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Overview
Kenyatta Rd, Lamu Island 80500 Kenya See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Rooftop Terrace
Free Parking
Reviews (175)
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Jambo House for three nights. First, I want to acknowledge Arnold and thank him for being an excellent host. He is friendly, full of fantastic advice and information for things to do on Lamu (the maps he provided were...More

Thank Harriet D
Response from JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouseResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Harriet, thank you for staying at JamboHouse Lamu. Regarding the room I just want to explain a few things. Our beds are 4 by 6 feet. In case guests don't want to share one bed we can put an extra bed inside the room...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

JamboHouse is a beautiful guesthouse right in heart of the old town of Lamu. The rooms and spacious, spotless clean and superb value for money! The breakfast is healthy and delicious, with a beautiful view over the town and coast! However it's Arnold's warm welcome...More

Thank DavidPM2014
Reviewed 11 August 2017

JamboHouse is located in the heart of Lamu Town yet offers a clean, comfortable, and enjoyable respite from the crowded town streets. Arnold is a wealth of incredible knowledge and can tell you all the places to visit and where to get the best fish...More

Thank Breeanna E
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This was my second stay in JamboHouse and I when I go to Lamu for the third time I will definitely stay there again. Arnold's place is like a oasis in the busy town Lamu. The rooms are nice and clean, the rooftop terraces are...More

Thank Thildemm
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Its a good place to visit though there's still room doe improvement, please check on putting working phones in the rooms just in case someone needs something it doest have to be a buatke,otherwise thank you for the good serviceMore

Thank Lily B
Response from JamboHouse, Owner at JamboHouseResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your review. Almost all of our guests have kenyan phone numbers so they can reach me always. Apart from this, my staff is around till afternoon and myself I'm also around most of tbe time and we are happy to assist our...More

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Description
JamboHouse Lamu is a small budget guesthouse in Lamu Town. We have 5 double rooms, all with private bathroom. Three rooms are self-contained and two rooms have external bathroom (not shared, only for that ...More room). All our rooms have mosquito net, ceiling fan, bedside lamp. JamboHouse Lamu is ideally located to explore Lamu Old Town. It’s just a three minute walk through narrow lanes to Town Square with Lamu Fort. From our Top Roof you have a good view of Lamu Town, the inland part and sunrise. We are not a 5 star resort but we offer clean rooms with fair rates. All our rates include breakfast, free wifi internet, free coffee/tea. We give our guests a map of Lamu and plenty of useful information (museums, restaurants, suggestions how to spend your time in Lamu). We can organize a lot of activities like boat trips, walking tours (with or without guide), kayak, massages, henna painting, Swahili Cooking classes,... We wait for our guests at Manda Airport or at the jetty in Mokowe or Lamu. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
US$ 18 - US$ 22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
US$ 18 - US$ 22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
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Traveller (63)
Room & Suite (21)
Dining (13)
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Florence L
28 March 2017|
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Response from JamboHouse | Property representative |
Good morning, thank you for your questions. For this periode we only have two double rooms left. For further questions and rates please check our website. I'm not allowed to post constact details here on Tripadvisor... More
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Oloo1
16 February 2016|
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Response from JamboHouse | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply, I just saw your question now. The best room we have is Room Lamu on the upper floor. It has an integrated bathroom and a private balcony. Thank you. ARNOLD
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"self-contained rooms on the upper floor."
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"We were located at the second floor and we had our own toilets. Very clean and private."
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"All the rooms are on the same side of the building with windows towards a narrow street."
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"From our experience, the second floor rooms tended to be a bit quieter since they're a little further..."
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