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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We found Kijani an excellent price-value choice in Shela, a small picturesque village 3 km from Lamu Town. It is located at the water front; with all the rooms facing the ocean the light night breeze makes the nights bearable in the equatorial heat. Authentic Swahili design and furniture add to the charm. The famous Shela beach is 300m or... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Kijani Hotel is an excellent place to stay and highly recommend it when visiting Lamu. The staff was very courteous and went out of their way to help on many occasions. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food was delicious and look forward to returning.

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Kilifi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Kijani Hotel was a serene pocket on the edge of Shela town with a beautiful garden and pool. The staff were very accommodating and friendly, and left me wanting to return there for my next stay in Lamu. A beautiful setting and quaint rooms in a great location.

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

During my trip to Lamu Island last year, We on a whim decided to move base from the old town to Shela, we made a very late booking - i.e the night before but the guys at Kijani were there to pick us up from old town the next morning and on time. Kijani House is a hidden Gem. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Kijani environment is soothing. The rooms were spacious. Situated near the sea for easy available access to water taxis. All the staff were amazing. Special thanks to Douglas and Amos. Would suggest portable coolers as it was quite hot during this month and fans were not enough. On the whole a wonderful stay.

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Farhana, Greetings from Kijani.We like to thank you for taking time to review kijani. It has been a pleasure to host you during the Yoga festival and we hope that we will have the opportunity to see you again for another stay in Lamu.Extra fan and portable cooler are available from the hotel and we are making sure that... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

extremely hospitable, excellent location, free transport from/to Lamu airfield, delicious breakfast, friendly staff, nice pool and garden, within walking distance of everything, Shela, the beaches, Peponi, shops

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrea, Greetings from Kijani Hotel.Thank you very much for your comment.We appreciate your kindness and hope that we will be able to host you again in the future. Kind regards. Pierre More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I spent 4 relaxing days at Kiljani which was a great choice being easily accessible to both Lamu and Shona. Beautiful Swahili architecture, cute little pool in a pretty garden, great food and helpful staff. Highly recommended!

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kristen, Greetings from Kijani Hotel.Thank you very much for your lovely review.It has been a pleasur to host you and we hope that you will have the oportunity to visit us again and discover more about Lamu. Warm regards. Pierre More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Spend a few days at Lamu during the annual Cultural festival, mostly was working during the day but i found Kijani to be very relaxing and accommodating. The setting is calming and designed to bring one closer to nature. Eco-friendly.

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carl, Thank you very much for your review.We hope to see you back in Kijani in order to discover more of our beautiful Island. All the best. Pierre More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

We spent 4 days over New Year at Kijani house. The hotel is lovely and the staff exceptional. Lamu has had a tough few years with tourism and you can see that in some areas of the hotel that are a little 'tired' but the staff more than make up for it. They are friendly and will do anything to... More 

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Pierre1942, Manager at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review.It has been a pleasur to host your Family.As usual we will use the off season to plant grass,repear and paint and be on shape the first of July for the new season.Looking forward to see you soon. Warm regards. Pierre More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Having just spend four nights at Kijani and having had the opportunity to visit also other hotels in Shela and Lamu we can clearly recommend this place. The owner -Pierre- has created this soul place and successfully kept the business running even through the past difficult years for the kenyan tourism - especially in Lamu. Service and Location are excellent... More 

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Greetings from Kijani. Thank you very much for taking your time and review our property.I am specially touch by your comment regarding the authenticity and can promise you will find some more of our specialty available on our Menu if you come back. It was a pleasure to have you with us and I take this opportunity to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the village of Shela, on the island of Lamu – just off the Kenya Coast – Kijani Hotel offers a unique accommodation with its 3,000 sq. metres of tropical garden. Located directly at the sea front with two fresh water swimming pools. Kijani Hotel Lamu has 10 rooms spread throughout the garden into three small separate traditional Swahili buildings which formerly were private homes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kijani Hotel

Address: PO Box 266, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $137 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kijani Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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