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Fatuma's Tower

Shela Beach | PO Box 323 Lamu, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
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Free Wifi
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I have been a regular fan and stayed often here. However on our last trip, I was most disappointed. Not only were all the good staff gone, leaving young, keen but inexperienced staff to try to manage things, but the place itself needed a lot...More

Thank sunderam
Response from Gillies T, Owner at Fatuma's TowerResponded 22 September 2016

Dear Sunderam, we read your comments and feel they are somewhat exaggerated. For example, the prawns you personally bought from an outsider fisherman. Your request was for us to pack them for you: we cannot be held accountable for anything that does not come directly...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Fatuma's Tower is a hidden gem in Shela Village full of history, culture, artwork, and antiques. The grounds are beautiful, built around a stunning tree. Food is amazing, plunge pool is great. Rooms have lots of local character. The staff is incredibly helpful. Massage available...More

Thank KellsAbroad
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This is the most peaceful, cozy, relaxing, and beautiful guest house I've ever seen. My wife and I went here to celebrate our 30th birthdays. I had booked the trip as a surprise for my wife, and from my first email Gillies the owner was...More

Thank Alastair A
Reviewed 19 September 2015

On a recent trip around Kenya, staying at Fatuma's Tower was definitely one of the highlights. Set in a quiet corner of the beautiful Shela village on Lamu island, Fatuma's Tower is an idyllic Swahili retreat. For those seeking inner peace, a place to practise...More

Thank Dzonyb1
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We are in the middle of a one-week holiday on the island of Lamu, site of the oldest city in Kenya. The two towns on the island – Lamu Town and Shela, the location of Fatuma’s Tower, are medieval Arabian, consisting of tiny twisting alleys....More

Thank Joyce K
Response from Gillies T, Manager at Fatuma's TowerResponded 27 June 2015

Thank you very much for an awesome review Joyce! It was a pleasure having you here and we look forward to hosting you again!! Greeting from all of us!

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Amenities
  • Top amenities
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Hotel Amenities
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Things to do
  • Pool
Details
  • Price range
  • US$ 102 - US$ 125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
  • Room types
  • Suites ,
  • Family Rooms ,
  • Kitchenette ,
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Number of rooms
  • 10
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  • Coast Province >
  • Lamu Island
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"Call and talk to the owner Gilies to get the room that suits your needs."
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"Acacia roof Top suite, or a Top Appartment; also smoking is available outside each terrace of the room home."
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"We stayed in the top floor room with its own roof terrace - fantastic in the evening looking over Shela with..."
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