Baitil Aman is a very nice hotel on Lamu's Shela beach. It is not a far walk from the empty 12km stretch of beach that is Shela. It is a beautiful old Swahili style building. We stayed in one of the top rooms and it was very large and had a lounger inside as well as a huge bed. There was always hot water when we were there and the views from the roof top were amazing. The welcome drink was a nice touch and the manager was very friendly, We were picked up from the hotel on time and taken by boat to the hotel at no additional charge.
I would have to say that I agree with other reviews that Baitil Aman was overpriced. Although it was the high season I think the rooms need to be repainted. For the price I would have expected a pool. We were one of two couples staying at the hotel, and the manager was a bit too eager to sell us a dow trip, but that might just be becuase tourism has suffered these days.
We really enjoyed eating in the restaurant at street level, there is a lot of activity and the restaurant on the roof is excellent. The fresh juices were delicious and we enjoyed having the roof top to ourselves at night and watching the stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baitil Aman is a spacious old palace that has been carefully renovated into a small luxurious guest house and restaurant. It is located in the center of Shela village on Lamu Island overlooking a beautiful garden. Dinner at the rooftop of the hotel under the stars is highly recommended. The beach is five minutes away. ... more less
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