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JamboHouse

PO Box 131, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jambo house is the perfect backpacker I have stayed in a while . It's immaculately clean , wonderful breakfast with fresh fruit , fresh juice, eggs to your liking and toast .. Great views from the rooftop , very relaxed and peaceful environment . Location is very good , it's in the heart of downtown with a few minutes walk... More 

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JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear ceyd, thank you for taking your time to write about your stay at JamboHouse Lamu. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the best & hope to see you again next year. Greetings from sunny Lamu Island, ARNOLD More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

So, here is the deal. We stayed for 3 nights at JamboHouse with my sister and a friend in the month of March. It was a lovely stay and even before we went to Lamu we already knew that it was a conservative place, hence we had to adapt to their ways. All this, thanks to Arnold, the owner of... More 

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JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear stlwnjr, asante sana for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed Lamu and your stay at JamboHouse. When guests check in I sit down with our guests, give them a map of Lamu and explain everything but also Adam, my staff, plays an important role. He's cleaning rooms and he also prepares our delicious breakfasts. We wish you... More 

Naivasha, Kenya
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I stayed at Jambo House with my sister and a friend for 3 nights and it was the best place i have been to in a while. We actually didn't want to leave. The reception we got form Arnold and Adam was amazing. Right from when we were making reservations for the visit. We were received from he airport by... More 

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JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear Lena, thank you for staying with us and writing this review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at JamboHouse Lamu. For me, it is not only a job but, as I like traveling so much, it is also very important to me that our guests are enjoying Lamu as much as possible. We always try to improve our... More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

My Husband & I had a Wonderful five Nights there. We were met at the Airport by one of Arnolds Reps for the short Ferry journey across to Lamu Island. Arnold & Adam were so very welcoming. Arnold is a mind of Information. Before we arrived He'd suggested a Sundowner Trip with Dinner on the Beach for our Wedding Anniversary,... More 

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JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear Avee H, thank you for your review. I'm really happy you enjoyed the Sunset Dhow Trip with Dinner for your Wedding Anniversary. We can arrange a lot of activities like dhow trips, walking tours, kayaking, massages, hair braiding, Swahili Cooking Classes, Henna Painting and all the locals we work with, I know them for a long, long time. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Jambo House is amazing value for money. Sure the room is quite basic but the welcome is five star. Arnold the owner is a passionate traveller himself and knows exactly what you need to know. He'll provide you tonnes of information on anything you want to do and organise trips at a very reasonable price. The breakfast was excellent too... More 

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Randers, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have stayed in rock bottom guesthouses and expensive hotels but Jambo House has provided the best service ever. I was received at the mainland (arrived with bus) which saved me a lot of hassle from eager 'beach boys' who were hoping to get provision if they could find me a hotel to a very thorough lesson by owner Arnold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

If you wish to know in deep Lamu and its fascinating narrow streets, Jambo House is definitely the place! For restaurants and activities I warmly suggest you to follow the advise of Arnold (the owner) that is really a passioned person. Among the other, the hike with Zion "the rastaman" to a small village and the boat trip to Mandatotto... More 

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Goes, Zeeland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Jambo House is a great place to stay and proprietor Arnold is a great source of information! Nice breakfast served by Adam, who is ever so friendly! Rooms are comfy with good mosquito nets, beta toilet and cold water shower! WIFI is fast for Kenyan standards.

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JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear DaBuyo, thank you for staying with us at JamboHouse Lamu and for your review. I live in Lamu since more than 7 years and so I can give our guests plenty of useful (insider) information. Adam is working for JamboHouse Lamu since more than 6 years already and our guests really enjoy the breakfasts he prepares. We have "cold... More 

Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you ever travel back in time and end up on a small desert island in Africa which is a very unlikely cocktail of Arabic, Indian and African cultures that would most likely to be Lamu. And on that island if you need an oasis and that would be Jambohouse without a doubt. Meticulously managed by Arnold the German athlete... More 

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JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear TramperBrown, thanks a lot for your review and for staying with us. Quite a few of our guests are extending their stay at JamboHouse Lamu. Lamu is one of the best places in Kenya with its fascinating culture, friendly people, great beaches, fresh seafood. Myself, I like traveling a lot and so I can give our guests a lot... More 

Richardson, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I'll start from the top: breakfast was amazing. Far better than we thought we were going to get based on the "budget traveler" price we were paying for the room; breakfast was the first obvious sign to us that this was very well-run by a European. Both Adam & Arnold had great attitudes so early in the morning and were... More 

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JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear outwest15, asante sana for staying at JamboHouse Lamu and your review. A good breakfast is always a good start into the new day and I think we have a good selection of different options with fresh juice, fruits, different styles of eggs or even cereals. And we are always open for suggestions from our guests (special pancake). Since more... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In JamboHouse we provide in our 5 friendly in Lamu Style furnished rooms an enjoyable stay at reasonable rates. All our rooms (with mosquito net & ceiling fan) have private bathrooms. JamboHouse is ideally located to explore the Old Town of Lamu. From there it’s just a three minute walk through narrow lanes to Town Square with Lamu Fort. When you book JamboHouse we wait for you at the airport or at the bus terminal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JamboHouse

Address: PO Box 131, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $13 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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