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Stopover Guest House

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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...

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Tainan, Taiwan
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...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Since Stopover is the first guesthouse you see when arriving at Shela's seafront from Lamu, my gut instinct was to see where else we could stay, but we could not have imagined a more perfect, relaxing (and very clean) place. Hamid, the manager of Stopover, made us feel very comfortable and safe, and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful....

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Having stayed in various places in both Lamu town and Shela, Stopover blew us away with its amazing rooms, great views over the sea, amazingly friendly and helpful staff, and clean, good facilities. There's even a kitchen on the second floor where we made a great dinner and eat on the terrace overlooking the sea

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Dakar, Senegal
Reviewed June 19, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the stopover guesthouse for two nights in June 2012. After two nights in Lamu Town at the beautiful Subira House, stopover was recommended by the staff. It is a small guesthouse with just 6 rooms, situated right on Shela Beach. We took a room on the second storey, a beautiful, simple and clean room...

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London
Reviewed January 13, 2012

If you're on a budget, Stopover is the perfect place to stay in Lamu. A great location, with most rooms having a view over the sea. Every morning I watched people coming and going, donkeys transporting goods to Lamu town, men sitting on the huge olive tree outside chewing the fat, the man with the orange beard feeding the cats....

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Yarraville, Australia
Reviewed January 9, 2012

I really enjoyed my time at stopover, location was fantastic and place looks amazing. Recommend the penthouse, which has an amazing balcony ( view is brilliant) and great daybed for lounging. all rooms have a balcony and great views Staff were always very helpful and I didn't experience them being pushy at all. They were very upfront about the wait...

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Valencia, Spain
Reviewed November 10, 2011

There is very little wor writing about this place except 'avoid it like the plaugue' and make sure you really want to visit Lamu, that you understand what you are going for. We were two women traveling alone, everything pre booked and we even had a Lamu contact to make sure we were safe. Still, oppressive, all eyes following us,...

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed October 13, 2011

We spent 3 days and had such a great time Frist the Staff (Patrick and his colleagues) were very professional We had a wonderful welcome and they were always keen on helping us The location cannot be any better straight on the beach: rooms have such an amazing view The rooms are all great, but the one on the last...

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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed October 9, 2011

Stopover was in an idyllic location looking over to Manda Island and minutes from Peponi Hotel - which has AMAZING food and beer! The room was simple & very beautiful and I spent most of my lazing on the outside Swahili beds. Coming off the boat was a bit of a stench and guys were peeing whilst we walked on...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Stopover Guest House

Address: Shela Harbour, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $62 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Second floor gives you a great perspective of island life”
MauiLaurie, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
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SP601, Mar 28, 2016 | Read review
“Top floor is the best room - and worth the difference”
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PriyaP128, Sep 16, 2012 | Read review
“Get a room overlooking the sea!”
JamesBelgrave, Aug 27, 2012 | Read review
“The rooms at the top can be booked together to create a sort of family penthouse!”
louchoc, Jan 13, 2012 | Read review
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