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Jambo House or Kipepeo

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Jambo House or Kipepeo

Hi all

I am tossing up between Jambo House and Kipepeo for my stay at the end of July.

I am travelling on my own and will be staying for 4 nights.

Any information to help me make my decision would be wonderful.

Deb

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1. Re: Jambo House or Kipepeo

Well Kipepeo was in terminal decline when I visited a year ago. It might have perked up, but would need quite a lot of work. Jambo House is new and seems really good.

Have a great time whatever you decide!

Richard

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Thanks Richard

Arnold from Jambo House seems nice and appears to be very customer focused.

I will take your advice.

Deb

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3. Re: Jambo House or Kipepeo

Hi,

Kipepeo is better.

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4. Re: Jambo House or Kipepeo

Thank you Rose.

Deb

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5. Re: Jambo House or Kipepeo

Hi again Sydneydeb. Might be too late to reply. But - I stayed at JamboHouse earlier this year. Arnold is a great host and very customer focused. The inclusive breakfast is fantastic, and the rooftop lounge area catches the breeze nicely. The price is cheap.

But the downsides were that the guesthouse is located a bit far from things, in a not very nice part of town (didn't have any security problems though). The room was very hot and noisy, and the bathroom not up to scratch. The furniture was a bit basic too.

Next time I would stay either on the waterfront (as it is cooler and there is more to look at), or at a self-contained apartment in the old town run by Hadiba, an American who runs the Bustani Cafe and Bookshop. Her email is: info@chonjokenya.co.ke

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6. Re: Jambo House or Kipepeo

It is probably too late but the best place (and affordable) we found on Lamu island was Msafini Hotel in Shella. Sorry I did not like jambo house as much as it is described in LP guide book.

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9. Re: Jambo House or Kipepeo

Twino, you're talking about a different Kipepeo. The question is about the small guesthouse in Lamu.

Richard

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