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Shela Beach | PO Box 323, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Fatuma's Tower
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Ranked #5 of 26 Lamu Island B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Fatuma's Tower with my husband in January 2015 after our safari, and we cannot say enough about all of the staff. Joseph made sure we were taken care of, and everyone helped us whenever we needed to find our way somewhere in town or any other way they could assist. Our room was the top floor with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fatuma's is more beautiful and spacious than any of the photos I have seen. The house staff are very attentive, and adapted when I let them know that being treated as a colonial queen is not really my style. I chose Fatuma's to do yoga, but actually did yoga classes twice a day 5 minutes walk away in Banana House... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

lush graden, absolute privacy,100%authentic, here you can be yourself. The entire staff is taking care of your needs, done in a loving, attentive, sensitive way. The yoga hall is palace to center your meditative mind even when the heat is eating up all your life energy, the open Yoga Class at five in the afternoon with Gilles is releasing all... More 

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Gillies T, General Manager at Fatuma's Tower, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review, we will put more effort's so that next time we make you your time here even better.! Hopefully when you join us for next years Lamu Yoga Festival! It was a pleasure to have you stay here, From all the staff. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a unique, relaxing introduction to Lamu Island! Fatuma's Tower deserves its name. We were unfortunately the only guests, but I don't doubt we would have received the same premier service had the hotel been entirely booked. Samuel took such good care of us, including walking with us to the center of Lamu town and acting as our guide. You... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I have stayed at Fatuma's Tower twice and I plan on including it each time I go to Lamu island! In the midst of Shela Village, Fatuma's Tower offers a peaceful oasis retreat where you will be surrounded by beautiful garden areas! Each room feels private and you may even feel like you have the whole place to yourself! There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

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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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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Oakland, California
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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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Address: Shela Beach | PO Box 323, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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