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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Box 24, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Peponi Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Lamu Island
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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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Santa Fe, NM
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a special spot, a welcoming place, wonderful friendly service, superbly appointed details, gorgeous pool! Worth the effort to get there. We stayed four days in exceptional heat (last week of the season -April 24-27)and much humidity but the winds blew, the beach around the point was gorgeous, and the sunset and sunrises were beautiful! A dream world to... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Overall Lamu is an amazing place to get some very good peace of mind and get rid of modern life stresses! But Shella zone of this island heaven is casually know locally as "little Europe"...because of the very high prices for food in the area! Prices are serious out of this world at this area... Indeed European!... In a way... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Th is was my 49th time to the Peponi. It is not for those who seek the glory of A JW or a Grand Hyatt but for those want true service from the heart. The owner Lars is unwell and greatly missed at the bar but the service, the food, the staff and the rooms were impeccable

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I had gone to Lamu with a team of doctors for an eye mission. After a whole week of going all over the Lamu county, all the way upto Kiunga on the border with Somalia, we had 4 nights at PEPONI hotel in Lamu. A well deserved rest in an utterly serene surroundings. I thought I had died and gone... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Peponi Hotel is the nicest hotel in the world! And I mean that sincerely! I have been to some of the best hotels and resorts around the globe - Caneel Bay in St. John, Amandari in Bali, the Four Seasons in several countries, and the Peponi is my absolute favorite. Everything about that place has a little - or... More

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

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