Rooms are simple but very clean, breakfast is served at the wonderful roof-terrace and is excellent, at night you can drink a cold tusker on the rooftop watching the stars from the sunbeds... you get really good value for your money at jambohouse! especially the service is unbeatable: staff picks you up for free from the airport/bus station (a thing you really appreciate considering all the touts waiting for tourists), rooms are cleand every day and especially the owner Arnold provides you with every information you possibly could need (restaurants, tours, things you better avoid, etc.). they supply you with a free map and for a small deposit with a flashlight for the narrow streets too. Arnold can arrange anything you want: henna tattos, massages, tours, dinner with local people, etc. we booked the tour to the takwa ruins and it was great value!
only downsides: rooms are really noisy - bring ear plugs or otherwise you won't sleep! i had the feeling that people on the streets were passing through my room! also beds are quite small (120 cm) - if you are not a couple they may be too small for two people!
all in all i would definitely go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In JamboHouse we provide in our 5 friendly in Lamu Style furnished rooms an enjoyable stay at reasonable rates. All our rooms (with mosquito net & ceiling fan) have private bathrooms. JamboHouse is ideally located to explore the Old Town of Lamu. From there it’s just a three minute walk through narrow lanes to Town Square with Lamu Fort. When you book JamboHouse we wait for you at the airport or at the bus terminal. ... more less
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