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Lamu House Hotel

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Kenyatta Avenue | Seafront, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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White Plains, New York
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so happy to have come across this exquisite, very pristine hotel on the Island of Lamu.... A unique place with so much to offer. Very clean, friendly staff and a delicious breakfast. Unfortunately the credit card terminal was down so I was forced to get cash from an ATM machine. I think the hotel should make arrangements with... More 

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Kenya
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lame House is a Swahili house hotel with a lot of charm and located on the waterfront of Lamu Island. The rooms are all different, well appointed, with all amenities that one would expect in a tourist hotel. Ask for the waterfront rooms, they are phenomenally airy and you will enjoy the island life hustle and bustle.

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Thank Mwambao
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lamu House hotel is ideally located for those who prefer to enjoy the sea and also the feel of Lamu Town. Bang on the waterfront the rooms face the sea and let me tell you, you wouldn't need AC or fan if you keep the windows open. Strong breeze blow all throughout the day and night, thus waking one... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed at the seafacing Lamu House in the stone town of Lamu and got the most beautiful seafacing room on the top floor. The balcony was big and the chairs cosy and the view stunning. Nice bathroom, good warm water and tasteful decorations. The property is well kept and beautiful in layout. I believe it is a traditional swahilihouse with... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Lamu House is an incredibly beautiful hotel in Lamu town on the waterfront. When you enter this place, you don't want to leave anymore. The architecture is amazing and the furniture and decoration are of great taste with love to details. They have several pools, court yards, terraces and many beautiful corners to enjoy your stay. The staff was very... More 

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Thank tamaralang
Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were recommended this place by a friend who stayed there probably once a month in 2014. Sadly Frank was not there during our stay so we missed out on the culinary experience. Lovely view from our rooms - our son had an adjoining room and both had the water from view. Classily furnished. I loved the roof top massage... More 

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Thank astonangel3
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I have stayed at Lamu House several times (often enough that the staff knew us well) and have never been disappointed. The quarters are wonderful, gorgeous furnishings, world-class views. If you really want to feel like you have fallen into the pages of a National Geographic magazine...this is your place. Meals are not surpassed. You must have the garlic/olive oil... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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Thank Clara O
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

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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