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Behind Lamu Fort P.O. Box 341, Lamu Island 80500 Kenya See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Room Service
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

I have stayed in Subira house 3 times, if memory serves, with the most recent one being almost a week in 2018. The owners were on a visit elsewhere, but their staff is very well trained indeed, and I loved my stay. I have always...More

Thank Msafiri_Hodari_Sana
Reviewed January 30, 2018

We went to Lamu at Christmas. We spent 5 days in Subira House and now we can’t stop remembering those awesome days. If for us arriving in Lamu was like discovering the paradise, I have no words to describe the feeling of discovering Subira House....More

Thank Marta-PAIE
Response from 922Christina, Owner at Subira HouseResponded February 1, 2018

Dear Marta, your experience from your stay at Subira makes us very happy! You know how we love Lamu very much and really we want to share our feeling with new coming visitors. We even met each others here Paul and I in 1975! There...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Subira House thoroughly. We got picked up at the airport and got assistance with luggage etc. all the way to our room. I recommend one ot the two suites on the top floor since they give you a view over...More

Thank Sven Erik M
Response from 922Christina, Owner at Subira HouseResponded February 1, 2018

Thank you for coming to stay with us at Subira! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. When you come back here there is a lot more to show you! Hopefully you can take some more days off to let you relax even more....More

Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I spent three nights at beautiful Subira House and absolutely loved our time there. Christina, Paul & their lovely team are all friendly, very helpful and provide lots of great advice for enjoying everything that Lamu island has to offer. The rooms...More

Thank Harriet D
Reviewed July 27, 2017

This place gets a lot of excellent reviews. Mine will likely not be one of them. I doubted for a moment, because it tends to never pay off to be the odd one out, and because the staff was very nice. However, I really wish...More

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Response from 922Christina, Owner at Subira HouseResponded January 8, 2018

Dear Elke, i am sorry not to have been present in Subira when you came to stay this last summer! I was of course very shocked to see this kind of very negative review. Michal wrote to us in Sweden that we had a guest...More

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The charming and comfortable seven-bedroom historic 200 years old home has two beautiful gardens and plenty of cool terraces to relax and enjoy the tropical breeze as you accustom yourself to Lamu's ...More gentle pace. Right in the middle of Old Lamu Town.Meals on request.Wine licence.Subira House,a 200-year-old coral stone house was built by the governor under the Sultan of Zanzibar now carefully preserved by its Swedish/Dutch owners. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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US$45 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Traveller (42)
Room & Suite (37)
Dining (11)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"I suggest to stay in either room 5 or 6, one of the suites."
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"Room 6 great views."
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