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Shela, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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Jannataan Hotel
Ranked #17 of 26 Lamu Island B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Hotel (doubles @ 5000 Ksh) next to a KCB ATM and a mosque, was open in June unlike Peponi's and other high-end hotels that were coincidentally closed during the 2014 'al-Shabab/ethnic violence' attacks in Mpeketoni (30 km away). After check-in at the Hotel expect a string of solicitations from "owner's relatives" and other insiders selling tours (including a trip... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We recently stayed at Jannataan Hotel in Shela. It is set a bit back from the waterfront, about a 3 min. walk. The room we stayed in was very spacious and had a nice balcony. The fans and ventilation were very good. The breakfast on the rooftop terrace was excellent and we enjoyed the fresh juices, fruits and omelets. It... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

As my family lives in Kenya I'm a frequent visitor. This time we stayed for 5 nights and left the room key only once with the staff so the room could be tended. After our return to the room I found that euros had been taken from my wallet that was inside my bag! This broke my trust with them!... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We stayed at the Jannataan Hotel Shela for five days, after hearing a lot about it, and reading the rave reviews on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed, as it was a wonderful family stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts are excellent. All the rooms are well kept and clean. The balconies and terrace areas are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This place is alot cheaper than most of the other places to stay in the area. The pool was never that busy and we had a few good swims. With the four building it meant that there were lots of places to sit and be on your own. The water was warm and the service we very well done. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

I was with Sabina (review below). Jannataan was like a mini paradise for us. Great value - works out less than £15 per person per night, including a beautiful breakfast of gorgeous fresh fruit, fresh juices, eggs (tip, ask for spanish omlette!), toast, jam, tea, chai, coffee, served to you on whicever of the many lovely terraces you choose. The... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

My friends and I arrived in Shela at night after a pretty horrific 10 hour bus journey from Mombassa and arguements with beachboys to get a boat to the island. When we walked into Jannataan Hotel - where we were getting a double room for 4000 kenyan shillings, I really wasn't expecting to see a beautiful swimming pool in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

Lamu was chosen as one of our destinations in a trip of 12 people to Kenya in December 2010. We were excited of all the possibilities, as we were armed with reviews of places to see. After an extremely perfect 6 day safari covering Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and a grand finale New Year's Eve celebration at the Masaai Mara, we... More

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Address: Shela, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Number of rooms: 8

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