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Mkoko House

Ras Kitau, Lamu Island, Kenya
Mkoko House

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I just stayed 3 days in mkoko house. I could not imagine better for a treat after hard work in Nairobi. The atmosphere is really relaxing and the deco is just great and simple. The food cooked at home from Idi with fresh product from the day was succulent. I strongly recommended mkoko for a short or long stay on... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

this is such a lovely house, with a very high concentration of lying down areas, perfect for what we were looking for. Idi looked after us wonderfully and made delicious food at market price. all the fittings and soft furnishings were new and clean. garden full of tropical birds. felt very safe despite people's perceptions. would love to go again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We can only repeat the wonderful and accurate comments given by previous reviewers - this house, the location and the hospitality are truly outstanding and we would recommend whole heartedly. We spent 4 days at Mkoko house just after the recent attack in Nairobi, and we are so glad that we went ahead with the visit. We felt very safe... More 

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MkokoHouse, Owner at Mkoko House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review! we are very glad that you had a great time at Mkoko House. Just wanted to comment on the room tip. Actually we do have 3 ensuite bedrooms therefore the 2 rooms downstairs each have their own bathroom. The bathroom upstairs is just a guest bathroom. Looking forward to host you again in Lamu! More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Lovely house luscious gardens fantastic food , fabulous location what more could you want, Idi was an excellent chef, I wish we could have stayed longer. The lack of hot water was a tiny bit dissapointing, but everything else was paradise on earth !!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I'm not exaggerating, but staying at Mkoko House on Manda Island felt like staying in paradise! We had this beautiful house all for ourselves including a private cook Idi, who prepared the most delicious meals. Every morning we had fresh pancakes with either cinnamon or lemon flavour with fresh mango, papaya, bananas, passion fruit, fresh orange juice and Kenyan coffee.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

When you arrive at Mkoko House on Manda island it is really like entering a safe haven from the world, from the moment you step off the boat onto the sandy beach across from the gorgeous Shela Village there is total calm. There are many beautiful beaches and islands in the world, but there is something special about the mix... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Mkoko House is a gorgeous, airy house surrounded by a sea of green treetops, and the perfect getaway for those who make it across the channel from Shela. Idi, the house's caretaker, makes guests at Mkoko feel right at home and his food is, hands down, the BEST we had in one week in Lamu! Just have a brief conversation... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Mkoko House is a fantastic place to stay! One of only 20 odd private residences on Manda island, it is well away from the hustle and bustle of the Old Town on Lamu and Shela. It offers 3 well appointed en suite bedrooms (Mkoko on the 1st floor is definitely the best) and a whole range of areas to sit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Mkoko House was everything that I could have wished for and more. Being the only guest, I had the whole property to myself for 5 nights. By day, I relaxed on the beautiful Manda Beach or caught up on my reading underneath the shade of the trees, while by night I looked up at the stars. For those 5 days,... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

It's difficult to write about Mkoko House avoiding childish excitement. The world is big, and there are so much to see, so much to visit... yet, after staying just 4 nights, an irresistible urge developed in us to visit the place again. I could write about the Swahili culture, the bustling small Lamu Old Town nearby, the long stretches of... More 

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