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JamboHouse

05/14/2017 05/15/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I fully enjoyed our stay at Jambo house.It is a very peaceful place too stay and would recommend both singles and couples to make Jambo house their home when in Lamu.The host Arnold constantly kept contact with us as we were traveling and even send Damaris to pick us at the bus bay.During our stay we were...

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JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear Cyprian2015, thank you again for staying with us. Yes, I remember, you had a long bus journey but we are happy you enjoyed Lamu and your stay with us. I live in Lamu since more than 6 years now and I know the area quite well. Also, the tour guides and boat captains we work with most of them...

Gili air, indonesia
Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed a very pleasant 5 night stay in Jambo hotel. Arnold is soooo helpful and really goes above and beyond the call of duty to make your stay as nice as possible. The included breakfast is great as is the rooftop terrace, chill out area. Its so easy to arrange all tours through Arnold and lamu is absolutely amazing....

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Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went to Lamu in October 2014. Thanks to Arnold's tips we got there safely by bus (coming from Nairobi) and got to eat and spend very little during our stay. Staying at the balcony at night was very nice and you could have a very good view. Lamu is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Kenya and it...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear Mariel, thank you for staying with us. It was indeed a long (bus) journey for you but you got rewarded. Lamu is (still) one of the most fascinating places in Kenya. One of our rooms has a private balcony and we also have a nice breezy roof top terrace with a new top roof area to relax. It's nice...

Malindi, Kenya
Reviewed October 28, 2014

JAMBO HOUSE LAMU is a good peaceful place to stay in Lamu Town THE HOST (ARNOLD) IS extremely friendly, polite, caring and helpful. DEMARIS the housekeeper is good, polite, efficient too.I WOULD RECOMMEND Jambo House to any SINGLES OR COUPLES seeking a safe friendly welcoming guesthouse to stay at in Lamu. Neil PhD

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barcelona
Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had great time in Jambo House and in Lamu, it was like staying at home and Arnold gave me many suggestions to make my stay more enjoyable. The place is inside the town, narrow and picturesque streets around, and the terrace allows you to relax after visiting the town or after have been at beach or for a dhow...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear LampoViaggiatore, thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are happy you enjoyed your (short) stay. Hopefully you get the chance to come back and show the island also to your girlfriend. Maybe just to add, on our terraces our guests can enjoy free wifi internet, we provide free coffee/tea afternoon time, we have cold drinks...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arnold goes above and beyond to make your stay on Lamu feel like a luxury break at very reasonable guest house prices. His in depth introduction to the town and the neighbouring Shela allows you to make the most of a short break and the delicious rooftop breakfasts set you up for days of snorkeling, walking and sailing. Even if...

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Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Arnold was a great host and took the time to give us an orientation to Lamu upon our arrival, including what to see, where to eat, things to do, and what to expect regarding local culture. He was obviously committed to guests having a good experience, and was able to connect us to great guides for a walking tour, dhow...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Though the bus trip was as long as long it was definitely worth it. Arnold simplified everything from arrival, stay and departure. He gave advice on where best to visit, what to do, what to expect etc.... All we can say is, if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay while in lamu town, with people who care...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Dear Ian H, thank you for your stay with us. Indeed, it was a long bus trip for you but now, as some night buses are running again, it will be a bit easier. Karibu tena, we are also looking forward to see you again. Please book in advance to get your prefered room as December is one of the...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay for two nights at Jambo House. It was a great, affordable place to stay to see the sights around Lamu. It's located a bit back from the waterfront (around a 5 min. walk from the main jetty.)The rooms are basic, yet clean and comfortable. The room we stayed in had a fan and a little...

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Arnold is the best host I've ever had in a hostel. He explained us everything and was very helpful. The rooftop terrace is definitely one of my favorite things about this place. It is very well located if you interest is to be in lamu town. The rooms are clean but quite noisy at night (which could be a problem...

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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: $14 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“We were located at the second floor and we had our own toilets. Very clean and private.”
rahmamuse, 6 days ago | Read review
“All the rooms are on the same side of the building with windows towards a narrow street.”
  • Room with a doublebed and shared bathroom
ilonak830, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“From our experience, the second floor rooms tended to be a bit quieter since they're a little further from the street.”
outwest15, Sep 9, 2015 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms are good! I suggest a private en-suite always. The top deck open air area is great for breakfast and a beer!”
ANEELMAINI, Oct 28, 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor, if available.”
ElizabethH656, Nov 20, 2013 | Read review
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