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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been for dinner for the first time with my wife and my cousin and it was brilliant, the food was delicious Mohamed Ali and his Team were great and professional . The view of the restaurant was amazing watching the moon raise while eating was a good experience. Keep it up the Msafini Team 👍

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent two nights at Msafini on my first visit to Lamu. The hotel organized for the boat transfer to and from the airport and at a very good rate. The rooms were clean, minimalist and charming and the views from the rooftop dining are fabulous. The staff were friendly and the chef prepared for us mouth watering crab and...

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed 4 days at Msafini Hotel and really enjoyed it. Our room was clean, comfortable, it had an amazing terrasse/balcony where breakfast was served. The view from the top floors is breath-taking. The location is ideal, as Shela is way quieter and less crowded than Lamu Town (it is also way cleaner). The hotel is lovely, with a swimming...

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Thank Dina M
San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in a great location close to the bazaar and once you find your way around the villages alleyways it is easy to get to! Rooms were clean and had a nice bathroom with hot showers (not that you needed it ) the overhead fan was crucial. Rooms were as good as at a higher end hotel that...

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Oman
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent, their service, their food, the location, the room where we stayed was just excellent, keep it up, the good part is the food is cooked by the owners, which is so nice, they have their own boat, so no issues of looking for one, the scenery is so good. Iam going to there again very soon

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Thank Shazadanverali
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I have stayed here twice and this place is so homely i will always come back. Even if i decide to visit anywhere else around lamu, this is my home. Well priced and staff and the owner are very pleasant and helpful. Its not next to the beach, maybe two or three rows away but very easily accessible any time...

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Thank eddie004
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 28 October 2014

First time in Lamu and spent the days at this hotel. Got a great room with our own balcony that has comfortable rest seats as well as a great view of the blue beautiful sea and white sandy beach. The hotel has friendly staff who made sure we were comfortable. Had meals in our balcony. The pool is not congested....

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Thank Essie M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I would give this hotel a higher rating. The rooms are nice, staff were very good, and the food was fantastic!! We would always eat dinner on the rooftop, and the lobster, crab, prawns, etc.... were amazing! It is well priced as well. The main reasons for a 3 star review were that we didn't have hot water throughout our...

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Nairobi
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I visited Msafini Guest house during low season and besides there no being other tourists on the island, I was given the treatment of a King. I was lucky to get the best room on 3rd floor with a large balcony where I had my yoga stretch time and meals. Shela was so beautiful from the view of my balcony,...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This hotel is an excellent value. The rooms were spacious and clean and the beds were large and comfortable. The manager was there to greet us upon arrival and the staff were incredibly helpful and attentive, providing excellent service from carrying our bags, to personal wake up calls, to having our breakfast ready however and whenever we wanted (Thanks, Willy!)....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Msafini Hotel

Address: Shella Lamu | PO Box 226, Lamu Island 08500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $113 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Msafini Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Ask for a room with a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles wanguik2014, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for room 3 on the third floor: it has an amazing balcony and a great view”
 of 5 bubbles 395dinam, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the top most room facing Mada island...you get a great view as it is one of the tallest buildings in Shella Island”
 of 5 bubbles eddie004, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“top floor has a better view and space”
 of 5 bubbles essiem_13, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
“the 3rd floor room is very large and has the best views of Shela and the ocean..”
  • 3rd floor balcony
  • the perfect view of Shela
  • The day bed on the 3rd floor balcony
 of 5 bubbles LeaKW, 28 May 2014 | Read review
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