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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Furthest date I could choose for this review on Trip Advisor was Sep 2012 but was actually backpacking around Africa with my girlfriend in 2011, just never got round to reviewing some places ;-) But I really wanted to add a few words about this wonderful guesthouse. The owners are very friendly & helpful & we thought the location was... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2013

The facility itself was decent and met my expectations for what a place in this price range should offer. The location is the bummer. I was there during low season and could barely leave the place without being approached by a lot of guides, vendors, etc., some who would hang out by the guest house until I came out again.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 17, 2011

The situation: Girlfriend and I are first time visiting Lamu for 5 relaxing days. We needed a quiet place to stay that was affordable and next to the ocean. What we got: Hotel Kipepeo is located right on the ocean front on the north end of Lamu. It can be spotted from the boat ride up. From the beginning we... More 

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1 Thank Honore T
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 19, 2011

i spent two nights at kipepeo, and had a marvelous stay. Was picked up from the airport even though i called to make a booking the same morning. My room was on the second floor, with a balcony overlooking the ocean - and it was really peaceful sitting out there, reading a book, or watching the kids playing in the... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2011

Enjoyed a truly memorable time here - I needed a place to stop and relax during the middle of my 10 week holiday and six nights at the Kipepeo Guest House well and truly delivered what was required. We were given the "Samaki" (the Swahili word for fish) room on the top level, which was a perfect place to relax... More 

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1 Thank TheTravelCamel
Lancashire, England
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2010

A nice guest house in an excellent location, we booked the bottom floor room which included a well equipped kitchen, great for making breakfast and snacks. Despite a mix up with our arrival date the service was good and the owners introduced us to a reliable contact who arranged a dhow trip for us which was excellent.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2010

Kipepeo is run by a couple, Dagmar and Ali, who describe themselves as 'hosts and friends' which is completely correct and makes a stay very pleasant. Our room was a good standard for the price, with a comfortable well netted bed, good ensuite, and a superb (shared by two rooms) balcony overlooking the coast road with its peoples and donkeys,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2010

My boyfriend and our friend stayed at Kipepeo at the beginning of April 2010. Initially we had our travel agent book us the bottom floor apartment. We had two issues with the bottom floor, 1) No cross ventilation. It was extremely hot even with the fans. 2) The bunk beds were more of a child size than an adult size.... More 

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Thank Marietta A
kisumu, kenya
1 review
Reviewed April 22, 2010

Dagmar truly was the "charming german woman" as written in rough guide, and instantly welcomed us at the beginning of our 4 day trip to Lamu! Always available and willing to answer questions and make recommendations on restaurants and other activities, she was the perfect host for first time visitors. The decor was charming and the sea front view from... More 

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London
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2010

We stayed at Kipepeo guest house for five days and found the owners Dagmar and Ali to be the most helpful and hospitable hosts. The guest house is towards the end of the beach with fantastic views across the bay and it can be easily seen from across the bay. Ask for the rooms on the middle floor as they... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just on the seafront, next to Lamu Beach, away from Lamu's noise but only a short walk into town. Spacious rooms with big beds and nets, fans, fridges, balcony and seaview. Beautiful roof top for BBQ or sunbath. Shared kitchen or privacy in our apartment. Apartment suitable for disabled and wheelchairs due to no stairs (the only place in Lamu), huge space and special big bathroom and low bed. Your home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kipepeo Guest House

Address: Kenyatta Avenue | P.O. Box 14, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $14 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As:
Kipepeo Hotel Lamu
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“Samaki room is best.”
  • View of the south side from patio
  • View of north side from patio
  • Samaki room
  • Hallway leading to the patio. Our room was on the right side
  • Full kitchen on the first floor
 of 5 bubbles HonoreT, Aug 17, 2011 | Read review
“The Samaki room is the best in the Guest House”
 of 5 bubbles TheTravelCamel, May 22, 2011 | Read review
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