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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 #3 of 11 hotels in Lamu Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Lamu Town and happened upon The Majlis by chance on a dhow trip to Manda Island. We had lunch in their bar and were shown around the rooms, the place sells itself and we were smitten! The fresh water pool is a refreshing break from the touch job of sun tanning on one of their super... More

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AddisLondon, Front Office Manager at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and words of encouragement ! We remain committed to offering the best experience to our guests ! More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you think of a 5 star boutique property, you think of frills and technology, butlers and prime rib - get to the Majlis and it's a whole new definition of 5 star service! taking it back to the basics as we say - from the pick up at the airport by Katana and team to reaching a white sandy... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel is top of the class the services are exceptional from the pick up at Manda to the reception at the Hotel to the drop back to the airport on departure day. There is fast internet connection and the ambience is great. The rooms are superb and big with the rooms on the ground floor having a hammock that... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is one of the best place we have ever been!. What makes "The Majlis" so exceptional is just not the superb location, exquisite food and fine, supreme decoration is the upstanding professional quality of the team working there! we felt at home! Thank you Federico, Stefano, Katana, Evelyn, Nelson, Mwamuye, Chome and Mangi! Thank you for making our stay... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have finally found my “Kenyan Paradise”. I found out about the Majlis by chance and it was the luckiest thing that has happened to me in a very long time. I have been working/living in an African War Zone for some time now and needed a place to relax and clear my head so I can get back to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

This is inevitable of the best properties in Kenya. Food is excellent. We had two kids, 4 and 6 yrs. it is one of the best family holiday properties. Private beach. Unbelievable views. Room 16 is the nearest to the beach. Well done evelyene, Stefan and co

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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

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Address: Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island | PO Box 502, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Majlis Hotel 4.5*
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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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