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Alawi Boutique Hotel

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Beach/ocean view
Private beach
Private beach
Private beach
Outdoor pool

Overview of Alawi Boutique Hotel

Alawi Boutique Hotel

3.0 star property
Watamu beachfront hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.2/10 Superb

13 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport transfer
Kanani Road, Watamu, Kilifi County, 80202

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Malindi (MYD) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Jumbo Watamu - 7 min walk
  • Safina Beach - 7 min walk
  • Watamu Bay Disco & Lounge - 19 min walk
  • Papa Remo Beach - 8 min drive
  • Papa Remo - 11 min drive

About this property

Alawi Boutique Hotel

Alawi Boutique Hotel offers a private beach and puts you near activities like scuba diving. The outdoor pool provides plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages and mani/pedis. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other features include a rooftop terrace, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and walkable location.


English, Italian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Adjacent to a golf course
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • Italian
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 66.0

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 95 per vehicle (one way)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Alawi Boutique Hotel Watamu
Alawi Boutique Watamu
Alawi Boutique
Alawi Boutique Hotel Hotel
Alawi Boutique Hotel Watamu
Alawi Boutique Hotel Hotel Watamu

Frequently asked questions

Does Alawi Boutique Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Alawi Boutique Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Alawi Boutique Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Alawi Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Alawi Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Alawi Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Alawi Boutique Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 95 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Alawi Boutique Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Alawi Boutique Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Alawi Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Italian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Jumbo Watamu (7-min walk), Safina Beach (7-min walk), and Papa Remo Beach (4.2 mi).







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very Good

The place is very good, the staff is very friendly and helpful, the only thing about the place is the location, that you are a little bit isolated from everything. However it was a very good experience.
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel on a lovely piece of beach
Alawi is a beautiful hotel on a lovely spot of beach, 25 minutes from Watamu town. It is very elegant, quiet and private so perfect for couples. The rooms are decorated really tastefully and the food was excellent, although slightly more expensive than other parts of town. Motorbike to town is 300-400 shillings ($3-4), but taxis are much more expensive (we were quoted $30). Highly recommended to take a moto as it is quicker on the bad road and obviously much cheaper! Overall a beautiful spot and highly recommended to all!
Jessica, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

5-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Christian, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Boutique luxury, really a perfect place to relax!
We have stayed a bunch of places in Kenya and Alawi is a new favorite. The staff are so friendly and attentive, the small boutique hotel is beautiful with lots of carefully curated details, relaxing and just a really nice spot to post up for a couple of days. They helped us arrange a motorcycle for rent (as getting up and down the dirt road in a car takes a little bit) and booked us an amazing table at the crab shack on Mida creek when we wanted a night out (seriously best table in the house). These guys and gal know what they are doing! The only negative is the beach boys if you walk down the beach but no one bothered us while on the beach in the hotel sunbeds.
Rachel, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Hotel is beautiful but poorly managed. We ended up leaving and not staying here because the electricity was out, therefore not AC or Fans in rooms and the pool was empty.
Mary, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charmigt hotell på stranden
Jättetrevligt litet hotell direkt på stranden. Trevlig inredning i Lamustil. Ljust och fräscht. Det fanns restaurang på hotellet. Maten var god. Frukost ingick i priset. Dock behövde man betala extra om man ville ha annat än pulverkaffe. Minus för dåligt underhållen pool och att det inte fanns några parasoller runt poolen.
Karin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

An Italian oasis; exceptional food
Amazing hospitality, food and ambiance. We stayed for three nights, but so relaxing that could have easily spend there three weeks. An Italian oasis with superb food. The beach very lovely although the beach boys a bit too active.
Ville, 3-night trip
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