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Lamu House Hotel

Travelers' Choice award winner
Kenyatta Avenue | Seafront, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Lamu House Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Due to travel warnings / worrying press, I initially wanted to cancel my stay at Lamu House. THANK GOD I DID NOT! I felt 100% safe anytime, was warmly welcomed by friendly and hospitable local people and enjoyed a truly amazing time on this exceptionally beautiful island! Lamu House is a stunning hotel, host and staff make you feel like... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Totally relaxing experience, room overlooking the water, chilled afternoon on the balcony writing Emails. Dinner and breakfast both good with excellent and very good natured, personal service. Comfortable room without mod cons often expected but not missed at all. If only all business trips involved such a sleep over ...

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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

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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