If you want sun and sand on your doorstep go to a hotel in Shela, 30 minute walk along the beach from Lamu town. If you want to be in the town with it's gentle bustle, donkeys,(and donkey poo) no cars, fishing boats, alleys,market,and Swahili buidings then stay at Lamu House. It's not cheap, (but then Kenya hotels generally are priced for Europeans or Americans), but it's a beautifully decorated and furnished, very comfortable and friendly. The inner courtyard with a pool , lounging chairs and banquettes is calm and relaxing and the restaurant is good too , and licensed. We flew in on the early flight stayed for two days, and left on the afternoon flight and it felt like we'd added something special to our Kenya trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel made of 2 Swahili houses adjoin, with 10 superior rooms, plunge pool. Luxury accommodation, in the Old Stone Town of Lamu, located on the seafront. Restaurant & coffee shop. Traditional dhows for comfortable excursions. ... more less
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