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Fatuma's Tower

Shela Beach | PO Box 323, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Ranked #2 of 25 Lamu Island B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tortoli'
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a islander,from Sardinia, the idea of lounging on white-sand beach, wearing bikini and kikoi,walking barefoot all day, eating fresh food sounded like an ideal way to spend my holiday and drop out of my own paradise to discover a new different one . As a inn proprietor I know the importance of the attention to detail and the welcome... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I've just moved to Nairobi for a six week work placement of sorts and after two weeks of the traffic and general frustrations of life in Nairobi (probably particularly stark for a newcomer from London), I really needed a break. I just didn't know quite how much until I got to Shela island and all the tension I'd been carrying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The last days of our trip in Kenya & Rwanda were magical thanks to this magnificant accomodation. Staff was extremely helpfull and kind. Owner is Mr. Relaxed himself and I enjoyed my first yoga lessons very much! Room, dinner, Shela... everything is perfect in this place. Thanks for making our last days so wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I stayed at Fatuma's Tower with my two boys (14 and 11) back in July. Such a lovely place, a hidden gem in the back of Shela village. The food was outstanding, with Hamisi and his ever present smile happy to accommodate your requirements. Gilles was very helpful if we had questions or needed advice...he would always stop by for... More

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Not so much a hotel as a favoured pension/guest house located in a restored historic old building/site, with trees and gardens and a feel of a 'home stay'. Liked all of the rooms (stayed in two different ones), the food cooked to our preferences (lobster, prawns, calamari . . .), the dining in the central courtyard under a great tree,... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We went as a group of friends who work together in Nairobi, some of staying a full week in August and the others joining for the weekend. We had all been to Lamu previously, and we all thoroughly enjoyed Fatuma's Tower. The owner, Gillies, was very helpful in advising on which rooms to use and in accommodating an ever-changing schedule.... More

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Naivasha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I stayed at Fatuma's Tower with my fiancè this past weekend, and we had a splendid time there. The staff was very warm and welcoming, and with Gillies at the lead, there are no worries to be bad. Even though we required special accommodation once or twice due to having friends in Shela who weren't staying at Fatuma's, the staff... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had a great time at Fatuma's tower. Well maintained, professional courteous staff, welcoming accomodating and friendly owner. Good beds, reasonable pillows, ceiling fan, and always water for a shower. Excellent veranda areas. 5 min. walking pole pole to Peponi Hotel for sundowner, or lunch. It was very hot though when we were there, recommend different month to visit Lamu.... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My son and I finished our mission work in Kenya with a stay in Lamu. Fatuma's towers was a spiritual and amazingly peaceful place. The workers were extremely trust worthy, the food was freaking amazing, and my son made mention to return to Lamu when we returned to Kenya. I am going back to Lamu in 2013 with my youth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

What a gem of place, beautiful gardens, wonderful design, great staff and the owner Gillies couldn't be more helpful and charming. The food is 5 star and very healthy. I would certainly recommend this place for friends, family, couples or individuals. A wonderful place to relax, unwind and take a break from this ever increasing fast paced world we live... More

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Address: Shela Beach | PO Box 323, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
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Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Lamu Island
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