$34 / night
Estimated Price for guests, Nights

Giriama Residence – Home 4484310 B&B

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 15 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Giriama Residence – Home 4484310

  • B&B
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 15
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Escape to a world steeped in natural wonder.

Experience the stunning tropical beauty of the Swahili Coast

Welcome to Giriama Residence

Situated on Kenya’s North Coast in the small fishing village of Watamu, Giriama Residence is a superior quality, family run Guest House set in beautiful shady tropical gardens, just a few minutes stroll to the unspoiled white beaches of the world famous Watamu National Marine Park.

Indulge yourself in our warm highly personal service offering versatile accommodation to suit the individual requirements of families, couples, and single travellers alike. This is the ideal location for those not wanting the restrictions imposed by larger hotels.

The perfect place for a relaxing holiday or exploring the history and culture of the coastal region.


Giriama Residence is built in the traditional white Coastal style with airy rooms which remain pleasantly cool even in the heat of the sub-Saharan day.

The property comprises of three one bedroomed self – catering Apartments, one Studio Apartment also self-catering and two large Family rooms.

Our two downstairs self-catering Apartments have large furnished verandas leading to spacious tropical gardens, terraces, and a Pool area.

Our smaller but self- catering Studio Apartment is directly adjacent to the Pool area.

Upstairs we have two large airy en suite Rooms able to sleep up to 4 Adults, and one self-catering Apartment enjoying access to balconies and a breezy relaxing veranda overlooking either the Indian Ocean or the gardens of the Pool area.

All our rooms are en suite featuring King size hand carved Swahili beds with mosquito nets, fitted wardrobes and ceiling fans. All rooms are cleaned daily with fresh bed linen and towels alternate days.

All of our Apartments and Rooms are ideal for long term let's at very competitive rates

Pool Area

Dream of sitting under the stars eating seafood freshly caught by local fishermen and brought directly from the Indian Ocean to our gate, then dream no more, food is at the heart of the Swahili culture.

Our Pool Bar serves drinks and Snacks and main Meals using local produce cooked in aromatic spices.

Terraces and gardens surround this beautiful property the perfect place to chill out and catch the breeze drifting in from the Indian Ocean.

House Amenities

Airport transfers available

Onsite parking

Staff on premises 24/7 to offer any help or advice required


Free Wi-Fi

The perfect place for a relaxing holiday but with easy access to the bustling town of Malindi with its diverse cultures and nightlife!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed
    Bedroom 4: King bed
    Bedroom 5: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 6: King bed Twin bed
  • 6 Showers


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Getting around couldn't be more simple, motorbikes, tuk tuks and matatu's are inexpensive ways to travel with taxi's available.

Interaction with guest

Our Staff live on site so there is always someone to help or assist Guests .


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Yes, smoking allowed

About the owner

Mrs L.
Average reply time:
1 hour 42 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 Nov 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian





Very Good
31 reviews

Very Good

“Brilliant place to stay”

Reviewed 1 Dec 2021

Wonderful 3 weeks spent In spacious, clean accommodation. Staff were helpful and friendly. They couldn't do more to make me feel comfortable. Meals were amazing and varied. Definitely recommen… More

“A very satisfied returning guest”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2021

I have been staying at Giriama Residence a couple of times a year for the past 11 years and have witnessed many improvements during that time eg refurbished apartments, WiFi throughout etc. This time … More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for this great review, it's good to know that the improvements we make year on year are appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

“So bad!”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2021

I cannot recommend this place in any shape or form. It it run by a English mother and son and they have frequently really loud arguments. Extremely low water pressure, you will struggle hard to wash y… More

Response from the owner Frank I really am at a loss as how to reply to this review. We as a Team did everything we could to accommodate your extensive list of demands on a daily basis. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us as others obviously have (see previous reviews) and wish both you and your current hosts the best of luck.

“Séjour incroyable !”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2021

Nous ne sommes restés que deux jours à Watamu mais j'aurais voulu rester encore plus longtemps tellement c'était beau ! Nous avons été très bien acc… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your review and lovely comments. We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. Best wishes from all of us

“Une adresse a précieusement conserver et a partager...”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2020

J'y ai séjourné un mois dans une chambre spacieuse, fonctionnelle et de bon goût. Les espaces communs sont très spacieux et confortables. L'accueil est très… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much. We are very happy to have been able to help. It was a pleasure to meet you. Best wishes from all of us. Stay safe


Reviewed 5 Dec 2019

Quando vado a Watamu e sempre solo al Giriama Residence. Un piccolo paradiso, in un bellissimo giardino africano. Stanze pulite e spaziose, letti comodi, zone relax, posizione ottima. Vicino al Villag… More

Response from the owner La ringrazio molto, è stato un piacere di incontrarvi. Speriamo di rivedervi l.

“A home away from home”

Reviewed 24 Nov 2019

For the week we stayed at the residence, we had Halima, Muhammad and Linda who were very kind, hospitable and would go an extra mile to offer you their support, thanks very much for that, we were humb… More

Response from the owner Thanks Anna it was a pleasure to host your family, the children were a delight. Hope to see you again. Best wishes from all of us.

“Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2019

Abbiamo soggiornato 10 giorni in questo residence. Camera spaziosa, pulita, letti con zanzariera, doccia enorme. Appena fuori c e un panettiere italiano da cui far colazione. La struttura si trova a 5… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for the great review. Apologies for the problem with your shower we will certainly be seeing what can be done to solve this if not replace it. Hope to see you again Best wishes from all at Giriama Residence


Reviewed 6 May 2019

My family and i had such a great time,it took us less than half an hour from Malindi airport to the place.The rooms are clean and well maintained.Incase of special arrangements they will be more than … More

Response from the owner Thanks Augustine for the great review it was a pleasure to host your family. Good luck for your wedding , we look forward to seeing you all again .

“soggiorno perfetto”

Reviewed 13 Dec 2018

Struttura piccola, appartamento funzionale e camere spaziose. Posto tranquillo per chi cerca relax. Spazi comuni grandi e belli, barbecue, disponibilità dai gestori ... tutto benissimo. La stru… More

Response from the owner Ciao Christiane, ti ringrazio tanto per l'ottima recensione. Siamo così contenti che ti sia piaciuto il tuo soggiorno con noi. Non vedo l'ora di vederti presto

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