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Msafini Hotel

Shella Lamu | PO Box 226, Lamu Island 08500, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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perth
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Lamu Island is a great place for a peaceful holiday.Msafini Hotel is a good clean family hotel with excellant food and service.Not to far to walk thru village to beach,boats,shops.and you can get trips to the ruins which is very interesting and sunset cruises are lovely.The main town has a good muesum which is rich in local history and tours... More 

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nomadic
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Walk through Shela village where there are many beautiful houses and you come across this large yellow anomaly. Nicknamed the titanic by some in the village it looks too high, too big and really not very Shela in its style. However inside is another story. The place is light, airy, well decorated. The rooms are a decent size, good beds,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

boarded Tawakal Bus from Mtwapa in Mombasa and six and a half hours later arrived at Mokowe Jetty, had pleasant journey and had good company all the way from Mr Baker of Shella, and must mention our bus had 2 armed escorts which is normal for the journey from Malindi to Mokowe, on arrival at Mokowe i made my own... More 

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Seattle WA
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed here a year ago and loved it, even when it didn't have hot water. Then we rented out the entire hotel for our wedding guests and everyone loved it, especially the new solar hot water. The staff are attentive and friendly. The food is some of the best in Shella and the view from the roof top is... More 

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nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

My wife, 10-month-old and I stayed at Msafini last Easter weekend. We were on Lamu for three nights. The first two nights we stayed at two different places in town, which we weren't happy with, and the thirs night we decided to move to Msafini. They picked us up in town with one of their boats and brought us to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

Msafini is an absolute gem. Everything from the tranquil environment, to the clean and spacious rooms, the beautiful sea view from the roof top restaurant, to the friendly and always helpful staff makes for a wonderful and relaxing stay. I spent 10 nights at Msafini and had a superbly prepared dinner there every single night! Value for money is outstanding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

We chose at Msafini after walking into and checking out almost every guest house in Lamu and Shela as it offered an incredible value for what was inside. The Msafini was spotless and authentic, the food was outstanding and the view incredible. Our rooms were perfectly done up with crisp brand new sheets and pillows (uncommonly clean, starched and white... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

We stayed one week in Msafini hotel during NY holidays. Actually we just loved this place, both hotel and Shella vilage. Hotel is new and very clean. Rooms are big and each room has big balcony. In the hotel they have very good chef. He were cooking very good. Since one moment we started to eat only there:) In general... More 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2010

i've spent 3 nights in msafini. the place is new, clean and have a friendly staff. i had a top floor room and the view is great. however, the roof terrace is also a restaurant so in the morning and evening there are other people hanging around. i did not really mind but others might. and while the room is... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

The Msafini is very new and is nestled a little back in Shela. It is really nice and the particular room we got was top class. It was the top floor facing Lamu town and overlooking everything. The hotel is small and very quaint. As with everyhing in Shela when you arrive via boat you walk to the hotel. Of... More 

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