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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

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Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
254 42 633421
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6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 65
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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best

Peponi hotel is among the oldest and great hotels in Lamu. It is located in Shella few miles away from Lamu town. It is a little costy but worth staying.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
chuu143
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MSP
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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MSP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Peponi hotel is among the oldest and great hotels in Lamu. It is located in Shella few miles away from Lamu town. It is a little costy but worth staying.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food at Peponi Hotel restaurant is outstanding. I can recommend the butter crab claws and they have an excellent choice of tapas menus to suit all tastes.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The service is perhaps not the best, but the staff is friendly ad the food is good.The atmosphere is excellent with th sea just outside if you will be selected to seat on the terrace

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

All I can say is that I wish I could have stayed long enough to have eaten my way through the whole menu!! I am a foodie and believe me, I ate some of the best seafood that I have ever eaten. If you like seafood then I promise you that you will not be disappointed! The Giner Crab is... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Well the setting is right on the beach in a prime spot on Lamu Island. We started with a few drinks outside overlooking the beach and wonderful hand made wooden dhows sailing past. The owners were on hand overseeing and engaging with customers making sure everyone was well looked after. If the setting, which was beautiful, doesn't sell you then... More 

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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

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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Boston
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27 reviews 27 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: 254 42 633421
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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