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The Majlis Hotel

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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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Bristol, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I came here with very scarce knowledge of the place but that it had popped up very frequently in our search for places to stay in Lamu. I couldn't possibly put in words the expression on our faces when we got there. It's really just about the most beautiful place we've been to. We were extremely taken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a break from the bustle of Nairobi and a travel agent recommended this resort. What a lovely place- beautiful beaches, boat rides, water sports, accommodating staff- it was heaven! Kenneth the chef woke up extra early to prepare breakfast because my husband was fasting for Ramadan, and had it sent to our room. Freddie made sure we had... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have visited beautiful place all over the world but Majlis Hotel, Lamu is the most beautiful place in the World. Majlis gives it's guest the Swahili touch of service and the foot served is extraordinarily fresh and unique. Most of the food served including seafood is fished from the Indian ocean adjacent to the hotel. If you want to... More 

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward hosting you again. Our staff remains fully dedicated to continue to offer 1st class services to our forthcoming guests. Hospitality and personalised service represent the core of our values ! More 

Nairobi Region, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Hotel is stunningly beautiful,staff is very friendly and helpful.Sadly due to Al Shabaab threats tourism in Lamu is very down now.Its probably due to this fact that hotel has fallen into a sorry shape.Wjite terrazzo floors of room and bathroom are stained and full of limescale.Shower gel,shampoo,body lotion is rather provided in blue glass large bottles instead of use... More 

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

We are simply outraged by your review. It is all false and it represents a clear attempt to discredit the hotel and favour the competition. We remain thankful to all other reviewers who have been fair and truthful. Our staff needs positive feedback to continue to deliver beyond the imagination. The Majlis is open throughout the low season and welcomes... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

we stay at Majlis last week and it was amazing , a lot of actives to do with professional staff , very personal costumer care , authentic and super fresh sea food ! The beauty and the comfort of this hotel are incredible ......the best place to stay in Lamu .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Just back from an amazing trip to Lamu. My wife and I wanted some alone time and the Majlis resort is exactly what we needed. Booked by a relative of ours who works in tourism we didn't know much about the property, but looking back we're glad we stayed. We were picked up by the Hotel from Lamu airstrip for... More 

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed Lamu and stayed at Majlis for your honeymoon ! We look forward hosting you in the near future ! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

MY 8 DAY vacation at the Majlis was more than magical. I've never experienced such customer service in Kenya - or other countries I've visited for that matter. i literally enjoyed being treated like royalty, the staff, food, ambiance and customer service was impeccable. my dining and cocktail experience was unforgettable, so is the phrase "#lamuTamu' that's why #majlisResort is... More 

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback, very much appreciated by our staff as it boosts morale and pushes all of us to do better and better ! We have been facing challenges in Lamu but we have always kept a positive attitude. We remain committed to offer unique experiences to our guests ! Karibu Majlis, Karibu Lamu, Karibu Kenya !! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place is amazing. It is our second time there and we loved again as much as we did the first time. The resort is absolutely stunning. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. The management & staff are super-friendly and they go out of their way to assist you with any needs. The food is delicious and fresh (I... More 

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jimmy, Thank you for your kind review. We were all very happy to see you coming back to Majlis. While we were busy during Easter, we are glad to know that you were fully satisfied by our service, meals and accommodation. We look forward hosting you again any time soon. Wish you the very best in your endeavours ! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We just spent 4 nights there. Location is great! Room size was good. Ask for a Junior Suite, as the standard rooms are below average. Bathrooms are below average and basic. AC's don't work properly. Wifi didn't work. The food was mediocre at best. The service was terrible until we had to make some noise. it took them 3 hours... More 

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

Our most sincere apologies to some of our Easter guests who we were not able to fully satisfy as we were totally stretched with staff and equipment during this period. We thank each and every client who stayed with us for their patience and understanding and contributing to our full house situation. Going from a low period of occupancy to... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were looking forward to stay at The Majlis and had set high expectations. Our stay was memorable from the very beginning: boat pick up at the airport was unexpected and fun. Lamu is like Venice! No roads, no cars, only canals and boats!! The Majlis is located on a pristine white sandy beach and offers an amazing view of... More 

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