
  • reviews

    • Really good depending on your neighbours

      Reviewed 02 August 2019

      This is a tiny little hotel with just 6 rooms. We stayed just at the beginning of the season so we had the place to ourselves for half the time. When we were alone there it was amazing. It's well located on a quiet beach with amazing views and it's quite clean compared to other adjacent beaches. The trouble is because it's so small if your neighbours are loud or have kids theres not really anywhere to get away from it. The staff were great except for 1 issue. They do free laundry with is superb, and I'm yet to see another hotel that does all your laundry for free. The issue was related to the laundry... our laundry was left out in the rain and when I asked to move it to the front so it would dry before we had to leave, I was not allowed to touch it because it was someone's job. Fair enough. But then the guy proceeds to put the wet laundry out onto the wet grass and bushes when they had a clothes horse and numerous sun loungers available. That's just silly. Some of our white stuff got grass stains by the time we could move it. It's such a silly thing that would have been avoided if someone had the common sense to not do that or just allowed me to do it myself. As I say, lovely location, great staff, but I wouldn't stay in high season if the hotel was full as it would be too many people in a small area. If the people next door have a baby you will hear it crying because the sound insulation isn't on par with a big well made hotel. I really wanted to be able to give this place a 5 star review because when we alone there it was magic. But the fact is most people wont be there alone, and it might be fair to average then.

    • Feeling at home while on vacation

      Reviewed 21 October 2018

      We spent 4 days in Watamu, sleeping at this resort. However, we did not just sleep there, we realized that the atmosphere there was different than the other places around. You feel at home with Massimo and Marino, having fun and high-quality lunches/dinners, drinking wine with the best sunset you can ask for. We were not a guest but part of the family there. Therefore, we won't stop to thank Massimo and Marino to have welcomed us in this experience. Abbiamo speso 4 giorni a Watamu, soggiornando in questo resort. Tuttavia non abbiamo solo utilizzato la struttura come tappa per dormire, ma ci siamo accorti che l'atmosfera di questo posto era totalmente diversa dai classici. Ti senti a casa con Massimo e Marino, ti diverti, mangi bene, sorseggi vino con di fronte il miglior tramento sulla baia che puoi desiderare. Non sei solo un cliente qui, ma parte della famiglia. Dunque, non smetteremo mai di ringraziare Massimo e Marino per aver trasformato i nostri 4 giorni a Watamu accogliendoci nella loro "casa".

      Luca D
    • Highly Unprofessional...disasterous...avoid

      Reviewed 12 May 2018

      What a disaster! We booked this hotel through It was very hard to find due to an almost total lack of signage. There is no local (Kenyan) phone number to call for directions. This hotel only gives a phone number in Italy. When we arrived we were greeted by the chef who could not read English, let alone the confirmed reservation form we showed him. He first tried to charge us a 30% premium over what we had booked. Then insisted the Booking,com confirmation form was wrong, and we had to pay to the hotel twice the amount shown on the form. We tried to ring the Manager, Massimo, who had returned to Italy. Despite calling Italy the first time the phone was hung up on our ear. The second time the phone was switched through to voicemail. This is a very poorly manged ans highly unprofessional hotel. We wasted over two hours trying to check in after which we contacted and insisted they move us to another hotel. Calling the UK customer support line on their WiFi using Skype was almost impossible as the hotel's internet connect speed was so slow - only 0.5 megabytes per second . Despite the location right on the beach (no pool) this place is to be avoided.

      Ian C
    • Feeling at home

      Reviewed 15 December 2017

      We had a pleasant stay at the sunset beach resort, we felt like if we were at home, you dont feel to be a guest in a resort, you feel like if you are at home with some old friends, laughing loud, lying on the couch, drinking an aperitivo and enjoying the astonished view! Dont miss it, stay at the sunset beach resort and enjoy your holiday!

    • Consigliato da Fragola.. il top !

      Reviewed 22 April 2019

      Scoperto su consiglio di Fragola (Discovery Kenya, escursioni e safari) siamo andati a cena qui subito la prima sera di vacanza. Non so quante altre volte siamo stati, ci siamo trovati troppo bene ! Il locale direttamente sulla spiaggia, il cibo costa poco ed autentico italiano, ho visto le camere e sono meravigliose. Unoasi di pace in centro a Watamu !


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