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JamboHouse

PO Box 131, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Lamu in October 2014. Thanks to Arnold's tips we got there safely by bus (coming from Nairobi) and got to eat and spend very little during our stay. Staying at the balcony at night was very nice and you could have a very good view. Lamu is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Kenya and it... More

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear Mariel, thank you for staying with us. It was indeed a long (bus) journey for you but you got rewarded. Lamu is (still) one of the most fascinating places in Kenya. One of our rooms has a private balcony and we also have a nice breezy roof top terrace with a new top roof area to relax. It's nice... More

Malindi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

JAMBO HOUSE LAMU is a good peaceful place to stay in Lamu Town THE HOST (ARNOLD) IS extremely friendly, polite, caring and helpful. DEMARIS the housekeeper is good, polite, efficient too.I WOULD RECOMMEND Jambo House to any SINGLES OR COUPLES seeking a safe friendly welcoming guesthouse to stay at in Lamu. Neil PhD

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had great time in Jambo House and in Lamu, it was like staying at home and Arnold gave me many suggestions to make my stay more enjoyable. The place is inside the town, narrow and picturesque streets around, and the terrace allows you to relax after visiting the town or after have been at beach or for a dhow... More

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear LampoViaggiatore, thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are happy you enjoyed your (short) stay. Hopefully you get the chance to come back and show the island also to your girlfriend. Maybe just to add, on our terraces our guests can enjoy free wifi internet, we provide free coffee/tea afternoon time, we have cold drinks... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arnold goes above and beyond to make your stay on Lamu feel like a luxury break at very reasonable guest house prices. His in depth introduction to the town and the neighbouring Shela allows you to make the most of a short break and the delicious rooftop breakfasts set you up for days of snorkeling, walking and sailing. Even if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Arnold was a great host and took the time to give us an orientation to Lamu upon our arrival, including what to see, where to eat, things to do, and what to expect regarding local culture. He was obviously committed to guests having a good experience, and was able to connect us to great guides for a walking tour, dhow... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Though the bus trip was as long as long it was definitely worth it. Arnold simplified everything from arrival, stay and departure. He gave advice on where best to visit, what to do, what to expect etc.... All we can say is, if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay while in lamu town, with people who care... More

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear Ian H, thank you for your stay with us. Indeed, it was a long bus trip for you but now, as some night buses are running again, it will be a bit easier. Karibu tena, we are also looking forward to see you again. Please book in advance to get your prefered room as December is one of the... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay for two nights at Jambo House. It was a great, affordable place to stay to see the sights around Lamu. It's located a bit back from the waterfront (around a 5 min. walk from the main jetty.)The rooms are basic, yet clean and comfortable. The room we stayed in had a fan and a little... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Arnold is the best host I've ever had in a hostel. He explained us everything and was very helpful. The rooftop terrace is definitely one of my favorite things about this place. It is very well located if you interest is to be in lamu town. The rooms are clean but quite noisy at night (which could be a problem... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I cannot say how wonderful Arnold is as a host! A big group of us travelled to Lamu and he arranged for us to find the hostel and got an extra bed to accommodate our group! Upon arrival he sat us down with a map to give us an idea of the town (at first it can be confusing, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at Jambo house. We were welcomed by Arnold with a nice fresh juice on the cute rooftop terrace. He gives you a lot of information and tips. The rooms are very basic, but clean and provided with what you need. The bed was a bit small though, but we just came from a 4 nights... More

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Address: PO Box 131, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
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Number of rooms: 5
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