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421 Lamu, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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Lamu Palace Hotel
Ranked #9 of 11 hotels in Lamu Island
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We loved this hotel. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it is very beautiful. Now, I don't like most five star hotels or any place that feels fussy. Seriously, you're going to diss a place because it doesn't have slippers? This is simple and elegant. Our room was simple, clean and gorgeous with small bottles of... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The rooms are comfortable and one has the option of air conditioning or the fun. The rooms are also clean, and the staff are very friendly. The hotel is quite central, and organized pick up from the airport. Breakfast was very basic. Enjoyed the balconies, nice place to relax with the view of the ocean at the end of the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

I was shocked that there are no slippers in the rooms. How do i shower and step on the floor barefoot? And there is no carpet! Style up! The wifi is very good! Its far much better than safaricom internet.

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Malindi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

visited restaurant and lounge,loved the wifi internet which to me is a necessity,firewood oven pizza,and rooms which my friends praised to be airconditioned including TV'S(although tiny), the rooftop bar at petleys (sister hotel) one of few great pubs,

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

When the restaurant has three CDs (Julio Iglesias, a Congolese band and Gospel), and when you find plastic flowers on your bed, you know you are in trouble... This hotel must have been nice, until probably about a decade ago. But these days it's highly overpriced, for outright bad quality. During my stay, the hot water failed to flow, the... More

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Tampa, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I did not stay in this hotel although it looked very nice and had decent prices, but we did frequent their restaurant especially for the shisha, which is the only place in Lamu which has it. It's a reasonable 500 shillings and lasts for hours. Good stuff. They have several flavors as well.The food is however very expensive. The restaurant... More

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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed for two nights dinner, bed and breakfast in March. Staff were very helpful and welcoming. However, the room was very small and cramped and the bathroom was very disappointing. The shower curtain didn't cover the tray and you couldn't have a shower without getting your hair wet. Overall the room looked as if it hadn't been updated since... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very basic hotel. The hotel provides the basics and is very run down. The staff are however very friendly which makes up for the lack of the wow factor. It can get quite stinky in the evening due to its location, the rooms are extremely small and the water doesn't quite heat up. Could see and hear the neighbours from... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Lamu palace the location is good,but the problem is that its near the fish shop and petrol shop,that is very dangers to even the staff working there and the smell from sea when is low water if you cant be sick i dont know they is a sewage right infront of the hotel,otherwise the rooms are not clean and very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Lamu Palace is a typical "safe choice" hotel. It's in a good location, the staff is helpful (and they even come greet you at the airport, and take you to the hotel by speedboat, which is a nice touch), they have a pretty good restaurant and clean (albeit small) rooms. All in all, if you're not too adventurous, I'd definitely... More

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Address: 421 Lamu, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
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Lamu Palace Hotel itself resembles a palace with its large open spaces and tall handsome pillars forming arches. Lamu Palace hotel is located on the seafront which means there is always good sea breeze. The hotel has a total of 22 rooms and suites, all with en-suite bathrooms, equipped with TV, fans, A/Cs and mosquito nets. ... more   less 
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