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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff always willing to help and fully available, a nice relaxing atmosphere together with awesome sunsets make the choice a winner! The swinging sunbeds right in front of the sunset are not easy to find somewhere else in Kenya coast. The only thing we wouldn't expect in a 5 stars hotel is the extra charge for paying card. However...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip to get there is worth it: arriving in Lamu by plane and then a boat ride to the hotel. Be prepared to get your feet wet when getting off in the water at the hotel (although the hotel are working on improving this bit). What greets you is instant calm, and of course the deliciously cold face towels!...

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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited Majlis at the end of October. The weather was amazing. The hotel has everything you need with different water sports available incld availability of a yoga teacher. It's peaceful, serene and the views from the sea facing rooms are breath taking. The staff and team are exceptionally friendly and helpful. I throughly enjoyed my stay and will definitely be...

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Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best resorts we have ever visited...We had a set menu and the staff were genuinely so nice to us.. The food was absolutely fantastic,one should definitely try their pastry for breakfast ..We totally fell in love with this place..We went on a sun set cruise with a different couple and it was one of our...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in a great spot, and the decor attractive. For the price point it has no quality leadership or guest management and you will notice it! We experienced inattentive and dismissive service from some of the staff members, and were left feeling we were causing unnecessary work. Feedback on the main pool being dirty even rats spotted above...

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

I am outraged by this review. Our staff received threats from the moment you stepped into the Majlis. You used aggressive language towards our staff throughout your stay and abused them. You wrote an email during your stay threatening us to write a bad review, only to obtain complementaries and ultimately asked for a big discount when you were paying...

Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed October 11, 2016

I have been to Lamu twice before. This was my third visit. It was however my first time staying in Manda Island, and what a pleasant surprise it was. The design and décor of the hotel is nothing short of stunning gives one an authentic Swahili feel. There’s artwork everywhere, and the architecture really blends in well with the environment;...

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Thank ywangui
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We stayed at The Majlis for 4 nights and all I can say is it is a wonderful paradise. The staff are absolutely friendly and looked well after us. The location is perfect just opposite the Lamu island. The beach is very quiet and clean and is amazing for long walks. Unfortunately we could not swim in the clear sea...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed September 21, 2016

The staff has the most incredible service! Eunce and her team, from the moment they greeted us, were absolutely wonderful and extremely attentive. The food and availability of options were great AND the chef was more than willing to customize for allergies (I am gluten and diary free). Additionally, Majlis was helpful in arranging everything from massages to water sport...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We spent a night at The Majlis as part of our Anniversary Getaway and we absolutely loved it. We were picked at the airport by their speedboat and the 'captain' was so pleasant pointing out the Lamu area and landmarks to us. We arrived to a warm reception right at the beach by 3 gentlemen who assisted us with our...

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Thank Mercy K
United Arab Emirates
Reviewed September 19, 2016

The Majlis Hotel is located on Manda Island ten minutes boat ride from Lamu Airport. From the minute we arrived in this secluded little island were the staff were waiting to take us on tour of the facilities we knew we were going to have an wonderful holiday. The staff Nicholas at the Reservation and Eunece who ensured that we...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Idyllic, luxurious, stylish, unique, …the Majlis resort is a privately-owned luxury beach hotel on the north coast of Kenya in the Indian ocean. Designed and built to reflect Lamu’s heritage tradition, The Majlis combines 25 superbly appointed luxury air-conditioned suites built with Western comforts and local tradition. State-of-the-art facilities include two bars, a gourmet restaurant, two swimming pools and an activity center which graciously co-ordinates a wide variety of full day experiences for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Majlis Hotel

Address: Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Manda Island
Price Range: $273 - $419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Majlis Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
The Majlis Lamu Ltd Hotel Lamu Island
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“for beach views use villa with normal pool. The villa in middle is easy access to dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles astonangel3, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Sea facing Rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 041089, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Best views are from the first floor rooms”
 of 5 bubbles GrevilleD_12, Aug 12, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a deluxe sea view room.”
 of 5 bubbles sophtraveller2014, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room in the Villa. They were more secluded and much nicer - go for the one with a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles jackf428, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
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