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Kijani Hotel Lamu

3.5 of 5 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

To be honest, I didn't expect much about the hotel before the journey. But when we arrived at the hotel, the hospitality of the staff and the comfort of the hotel really surprised me. The room was clean and cozy. I even found flowers on my bed. My room no. was no.1. I think it is the room with the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We spent Christmas 2013 in Kijani house and we had a superb experience. The room, the pool área and dining área are very well decorated with class and style. It is a great choice for children as it is very close to the beach. It offers beautiful views to the sea and the food is good, specially the breakfast is... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We spent a few days on Lamu, Kenya during our honeymoon, The hotel we had booked in advance was a disappointment and we moved to Kijani. We got an upgrade and the room was really nice and comfortable with a terrace, actually two, with a fabolous view. The location is great, a nice garden and a small but OK pool.... More

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The welcome at the airport and then at the Hotel was lovely. The setting and ambience were magical. The Swahili architecture and style were beautiful, just like the room in Lamu museum. The staff could not have been more helpful. The food was magnificent. We also took the recommended tour of Lamu and sunset dhow ride, both wonderful experiences with... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This hotel is family owned ran by both Pierre and Manashe. I have been going there fore several years and am never bored of the beautiful views. The staff are very friendly and the simplicity of the hotel makes you feel you are at home. It is only a B&B, breakfast is simple but ample. It is simply an oasis... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Let me start by getting the one major downside over and done with. Lamu is hot and sweaty, and the traditional Swahili architecture of the Kijani doesn't cope very well with the heat and humidity. I only spent one night in the hotel, as I was moving into a rented house with friends the following day, but the heat was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

As a resident of Malindi on the Kenya coast south of Lamu, my wife and I have just returned from Lamu having driven up with friends to spend Easter 2013. Road conditions deplorable and about time our Government did something about the existing pot-holed tarmac before it disintegrates completely. Best to fly in on a scheduled flight to the airport... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Having travelled a lot the last 20 years and trying to avoid big resorts, all inclusive places, overcrowded chain hotels etc... we are constantly trying to find small friendly hotels with a personal touch but still offering the same high level as one would expect in the top hotels. Well in Kijani hotel we just found what we were looking... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We are two men from Boston who travel a lot. We loved the Kijani hotel. Our room no.11 was wonderful and large with a private balcony overlooking the sea. Room was very clear with beautiful Lamu style design. The hotel was not inexpensive but you get what you pay for is our experience. You can find a room for fifty... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The hotel is perfectly located on some distance from noisy Lamu in a picturesque small village of Shela at the edge of water. The friendly and hospitable staff, well thought-out conditions of the accommodation, the buried in flowers territory with two pools create feeling of safety and comfort. The tender breeze helps to forget about a heat. The wide choice... More

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Address: PO Box 266, Shela, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island > Shela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kijani Hotel Lamu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Kijani Hotel Lamu Lamu Island, Kenya - Shela

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