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The Majlis Hotel

5.0 of 5 Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island | PO Box 502, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars NEW

The atmosphere and rooms were excellent but they should work on the bathrooms and the quality of the food, the trip from the airport to the hotel was refreshing by motor boat, all of us really enjoyed our trip here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had many island holidays , but this was fun and different The start of the holiday was a bit shocking in Nairobi - bit the island of Manda was peaceful. It is not a normal 5 star - service is a bit slow , but staff was really friendly - so you forgave the hiccups . Food is really... More 

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Menlo Park, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Majilis is an incredible place for a honeymoon. My husband and I spent three nights in amazing luxury and didn’t want our stay to end! Once we were at Majilis, we actually tried unsuccessfully to shift our flights so we could stay longer. The islands of Lamu are incredibly safe – the government placed a curfew in place due... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You get picked up by boat at the airstrip of Lamu and its as if you have just arrived in heaven. Majilis is special in every way for couples and also families. Classy and tasteful, but at the same time incredibly relaxing and informal, the place makes you forget about everything else as soon as you arrive. Fresh and healthy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Lamu is one of the most beautiful and amazing jewels on the planet. Fabulous beaches, warm crystal clear waters, rich culture and a ton of fun activities! Majlis on mandatory island is a piece of paradise. Everything was perfect! Freddie and his team did an excellent job taking care of us and we'll be back as soon as we can!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was our third visit this year. For those who might be put off because of the 'British Foreign Office Embargo" - I felt and indeed was safer there than in London, to which I return at the end of the month. Please do ignore such ridiculous"embargoes" and go to the Majlis and be pampered. Everything was perfect as usual.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

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

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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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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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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:5 star — The Majlis Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
The Majlis Lamu Ltd Hotel Lamu Island

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