Welcome to our beautiful traditionally built Guest House only 100mtrs from the shores of Watamu National Marine Park on the North Coast of Kenya.
Rooms are let singularly, or for larger parties book all six and have this beautiful property to yourselves!
For those wanting the best of both worlds we have recently opened a new self contained Apartment offering more privacy but enjoying use of all amenities.
Situated on Kenya's North Coast in the small fishing village of Watamu, Giriama Residence is a superior quality, family run self catering, Guest House set in beautiful shady tropical gardens just a few minutes stroll to the white coral unspoiled 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 independent travellers alike.
This is the ideal location for those not wanting the restrictions imposed by larger hotels.
Our aim is to provide an African experience for all of our guests to enjoy!
We have four double bedrooms and two family rooms all en suite with showers, built in the traditional white Coastal style these airy rooms remain pleasantly cool even in the heat of the sub Saharan day.
All of our rooms feature King size hand carved four poster beds with mosquito nets, fitted wardrobes and ceiling fans.
Our downstairs rooms have large furnished verandas leading to spacious tropical gardens and terraces. Wheelchair access can be provided to downstairs rooms on request.
Upstairs rooms, two double and two family rooms have large balconies facing either the Indian Ocean or our beautiful gardens
Set in its own gardens the apartment has one large bedroom, shower room /WC, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The dining room easily converts into a second bedroom for larger parties or families. Both rooms lead onto a large furnished veranda ideal for al fresco eating or simply relaxing.
All rooms are cleaned daily with fresh bed linen and towels alternate days.
Washing lines are provided for drying of beach towels and swimwear or for a small tip your Room Steward will be willing to wash and iron larger items for you.
Terraces and gardens surround this property leading to our large grill / BBQ and shared; kitchen fully equipped with fridge, freezer, gas/ electric hob, electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, blender, toaster, kettle, saucepans, serving dishes, and much more.... We are only a stone's throw from the beach and first stop for local fishermen who bring their catches straight from the Indian Ocean so why not try your hand at Swahili cuisine or we will BBQ for you using produce straight from local farms.
Eat you meals under the stars and relax with a drink from the licensed bar on our garden TV lounge veranda with a large selection of DVD's, CD's, Books, Games etc. the perfect place to chill out and catch the breeze drifting in from the Indian Ocean.
Families welcome - take advantage of our childminding service.
Airport pick up available
The perfect place for a relaxing holiday but with easy access to the bustling town of Malindi with its diverse cultures and nightlife!...Read more
Left on 07/28/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 28, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
We had a wonderful time and we will definetely go back!!
The rooms are very big, bright, clean, airy, with super view from the balcony. The walk to the beach/village is short. The staff is very lovable. The fish we had was very nice, the only thing missing was vegetables.
Its a place I would 100% recommend.
Left on 07/18/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 18, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
For a very good price you get really good quality. The atmosphere is very quiet and the staff is nice.You really feel on vacations. There is kitchen to cook on your own and cold drinks. 3 minutes from the beach.Perfect for a weekend.
"Relaxing, helpful host and great value for money."
Left on 07/08/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 8, 2011Stayed Feb 2011
Conveniently located guesthouse with a very helpful host/owner - a great value alternative to hotels in the area, whilst still benefitting from its close proximity to the beach and other amenities - restuarants, snake farm etc!
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