Reviews of Water Lovers
Wildlife sightings and reviews
4 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Water Lovers and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Water Lovers Beach Resort review"
Staff were very friendly and helpful. They had decorated our room for our 25th Anniversary, as well as the front of the cottage - while it was a nice touch, having the front porch decorated with a large heart, which stayed the the duration of our stay, was a tad loud and embarrassing for us. I think it would be far nicer to have a bottle of wine, or something special at dinner.
Breakfast was good. However when it came to lunches/dinners the menu had hardly any Kenyan options, apart from the single African dinner night. Also, portion sizes were quite meagre, even for us who are small eaters. Drinks were very overpriced compared even to top restaurants in Nairobi, like Talisman, where a Negroni was 1050 K Shillings, compared 1200 KSh at Waterlovers. We often ate at the next door restaurant 'Asha' which had Kenyan options - moderately priced with generous portions. However, a special thanks to the chef at Waterlovers who, at our request, cooked us a wonderful Kenyan fish stew on the last day.
On the whole, while it is a beautiful property, we found it to be lacking in generosity -- not the staff, who were wonderful and couldn't do enough for us -- but the management." See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
"Water Lovers Beach Resort review"
Lots of activities on offer, although as we just wanted to relax we didn’t take advantage of these.
Also very close to airport, so transfer is very short!" See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
"Ideal for rest and relaxation"
Our upper floor room was lovely. Spacious, very good bathroom and an excellent balcony overlooking the beach/sea. The room had a/c and a fan - at night the fan was perfect for keeping the room comfortable. (Fans can sometimes be noisy but this one could barely be heard). The bed was fine for lovers of firm mattresses.
Food at the resort was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals. Waterlovers prides itself on serving freshly prepared food and therefore request that guests order dinner after breakfast - which wasn't a problem to do. At lunch time we ate off their extensive snack menu and accepted that there would be a 30mins+ wait after ordering.
All of the staff were very welcoming and friendly and it is a place that we would happily return to in the future.
Two minor issues: you are given your "extras" bill to sign at breakfast for the previous day. The first three days, our bill was wrong. This was easily sorted, but some people might have found it annoying. Secondly, we knew there would be a surcharge for paying the final bill by credit card. However, although everything is initially charged in Kenyan shillings, you can only pay in shillings with cash. Card transactions are converted to either Euros or Dollars, thus incurring more charges." See all these reviews: 13n in Kenya
"Water Lovers Beach Resort review"
We particularly enjoyed kayaking out to the reef at low tide, and borrowing masks and snorkels to explore beneath the waves. The fish life here isn't plentiful, but it's there to be found if you're prepared to look.
There's no chance of going hungry, either, with an exceptionally good breakfast selection and a varied dinner menu that includes a catch of the day and plenty of vegetarian/vegan options." See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya
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