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Peponi Hotel Restaurant

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Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
254 42 633421
Today
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful and amazing. I would love to go back!

Had a delicious lunch here with friends. The rooms looked amazing and I would love to come back and stay!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
LucyBrk
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London
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The woman who runs this hotel is arrogant and pretentious - and so are their loud regular customers who permanently dominate the bar, bully other patrons and abuse Africans. A generally hostile environment towards black people.

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had a delicious lunch here with friends. The rooms looked amazing and I would love to come back and stay!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

One of my best ever meals truly.We had lunch here on our second day in Lamu and the food was very presentable,grilled just right and spiced just enough.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Food was excellent! We went for Lunches there, and really enjoyed the service and quality of food. pleasantly surprised to find such quality in Lamu.

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MSP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
59 helpful votes 59 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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