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Lamu House Hotel

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Kenyatta Avenue | Seafront, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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Ranked #1 of 25 Lamu Island B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Contemporary, authentic and stylish gem in this wonderful crazy town. Frank is a wonderful host, ensuring pleasant times are had by all, and keeping everybody informed and safe during recent events on the main land. Lamu House is great value and a perfect spot for sun, seafood and something a little different.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lamu is a truly magical place to stay . Strange combination - to stay in a town with only one car and vast numbers of donkeys used as the only form of transport, combined with Lamu House Hotel the most wonderful place I have ever stayed. The rooms were stunning - more like a private suite within an apartment -... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After touring the Kenyan countryside, we concluded our trip on Lamu, staying in the Lamu House Hotel. The Lamu House is situated right on the water front in Lamu town. The hotel consists of a couple of joint Swahili style houses, a nice restaurant and lovely lounge area around a small pool. The room we stayed at, had entrance area... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed at Lamu House for a week during a professional training in Lamu. I was made to feel very much at home amid the beautiful surroundings of this well-appointed boutique hotel. Frank and his staff are as lovely as the accommodations. Food was delicious over the entire week. Would love to return with my family for vacation someday very... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stylish and comfortable facility with international standards in the kitchen. Reception could be more pro-active on transfers. My companion found the street below noisy - with all the dhows and sailors doing their thing most of the night. I was fine with ear plugs.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We knew we were in the right place when we asked what time breakfast was served, and the owner told us 'when you want it'. That set the scene for the whole of our stay at this magical place. Lamu House Hotel doesn't call itself a boutique hotel, but to us, it was exactly that. The renovation of an original... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

After 4 day stay, I highly recommend Lamu House as hotel of choice for visit to Lamu. Room, staff, restaurant, owners and location all combine to rating of overall excellence. It is a quiet unassuming place with options for activities if you choose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We travel often and have many excellent hotels -- most of the U.S. -- as a basis for comparison and I must say Lamu House ranks at the top of my list. Excellent, attentive service, a restaurant offering a tasty, varied menu, clean rooms, friendly staff makes this a wonderful option for those visiting Lamu Town. The standard of excellence... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

As a part of our Kenyan holiday, we wanted to experience Lamu culture and booked a three night stay at Lamu House for this very purpose. We had previously red the reviews here on Trip advisor and felt confident this would be a good choice, and thankfully we were right. Although more of a B-n-B than a hotel, it does... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Just completed a 5 night stay in one of the most outstanding B & Bs in all of East Africa. The hosts are warm and very helpful, the staff is attentive and expert, the rooms are elegantly appointed, and the entire hotel makes you feel as if you are staying in an ancient (albeit beautifully restored) Swahili house ( but... More

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Address: Kenyatta Avenue | Seafront, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lamu House Hotel 3.5*
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Boutique hotel made of 2 Swahili houses adjoin, with 10 superior rooms, plunge pool. Luxury accommodation, in the Old Stone Town of Lamu, located on the seafront. Restaurant & coffee shop. Traditional dhows for comfortable excursions. ... more   less 
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