My boyfriend and I stayed here for five nights and loved every second of it. This B&B is affordable, friendly, and located right on the water. We were lucky enough to stay in the top floor suite our first night...it's very romantic (so romantic that we actually got engaged up there!). The other nights we stayed in a room on the second floor, which we still loved—we still had a balcony right on the water—but it wasn't quite as luxurious or private as the top floor. The bedroom and bathroom were both great (and we had plenty of hot water). Brian's service was absolutely top-notch...I can't say enough about him as a high quality server.
The two major downsides were 1) our bed's mosquito net wasn't long enough, which wasn't a problem because of the ceiling fan....until the power went out for an entire night and we got eaten alive; and 2) Abdul, the assistant manager, was very pushy. DON'T let him pressure you into a walking tour of Lamu—save your money and do it yourself (you'll learn the same amount)—and don't let him arrange your water taxis. He sets you up with his friends at non-negotiable prices, and you'll do better on your own.
Oh....and the juices were to die for! Breakfast was also excellent. Very delicious pancakes.
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