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The Majlis Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island | PO Box 502, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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Ranked #2 of 11 hotels in Lamu Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014
Greville D London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This hotel is probably the finest in the whole of East Africa and beyond. The setting and facilities were superb. The pools were wonderful. The food and staff were excellent too. To say that this hotel was ***** does it no service, it was far beyond that and more. Nothing was too much trouble. Even the furniture was was worthy... More

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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Majlis for a week in January 2014. The hotel and staff are outstanding and they go the extra mile to make your stay truly memorable from arranging bespoke excursions, gladly preparing personal dining requests, to whatever. The rooms are fabulous and the food mouth-watering. Being located on Manda gives you the best of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It was a busy year - two very tired adults and one very active four year old arrive at the Majlis for the Christmas break. We could not have chosen better. Casual elegance and excellent service. The hotel is on the beach and has two pools. The only reason to wear shoes is that the sand gets hot during the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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165 hotel reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Majlis is in a uniquely beautiful location and is a classic looking hotel. The Majlis does have one of the best ‘Sunset Bars’ in Kenya. The rooms are large (for sunsets ask for #11) and it is safe & quiet. All the rooms have A/C and mine had a great house steward named ‘Pascal’. That said, there were significant... More

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AddisLondon, General Manager at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

We welcome reviews that represent the truth and are constructive, not those that are used to threaten the property to get discounts on everything. Our room & activity rates are lower than what is stated. The staff at The Majlis works 24/7 to ensure the best experience to its guests. We invite prospective guests to read other reviews to get... More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

From the moment we arrived we were given 5* treatment with a special blend of informality, friendliness, discretion and professional pride. The most intimate hotel on Manda Island, with the kindest staff who are out to exceed every guests expectations. We were happy with many things: beautiful large room, amazing view from the restaurant of the beach and the food... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I think i will go right ahead and start with the rooms! The thought put in the designs, totally impeccable! the Swahili inspired intricate designs on the furniture are quite impressive, I felt like taking the bed home with me! if only it could fit into my suitcase! (sigh). They were gracious enough to show me around,the other rooms were... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

many big thanks to all majlis crews for making the wonderful moments for my clients, the were very happy and feel like home. thank you so much moccia family for the hospitality you had, this is just the beginning expect more to come. thanks once again Federico and Stefano as well

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised on our boat ride and warm welcome from Evelyne when we got to Majlis. The amazing Majlis was like paradise with beauty everywhere. After a cold refreshing welcome drink we were heading to our rooms when Stefano met and greeted us introducing himself. We then dropped our bags and dashed straight to taste the awesome pool... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The minute I landed at manda island, I was bowled over...felt like am in paradise... the majlis is exactly that !! golden white pristine beaches and clear sea..where u can actually see a reflection of your shadow...had a great swim ...now the Majlis...the staff are extremely friendly... one of them actually showed me around the property...the interiors are tastefully chosen... More

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15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This hotel had a fabulous eclectic interiors with each property entering into a communal area that is furnished comfortably - as if you were in your lounge. The bedrooms were clean with crisp sheets and left with beautiful flowers and towel art each day. The staff were so helpful and caring, that nothing was too much trouble. Evelyn was a... More

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Also Known As:
The Majlis Lamu Ltd Hotel Lamu Island
The Majlis Lamu Ltd Hotel
Address: Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island | PO Box 502, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lamu Island
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lamu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Majlis Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Idyllic, luxurious, stylish, unique, …the Majlis resort is a privately-owned luxury beach hotel on the north coast of Kenya in the Indian ocean. Designed and built to reflect Lamu’s heritage tradition, The Majlis combines 25 superbly appointed luxury air-conditioned suites built with Western comforts and local tradition. State-of-the-art facilities include two bars, a gourmet restaurant, two swimming pools and an activity center which graciously co-ordinates a wide variety of full day experiences for you. ... more   less 
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