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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Lamu was the last bit of the itinerary in Kenya. After hectic travelling from one national park to the other, the time in Lamu was something that was needed so very badly before returning home to India. Lamu is quaint, easy, green, quite and so very relaxing. Kijani Hotel in Lamu is perfectly in synch with each one of those...

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nikhil, Thank you for your kind review.It as been a real pleasur to host you and we are happy to hear that you wish to come back. All the best Pierre

Islamabad, Pakistan
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Tucked away on the more idyllic side of Shela beach, this place evokes an idyllic sense of wonder and tranquility all in its own right. Tastefully furnished rooms with wide open verandas facing the sea, the entire location is bathed in a certain timelessness that is uniquely characteristic of the charm and history of the Lamu archipelago The considerate and...

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to publish your Kijani experiences and keep your memory alive.We are happy to have been able to give you some good time and hope to see you again,some time. All the best. Pierre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Kijani hotel is an amazing, comfortable and cozy place to stay in Lamu. The hotel is beautiful, relaxing and the service was outstanding. Transportation was organized by the hotel and it was very convenient. Would definitely come to Kijani again to stay.

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.We appreciate and will do our best to be amazing again when you come back. Kind regards. Pierre

Reviewed September 12, 2016

Incredibly surreal. What an experience. When in Kenya, Kijani Hotel at Luma Island is A MUST VISIT. As your boat pulls up to the hotel shores, you automatically feel embraced by the island's historical richness, especially when the owner of the hotel is the one to greet you and welcome you into the hotel. First glance of the rooms leaves...

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Nice to hear from you and please that Kijani and is staff succeeded to make your stay memorable.Your comment help us to continue to produce good feeling for people like you. Warm regards. Pierre

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed August 26, 2016

It's a sad day, as we're about to leave this delightful oasis, having enjoyed a blissful few days here, pampered by the gentle attentions of the wonderful staff. Three lovingly rehabilitated old houses have been turned into a gorgeous traditional Lamu setting, filled with palms and bougainvillia and other lush greenery. B&B is standard, but you can order other meals...

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your friendly review.It has been a real pleasure to host you and your Family and we hope to be able to welcome you again in the fiuture. Warm regards. Pierre

Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Kijani hotel gave me the full experience, the rooms are beautifully designed with a ocean front view and the atmosphere was exceptionally peaceful. There were various activities available for reasonable prices. My personal favorite activity was sunset sailing, the sunsets and sunrises in Shella are mesmerizing with so many vibrant colors. Overall I think Kijani Hotel is an excellent choice.

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Madrid
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...

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Nairobi, Kenya
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
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
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...

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Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry for THE VERY LATE answer but as you say "better later......" Thank you for your kind review and your recommendation. All the best. Pierre

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $135 - $159 (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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“ALL rooms overlook the ocean channel”
 of 5 bubbles U3925MTmichaele, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“The closer the beds to the windows/balconies, the better the sleep. Otherwise too hot.”
 of 5 bubbles SP601, May 23, 2016 | Read review
“Request oceanview at the edge of the property for serenity”
 of 5 bubbles 936erint, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
“Visit the website - all rooms are described there”
 of 5 bubbles TimVeschk, Dec 30, 2015 | Read review
“Wi-Fi in the office worked well. Ask for rooms upstairs since there is no airconditionen and use the offers to go out with local boats.”
 of 5 bubbles astridh435, Nov 21, 2015 | Read review
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