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Lamu House Hotel

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3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Kenyatta Avenue | Seafront, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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  • 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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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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
1 review
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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*
Number of rooms: 10

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