You are picked up from the airport by boat and taken on a 10 minute ride to the hotel which sits on an beautiful island across from Lamu. As you pull up you can tell this place is something special. It was originally built as private villas and then turned into a hotel. The rooms have air conditioning which you won't find anywhere else in the Lamu area. Our room had two large terraces that overlook the water and were perfect for sunset (room #11). The design and craftsmanship that went into the rooms and buildings is also amazing. The detail work is so fine and the artwork is incredible. A lot of thought went into the design of this hotel. There are two pools for guests, a great bar that sits on the second floor above the restaurant that is perfect for sunset. We had the opportunity to meet Federico, one of the owners, he was so nice and made our stay so enjoyable. They really make every effort to make your stay a great one. I recommend taking one of the many day excursions that they offer, we took a boat ride around the island and stopped on a private beach to swim and lounge. I also had a massage in a hut by the beach. The food was excellent and they will make you things that are not on the menu if you ask. Everyone that works here has a smile on their face, how couldn't they this place is Paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idyllic, luxurious, stylish, unique, …the Majlis resort is a privately-owned luxury beach hotel on the north coast of Kenya in the Indian ocean. Designed and built to reflect Lamu’s heritage tradition, The Majlis combines 25 superbly appointed luxury air-conditioned suites built with Western comforts and local tradition. State-of-the-art facilities include two bars, a gourmet restaurant, two swimming pools and an activity center which graciously co-ordinates a wide variety of full day experiences for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Majlis Lamu Ltd Hotel Lamu Island