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Bolgatanga, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Just recently stayed in this guesthouse with my wife for 3 nights and we had a great stay. The room on the first floor had a great balcony with view on the sea. The restaurant serves great local dishes and the staff is friendly and helpful. Can recommend this place to anyone!! Beaches are great in Shella and the village... More 

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Madrid
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We found it a very decent place to eat with very reasonable prices (can't judge the rooms, didn't stay there). Everything was fresh, well prepared and tasty. With so few tourists in Lamu, they hardly stock anything. So if you want anything slightly more sophisticated than just grilled fish and rice (for instance, oysters or samosas), order in the morning... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

My friend recommended this place and I booked through booking.com without looking too hard--I accidentally booked in Lamu Town when I was aiming for the location in Shela. They are on the same island but different towns. As a solo female traveler, I felt weird in Lamu Town staying on my own, it's less convenient to get to the beach,... More 

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1 Thank Ali K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I took over the entire guest house earlier in the month. We had been recommended to stay here by other friend and I would not hesitate to do the same. Hamid the owner and his small team went out of their way to accommodate us. He personally came to collect us from the airport jetty and organised... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner visited the beautiful island of Lamu last week and stayed at the Stop over Guest house in Shella. This hotel is one of the best I have stayed in. It's pleasant, very quiet and extremely clean. The service is personalised and the staff are very friendly. The rooms are very beautiful, overlooking the ocean with traditional... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

There are two places called stopover on lamu island. One is in lamu town and one is in shella. I stayed in lamu town. It is a pleasant little place, quiet and clean with nice balconies viewing the harbor. Staff were kind and helpful. This is NOT a party place at all. Quiet relaxed evenings are what it is all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Was a great weekend at the guest house! Beautiful rooms overlooking the sea and lovely balcony with Swahili beds. The staff are very friendly. I would recommend this place for family holidays and for groups of friends or just a nice quiet getaway for yourself.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there for 1 weeks and definetely will go back again, there is 2 stopever in lamu and in shella..how ever i stayed at lamu town and it was seafront guesthouse with lovely rooftop area for breakfast or just chilling around. The place was really clean and door are always locked so I felf safe as a single woman traveller.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stayed for two nights on Stopover Lamu and four nights in Shela and totally fell in love! Hamid, the owner, is an fantastic man and the rooms and balconys are just wonderful to relax in. Hamid helped us with everything from booking bustickets to the best dhowtrips ever with great staff and fresh fish barbecued on the dhow! So all... More 

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Tainan, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I stayed 3 nights at Stopvoer. The room is spacious especially the bathroom. Having breakfast and relaxing at the terrace was more than nice. The staff is simply wonderful, very nice, helpful and friendly. The day I left was my birthday. They sang me the happy birthday song. A young boy called the boat that went to the airport, carried... More 

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Additional Information about Stopover Guest House

Address: Shela Harbour, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $58 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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