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The Majlis Hotel

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Majlis is a spectacular getaway. My boyfriend and I spent two nights here after more adventurous travel in Ethiopia. It's a great place to relax and the resort is beautiful. The food is excellent. My only complaint is that the resort tends to nickel and dime you on the little things along the way. Be ready to spend a... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights..and the place is beautiful.. The place is only few places in Lamu where there is direct access to white sand beach.. and the hotel is tastefully decorated with very nice furniture and there are a lot of places to relax, so it is a perfect place, if you just want to stay relaxed in the hotel.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Majilis with my family last week. As far as beauty, presentation and hospitality goes, it was great. Although, there were a number of things that simply didn't match up. The Good: 1. Beautiful views and general scenery. Very welcoming to anyone looking for relaxation. 2. Staff are very polite, they give you your space. They don't knock on... More 

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

I am shocked and furious about your review. You clearly did not understand anything about The Majlis, and this being your first review on trip advisor, I am not surprised. I wish to address the points raised by being factual rather than start using bad language. The Majlis is located in a remote island. There is no Kenya Power, we... More 

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Majlis Hotel based on excellent trip advisor reviews and for the most part, it is worth the hype. Check-in: The staff were all friendly and helpful right from check in, which involved a boat ride from the airport and a warm beach reception by Katana, the manager. Highlights: Highlights of our trip were the spacious rooms with beautiful... More 

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Thank sophtraveller2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My husband and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at this exquisite hotel. Our room was absolutely beautiful - light and airy with two balconies overlooking the beach, and stunning furnishings including a four poster bed which the staff dressed in flowers each day. The food was simply divine with the menu offering loads of variety for... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

First, you have to ask for a room facing the water, I was lucky to come before a group and pick a nice corner room facing Lamu. The decor was very nice, cozy and costal, though I had to change light bulbs in the room, I can’t stand mismatched light bulbs! Second, go early for breakfast and/or lunch to claim... More 

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

We are really sorry to hear that your stay at The Majlis was not perfect. Thank you for your comments. We shall do our best to improve across all areas and offer to our guests the best experience possible. Hope you will come back and give us another chance More 

Vilamoura, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The Kenyan hospitality at it's best! Since the check in till check out. Welcome drinks . Amazing week-end! Great food! Excellent accommodation! Fabulous staff! Free water sports. And the best "dowas ". Tito Manuel Félix Portuguese N1 fan!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The hotel setting is beautiful and the experience of getting into a hotel from the sea was a first- only criticism was that no life jackets provided. Amazing architecture especially the pool area. Every room is unique and well thought out- good views from most rooms of the sea and gardens and very spacious The staff stood out the most.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I had an amazing time at the Majlis last year. My favorite meal was the extremely delicious and fresh tuna. I got to get away from the city and relax by the beach, drink, swim and go on excursion trips. I will definitely get married at the Majlis when the time and the man comes along. :-)

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I went with my brother and a friend and it was an amazing experience. I had never been to Lamu before but it was a well deserving vacation. The food was really good and the staff very friendly. Lamu in general is very beautiful and I got the feeling of privacy. I will definately be back.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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: $392 - $420 (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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