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The Majlis Hotel

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Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island | PO Box 502, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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Kenya
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Majlis is a lovely resort built on Manda Beach. It has 30 rooms built around beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. 2 swimming pools, lovely leisure spaces, ambient restaurant and a fully equipped water sports centre. There is a nice mix of modern contemporary with swahili-african architecture and decor. Away from maddening crowds here you will find peace, sun, surf and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had another fantastic holiday at this beautiful boutique hotel at the coast of Kenya! the hotel is small and personal and offers just the right amount of luxury. the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, there is fantastic italian food with plenty of fresh seafood on offer, and all types of water sports from snorkeling and fishing to kayaking,... More 

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1 Thank DaliahVlach
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Majlis on Manda Island is an idea getaway for Relaxation. Situated at the tip of the island, the place is quite cut off from the rest of the island, and the archipelago of Lamu thus giving the desired privacy to the residents of THE MAJLIS. It has a golden sand beach stretched for about 300 metres from end to... More 

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Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Hi stayed at The Majlis in Lamu during my Christmas and New Year holidays and was absolutely amazing. I loved the tuna tartare prepared by the chef and the waiters always with a big smile. I also enjoyed wake boarding and water skiing with captain Jamaica. I will definitely come back next Year.

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Thank Stefano M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Most amazing experience. Thank you to all the staff. Special thanks to the owner of the resort who give us a warm welcome and also walked us to the jetty when we were leaving. The hospitality was touching. Hopefully an annual visit to this wonderful paradise.

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Thank Farhana A
mombasa
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I was in Lamu during the Lamu Cultural festival and Majlis was really good. The rooms are very spacious and the public areas are cosy and what a great view of Shela. The staff are very friendly and warm. The food presentation esp when it is a buffet will do with chilled buffet counters even if it is the movable... More 

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your valuable feedback and are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Majlis and in Lamu. We are also happy to know that you are planning a trip with your family. Spending time with your loved ones in such a mystical and unique place is a great proposition.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

One of the best resorts I've ever been to! Great food, great location, excellent welcome...Amazing hotel for both couples looking for a romantic escapade and for more active people as there is so much to do: water ski, sunset sailing, visit to the ruins, lamu town, etc...Will definitely go back!!

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Thank Hayfs
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Staying at the Majlis Resort was wonderful from start to finish, the resort is beautiful in the exceptionally incredible location of Lamu, Kenya. The hotel allows an extremely luxurious stay, amazing rooms, stunning views and friendly and helpful staff. The food and drinks were superb; fresh seafood and the 'Majlis special Cocktail' were especially enjoyed! Thousands of activities for the... More 

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Thank cara_oldenburg
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Absolutely stunning! An incredible weekend experiencing Lamu in its finest way! The Majlis is a beautiful resort making you feel as if it is paradise on Earth! Delicious food, friendly staff and loaded with culture- it is the best way to experience Lamu! Thank you to the The Majlis for making my first visit to Lamu incredible! I will definitely... More 

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Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

My friend and I stayed at the Majlis for four days. It is a beautiful resort and the staff are attentive and very friendly. I was a little disappointed as there was no TV, telephones (which meant that I had to come downstairs every time I wanted them to turn on the Aircon) and the food was really average -... More 

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Thank Bushra H
AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

We made a VERY conscious decision not to cater for TVs in the rooms but make it available only in one public area. The Majlis wants to offer a relaxing experience to its guests combining freshly made food, a serene and tranquil environment, no cars, no man-made noise, no jet-skiis, attentive but not invasive staff, no disco or laud music... More 

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