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Lamu House Hotel

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Kenyatta Avenue | Seafront, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Lamu House Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Lamu House. I try to eat here at least once a day when in Lamu. Frank is amazing and very kind;he invited me to his beach club on Manda island and still made a plate for me when I forgot to RSVP. The fare is simple but fresh and cooked to perfection. I love the tuna steak and... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly the first hotel we booked looked better in the pictures than in real life so after seeing the beautiful Lamu House we decided to change. It was well worth it as this hotel has a great location, is beautifully decorated, and if you get a sea view room, it's spectacular! Even the rooms over looking the pool are nice... More 

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to fly from Nairobi to Manda, then take a boat across to Lamu Town, if only to taste the absolutely mouthwatering crab samosas that restaurant of this hotel has on its menu. We were not staying at the hotel, but this was our place of choice for dinner for the 3 nights that we were in Lamu Town,... More 

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Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We loved Lamu House, enjoyed the atmosphere, the staff and the food. It is a beautifully put together hotel with charming ambiance. We did not stay but would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to be in the centre of town.

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

nice place, nice staff and the best espresso of lamu, but the food is good, but nothing special and too much expansive. it's a good step to spend a nice coffe time on the seefront of the old town... specially if in good company.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is hard to describe how fantastic this place is. We have been there twice now and are surely planning to go back. The whole atmosphere, the rooms, the location, the food and most of all the hosts are just wonderful. Experience the real soul of Africa. Don't miss the beach club, my favorite spot in this world.

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Kalmthout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

In November 2014 (late review due to busy life at home) we stayed in the hotel once again. And for as long as we can, we will continue to go back to Lamu and to Lamu House Hotel again and again. We love the building with the beautiful decorations, the comforable, airy rooms and the location in the middle of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Have just returned from a 4 night stay at Lamu House and it was brilliant. Did have a few night where all the locals congregated outside the house, below the seaview rooms and chatted -loudly until the early hours making sleep impossible, but on speaking to the Admin team this was soon stopped, and sleep resumed. The House is not... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you are looking to relax. This is the best place to stay. The rooms are spacious the staff are very friendly the food... The food is amazing ( ask for fish soup). They have a wide variety of books in different languages. The moonrise bar is very nice overlooking the ocean. Boats are right outside the hotel so no... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our family of three stayed earlier this year and it was just fabulous. The rooms were stylish and comfortable, the food at the restaurant was delicious and the pool was very welcome. Everybody we met was friendly, and no-one bothered us in the street. A few people came up to us and said "welcome to Lamu - thanks for coming".... More 

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