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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
254 42 633421
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Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Lamu Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The food was wonderful, the people welcoming - we had three delicious lunches on th terrace over looking the ocean - just bliss

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Wonderful terrace, this hotel is basically on the beach. A perfect place for sun downers and dinner after sunset. The restaurant is great with good food, especially sea food, and service. The bar area is open for locals also and they come to chat and see if you need a tour etc, but it's never very pushy and it is... More

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Boston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Peponi Hotel is all I expected and more. I ate there three times while in Shela and the food was remarkable - the tuna sashimi is really top notch and for a change of pace I had one of the best burgers I ever had. Had dinner on the balcony with a friend of mine from Boulder who was also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We didn't stay at the hotel but ate there many times during our stay. Wow perfect food and perfect star. Don't listen to the news, lamu island is paradise very quiet and very friendly. I urge anyone who wants to visit Africa to stay at the peponi...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Exceptionally friendly place attracting a very wide variety of local people and travellers. Excellent place to meet and greet from mid morning till late at night. Very well stocked bar and succulent restaurant. Want something different? Try the ginger tea!

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My partner and I have just returned from the most amazing 2 weeks on Lamu Island. Whilst we didn't stay at the Peponi, many a daytime and evening were spent at the Peponi - enjoying the house cocktails and delicious food. The staff are incredibly attentive and the facilities immaculately clean. Lamu Island is suffering at the moment as a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We didn't stay here but spent at least some part of everyday here having a drink or eating from their delicious menu. The bar service can be a little slow, but hey, your on holidays - there's no rush!

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Ballito, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The seafood dishes are fresh and delectably spiced, while the oysters are always a firm favorite. The tiny cups of coffee and delicate sweet meat (Haluwa) are a clear indication of the Arab influence of Lamu Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We ate here 3 times over our weekend in Lamu, all three times the staff were friendly and never missed a beat. The food was excellent also, certainly the best seafood I've had in East Africa. Try the ceviche or may be the king fish tortillas. Plus some beautiful views and relaxed atmosphere

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Beautiful location but the Terrace-Restaurant service is deplorable and the food as well. Bad management !

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Additional Information about Peponi Hotel Restaurant

Address: Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 42 633421
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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