The One Watamu

Hotel Watamu, Kanani Road
Excellent from 106 reviews
90% of guests recommend


The ONE, Watamu Bay is a four star, family beach resort that seeks to redefine the holiday experience. It is a perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. Our amenities include in-house Spa with a Jacuzzi, retail outlets, water sports, plus other outdoor activities such as tennis, snorkeling, kids club, swimming pools, boardroom and conference hall. The deep blue waters and white sandy beaches will erase your worries and renew the energy in you.

Our outstanding facilities and genuine service ensures that all our guests experience the very best of Africa’s Hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming you and making your stay a memorable experience.


  • Deluxe Garden View Room
    Deluxe Garden View Room
    • 35
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    Room description

    One King size bed or Two Single beds


    Room amenities
  • Deluxe Sea View Room
    Deluxe Sea View Room
    • 45
    • × 1
    • × 2
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    Room description

    One King size bed or Two Single beds


    Room amenities
  • Superior Ocean Front Room
    Superior Ocean Front Room
    • 45
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    • × 2
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    Room description

    One King size bed or Two Single beds


    Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining area
  • Electric kettle
  • Family rooms
  • Fan
  • Fitness center
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden view
  • Kids facilities
  • Laundry
  • Meeting venue
  • Mosquito net
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Pool view
  • Restaurant
  • Seating area
  • Secured parking
  • Shower
  • Sofa
  • Swimming pool
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • WiFi
  • Malindi city tour
  • Gede Ruin tour
  • Visit to Arabuko Sokoke forest
  • Snorkeling trip in Watamu marine park-half day
  • Dolphin Watching, boating, snorkeling and sea food lunch on an island-Full day
  • Bio Kem Snake Farm
  • Turtle Watch
  • Golf
  • Diving
  • Wifi is available to our guests for free
  • Secured parking can be found within the premises

Hotel policies

Cancellation / Prepayment
  • Once booked and paid for no refunds will be issued
Children and extra beds
  • Children 4.99 years and below stay free of charge if sharing a room with adults.
  • Children (5 years to 11.99 years) sharing with adults pay 50% of p.p.s rate.
  • Kids in own room pay 80% of p.p.s rate.
  • No pets of any kind are allowed in the hotel
Accepted credit cards
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
Check-in time


Check-out time


Accommodation review scores and score breakdown

9 / 10

Based on 106 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at The One Watamu.

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Guest reviews

  • Marianna

    The staff are friendly and helpful. I booked a deluxe room with ocean view and it was just great despite the minimalistic decor. The view was stunning. The swimming pools were nice too with good bar and pool service. Thanks to Paula, Maureen, Francis for nice reception and restaurant service. The driver, Francis, who took us to the airport was excellent and the transfer cost reasonable.

    The communication with the hotel prior to arrival. Questions remained unanswered. The beach near the hotel is not good for swimming.

  • Maria

    I found location one of the best things of the hotel. Yes, there is a bumpy road on the way, but it took me only 15-20 minutes. It actually makes the place secluded and perfect to disconnect. Besides, the territory of the hotel is very big, so you do not feel the crowd at all. The security is aslo very good. So, it is like an oasis. The rooms are big, so you do not feel the heat. What's more, there were no insects at all during my stay )). This hotel is developing in a good direction and at a good pace. A very good thing is that you can always comminicate your problems and/or concerns and the management always does their best to address any issue. I trully enjoyed my stay.

  • Kate
    United States (US)

    Very good breakfast, lots of choices on the menu. The restaurant setting is well decorated and the location is idyllic.

    Dinner service was quite slow, given the amount of guests present. WiFi connection in room was nonexistent.