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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Msafini Hotel certainly impressed from the word go. I had planned a surprise engagement for my fiancee and both Mohammed Ali (Hotel Owner) and Faraj (Hotel manager) were up to the task. Upon arrival, Mo arranged for our pick up from the airport and also for boat transfers to the hotel where we were warmly welcomed and ushered to our...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 October 2012

I booked this hotel as an air/hotel/transfer package through Lamu Homes and Safaris. I wanted a hotel that was moderately priced with an ocean view. This hotel fit all of my requirements. We were pleasantly surprised when we made it to our 3rd floor room. There was a huge patio with a dining table, suspended bed with mattress, coffee table...

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 August 2012 via mobile

I stayed at the Msafini for a training course and wish I'd had more time to enjoy the facilities-the daybed on my private balcony, the pool etc. Rooms are traditional and thus quite open, which does mean it's not terribly private and you will hear noise (from within the hotel and outside)-but the impeccable service more than makes up for...

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 18 August 2012

A very lovely hotel with nice staff. Very relaxed atmosphere and a very nice village. The food was good, the place to enjoy it (on your own balcony on the daybed) was great. We used the pool extensively. The daytrip with the dhow and fishing was very nice. Our freshly caught lunch (and supplement from the market) was great. Only...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Went there a couple weeks ago during the low season and had a great experience. The rooms were clean and large. The sheet were clean, and they all had mosquito nets. Got a room with a balcony to hang out on, which was nice as well. The roof top has amazing views and great food! Breakfast is delicious. The only...

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Reviewed 11 April 2012

This place is located far away from the noisy hustle and bustle of town but close enough to get you to town by foot. Shela Island is serene and quiet and the hotel situated a stone-throw away from the beach. It provides great value for money and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Clean rooms and great great fresh...

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Lamu Island, Kenya
Reviewed 1 March 2012

msafini is very good hotel well maintained very clean the staff are very friendly and the view at the roof top very clear shella is like a paradise and the beach very nice

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perth
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Lamu Island is a great place for a peaceful holiday.Msafini Hotel is a good clean family hotel with excellant food and service.Not to far to walk thru village to beach,boats,shops.and you can get trips to the ruins which is very interesting and sunset cruises are lovely.The main town has a good muesum which is rich in local history and tours...

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nomadic
Reviewed 9 November 2011

Walk through Shela village where there are many beautiful houses and you come across this large yellow anomaly. Nicknamed the titanic by some in the village it looks too high, too big and really not very Shela in its style. However inside is another story. The place is light, airy, well decorated. The rooms are a decent size, good beds,...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2011

boarded Tawakal Bus from Mtwapa in Mombasa and six and a half hours later arrived at Mokowe Jetty, had pleasant journey and had good company all the way from Mr Baker of Shella, and must mention our bus had 2 armed escorts which is normal for the journey from Malindi to Mokowe, on arrival at Mokowe i made my own...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $133 - $167 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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