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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Box 24, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Peponi Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was actually staying at another property but came over to see a friend of mine who was staying there and we had dinner on the patio - really magical and the food was incredible. I saw the rooms and they were really nice - also had lunch there (actually had a burger because as amazing as all the fish... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from a week long stay on Lamu island with the family and although we didn't stay in Peponi hotel itself, we visited numerous times and were blown away by the hospitality, friendliness and general convivial atmosphere that Carol, Andrew and crew have created at the hotel. The staff were fantastically friendly, the food was gorgeous, the... More

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Walton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is just gorgeous, and the owner Carol, and staff, could not have been more welcoming or attentive. The room I had was right on the waters edge and it was heaven going to sleep with the gentle sound of waves. There is a lovely secluded pool. The grounds, which surround the main building and varoius styles of acommodation,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent six days at Peponi mid August 2014 and it was absolute bliss. Carol, Andrew and all the staff were so friendly and incredibly welcoming; immediately making you feel completely at home. It was the perfect antidote to busy London life. As soon as we stepped off the speedboat from the airport (!) and onto the perfect white sand... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't stay at the hotel but ate there many times during our stay. Wow perfect food and perfect star. Don't listen to the news, lamu island is paradise very quiet and very friendly. I urge anyone who wants to visit Africa to stay at the peponi...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stayed for four days in the Peponi Hotel and had a phantastic time. The place is absolutely beautiful and the food great. The owner Carol and her staff spoilt us very much. We were welcomed wherever we went in Shela and Lamu. And we felt 100% safe at all times, despite the negative press coverage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I visited Peponi on my own whilst my family were back in the UK, it was a last minute booking and I couldn't be happier that I went. It has an unbeatable combination of friendly hospitality, attentive service, beautiful location and all the facilities you need for a barefoot few days on the Kenyan coast. Well done to Andrew and... More

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London
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7 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a beautiful time here,they look after you so well. Slept wonderfully to the sound of the sea daily. The foos was wonderful. Great chefs and wow the way they take care of you !!! Would happily move in.

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Ballito, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

As its name implies, the Peponi Hotel is located within the fabled Lamu Archipelago in the Indian Ocean close to the border with Somalia. The largest of the islands in the archipelago are Pate Island, Manda Island and Lamu Island. Smaller islands include Kiwayu, which lies in the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, and Manda Toto. Peponi is owned by the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I had a great time at Peponi. The staff greets you upon arrival and assures that you are taken care of from the minute you arrive. Make sure you order a DAWA as your drink of choice because they make the best Dawa's since i've been in Kenya. Seafood is delicious too. I def recommend this hotel.

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Additional Information about Peponi Hotel

Address: Box 24, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Peponi Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Peponi Hotel Lamu

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