We had heard rave reviews about this hotel before our own visit in April. It lived up to the promise of quiet luxury and beauty. But it was the attention to detail and way our hosts went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience possible that made this hotel unique. The rooms are large and well appointed, with not one, but two sets of bathrobes (lighter and medium weight) made from local fabrics. There were special beach towels and wraps, plenty of filtered drinking water - including a thermos of chilled water. There were rain ponchos and a big umbrella if needed, and a swing bed on the veranda. They bring your morning coffee or tea to your room, at the time you designate - perfect if you want to take a dip in the ocean or walk on the beach before breakfast. The gardens are beautifully tended, filled with a wide array of exotic flowers. The pool is shaded by two big baobab trees. Our hosts, Carol and Andrew, were eager to give us information on making the best of our time - with valuable advice on how to take advantage of the tides, changing weather, or best ways to visit Lamu and Shela towns. They were also quick to make arrangements for us, whether it was organizing a guide to visit town, visit local ruins, or arrange for anything from a massage to a snorkeling expedition. The food is quite varied and refined. We'll definitely be back!
- Also Known As:
- Peponi Hotel Lamu