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Baitil Aman Guest House

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Shela, Lamu Island Kenya
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#12 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Lamu Island
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Baitil Aman is a spacious old palace that has been carefully renovated into a small luxurious guest house and restaurant. It is located in the center of Shela village on Lamu Island overlooking a beautiful garden. Dinner at the rooftop of the hotel under the stars is highly recommended. The beach is five minutes away.
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mwanasal wrote a review May 2017
Kilifi, Kenya11 contributions3 helpful votes
Baitul Amman is arabic it means peaceful house. In this place you will enjoy a swahili village atmosphere with contemporary facilities.The rooms are spacious and styled to make you feel like you are in a 19th centruty palace.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Ateeq K wrote a review Jan 2017
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i have stayed at baitil aman several times and i have loved every stay. the location is around 2 minuites walk from the beach which i like because walking through the alley ways makes the experience of shela alot nicer. the rooms were very nice and the hotel has a history to it as part of the structure is over 300 years old. the food was fantastic, especially the traditional swahili dishes which in my opinion is a must have during your stay in lamu. the hotel owner also arranged sunset dhow rides along the channel as well as deep sea fishing for us which was really fun. overall, an excellent place to stay
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Fadhil K wrote a review Jan 2017
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We stayed at Batil Aman guest house for 10 days. The warmth of the staff and the overall experienced far exceeded any hotel I've been in on the Kenyan coast. The owner of the guesthouse arranged different activities everyday. Such as a terrace dinners, deep sea fishing etc. The guest house also has an historic significance as it belonged to a royal princess known as princess Hajibiki 300 years ago. The authentic Swahili Arab experience was unforgettable and I would highly recommend this to any person wanting to visit the Kenyan coast.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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EPA75116 wrote a review Jan 2013
Paris, France4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights in BAitil Aman Guest House and it was a great experience, although the hotel doesn't have sea view but the staff is extremely kind, please to help, though they are not many, the check out rules were flexible and the house and its interior design have a lot of charm and elegance : rooms are large and have terrace, the roof terrace is a dream. The location is only a few minutes from the beach in Shela and it still feel as a guest house and not as one western aseptised hotel. The prices were also reasonnable after bargainning a deal for the 3 nights. I will recommend this hotel to any one going to Lamu
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Date of stay: January 2013
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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KellyB32 wrote a review Jan 2012
Vancouver, Canada59 contributions30 helpful votes
Baitil Aman is a very nice hotel on Lamu's Shela beach. It is not a far walk from the empty 12km stretch of beach that is Shela. It is a beautiful old Swahili style building. We stayed in one of the top rooms and it was very large and had a lounger inside as well as a huge bed. There was always hot water when we were there and the views from the roof top were amazing. The welcome drink was a nice touch and the manager was very friendly, We were picked up from the hotel on time and taken by boat to the hotel at no additional charge. I would have to say that I agree with other reviews that Baitil Aman was overpriced. Although it was the high season I think the rooms need to be repainted. For the price I would have expected a pool. We were one of two couples staying at the hotel, and the manager was a bit too eager to sell us a dow trip, but that might just be becuase tourism has suffered these days. We really enjoyed eating in the restaurant at street level, there is a lot of activity and the restaurant on the roof is excellent. The fresh juices were delicious and we enjoyed having the roof top to ourselves at night and watching the stars.
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Date of stay: December 2011
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Room Tip: Get a room on the top floor to catch the breeze on hot nights and for the ensuite bathroom.
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$70 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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KenyaCoast ProvinceLamu Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baitil Aman Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Baitil Aman Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Lamu Old Town (0.8 miles), Lamu Museum (0.8 miles), and Lamu Mysteries (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Baitil Aman Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Baitil Aman Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Baitil Aman Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peponi Hotel Restaurant, Whispers Coffeeshop, and The Majlis Restaurant.
Does Baitil Aman Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Baitil Aman Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Baitil Aman Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lamu Old Town (0.8 miles).