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Peponi Hotel

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Box 24, Lamu Island, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been at Peponi some years ago so this may be not the most updated review. Nevertheless it is located in one of the finest positions I have ever seen, the restaurant is awesome as are the aperitif with unforgettable oysters. For the rest an hotel mainly for expats, quite interesting social life there. I hope that it has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were living next door in Forodhani House and had a couple of meals here in Peponi. The food was excellent and they have their signature cocktail that's unique to the property. Also, ask for the turtle sanctuary, best experience in life.

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Thank villemus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been living in Kenya now for 3 years and unfortunately haven't seen all it has to offer but Lamu and Peponi I have  fallen in love with. Peponi sits right on the sea front of the channel in Shela area. Beautiful beaches and the views anywhere in the hotel are amazing. Just sitting enjoying a drink at the... More 

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Thank Aaron K
Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Peponi right on the beach. We came to Peponi Hotel during the very busy days between Christmas and New Year 2016. If you come during low season you will also experience the serenity of the old genuine swahili island and the Shella beach. I have been to Lamu several times and always come to Peponi for the excellent food, but... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is the vest place in Lamu for oysters ..awesome space ambiance and people.. Great prices too.. But.. The owner carol is horrible to her staff.. Yells at them (of course in front of local tourists) and very disrespectful to local tourists. I say this because once I had breakfast at peponi.. I asked staff igbi could sit inside they... More 

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1 Thank misseverywherekenya
Citta di Castello, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Time has its own rhythm at the Peponi Hotel, and it is deliciously slow. Try and bring the frenetic pace of your outside life to the Peponi and you're likely to get a talking-to from Carol, the hotel's dynamo owner. She is brilliant at being your guide to winding down and absorbing the vibe of Lamu. Carol is a force... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Our second time at Peponi and whilst we have never stayed there, we will next time! Carol goes above and beyond making sure you're OK. We came here with 8 friends and our 6 months old baby for lunch (we originally wanted to stay a couple of hours, we stayed for 6! And came back the next day). Carol offered... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Hotel with all quality you need, the rooms the view the swimming pool the restaurant and the best of all is the management and all the staffs are amazing and friendly :) I will alway recommend people friends and family to come and have peace of mind and to enjoy their holidays. Keep it up good work.

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Thank Anwar M
Arusha, Tanzania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I went to Shela, Lamu with a group of 5 other girls, and while we didn't stay at Peponi Hotel, we certainly made it our hangout spot! They have the most interesting menu in Lamu without a doubt, and I nearly died when I saw all the sushi options (we can't get much in Arusha where we are based). Definitely... More 

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Thank Courtney M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Is it beautiful? Of course it is. Is the service impeccable? Fantastic at it's worst. Was the food all of five stars? A brilliant five stars at that. But can these same things be said of other resort hotels I've stayed at around the world? Without question. So what exactly is it about the Peponi Hotel that makes it heads... More 

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