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Sawa-Sawa Beach House

Msambweni 80402 Kenya
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#3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Msambweni
Lovely guesthouse right on the beach of the Indian Ocean. Attached to the local people and a good atmosphere with the Africans.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shuttle bus service
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Private beach
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German, Swahili


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Msambweni 80402 Kenya
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Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport452 kmSee all flights
Ukunda Airport21 kmSee all flights
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Christoffer H wrote a review Mar 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark15 contributions7 helpful votes
I just spent a month at SawaSawa Beach House. What a wonderful stay I've had at SawaSawa! It's such a fantastic place in beautiful surroundings.  My hosts were staff members Ezekiel and Humphrey.  From the first to the last moment of my stay, they both made me feel welcome and at home.  Both are very empathetic, hospitable and professional. While Humphrey cooks delicious food, Ezekiel is the perfect host. Both work tirelessly from early till late. I would choose a month in their care anytime.  Already looking forward to my next visit!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Mark wrote a review Jan 2020
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SawaSawa Beach House is one of the absolute most beautiful venues I ever stayed in (and I travel a lot). Located near Ukunda but just far enough away from the tourist-craze, it is a heaven on earth. The pool is super nice, the rooms are big and comfortable, the beach is beautiful, white and without people and the food is outstanding!! But, and this I believe is what makes SawaSawa so special: The staff is just so extremely adorable! Everyone, the owners, Susane, Ezekiel, the chef, the cleaning ladies, etc. really make your stay so special. We will definitely return and we thank the staff for making our stay here so wunderful. Thank you guys!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Mamu Jorge wrote a review Dec 2019
Nairobi, Kenya65 contributions37 helpful votes
Sawa Sawa Beach House is tucked away in msambweni, right on the beach. Getting there was bit of a hustle because there is no signage on road. Google maps took us to the wrong place. So we had to call the host to direct us until we arrived. On arrival we were well received by Jan (the owner), Ezekiel & Maria (his staff). They helped us settle in. The beds were comfortable, clean toiletries. The floor in all our rooms were not clean. The next day during breakfast our mixed tea was brought in 2 dirty looking thermos flasks. The mugs were also not clean. On one day they ran out of sausages 😐.... The breakfast was ok but the service was so uncoordinated. The meals were well made and were tasty. We all loved the home made meals. The beach is clean and there are no nuisance beach boys. It's a hidden gem. Beautiful, quiet during the day, very little human traffic. This was really nice. The mornings were especially good - woken up by roaring thundering sound of waves that called for morning walks on the serene beach. Wi-Fi works perfectly. No televisions which was good - forced us to have conversations. We were almost always alone in the hotels pool. The pillow cases in the public areas need frequent laundering. They were not clean. Overally, it's a beautiful small quiet home away from home and I will definitely be going back. However they need to do some routine maintenance on the facility and improve on cleanliness of rooms, utensils and pillow/cushion cases.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stephen B wrote a review Sep 2019
Kigali, Rwanda68 contributions13 helpful votes
I liked Sawa Sawa Beach House so much that I simply had to bring my daughter here on her first visit to Kenya. It was perfect. So I contacted Miss Wanga in advance to arrange a wonderful meal of Red Snapper. Stunning. Still hesitant to share this place.. It's that good.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Stephen B wrote a review Mar 2019
Kigali, Rwanda68 contributions13 helpful votes
I hesitated to write this review. Sawa Sawa is special and it would be a shame never to be able to find space there again! It is that good. Small, family feel with excellent staff - it attracts the right sort of clients who extend their friendship too. Almost perfect.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
US$63 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaCoast ProvinceMsambweni
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sawa-Sawa Beach House
What are some of the property amenities at Sawa-Sawa Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Sawa-Sawa Beach House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sawa-Sawa Beach House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sawa-Sawa Beach House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sawa-Sawa Beach House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sawa-Sawa Beach House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sawa-Sawa Beach House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Swahili.