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Traveller (67)
Room & Suite (18)
Pool & Beach (9)
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“third floor”(3 reviews)
“shela village”(5 reviews)
“boat transfer”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
2 Star accommodation
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Msafini hotel situated in shella village of Lamu island of kenya, located just 2 mints far from the sea shore of indian ocean. ...More Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Wheelchair Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$58 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
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Traveller (67)
Room & Suite (18)
Pool & Beach (9)
Dining (5)
Reviews (52)
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Rooms were spacious and very clean with large bathrooms and consistent hot water for showers. Each one seemed to have a sizable balcony with a door that could be opened to the adjacent room’s balcony if desired (one balcony even had a daybed for extra...More

Thank TravelGirl322
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We were met at airport with transport by boat directly to hotel. We had prebooked a room at the top for the views. The room was spacious and the terrace was complete with sofas and day bed and other seating and a fridge. B.fast was...More

2  Thank KerryEastAnglia
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Swahili styled hotel with generous rooms and clean comfortable beds. We were on third floor and restaurant was right at the top so you need to be fit. Breakfast was cooked to order with fresh juices. The pool was ideal to cool down after a...More

Thank Harrycrac
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Quality price is good, view from rooftop restaurant is great, food is very good, staff are extremely friendly and accommodation. Location is ok, a short walk into Shela town, easy to get lost but then that's fun. The only down side: the pillows are bricks...More

Thank DaveBMar
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Lamu Island, Shela and the surrounding archipelago was stunning, peaceful, and I did not want to leave. This is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been and Msafini Hotel is a quiet, boutique hotel that offers everything that one needs for...More

Thank Claire S
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"Roof top room is fantastic."
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"Ask for a room with a sea view"
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"ask for room 3 on the third floor: it has an amazing balcony and a great view"
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