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Lamu Palace Hotel

421 Lamu, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This one's gonna be short and precise. Stayed for a business trip. Booked in advance over phone, still didn't get room and was shifted to a sister hotel nearby. However had a breakfast and meals here. So should write about that only. Wifi ( toooooo slowww) only available at the reception area. Sitting like any other mid budget hotel, add... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A good friend and I stopped at Petley's Inn for drinks but were told the rooftop bar was closed till 4pm so we decided to go to Lamu Palace Hotel. We sat inside the hotel but close to the patio and were quickly served by a very attentive waiter who took our drinks request. My friend had to leave for... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I was traveling on business and met on arrival at Lamu Airport by the hotel reception and promptly transferred to the premises by motor boat. Check in was swift and the friendly and courteous manager upgraded me to a sea view room. I had stunning views of the Indian Ocean!Absolutely stunning! I would wake up to a beautiful sunrise! The... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The hotel organised a boat to pick me up from Manda island where the airport is located (a very nice trip with Air Kenya and a lovely small airport which is only 3 years old - the Kenya Airports Authority has done a good job). Boniface, the receptionist came with the boat, helped with bags and was very kind and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

The best place you can find in lamu center!! The beach in front allows you lovely sunsets and all the movement of the " beach boys" while taking tourists to other islands. Wonderful service and fresh fish and lobsters!

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Seattle, Washington
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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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Nairobi
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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

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
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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
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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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