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300 Plot Shella Village, Lamu, Lamu Island 80502 Kenya
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#17 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Lamu Island
An affordable hotel for friends, couples, families or groups. Island Hotel Lamu is close to culture, activities and the amazing Shella Beach.
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300 Plot Shella Village, Lamu, Lamu Island 80502 Kenya
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eivindeh wrote a review Jun 2018
Elverum, Norway1 contribution
I've been coming back here again and again over the years, and even lived here for six months. The owner is wonderful, the staff is kind and helpful – I really feel welcome and home here. Island Hotel is not for the picky luxurious type, but if you want to stay with the kindest of locals, working tirelessly to give you a good experience – this is the place for you. Shella Village is amazing, and I love that the hotel is in the village. The walk to and from the beach, through narrow alleys past donkeys and kind locals, is incredible. The rooftop view overlooking the village and ocean is excellent, and relaxing in the hammock listening to the village sounds is the best. The rooms get a good breeze and the beds has mosquito nets. We usually order most of our meals at the house, and the staff prepares great local food on request every day. They help with laundry if needed, and prepare coffee of tea on request.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jun 6, 2018
Thank you for being our guest at Island Hotel. Our In-House Kitchen prepares food using fresh seafood from the ocean & organic vegetables from the Shamba. It was a pleasure hosting you. Karibu - Welcome
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Per R wrote a review Jan 2016
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This place is truly amazing. First of alle because of the owners and the staff. They are so friendly and helpful. We were a group of 8 people who spent the Christmas holidays there, and we had the whole hotel to ourselves. The hotel is like a big house with 5-6 flours. The rooms are simple, but huge. The top floor has a great view. You can get all meals served at the hotel, and the food is great. Especially the swahili fish dishes. Staying at the Island hotel is great way to experience the extremely friendly small town of Shella. There are lots of small shops within 3 minutes walking distance. And the beach is a 5 min walk away. Highly recommended for everyone who can do without hot showers.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Swaleh M, Owner at Island Hotel
Responded May 25, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. "The house that receives no guests, never receives angels." Karibu
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Andrea P wrote a review May 2015
Oslo, Norway4 contributions
Everytime we visit Lamu we stay at Island Hotel, and we always enjoy our stay there. The rooms are simple, but big and beautiful. The food is tasty and the people working there are the nicest. They always go our of their way to help you and make sure you have the best time possible. I would recommend anyone to stay at Shella Island Hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Swaleh M, Owner at Island Hotel
Responded May 25, 2018
Asante Sana ( means Thanks in Swahili). "The house that receives no guests, never receives angels." Karibu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Island Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lamu Old Town (4.0 miles), Lamu Museum (4.0 miles), and Lamu Mysteries (4.0 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Island Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Island Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peponi Hotel Restaurant, Whispers Coffeeshop, and The Majlis Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Island Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lamu Old Town (4.0 miles).