Lamu Palace is a typical "safe choice" hotel. It's in a good location, the staff is helpful (and they even come greet you at the airport, and take you to the hotel by speedboat, which is a nice touch), they have a pretty good restaurant and clean (albeit small) rooms. All in all, if you're not too adventurous, I'd definitely say that staying here is a great idea.
On the other hand, Lamu is such a magical place, with narrow streets, old Swahili houses built of coral, hundreds of years of tradition to be explored and wonderful people - next time I'll definitely go to one of the traditional Swahili houses (either guesthouses, or rooms to rent - e.g. from Mama Husna) to get a deeper exposure to the place.
That said, I must thank the staff - all of them were great. Raffael even took us for a one-hr guided tour which was good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lamu Palace Hotel itself resembles a palace with its large open spaces and tall handsome pillars forming arches. Lamu Palace hotel is located on the seafront which means there is always good sea breeze. The hotel has a total of 22 rooms and suites, all with en-suite bathrooms, equipped with TV, fans, A/Cs and mosquito nets. ... more less
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