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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 September 2011

I have spent many days in past in Lamu and I don't know how I overlooked this gem of a hotel on the seafront. Perhaps, it's location at the southern end of the seafront road explains some of that. Away from the noise and hustle of the center of Lamu Town, it occupies a quietly meditative corner of the town...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 August 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Lamu House. Very nice hotel, rooms have a sea view balcony where you can watch the folks preparing their dhows. Good breakfast on the terrace. Very nicely renovated and maintained traditional building. Very nice showers and bathroom. Would actually give five stars but it is somewhat overpriced, not only the rooms but also the excursions...

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St. Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 16 August 2011

My husband & I are international humanitarian aid volunteers. Each year we spend a couple of weeks in some desperate areas of Kenya providing help & care. Then we pamper ourselves with a week of R&R somewhere on the ocean to revitalize. Thanks to our friend Elphas at Africa Untamed Wilderness Adventures, this year we wound up in the penthouse...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 March 2011

We stayed here for a week on a mix of holiday and business. We had a fabulous stay. I had heard that Lamu Town was noisy, but in our room (top floor) all we could hear was wind and waves, and occasionally the call to prayer. It was well worth being located in the middle of authentic Lamu Town, instead...

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2Thank wrongwaysmith
Toulouse, France
Reviewed 27 March 2011

The best hotel in Lamu town, with big rooms, incredibly good food, great location (on the sea), and a nice swimming pool to relax. The managers are really helpful and can arrange anything. Good free wifi connexion too.

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Bradford.UK
Reviewed 13 February 2011

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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2011

Lamu House is unique and different. Small and exclusive, as all the really good things. It is a perfect place to relax, eat well and enjoy. Right at the sea front of Lamu and minutes walking from the vibrant ancient town of Lamu, you will never have the feeling you are in an isolated western bubblle despite the fact that...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 January 2011

This place is so incredibly beautiful. An traditional old building restored and transformed in to this small lovely hotel. And not just the hotel is great the people who run ot (Frank and mirjam from belgium) are so sweet and will make sure you get everything you need!!. The food in the restaurant is more than great! I really enjoyed...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Lamu House Hotel with our two sons. We had two rooms on the top flloor with a wonderful view and a shared large balcony. It was hard to leave the balcony with the breeze, the view and the comfortable seating. When we did leave the balcony - it was hard to leave the beautiful...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 January 2011

We just spent an incredible Christmas on Lamu. The island itself is very special with its culture, donkey jams, hectic harbourlife and beaches. Lamu house is a beautifully restored building with outstanding decoration, balconies, harbour view and pools. The staff and owners are lovely, it's very relaxing despite being in the middle of the old city (yes you get the...

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Lamu House Hotel

Address: Kenyatta Avenue | Seafront, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: ₹ 7,779 - ₹ 18,086 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lamu House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Ask for ocean front view. Killer sunrises and sunsets from the room balcony!”
  • Dhow Cruise Sunset
SadzIbrahim, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Top level with private balcony facing the ocean”
AmelieS714, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a top floor room with a full view of the sea.”
whiteburgundy, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The front rooms have a scenic view of the sea.”
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catherinemackenzie, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“you can hear the sounds of the boats and boatmen from the front seaside rooms. This might be a problem for livery light sleepers”
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catherinemackenzie, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
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