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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lamu is un-spoilt by tourists and this World Heritage town is the best preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. It is Exotic, beautiful and not heaving with tourists and we must say that it definitely ranks as the most unique coastal experience we have had in our lifetime. The old town of Lamu is a busy place characterized by narrow...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you want some real downtime, this is the place to go. The weather is always beautiful and the service and friendliness of the staff surpasses anything i have ever experienced before. Make sure you take advantage of the dhow (boat), it is fabulous. We were the first guests to go out on the dhow at night to have dinner,...

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madrid
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were there last August for four days, and was the best experience I have ever felt in a hotel... Exclusive facilities, including a Dhow (local sailing boat). Very very nice staff, always ensuring that our stay there was perfect. Awesome venue, with charming surroundings, and beautiful isles close to Lamu. Is also important to visit ANIDAN, the NGO placed...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed September 22, 2013

My fellow Kenyans and Kenya lovers, nothing will beat Lamu. This almost forgotten town is definitely the most beautiful coastal town I have ever been to. It is definitely a must see for anyone who would like to travel and see Kenya. The Red Pepper staff are by far the most intimate and friendly staff I have ever met in...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed June 23, 2013

What makes the Red Pepper House stand out is its service. The staff is very forthcoming and willing to make happen whatever will make your stay unforgettable. The hotel is carefully decorated, creating a welcoming athmosphere. You will feel like your are spending time outside 24/7 due to the open set up and dont need to worry about keys or...

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Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 28, 2013

You will probably think that either a) own the hotel, b) have been paid to write this, or c) am making it up but I can assure you that none of these apply. We have just had a fabulous short break at The Red Pepper House; probably the best short break we have ever had. Joseph and his team could...

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8Thank Adrian W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 8, 2010

If you love to travel - really travel - but like to do it in style, then Lamu in Kenya is a great destination. Exotic, beautiful, not heaving with tourists but with the beautiful Red Pepper House to stay in it really is somewhere to escape to. The rooms are simply amazing and the standard of service second to none....

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3Thank 1963essexlala
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed October 20, 2010

A de luxe hotel between an acacia forest and red pepper trees and a virgin beach. Builded with the traditional Swahili architecture, giving you the feeling that you are in an old Swahili village but surrounded by luxury and elegancy and relax with the sounds of the dozens of birds of the forest. It has 5 nyumbas (houses) which have...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Red Pepper House is *the* ideal hideaway where you can catch your breath, relax and immerse yourself in the local Swahili culture.The Red Pepper House on Lamu Island is a new, exquisite boutique beach hotel offering the utmost in indulgence and relaxation. Located a stone’s throw from the historical Lamu town, The Red Pepper House provides a combination of real African culture and laid-back beach life. Lamu Island, a world heritage site, is situated within an archipelago off the coast of Kenya. It is home to hundreds of years of Swahili culture that has been perfectly preserved thanks to the remote and unspoilt location of the area. The Red Pepper House nestles between a heavenly beach and an enchanting forest allowing guests to experience the magic of both worlds and lose themselves in the contrasting sounds of Africa. Designed by Spanish architect Urko Sanchez and built by local Swahili fundis (artisans). Comprising of only five beautiful and spacious Nyumbas, (the Swahili name for home), The Red Pepper House is perfectly integrated into its natural surroundings and covered by a Makuti thatched roof. Each Nyumba comes complete with a spacious and luxurious bedroom and bathroom area finished in the traditional Swahili manner. Guests have their very own personal butler who is on hand to bring refreshing cocktails and delicious food to the Nyumbas at any time of day. Activities at The Red Pepper House include trips into Lamu town to soak up the Swahili culture, visits to the ruins of the city of Takwa, sunset dhow boat trips, deep sea fishing, snorkelling and relaxing massages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Red Pepper House

Address: Coconut Beach | PO Box 316, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $577 - $909 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are 4 rooms and one suite. The only way to get the best room is book and pay for the suite. If you don't want to do that then ask for the room with an outside bath - that is the best of the rest, but you won't be disappointed by any of the rooms.”
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