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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the Peponi Hotel, Shela Beach, Lamu Island, has to be one of the finest hotel stays of my life. There is something magical about a low slung graceful white building right on the waters edge in the area of Shela Beach that greets you as you arrive in your dhow from the local airport, ushered in by unbelievably charming and... More 

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spain
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's really hard to get anything on the Peponi Restaurant menu wrong. The food is amazing and the flavours insane. Eaten here a couple of times and its just incredible. You just walk away too full and with a small dent in your pocket but its worth it every time.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights and I would have loved to have stayed longer. Just amazing. Carol & Andrew made you feel right at home and gave loads of advice - just like you were chatting to a friend and it was your first time visit to a place (which it was). The rooms were just gorgeous & the food... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel and had a truly wonderful and relaxing time. Carol and Andrew were amazing hosts and all the staff was incredibly attentive and helpful. There is so much history and great energy in this hotel. The hotel is located less than a 10min boat ride from the airport or Lamu town and just a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

In sum, I have stayed at Peponi several times and I will keep going back as long as they will have me. The rooms are nice and the staff are very friendly. The food is excellent. It is simply a wonderful place to escape to.

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Thank Malle25
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stayed 5 nights for a relaxing holiday and everything was wonderful. The hotel was fully booked, but service was nevertheless very attentive. It is all very charming, it looks like someones holiday home, not an hotel, really. And they serve the best food I have eaten in Kenya. Hope I can go back soon!

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Munich, Germany
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133 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This Hotel, although situated directly at the beautiful beach of Shela, is the center of Shela and the meeting place of everybody, hotel guests, tourists and people living in Lamu. Great place for drinks during sunset, great place to start a sailing tour with the Dhow , amazing dinners, very good and friendly service, romantic special pool surounded by huge... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

What a wonderful welcome, we were offered a drink and chose their specialty cocktail an "Old Pal". This set the scene for an amazing few days. Carol and Andrew made us feel very welcome, they are great hosts. Cerin in a very relaxed way (goes with the beach holiday theme) explained everything on offer from excursions to activities. We had... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

The world may change, but Peponi are standing, fathfull to its vission and what they belive in. I find the restaurant better than ever, The atmosphere the terrasse even warmer, the gossip even more fun, and the who and where even more amusing. In a world full of questions and stress, Peponi must be the most peacefull and as Close... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Another blissful 2 night stay in early March. Peponi is rapidly becoming my favourite de-stress location in East Africa. And judging by the fact that the Lamu Yoga Festival had just finished, I'm not the only one! Spending 3 days here immediately after arriving in Kenya from London proved the perfect tonic to set us up for the rest of... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Peponi Hotel

Address: Box 24, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Hotel Class:4 star — Peponi Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Peponi Hotel Lamu
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