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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed 4 days at Msafini Hotel and really enjoyed it. Our room was clean, comfortable, it had an amazing terrasse/balcony where breakfast was served. The view from the top floors is breath-taking. The location is ideal, as Shela is way quieter and less crowded than Lamu Town (it is also way cleaner). The hotel is lovely, with a swimming... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in a great location close to the bazaar and once you find your way around the villages alleyways it is easy to get to! Rooms were clean and had a nice bathroom with hot showers (not that you needed it ) the overhead fan was crucial. Rooms were as good as at a higher end hotel that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent, their service, their food, the location, the room where we stayed was just excellent, keep it up, the good part is the food is cooked by the owners, which is so nice, they have their own boat, so no issues of looking for one, the scenery is so good. Iam going to there again very soon

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have stayed here twice and this place is so homely i will always come back. Even if i decide to visit anywhere else around lamu, this is my home. Well priced and staff and the owner are very pleasant and helpful. Its not next to the beach, maybe two or three rows away but very easily accessible any time... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

First time in Lamu and spent the days at this hotel. Got a great room with our own balcony that has comfortable rest seats as well as a great view of the blue beautiful sea and white sandy beach. The hotel has friendly staff who made sure we were comfortable. Had meals in our balcony. The pool is not congested.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I would give this hotel a higher rating. The rooms are nice, staff were very good, and the food was fantastic!! We would always eat dinner on the rooftop, and the lobster, crab, prawns, etc.... were amazing! It is well priced as well. The main reasons for a 3 star review were that we didn't have hot water throughout our... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visited Msafini Guest house during low season and besides there no being other tourists on the island, I was given the treatment of a King. I was lucky to get the best room on 3rd floor with a large balcony where I had my yoga stretch time and meals. Shela was so beautiful from the view of my balcony,... More 

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Thank LeaKW
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This hotel is an excellent value. The rooms were spacious and clean and the beds were large and comfortable. The manager was there to greet us upon arrival and the staff were incredibly helpful and attentive, providing excellent service from carrying our bags, to personal wake up calls, to having our breakfast ready however and whenever we wanted (Thanks, Willy!).... More 

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Thika, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Msafini. This was our second trip to Shela. We love the island and the people. Our first time in Shela we stayed at Banana House. They did not have any available rooms. We would happily go back to Msafini. They went out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience for us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed at this hotel the first week of January '14 and loved it. The staff were super from the moment we arrived on the island carrying our bags from the boat a short distance to the hotel. The same staff cleaned our rooms daily and served our meals. They were very accommodating as far as hours for meals. A... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Msafini hotel situated in shella village of Lamu island of kenya, located just 2 mints far from the sea shore of indian ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Msafini Hotel

Address: Shella Lamu | PO Box 226, Lamu Island 08500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $88 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Msafini Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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