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Kijani Hotel Lamu

#1 of 1 Hotels in Shela
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PO Box 266, Shela, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends urged me to visit the island of Lamu to experience the culture and to enjoy the delicious seafood. I thoroughly enjoyed my five night stay at Kijani Hotel and really appreciated the attentive service and concern for my wellbeing, (like not getting heatstroke in the very, very hot sunshine). I adored the sunset cruise, finding souvenirs in Lamu... More 

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Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were looking for a quite week away in a great location and found it at Kijani! Lazy days by the pool surrounded by lovely gardens, lovely walks on the seafront and in Shela village, sea food, lovely hosts and staff always available to address your needs and whims. Kijani is a great place to stay and the people of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Kijani hotel for our honeymoon in the third week of January 2015 and we really loved it. We stayed in the suite overlooking the sea and the dhows. It was gorgeous watching the sunrise and sunset from our balcony. Upon arrival we were treated to complimentary fresh coconut juice. The staff were all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Kijani Hotel,we loved it.Great feeling,right on the shore,nested in a colorfull tropical garden.We had leasy afternoon around the pool or on our top roof terrace (room No 1) around a cool bottle of Sauvigon Blanc.Fantastic saling with Kijani guide Abdul and is crew.Pleasant staff,always with a smile and happy to help.We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Kijani is the first in a line of upscale establishments on Shela Beach, the sandy white side of Lamu Island. An incredibly historical and romantic isle on the Kenya Coast. The staff are incredible; rooms are immaculate, stylish and serviced several times daily. Had the pleasure of spending New Years and truly enjoyed it. Best to those running it and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Kijani hotel is a ideal family hotel. The spacious rooms and friendly staff made our stay more relaxing. The cold coconut water after a cool dip in the pool is heavenly. The sea view room is to loik forward to. We enjoyed our stay and looking forward to go again-deepak krishna & family

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We came back to Kijani house after spending Xmas there. This is a great place to stay,very calm and quiet, meals are very good and breakfast is best with wonderful crepes in addition to eggs and fruits. Rooms have terraces and balconies and you feel in your own house. The decoration is beautiful. The staff is very helpful and organise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We staid there for a couple of days, its very well located, the staff extremely friendly and the rooms spacious and clean. Only one thing bothered us, the cicadas would start making noise early morning and it was very hard to sleep... But this is nature, so not really a problem for the hotel! Thanks for a lovely weekend!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My wife and I were privileged to stay at Kijani earlier this month, sadly only for two days. The room we had (#1) was amazing, with a view of the harbor; the service was extraordinary, the staff were as sweet and helpful as they could be. The food was great. Everything was clean. The two swimming pools are perfect in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A recommended stay especially for those who need to escape to the seaside from the hustle and bustle of big cities but who don't want to surrender to yet more stress in an overcrowded impersonal beach resort. This is a genuine piece of the Kenyan coast unaffected by mass tourism. The Kijani staff and the locals make you feel at... More 

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